Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Go Green for St. Patrick's Day (but I'm not talking about saving the planet)

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Go Green for St. Patrick's Day (but I'm not talking about saving the planet)

Top O' da mornin' to ya! 

Sorry for the lame attempt at Irish jargon.  I have a little bit of Irish decor going on that isn't quite as cheesy (hopefully).

Since I have a lot of Irish in me, I'm ashamed to say that in the past I really haven't decorated much for St. Patty's Day.  It always gets lost in the shuffle of Easter and Spring decor.   It also has something to do with the fact that I'm not really into decorating with rainbows, pot's o' gold, and troll-looking leprechauns.    

This year I decided to pay tribute to my Irish heritage with a little St. Patrick's Day vignette (as long as it didn't cost me anything). 
I did one simple vignette on my kitchen console table and  pulled it off without buying a thing.  First, I printed out some free subway art that  Today's Fabulous Finds so generously gives away on her blog.  I had picked a much fancier one than this with a cute damask background but my printer was not cooperating. instead of printing picture quality it looked like I had photo copied it... not pretty.
So, I settled for the black ink on white paper and then glued it to an old piece of scrapbook paper I had lying around and stuck it in a frame. 

WA-LA!!  Free St. Patty's day decoration.

This little shamrock was the only thing I had that was an "official" St. Patrick's Day decoration.  Not too cheesy or rainbow-ee.  :)

I decided to "Go Green" (and not in the environmentally friendly way) with the rest of my decor.  I busted out my green wreath....

Green candles....

Green apples in an apothecary jar...

And accented everything in black for the finished look below...

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand. 


Linking up: This Blessed Nest, Someday Crafts


  1. Beautiful vignette Kate! Happy St. Patrick's day to you, Martina

  2. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!!! Great ideas!!

  3. Love it! Looks perfect!

  4. I haven't really decorated for St. Patrick's Day either, but after seeing what you were able to do without involving Leprechauns, I might just have to give it a whirl next year.:) I'm really loving your St. Patrick's decor (especially your candles)! Thanks so much for the link back to my subway art!

  5. I like it! It's very similar to my mantel I did up for early March... just a hint of Irish stuff but mainly green with some black :)

    I am going to go the cheesey leprechaun & rainbow route tomorrow when I make a "leprechaun trap" with my boys tomorrow!

  6. What an inspiring post!!

    Love it!!

    So nice to read the Irish Blessing at the end of your post. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

  7. I'm lovin' this. I like that you used so many different objects that are green and pulled them all together with the black accent. Looks great!

  8. All looks so pretty, love that gorgeous green wreath!!!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  9. I adore that wreath! So gorgeous!
    And hooray for getting into the spirit of the Irish!
    I love it!

  10. Wow! I love this! The green wreath is just to-do-for! Beautiful!

    PS-I would love for you to enter my giveaway:

    Have a great night! :)

  11. i've always love green & black together. it's a great color combination. your wreath is so fun & beautiful.

    lovely vignette!

    thanks for linking up to the spring fling.


  12. I {love} your montage! How beautiful and festive! There is something about bringing green into our homes!

  13. Beautiful! I especially love the wreath!

  14. beautiful, looks great for spring too. i have a party going on, if you'd care to share, we would love to party with you!


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