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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Last year's St. Patty feast and planning this year's

I have been heartbroken with the recent loss of both of my parents and I have been feeling like a slug and don't want to do anything, which is really out of character for me. I have been trying hard to get back to normal and I know it's going to take time. While I am grieving, I am happy St. Patrick's day is coming up and I already made plans with the kids to come over for our annual feast. It's so nice to have something to look forward to.

I'm starting to think about how I want to decorate the house, so I was looking in my photos to see how I did it last year and decided I would post last year's decorations and feast. It feels good to be inspired to blog and decorate and get back to my life even though I feel like laying down and bawling.
Last year I made this really fun leprechaun village in our centerpiece box on the farm table.
I found a bunch of moss covered sticks and twigs out in the yard. I put them in a big grocery bag and placed them in the freezer overnight to kill any bugs that might be lurking inside!
Then I placed the sticks in my cool wooden box my husband made for me a few years ago out of old fence boards that we found on our property.
I placed a few of my cute little leprechauns around the scene to make this magical vignette.
I found these cool mushrooms at Hobby Lobby.
I love how it turned out and it delighted my grandson!
I hung these cute lad and lassie vintage die cuts on my little green china hutch.
Here's the pie safe.
I placed a silver tray filled with fun Irish themed items.
We are not Irish, but we have always celebrated St. Patrick's day! It started with putting green food coloring in the eggs for breakfast and grew from there.
This ceramic lad is almost creepy/scary, but he has a certain charm about him.
Love these two little Hallmark figurines.
I found this old, old, old four leaf clover in an old book at my parent's attic when we cleaned it out. I framed it to display it and protect it.
This fun violin bottle was a new addition to my display. I found it at a garage sale for 50 cents. My grandmother had a brown one. They are quite collectible.
A mischievous leprechaun die cut greets me every morning in my windowsill.
"Top o' the mornin' to ya!"
A cute little display in the powder room.
I set the table with a mixed variety of green dishes and stemware.
I love these new to me Majolica dragon fly dishes. I found four of them at Goodwill for $1.99 each!
We had green appetizers!
I served stuffed cabbage and my daughter-in-laws brought Irish rolls, green salad and Irish pound cake.
Even little mister got his very own green plate. :)
The cake was so moist and delicious! We had such a fun St. Patty feast and I'm excited to plan this year's event. I have been so sad with the loss of my dear mother and father, so I am happy to have our St. Patty feast to look forward to. 
And there's our rainbow, hope there's a pot of gold at the end!

"You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land He has given you." Deuteronomy 28:6-8

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