Friday, March 16, 2012

A Bit o' Blarney

When I worked in a bridal shop a hundred years ago, green was the least favorite color for bridesmaids. However, when St. Patrick's Day comes around, we all looking for green.

It took a while to figure out how to fold the napkins, but I love learning and the napkins are a hit with people who haven't folded one.

I found these little Leprechauns at Michaels. I went in there looking for green bowls, but I found these guys and they looked so happy I had to have them.

I didn't really know the history of St. Patrick's Day so I looked it up.  Living near New York City where the 1900's police force was practically all Irish, I should have known something more than that it appeared to be a drinking holiday.

I found this holiday has been celebrated for 1,000 years and that on St. Patrick's day, a restriction by the church in Ireland was lifted to allow the consumption of meat and the drinking of alcohol.  I'm sure this turned into the proverbial give an inch, take a mile.

At my office, we'd take off early so we could go to the pub.

Napkins - Home Goods
Leprechauns - Michaels
Sunglasses and Whistles - CVS (for a Party last spring)
Wine and Water Glasses - Bought years ago


  1. Great tablescape! I have always loved green in all shades, evem for a bridal party. xo

    1. Me too. I love green. I'm also leaving the tablescape up, just because I like it.

  2. Barbara, thanks for coming by. I sometimes think no one sees my posts.