Joe and I both grew up in Savannah where, as you probably know, St. Patrick’s Day is BIG. I missed only a handful of parades before I became a mom (and no longer lived in my hometown). I intended to raise our children wearing green and celebrating that fun day with family in Savannah…but it is a LOT harder when you don’t live there and don’t have the typical weekend most people do (Sundays are work days). Or when your kids don’t get that holiday from school. Or when they are sick. Or when they have a soccer game, as was the case this year.
So anyway, we mainly just wear green on March 17th. As was the case today:
Even tried to get Tallulah in on the festive action…
But she really was more interested in eating the headband.
We have just a wee bit o’ St. Patrick’s Day decor, but since it’s a holiday near and dear to our family, we sprinkle a few shamrocks, leprechauns, and splashes of green here and there and make up for the rest in our attire!
Several years ago I made a shamrock garland and strung it from the mantel in our playroom, the same way I did with the Valentine heart garland (I posted about that one here and the tutorial is here). When we moved here, I tried hanging it across the window as I did the other, but it was kinda lost with it being made with fishing line (not string).
So I decided to make it work on our table, just laying it down the middle…
…but then hanging it from the topiaries was more fun.
My mom has been to Ireland a couple times over the last two years and has brought back souvenirs for all of us, including these salt and pepper shakers.
Of course, I collect the kids’ artwork from years past and hang it all together – this time on the bathroom door between their bedrooms.
My shadow really wanted to be in the picture…
And that’s about it. This week, the SPD box will go up in the attic and the Easter ones will come down. Now, for that, we do have plenty of decorations.
And, by the way, my favorite green things post from two years ago is still very much relevant.