(yes, that's right. a plant.)
as you might have guessed, our colors were green + white, which i loved, but i will admit that wearing a shamrock on my shirt was not nearly as intimidating as a fierce, talon-bearing eagle or an ax-toting viking.
plants are not very ferocious...
the town where i went to high school was called dublin--it's a suburb just north of columbus, ohio,
and was named after the original in ireland.
st. patricks day is a HUGE deal there--maybe not as big of a deal as in chicago, but a big deal nevertheless.
i suppose i have a soft spot in my heart for all things green + white, and irish...in fact,
i named my son Grady, which is an irish surname. while i can't claim irish blood, my mother in law has irish ancestors, which makes my husband and kids part irish. i have adopted my mother in laws custom to make corned beef, cabbage, and irish soda bread every march 17.
(i adore cabbage, by the way. is that weird?)
ahh... green, it's one of those shades that at it's brightest is clear and LOUD and vibrant,
and at it's softest is soothing and peaceful.
it is perhaps the MOST versatile color.
here are some fun ways to add a pop o' green to you home:
this tufted sleeper sofa---and that it doesn't look like your
typical budget-friendly sleeper sofa. (i suggested this sofa to a client who was needing a
sofa to pull double duty in a playroom/guest bedroom)
carved catch-all dish. my daughter could use this in her
room to keep all of her little earrings in.
this green ceramic lamp is a bargain at just under $75.
hydrangea painting would look great in just about any room.
i would use this farmers market basket to corral loose items on my desk.
these monogrammed note cards?
happy st. patricks day!
do you make a traditional irsh meal?
do anything fun for the kids?
make green eggs and ham?