St. Patrick’s Day Mantel

It’s almost spring, hurray!  When St. Patrick’s Day arrives, we all know that spring is just around the corner.  If I have a drop of Irish blood, then it’s through my adopted, red-headed great-grandfather.  If he wasn’t Irish, then I haven’t a drop of Irish blood circulating in my body.  Never-the-less, it’s the season to celebrate the Irish and a good opportunity to create a St. Patrick’s Day mantel.

Green is the theme and my Kimba-inspired lemon drop wreath coordinates beautifully.  (Can you see that one ping-pong ball is missing?  I need to fix that!)  Green candles, white pottery, and brass candlesticks look pretty together.
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The green and gold box was my grandmother’s, recently given it to me by my aunt.  Granny loved to play bridge and I wonder if it originally held cards.
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The needlepoint pillows on the chairs were created by my grandmother long ago and were always on her blue sofa in the formal living room.
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Vintage St. Patrick’s post cards were my original mantel inspiration.
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Fannie and Willie were sisters.  It looks like Fannie met a new man and hopes that the leap year brings her luck!
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This year we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Maryland while we attend a birthday party for my great-aunt who is turning 100.  It will be an opportunity to see family that I’ve not seen in a long while.  Mama will go with us and I always love spending time with her.

How will you celebrate?

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  1. Probably my favorite thing about ALL your decorating ideas is the seasonal vintage postcards.

  2. iSavortheWeekend says:

    Absolutely adorable and festive. Amazingly I don’t do much decorating during St. Patricks and when I do it’s all because it’s my son’s birthday. Sounds like you’re going to have a lot of fun with family, have a great trip and can’t wait to hear all about it!!

  3. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    I like your mantel a lot! The wreath gives it a nice, Springy pop of color too…perfect with the green. 🙂

  4. Kristens Creations says:

    Hi Paula, Your mantle looks great! What neat post cards and I love that gold and green box on the end of the mantle…pretty! Glad you joined the party! Kristen

  5. Rebekah and Kandi says:

    Paula,
    I am so glad you found us at Woven Home! We are your newest local follower!

  6. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Erin go bragh!!! LOVE this mantel. What special things, especially the box. I love the pop of lemon in the wreath, too. I need some green candles. Yours are the perfect shade of green!!! 😀

    Enjoy your Sunday!
    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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