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St. Patrick’s Day Vignette and Vintage Post Cards

We had quite the weekend!  Harsh winds moved into our area on Friday and as a result of having downed trees on the power lines in our neighborhood, we were without power from Friday morning until Sunday night.  It sure was great to finally have lights and heat!

St. Patrick’s Day Vignette

Last week when the calendar rolled over from February to March, I created a St. Patrick’s Day vignette on our screened porch.  We use this porch as our main entrance and I like to have a seasonal display in this area to enjoy.

St. Patrick's Day Vignette - virginiasweetpea.com #stpatricksday #stpatricksdaydecor

I made the wreath using lace that belonged to my friend’s mother.  I got our new doormat at Sam’s Club and love it.

For my St. Patrick’s Day vignette, I started the display by printing out and framing a printable that I designed a few years ago in a vintage frame. 

I then created a quick and easy arrangement in a milk glass compote.

St. Patrick's Day Vignette - A milk glass compote holds a vintage St. Patrick's Day postcard, moss covered "stones", and faux ferns. virginiasweetpea.com #stpatricksday #stpatricksdaydecor

The arrangement started with a layer of moss covered “stones” from the dollar store.  I topped the stones with a large faux mushroom, fern stems, and a vintage St. Patrick’s Day postcard.

St. Patrick's Day Vignette - A milk glass compote holds a vintage St. Patrick's Day postcard, moss covered "stones", and faux ferns. virginiasweetpea.com #stpatricksday #stpatricksdaydecor

On the opposite side of the porch are two rockers that we use quite frequently.  The shamrock pillows are a DIY project using felt shamrocks from the dollar store.

St. Patrick's Day Decor - Pillows made with drop cloths and shamrocks from the dollar store. virginiasweetpea.com #stpatricksday #stpatricksdaydecor

On the wicker table between the two rockers, I filled three green vases with items from nature picked up on walks with our dog, Sherman.

St. Patrick's Day Vignette - Pine Cones and Sweet Gum Balls in Vintage Green Vases - virginiasweetpea.com #stpatricksday #stpatricksdaydecor

Vintage St. Patrick’s Day Postcards

I enjoyed sharing my collection of vintage Valentine’s Day postcards with you and thought you might enjoy seeing my small collection of St. Patrick’s Day cards.

I used this card in my St. Patrick’s Day vignette. 

It was sent in 1908 from my great-greataAunt Fannye who lived in Norfolk to her sister Willye in Roanoke.  It appears that Fannye met a new man and thought that Leap Year was bringing her luck. 

Fannye eventually married Frederick Dodenhoff.  I wonder if he is who Aunt Fannye is referring to?

Vintage St. Patrick's Day Postcard - virginiasweetpea.com
Vintage St. Patrick's Day Postcard - virginiasweetpea.com

I love the design on this card.  I have it displayed with the two that I’ll share next using my DIY Card Display that I made last spring.

Vintage St. Patrick's Day Postcard - virginiasweetpea.com

This one was sent to Aunt Willye in 1910.

Vintage St. Patrick's Day Postcard - virginiasweetpea.com

This postcard is made out of leather.  In person it’s quite pretty but it didn’t scan very well.  Note that the sender put the date, 3-20-1906, on the card.

Vintage St. Patrick's Day Postcard - virginiasweetpea.com

The postmark on this card is Roanoke, so Aunt Willye must have received it from a local friend. Perhaps it was from her soon to be husband, George.

Vintage St. Patrick's Day Postcard - virginiasweetpea.com

I didn’t do a very good job of scanning this one.  In person it’s quite pretty.

Vintage St. Patrick's Day Postcard - virginiasweetpea.com

I don’t know who this card originally belonged to.  My mom could have given it to me as there is a Maggie on her side of the family.

Vintage St. Patrick's Day Postcard

We don’t do much to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but I do enjoy getting out the few St. Patrick’s Day things that I have. 

Since St. Patrick’s Day is on a Saturday this year, I’m sure a lot of people will have a great time celebrating.

See the St. Patrick’s Day decor in my formal living room here.

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St. Patrick's Day Vignette - Create a St. Patrick's Day vignette with a vintage post card, moss covered rocks, and fern stems. A free printable in a vintage frame completes the display. virginiasweetpea.com #stpatricksday #saintpatricksday #vintage #vintagepostcards


  1. I love your vintage postcard collection. How special that they came from family members.
    Funny story about decorating: I broke my foot last month and have been in a chair for 3 weeks with absolutely no weight bearing. I had to tell my hubby where to put things, after he found my stash in our building. He did a good job.
    We didn’t lose power, but Cory did – and she’s only a few miles up the road. I’m sorry yours was off for so long.
    Hopefully, this predicted storm will miss us both.

    1. Oh, you poor thing! You must be going nuts not being able to put weight on your foot. I hope you are on the mend and will be back on your feet very soon. I’ll bet your husband is looking forward to you being back on your feet as well!


  2. Your vintage postcards are really neat! I like your vignette on your porch, too. The mushroom is too, too cute! That’s acute idea for St. Patrick’s Day that I wouldn’t have thought of.

  3. A girl after my own heart! I collect the green glassware to use in March as well?I usually have a seasonally themed candy bar though and that’s what I use them for. After reading your post I’m totally running to the dollar store tomorrow in hopes of getting a few of those shamrocks! Fantastic idea!

    1. Thank you, Kippi! I enjoy pulling those pillow covers out each year. They caught the eye of a local tv producer and I got to be on a daytime tv show to demo how I made them. That was really fun!


  4. That Indiana Glass fruit centerpiece in milk glass sure caught my eye! I have the avocado one. 😀 Thanks for sharing it at Funtastic Friday!

    1. Thank you for identifying the pattern of that compote. I’ve always wondered who made it and now I know!


    1. Thank you, Juli! I am lucky that I inherited these old cards. I really enjoy displaying them.


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