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Monday, March 1, 2010






My childhood cup and saucer made by Camark Pottery in Camden, Arkansas, my mother’s toothpick holder, and a vintage bridge tally are all green, so they have become Irish decor on my mantle.


And even an atomizer, just because it’s green!


You may remember seeing this china in a tablescape on my blog. They do have a green border, so now they are Irish too (even though the plates are made by Wood and Sons, England!)


Of course, the Olympic mascots are currently out of work. Don’t forget the St. Patrick’s Blog Crawl at Cuisine Kathleen on March 16th. I’m joining Tabletop Tuesday, sponsored by A Stroll Thru Life. You’ll want to be sure to go check out fabulous tabletop vignettes all over Blogville. Thank you for coming to visit me. laurie


Patricia said...

Awww! I love everything! I am jealous of all your Irish goodies!
Many Blessings

The Muse said... have daddy on prayer you have any idea, what that means to us...

Golly...i have to get a tissue.

Love ya so much for that :)

Megan said...

I LOVE those dishes. A stroll through an Irish countryside perhaps? Just Beautiful "Mantlescape"

Liz said...

I love love LOVE those sweet cottage plates. And yes! On March 1st, all green = Irish. :)


Crystal said...

Wow, can you believe we are in March already. I just love your Irish greens and your dishes are just fabulous.

Have a blessed day.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
What a charming Irish post! I am a wee bit Irish. I love your dishes, they just make me smile! I leave AZ. today, will miss it but I am anxious to see my hubby. Hugs, Cindy

Carrie said...

You've put together a fine assembly of lovely items in celebration of St. Patrick's Day!

Maggie B said...

Laurie, it's all just grand, see you at the blog hop!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

oh wow! adorable things and oh march! Yay! does it mean its going to stop snowing now? Please???

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Laurie,
Oh, those dishes are glorious. I just joined Table Top Tuesday for the first time, and had to visit the star of table tops to see what you had done. I just love the way you always decorate for each season.


Shelia said...

Oh, yes yes! I love this, Laurie! Green is Irish, isn't it? Oh, you have the most wonderful things! I never tire of seeing your lovely home and what you're up to!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great job on your mantel - you did good. :) It is hard to believe it is March already. I am ready for day light savings time, flowers and sunshine. :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

What's a blog crawl? I have to go check that out! I have to admit I have not put any Patrick's Day green out in my decor and probably won't but we will have corned beef and cabbage and tator tots that day. :) Can I change my TV photo? It's awful. xoxo

linda said...

lovely things you have look wonderful iam ready for st pats day i even do my porch my mom loved st pats day and so do i must be the irish in me:)

Pat@BPM said...

I love it all, Laurie. I especially love those plates!:-)

GardenofDaisies said...

Yes, during March, if it's green, it's Irish! :-)
I really love your little Camden pottery mug! And the green glass toothpick holder too! I need to put out a bit of green decor here at my house.

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

You have such lovely green things for St Paddy Day !
I love the smoker, I have lots of those for Christmas.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laurie, you always have the best displays. I love your St. Patrick's display. All the greens are perfect to me. The plates are gorgeous and the cannister is just wonderful. How fun is this. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Laurie!

LOVE those beautiful plates! And that's no blarney!

All your fun greens make perfect little St. Patty's Day decor. Those lidded Irish jars so so pretty.

I think you have a fine display of a Wee bit 'o the Irish!

kim said...

Great mantel display. I especially like the large plate or tray that is vintage looking with the bird on it.

Ginger said...

Hi Laurie:
I love all your dishes and your decor. I really love to take my time and look at everything, and the posts that I've missed. My problem is I am on dial up and it is so slow and won't open all the pictures. Someday my little town will get with it and offer high speed. Well, some people have it, but not where we are.
I am going to look for that magazine you were talking about (Flea Market Style).

Cozy Little House said...

I think you've got some Irish going on there!

xinex said...

Hi Laurie! Your Irish accessories are all so pretty but I am drooling over those beautiful plates from England with a green border. It's amazing how much stuff you still have from your mom and your childhood. That is so neat!...Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love it Laurie...Girl I didn't know we were having yet another party in blogland have to check this one out...of course I'm about party out right now ha ha!! Love your plates girl and that garland looks wonderful...Hope your having a great BOSS day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Patriotic Mom said...

Laurie, I love your posts! The mantle looks so pretty with those plates. I love the village pictures. Did you find a pot of gold, with all those lucky shamrocks? Joan

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your mantel is beautiful! I don't know...can we Irish claim all the green...say it's ours? Lets do it and see what happens! Yeah...lets do it. So..if it's's Irish!!
Mona Duffy :)

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Laurie... what a fun mantel display. It's always fun stopping by! Hugs!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Laurie! I vote yes...if it's green it IS Irish! lol I love those beautiful plates. They look Irish to me with those wonderful cottages on them! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Kimberly said...

Just beautiful!

I am so glad I found your site I have linked up, and I am now following you. Pop on over and see mine. I would love to hear from you.

Love the Irish decor.

Janean said...

ADORE your post!!! And, I have one of those green Wood plates! Great minds....

oh lass, i feel the irish in me rise up and wantin' to do a jig! aye!

Kathleen said...

Yes, it is..grass is Irish, pistachio ice cream..all of it I say!
You have a wonderful collection. Why would I be have a collection for every holiday!
Thank you, Laurie, for putting my little man in your post! I do appreciate it!

Tardevil said...

Oh, Laurie! Your mantel is so cute! Love that tray - it is gorgeous. I collect green glass and pottery, so the toothpick holder, cup/saucer and atomizer are gorgeous too. Those plates look great up there too.

Actually came by to ask if you would add this blogger to your prayer list. Her name is Elaine, and she lost her husband last month in a tragic car accident. Her blog is:

Sarah said...

Laurie, is there a holiday you don't decorate for? You are amazing! I love seeing all your special holiday treats. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to seeing you at the St. Pat's Party.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Aye...hello sweet lass!

Hehe...couldn't resist using a sweet irish greeting, dear friend! What a joy to see all of your beautiful St. Pat's Day decor, Laurie! I just love, love, LOVE how you've decorated your mantel! You'll have to show it off for Beth's "Mantel Party" for March! It really is gorgeous and may very well be my favorite mantelscape that you've done, my friend!!! Oh course, I love all that green!!! Ohhh...I am sooo ready to exchange all the winter grays for some fresh spring greens!!! I love, love, LOVE your Woods and Sons decorative plates with the sweet village scenes! You know, when I planned for that plate wall in my dining room...these were the first plates that I saw to use there. I ordered a set of four off of ebay but when every last one of them was broken when I received just made me sick! The lady just didn't pack them well! I just love those plates...soooo pretty! And...sooo perfect for March decor!!! Ohhh...and I love that pretty tray with the sweet little bird that you used as well!!! Your mantel is beautiful, my friend!!! Thank you for sharing it with us...such a treat!!!

Love ya,