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Sunday, February 21, 2016

IRISH VILLAGE ON THE MANTEL

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

An Irish village has taken over our mantel.

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

They sneaked into the house and moved their village on our mantel.

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Some of their cottages are on dinner plates.

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie



St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

They hung a shamrock ornament on one of our lamps.

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
On the other lamp, they hung a Leprechaun's hat and pipe.

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

They even brought their trees and some tiny Leprechauns with them.

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

There's one of the lads who has set up his home on our mantel.

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

And now I've found one of the lassie's who is living in this village.

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
A little Irish band is marching around a tree,

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

and there's an Irish hiker at the corner of Shamrock and Lucky Lane.

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

They strung a row of shamrocks across the front of our fireplace. I guess they think the lucky shamrocks will keep me from evicting them.

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I might let them stay until after St. Patrick's Day. Maybe they'll bring us a bit of Irish luck.

St Patrick's Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

What do you think? Should I let them stay? Maybe I'll charge rent. Do you think charging rent would be bring me bad luck?
 
Thank you for coming to visit the illegal tenants on our mantel. I guess they can stay awhile. I just hope they leave behind a pot of gold.

15 comments:

Darlene Gardner said...

Your mantles always inspire me. Today I am taking down my snow mantle and putting up St. Patrick's Day. You have such creative ideas. I have learned a lot by looking at your blog. Don't charge them any rent - what they bring to your room is payment enough!

Ginger said...

Very cute! not only do I look forward to seeing your decorations but I love the comments you make about them. This one cracked me up. I hope they leave you a pot of gold when they leave. Don't charge them rent, it would bring bad luck. Lol

Sharon Collins said...

Perfection.

The French Hutch said...

Laurie, Love your mantel all decked out for St.Patrick's Day. The plates are charming along with all the Irish pretties. Cute post!

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Karin said...

This is so adorable! L love it!

ellen b said...

Hello Laurie! It's been a while since I visited. I do love your Irish mantel. Hope all is well with you and yours!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

The look of your St. Patrick's mantel was fabulous to begin with but to discover you have a little Irish village complete with leprechauns and the like has put this over the top! So cute and perfect for the occasion.

Valerie Roberts said...

Your mantle is beautiful. You are very talented with decor. Love the roaring fire. So very welcoming. Happy St. Patrick's Day

Candy S said...

You always have the cutest decor on your mantel for every holiday. The Saint Patrick's Day mantel is outstanding. The plates and the leprechaun houses are perfect.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Laurie, It looks like those mischievous leprechauns have had a great deal of fun creating a very pretty mantel! Happy SPD to them and to you! Linda

Marigene said...

I am happy that little Irish village moved in and took over your mantel, Laurie! Love those plates.
Happy SPD ♣

Parsimonious Perfection said...

I love those plates with the sweet cottages! Wonderful mantle! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Kathleen said...

I love your Irish mantel, so many cute things! Thanks so much for doing the Blog Crawl, esp since some bloggers are up to Memorial Day posts already! :) Happy Easter dear!

Rettabug said...

Oh Laurie. I just adore those plates on your mantel!!! We saw the thatched roofs in Ireland & those scenes brought back so many wonderful memories of that trip.
Everything about this post is just soooo perfectly Irish. I never even thought to do my mantel. *sigh* Next year, for sure!!