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Saturday, February 16, 2013


I’m moving on from Valentine décor to St. Patrick décor.  I have a real problem decorating our mantel when there isn’t a holiday to celebrate.  Our mantel has now gone from a Winter/Valentine’s Mantel to a St. Patrick’s Mantel, so I’m linking this post to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.  I’m also linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper and Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.
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These plates (Ascot by Wood and Sons, England) remind me of an Irish village, so I thought they were appropriate to march across the mantel for St. Patty’s Day.
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Glad you stopped by for a visit.  The luck ‘o the Irish go with ya.  laurie


Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I did my very first St Patrick's Day vignette today because I found a couple vintage things thrifting. I love your plates and the old cards!

Diann said...

This is the perfect St. Paddy's Day mantel Laurie! Those plates are beautiful. I spent the day running around to different thrift stores trying to get some St. Patrick decor inspiration. I did not buy a single thing in any of the three thrift stores I went into...a record for me! LOL And see, all I needed was to stop by here to get inspired!

Sarah said...

Laurie, you have some great vintage cards for St. Patrick's Day. Fun to see them! You've got St. Paddy's Day covered. '-)

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Your vintage cards are adorable! And i love your dishes! Mantle looks lovely!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I always enjoy seeing how you decorate for a holiday. Don't think I have ever do so for St. Paddys Day.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Carol said...

Beautiful mantel! Your plates are so unique & perfect for St. Paddy's Day!

I just packed away my Valentine's bling today. Now I'm trying to decide how to decorate for spring.


Di said...

So beautiful, now that is a hard act to follow!! So beautiful, Di@Cottage-wishes

The Tablescaper said...

Your mantel is adorable. I love those plates. The little cottages are so adorable. I must say, you are right on top of things, Valentine's Day is barley over and you've got St. Patty's covered!

- The Tablescaper

Stacey said...

Pretty and perfect. :)

Dianne said...

I have never seen any plates like those and your are right, they do look like and Irish village. Lovely. Dianne

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your pretty plates, they are perfect. The garland and cards are just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Not sure why since I am Irish with a last name of Duffy, but we don't seem to do much about St. Patrick's like we used to.
I love your pretty dishes..and all those shamrocks.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I so love those plates Laurie!
You have the bestest stuff, it's always so interesting and unique.
Hope that baby boy is coming home soon, he is so adorable!

SavannahGranny said...

Laurie, Looks great! I always enjoy your mantels soooo much. Thanks for sharing o' the green!
Hugs, Ginger

Lulu said...

I think I'm glad my mantel doesn't lend itself real well to decorating because I'd have to buy lots of new stuff. I come nowhere close to having all the fun things you do.

mississippi artist said...

What a perfect St Patricks Day mantel! I love the plates and the cards are so sweet.

ConnieKay said...

Your mantel is so cute. I wish I had time to decorate.

Debbie said...

I love it, and I'm grateful for the inspiration and the reminder that a holiday is right around the corner. For all intents and purposes, I totally missed Valentines Day, one of my favorite holidays of the whole year.

Coming here reminds me that there is always something upcoming to celebrate and not to grouse about what is missed.

Jewel Sauls said...

I agree that it leaves a void on my mantels when there is no holiday. And this year St Pat's day and Easter are so close together! As my girls say "First World Problems!" Love your St. Patrick's Day mantle!!!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great mantel and love the plates. I have never seen then before. I just looked at some on eBay and sure wish they were on my mantel for St. Patrick's Day. Good job.


Oh start I fell in love with your header plates and here they are in your post!! The plates are gorgeous, gorgeous and your St. Patty's mantel is great, wish I did something already..getting inspired now!! Thank you for your sweet, and kind wishes for our 38th. Love,

Gina said...

Your mantel looks wonderful! I love the plates! I've never decorated my mantel for St. Patrick's Day before. I may have to think about that for next year.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your mantle! Wishing you and wonderful St. Patrick's Day....hope your newest Grand is doing well and will soon be running around celebrating each and every holiday with his adoring grandmother! Thanks for your sweet visit.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I am so in love with this! Your mantel looks and feels like Ireland! Those plates are amazing. Beautiful!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY!! These dishes are just stunning!!

Love them!