Hello Dear Readers! Happy Monday!
It’s been awhile. Between my travels to Florida and Georgia and me being a tad
under the weather, there has not been much time for blogging lately.
I am feeling better and looking forward to revealing the Great Room and Sunroom
with all of the changes soon.
I also hope to bring you a photo of our totally cleared lot soon.
Due to all of the rain we have been having, the clearing has taken more time than usual to complete.
Today, is the first Monday of the Month and that means it’s Monday Morning Blooms,
when I share some wonderful and fun floral inspiration
along with my truly talented Monday Morning Blooms friends, Lidy, Mary, and Pam.
Our common theme today is St. Patrick’s Day.
Their beautiful images and links to their posts are below for the most amazing ideas
for your St. Patrick’s Day decor/celebration.
Today, I present my: ST. PATRICK’S DAY FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
When we retuned home from our trip, the first thing I did
was to head to Trader Joe’s for some flowers that would compliment my container.
My container being a hat from Dollar Tree. Specifically the hat of a fairy of the Aos Si
(a supernatural race in Irish Mythology), the Leprechaun.
I placed a bowl into the hat with soaked wet floral foam and
started to add my longer stems first. (Hydrangeas, Bell of Ireland, Canterbury Bells & Lilies.
I used 7 different flowers/filler:
Bells of Ireland
and seeded Eucalyptus for filler
In addition to the hat purchased at the Dollar Tree store,
small hats, necklaces, shamrock decor and gold coins hopped into my cart.
St. Patrick’s Day has always been a very special day in our family . . .
from childhood to present day.
Why? Well, one reason is that my father is of Irish heritage, and . . . .
My Sweetie was born on St. Patrick’s Day! I knew my dad was celebrating among the angels
for two reasons . . . looking down upon his great-granddaughter’s birth and being born on
St. Patrick’s Day. I could hear him singing with the angels leading them in the Irish Lullaby.
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral . . . Too-ra-loo-ra-li.
It was one of our car ride sing-a-long songs.
Did you also know that we closed on our former home the day that our Sweetie was born?
What’s an Irish inspired arrangement of flowers without the Bells of Ireland.
I was very fortunate that I could find them.
There were lots of tears that day that my Sweetie was born ….
Happy tears of joy, and tears of me wanting my dad by my side to see
his sweet little great-granddaughter born on one of his most favorite days.
However, I could feel his presence and knew he was there.
I know my dad could see the joy on our faces.
I hope to one day visit the great country of Ireland. A country that my dad,
when overseas in the Army during WWII stated it was one of his favorite countries that he was in.
He has a very amazing story of one of his encounters there . . . I think I shall share it
later this month. I guess you can say it was the story of his future.
Do you recognize the above treat? I saw them in the grocery store and thought,
hmmmm, I may be able to do something with these (and hopefully not eat them).
I wanted to add a little something to the tea table of St. Patrick’s Day Flowers,
so I came up with the “Tastykake Shamrock”
I took the brim of one of the small hats and turned it into stems.
The arrangement now sits on my tea table in the sunroom. It was a prized find from an estate sale
a few years ago. It is actually a custom made piece by a NC local craftsman.
His signature is on the table. These are the real treasures.
Hope you enjoyed my St. Patrick’s Day Flower Arrangement
with “Tastykake Shamrocks”! Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in your own special way?
Now it is time to see more fabulously charming and beautiful St. Patrick’s Day floral inspiration
from my sweet and most talented friends of Monday Morning Blooms.
The links to their posts are below their beautiful images.
And ME! Housepitality Designs
Have a most beautiful “Top of the Morning” Day!!