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“Tis a Wee Bit Irish” Vignette

“Tis a Wee Bit O’ Irish” Vignette

 

Top O’ the Mornin’ to ya, Lassies and Laddies !! 

Tis a Wee Bit Irish that we are celebrating for St. Patty’s Day at my home this year.  So, sit down and relax while I go “wet the tea.”

I just LOVE Ireland, don’t you?  It’s beautiful green, flower filled countryside, the ancient castles and the Blarney Stone, it’s lovely Irish ballads, lively jigs, in addition to it’s Celtic music and dance, and its ancient rich history, makes this country a magical place to visit!  I especially LOVE their adorable Irish accents!  

This year, I decided not to set out the traditional store-bought, Irish trinkets we find in all the stores.  Instead, I gathered and set out just a few of my vintage Irish collectables from my stash that remind me of the beauty and the rich culture of Ireland. 

 

Laying down the basics: 

Because I wanted the vignette to be more earthy and floral, I decided to use a lot of wood, canvas and floral. 

First, I laid down a burlap runner that I had on hand as a base. 

 

 

When I found this pip berry/shamrock garland at Hobby Lobby I knew it would be perfect placed along the top of my picture frame to soften that area. 

Next, I hung this burlap banner (found at Michaels) and thought it looked nice draped across the front of the picture (it also helps hide the picture). Because of the green shamrocks stamped on the front of each pennant, this sweet little bunting immediately sets an Irish flavor to this vignette.

Adding the Focal Point:

Last summer I had found this fabulous, vintage wooden box at a garage sale!  I wanted to use it as part of the focal point in this vignette, so I decided to fill it with pink and lavender colored wildflowers and let them spill out over the sides. To me, these flowers give this setting a pop of color, which I love and think it needs! Ireland is filled with beautiful flowers so I wanted to included them too!  I also placed, in front of the box, a vintage-style violet bouquet, tied with faded crinkle ribbon. 

Next, I added these adorable, vintage Irish postcards I found online!  I love how they look leaning against the wooden box, under all the flowers.

 

I placed this potted violet on this stack of vintage books to the right of my centerpiece to bring in a little more color.  I also tucked a sweet little bird on the ledge of a book. 

 

My mom has played the harp as long as I can remember.  I recall hearing her play many Irish ballads and jigs, and Danny Boy was one of my favorites. I’m sure my intense love for Irish music developed because my mom played so often in our home when I was growing up. This Irish Belleek harp with its hand painted shamrocks is just one of her many harp collectables, so I placed it in front of my little violet. 

 

Two of my very favorite antique books that I have collected are these Irish books I found several years ago.  My favorite is “The Irish Fairy Book.”  The elaborate illustration on the front cover of the book shows a lovely fairy holding her wind blown scarf and the Gaelic-style text makes it…oh, so Irish!  I hung a beaded, vintage crown over the edge that I could imagine a fairy would wear.  <3  

 

I just adore these tiny, soft ghillies that are so often used in the Highland Dances and had to include them!!  After stuffing them with moss, I set them on a stack of vintage books, topped with a vintage, green floral handkerchief.  I finished them off by surrounding them with silk shamrocks. <3 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my vintage-styled Irish vignette.  Let me know what you think of it! I always LOVE to hear from you! 

 

Wishing you a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!! 

 

 

An Irish Prayer

May the road rise up to meet you, 

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

And the rain fall soft upon your fields.

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of your hand. 


“Tis a Wee Bit of Irish” Vignette


 

“Tis a Wee Bit of Irish” Vignette

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16 Comments

  1. It all looks so nice, Irish and green! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Monthly Link Party 22. Pinned!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! You brought it all together perfectly. I love the little harp in honor of your mom and adding the ghillies filled with moss was brilliant! This is a beautiful post made even more so by adding the Irish Blessing. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  3. It’s all wonderful! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. Dave

    Those of us with a Scottish heritage need a good Scottish holiday to display a theme like this. Instead of shamrocks we’ll hang miniature kilts. Nice display, very colorful. Thanks for posting it.

    • Tee

      Hey, a Scottish theme would be fun! I appreciate your nice comments! Happy St. Patty’s Day!

  5. O MY!!
    Love these sweet St. Patrick’s Day vignettes especially the vintage looking post cards!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!Stay safe, happy and healthy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

  6. What a beautiful vignette, Tee! I love the vintage pieces you have, and the Beleek harp is absolutely gorgeous! I have a very soft spot for Ireland as well. Pinning this post. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope you are having a good weekend!

  7. This is charming! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  8. Beautiful! I should have saved my daughters tiny Irish Dance shoes!

  9. Melissa

    Lovely decor! I saved both my daughters’ first pair of ghillies but never thought to incorporate them into St Patrick’s Day decor. I will file this idea away for next year.

    • Tee

      Thank you! I’m glad you saved your daughters’ ghillies! They will look adorable and it gives you a chance to display them!

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