Friday, February 18, 2011

St. Patrick's Show and Tell

I know St. Patrick's Day is a month away, but I took the Valentine decorations down, along with the straggling Christmas decorations, so the next holiday and seasonal decorations have to come out.  Since we have had two beautifully unusual warm days, I was able to do a little bit outside.

Here's my little tree that sits on my front stoop that I decorate for each season.

  I don't totally re-decorate it because it's my grape and wine tree that stays in keeping with the overall theme of my home.  Then I tweak it a little bit to go with the current holiday or season.

I exchanged the heart ribbon for green plaid.  I also had a few Christmas remnants still left on so I took those off.  And I had LED lights on, but if you've ever used those you know how they put off a different color, like a bluish color rather than a yellow color.  I had to switch that back to a regular strand of lights.  That blue tint drove me crazy.  I'm told you can get "cool" LED lights that are more yellow, but I can't find them right now.

I had to also change out my foyer entrance table.
The teapot and teacup are from JoAnn's Crafts two years ago.
This little "Welcome" sign hanging from the drawer pull is from JoAnn's yesterday.

I don't do too much more for St. Patrick's Day.  I may put a green tablecloth on the dining room table instead of the burgundy.  I also exchange some of my pink candles with green ones.

Now I just need to put the Valentine's boxes away and I'm good for another month.  Then it's time to work on Easter!
Thanks for stopping by!

I'm linking up to Cindy's Show and Tell Friday.

And also to Cielo's Show Off Your Cottage Monday
The House in the Roses


Rae said...

Great ideas and they look fantastic. I really like your tree idea. Very clever.

DJan said...

You are just about the most organized person I know, Nina, and I LOVE your tree. Not to mention your color coordinated themes. Hugs to you...

Theresa said...

I am GREEN with envy at your pretty decorations:) I have ZERO green to put out! Perhaps I will purchase some! Have a blessed weekend! HUGS!

Valerie said...

I admire your stamina, Gina. I remember the days when I would trim the house for various reasons. It's not that I've got lazy but the joints don't allow all that work to take place. But at least I can look at your wonderful displays. Have a brilliant weekend.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Cute...I've never seen a St. Patty's tree before:)...very creative!
Thanks for coming by mp place and your kind words. Have a great weekend!

tina, theoldfrenchdoors... said...

Love the tree idea, and the welcome tag is so sweet. I dont do anything for st patricks day, but i do have some green things maybe this year i should. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.

DeanO said...

What a great idea to have one focal point that you can decorate according to the holiday. I love it. I just found a few Christmas ornaments the other day so I'm positive I'll probably never get all the Christmas decorations put away before, well..Christmas.

Suzann said...

Love your St Patty's day decorations!!!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment, I do have some work to get the roses off the glass :)
Enjoy your weekend!'
Suzann ~xoxox~

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your tree is so cute! What a great idea to decorate it for different holidays!Your blog is always such a pleasure to read.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Great decorations - I love the green plaid ribbon on your tree. blessings, marlene

Grandma Becky said...

So is this tree outside your house live? I like that idea. Take care and have a great week!

Grandma Lizzie's House said...

Your St. Patrick's Day tree looks darling. I'll look forward to your Easter decorations.

Real Life In A Minute said...

Thanks for sharing your home's wearing of the green.

Sherry said...

I just finished a couple of Valentine's day projects so I haven't put things away yet. I will have to see what I can come up with for St Patricks Day. Your decorations look great. Thanks for visiting me and for your kind comment.


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