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Monday, March 12, 2012

Wearin' of the Green


 "Orange is symbolic of Irish Protestants while green is symbolic of Irish Catholics. On the Irish flag, there is an orange stripe, a green stripe and a white stripe. The orange is for the Protestants, the green is for the Catholics and the white is for the hope of peace between the two.
MARTY is having a SPRING CLOCHE PARTY
 and being CLOCHELESS,
I decided to use my glass CAKE DOME
and made some IRISH GREEN SUGAR COOKIES to display beneath it. 
I LOVE ICED SUGAR COOKIES....
I can eat 'em til the cows come home.
I am also joining in the fun at

 
                                            


KATHLEEN'S for her annual
               ST. PATRICK'S DAY BLOG CRAWL 



ROCKIN' PARTIES ALL OVER THE PLACE.....                        
 FOX HOLLOW is having a MANTEL PARTY..
WOO HOO...LOTS OF PARTIES GOING ON....
I hope you will go over and check out all the beautiful GREENS at these parties....
I don't really have many decorations for ST. PATRICK'S DAY
so I just piled some green plants, books and my St. Francis statue on the mantel.
....do you like my sexy St. Paddy's Day SUNGLASSES ??? 





My Saint Patrick's Day table is very simple...

Mostly GREEN and WHITE 














Nothing more romantic than
CANDLE LIGHT AND PEARLS





 I found the silvery 
napkin ring at the thrift store...

the little ceramic rose belonged to
my mama.........bwaaaaaaaa
 ....a green and white IRISH KISSING BALL
I know I am not IRISH...because you can't run FAST enuf to get me to put LAMB in
my IRISH STEW........no siree.....
IRISH POTATOES makes it IRISH ENUF STEW for moi.....
(I heard you giggle, Kathleen....you Irish woman, you) 
This is, BY FAR, the best IRISH SODA BREAD I've ever put in my mouth...
and the only recipe is 
HOPE YOUR LOCAL BAKERY MAKES IT.....*huge grin
♣♣ ♣♣ ♣♣

AN IRISH TOAST FOR YOU...
♣ ♣ ♣
"MAY YOU BE IN HEAVEN A HALF HOUR 
BEFORE THE DEVIL EVEN KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD."
♥ ♥ ♥

HAPPIEST ST. PATRICK'S DAY




 


NIGHT NIGHT !










SEE YOU IN THE MORNING LIGHT...
and.... don't let the bed bugs bite....

40 comments:

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi bj, yes, those are some sexy glasses!! I will join you for one of those yummy cookies with green frosting. I do love your St. Francis on the pretty mantel, and your beautiful rose from your beloved mom! Happy St. Patty's Day from one non-Irish to another! Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh gorgeous St. Patty's and your cloche holding those yummy cookies is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Oh My! You are a hoot. And YES, the glasses are FABOULOUS dahling ;) Love all the fun eye candy too!! Happy Spring =)

Vee said...

Yes, I do like your glasses and everything else going on here today. You wear the green as well as any Irish lass around. Beautiful table settings and sweet vignettes!

Theresa said...

All of your decorations are festive for St. Patrick's Day! Your cookies look yummy!

Enjoy your evening dear BJ, HUGS!

Marigene said...

Cute post! Pretty placesetting...the cookies look yummy!

Designs By Pinky said...

You are so funny! I love your posts:) The cloche looks so good, and tasty too:) I will look for the bread too. I never have had lamb stew, I only make beef stew. In fact my daughter requested it the other night WITH dumplings. XO, Pinky

Rita said...

Love everything you prepared to celebrate St Pat's those flowers with your green cookies are perfection!
I have to admit know St Francis more than I know St Patrick.
Rita

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Those are my fav cookies...sugar cookies with frosting...yummy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you're all set for St. Pat's Day BJ! The rose is pretty and I can't wait for Corned Beef and Cabbage this weekend:@)

Audrey said...

Oh my gosh bj ... I don’t know how you do it. Just beautiful, delicious and entertaining. Had to read it twice. You should be in the magazines ... and in the movies with those sexy glasses.
Audrey Z.
@Timeless Treasures

The French Hutch said...

Oh bj, you gave me the giggles too. I'm laughing with you and Kathleen over that lamb. I'm with you on that one, beef in my stew! bj you rock, I'm loving those sexy SPD glasses. Sure wish I could find those for some fun with Connor. All your cookies look delish under the cake dome. I Love all you pretty SPD decorations. Hope your day is fun and wishing you a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.
Oh I have to mention I love how you explained the meaning of the Irish Flag........

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Those cookies look wonderful and your St. Paddy's mantel looks refreshing BJ!

xinex said...

What a fun party, BJ, and you decorated it so well. The g=cookies looks so yummy and yes, I like the sexy glasses...Christine

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi BJ...

My friend, your mantel and table is a gorgeous presentation and tribute to "the Green"! I love it! Love the darling rooster pot/vase...sooo pretty! Thanks for sharing your pretties with us today, Darlin'!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari

NanaDiana said...

How very sweet and Irish-y! I love those glasses and the cookies and your statue. You seem to have covered everything....even if you ARE clotcheless. (oh the wordplay I could do on that- but I won't!;>) xo Diana

PEA said...

Oh you sexy devil, you, in those glasses! hehe Everything looks so beautiful and Irish in your home right now, even the food:-) Those cookies look scrumptious and if I lived near, I would be coming over for some!!! I found out a few years ago that I have some Irish blood in my ancestry so I can tell the good looking guys to kiss me cuz I'm Irish! LOL xoxo

Barbara F. said...

Hey Beej, nice job of making your own cloche. Never knew what the colors in the Irish flag stood for. Have a happy and blessed St. Paddy's Day! xo

Leslie's Garden said...

I'll take a green cookie and a big heaping helping of the Irish Stew - yum! I'm with you, I don't think I'll have lamb! Everything is fabulous!

~Pam~ said...

Hi bj!
Love your post, so cute! Oh I could eat all of those yummy cookies, for sure!
Even though I am Irish, I don't have much, if any, St.Patty's Day decorations. Hmmm, maybe that needs to change?
Take care and Happy St.Patrick's Day!
~hugs~

Pat's Pink Apron said...

bj,
Everything looks very Irish and pretty. Very pretty table. I love those goblets. Happy St. Patrick's Day! early...
Pat

Patti said...

Your cookies look so delish! and I love how you displayed them with the flowers. I will be celebrating St Patty's Day on Sat at Syracuse's Irish Bar, Coleman's! Wish I had those lovely glasses - LOL

Sarah said...

BJ, I think you've got it covered with this post. Great idea to hit all these fun parties in this special way. Your sexy sunglasses are fabulous, and love the romantic table with all the green. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

Gina said...

BJ,

What a gorgeous St. Patrick's Day table. I am planning on making shamrock sugar cookies on Friday. :)

blessings,

Gina

Lilly's Home said...

Delightful Post!!!

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Hope you like it!
Lilly

Amber Star said...

Love all of your decorations! They are so pretty. The pearls with the green glass...oh yes...just right.

I'm with you all the way about the icky lamb in...well, in my case, anything. I even tried it in Nova Scotia. I figured they knew something we here in Texas didn't about how to cook it. They didn't.

I put out my dinky little St. Pat windsock on the porch today. At least I know when a cold front comes in. ;)

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

I'm green with envy that I didn't get one of those delicious looking cookies! It looks so festive at your place too. Happy St. Patty's Day!

Debbie said...

I love the Irish kissing balls. If I have the time, I'd love to whip one up before O'Lotsa Hair gets home this weekend. I haven't had lamb since I was a little girl. I don't know why, I just haven't so any Irish stew here is lambless as well.

And that Irish soda bread "recipe" sounds like even I could make it. Just sayin'...

Madeline's Album said...

I really like the way you explained the Irish flag. I am not Irish but I have my house decorated for St. Patrick's Day as well as the yard. You always have your house looking so nice on holidays. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Priscilla said...

I'm a sucker for cookies. Those look really yummy.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hey bj,

It's so funny that St Patrick's Day is such a big thing over there and here I am, not far away from Ireland at all, and I'm not even celebrating! Shame on me, right?!!

Sarahx

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

You may not have a lot of St. Patrick's Day stuff, but you have more than I do. I have none out.

And I am Irish. My maternal grandfather was born in Ireland, even.

Guess I don't like GREEN, all that much. Well, not the brrrrrright greeeeen, which goes with St. Pat;s Day. ,-)

"...the sun coming out after a spell of March rain ... The countryside glistens and the sound of the brooks running between ferny banks is music."
~Gladys Taber

kitty said...

You never fail to put a smile on my face when reading your posts, BJ!! You have the most fun spirit ever. Happy St. Pat's Day to you!

Kathleen said...

I am with you! No lamb in the stew. Not that fond of lamb. We had it once a week and gad, left overs were awful! I don't mind it butterflied on the grill though!
Your table is just beautiful with all your pretty greens and white. You did a great job, and I appreciate you doing being that you are not one tinsy bit Irish? :)
Thanks, BJ, you are a great gal and honorary Mavourneen! Slainte'

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You crack me up! I love your kissing ball ;o) Happy St. Patty's day from your non-Irish friend!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, your mantel looks so pretty, and I want some of those green cookies. Your St. Pat's table is pretty too, and I love that cache pot with the rooster on it. You look so cute in your St. P's sun glasses. Happy St. Pat's Day! laurie

Chandy said...

BJ, I totally missed visiting! Glad I linked up tonight to find your great post!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

You are just to funny...and oh, so cute in the spiffy St. Patty's glasses. ;)

Hugs,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Kathleen Grace said...

You know how much I love red, but this time of year I simply pine for green! I can't get enough, and green and white together? Delightful. And green cookies? Could it get more perfect?

Carla said...

Nice post and I learn something... what the colors on the flag stood for. Thanks for sharing that info. Love the glasses...so sexy and stylish. LOL