St. Patty's Day Green

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Everybody!!  I apologize in advance for the randomness of this post.  I am kind of all over the place with this one. I wanted to create a vignette of sorts for St. Patrick's Day and  found an assortment of floral containers in my house I thought would work well for a nice display.  However, I wasn't exactly sure how to incorporate all of them.  I had a brand new hanging plant holder, an old square emerald green vase, green flowers pots, little green goblets and a cabbage!  What should I do with all of this?!  I wasn't quite sure!

I own a curio-type bookshelf and thought it was a good place to start.  It can hold a lot of "stuff".  Slowly I placed and replaced all these items on the shelves until I began to be happy with how they looked.  As you can see the predominate color was green; all in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The miniature castle shown here isn't overly green but it seemed like something that would sit very naturally on the Irish countryside.  So, I determined it was OK to use.  My friend, Michelle, had given me the shamrock ornament after she had travelled to Ireland with her husband.  I just HAD to use that!  Turns out I liked it so much that I used it everywhere :).

I really wanted to use the hanging plant holder I had received as a birthday present from my daughter-in-law, Jessica. I thought green would stand out nicely next to the crisp white of the planter.

 I think I was right.  The green does look striking against the white of the planter.
 Jessica actually had given the planter to me to place out in my shed .  It will make its way out there as soon as the weather gets warm enough but until then, it looks just as pretty inside.

Now to the randomness of this post~ While I was collecting "St. Patty's Day Green" items for the above vignette, I had totally forgotten about the cabbage.  I really wanted to use it---somewhere.  After all, what would St. Patty's Day be without cabbage?   Yes, it is usually supposed to be eaten on St. Patrick's Day but, I wanted to use it in an artistic way. At this point, the cabbage was not going to be used in my shelf vignette, so I decided I would try it in a floral arrangement.  I liked that idea. 

The cabbage is in there under the flowers.  You will see it better later since there are more "cabbage" photos to come~~ just randomly placed here and there.  The shamrock ornament will make more appearances, as well :).


(Now back to "St. Patty's Day Green")

I continued to try to bring in as many green items as possible.  The fern and spider plants added some natural greenery, as well.

I rummaged through my yard to find some moss.  Somehow I thought moss was an Irish thing too.  I'm not sure why :).



Here is the shamrock ornament again along with my square emerald green vase.  The color of that vase was just perfect for St. Patty's Day.


 This photo of the Cabbage Arrangement ended up on my Instagram.  Mixing flowers and vegetables can be interesting--at least it is to me.  Let's hope the folks on Instagram think so too!

Well, there you have it---my version of "St. Patty's Day Green".  I hope you haven't minded the scattering effect of my random thoughts and ideas.  At least, everything was as advertised--predominately green!

Something that is not random at all~~Wishing You a Happy 
St. Patrick's Day!  Hope You Enjoy It!!

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