Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

A cute bird house from Belgium.

I do love the colour green and do not know if that is because I married my husband with the surname "Green".
I will share a few green things around the home.

My husband gave me this beautiful bag, one year for my birthday.
I always like to remember St. Patrick's day and it must be having ancestors on my Fathers side of the family, who came from Ireland and Wales.

Just thought of a few words that best describes Ireland

Emerald Isle
Wearing of green
luck of the Irish
Celtic language and design
boy bands
dancing with no movement above the waist

May you always have work for your hands to do
May your pockets always hold a coin or two
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane
May the rainbow be certain to follow the rain
May the hand of a friend always be near you
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
~ Irish blessing.

Dear friends, I hope that you are all having a wonderful week and if you celebrate St. Patrick's day ~ have a good one!



  1. Thank you for the St. Patrick's Day blessing. You are so sweet..I do love Green too...your purse is amazing. xoxoo

  2. Carolyn,
    Have a good St. Patty's Day.
    Love the tub! And your hand bag is lovely as well.
    Like this post and what you have said.
    Wearin' green on Wednesday,

  3. Hi Koralee,

    Many thanks for your visit, always great to hear from you.

    Hi Deanna,

    Oh yes, I will be wearing something green on Wednesday.
    Thanks for your visit.


  4. what a fresh and cute post, Carolyn! my Tuesday morning started with this post and it made me smile... thank you for that! you have a beautiful home!
    happy St. Patrick's Day to you, darling!

  5. Hi Carolyn, what a dilemma.. I don't have anything green in my wardrobe.. I bought balloons and a green tablecover from $2 shop to decorate our pod at work though. Have a really happy day my friend

  6. Dear Carolyn,

    I adore green too. And blue - the two conjoin sometimes. Thank you for the Irish Blessing; more free association:

    Great Writers
    Gift of the Gab

  7. Happy St Patrick's Day, dear Carolyn!

    Have a great week too!


  8. hhhhmmmm....perhaps that's why you married the man....BECAUSE of the surname "Green" ...hahahahaha!!!!

    I love the bag, it looks so vintage and classic and snobbish and chic and story-book-like... !!

    ~C ♥

  9. Hi Carolyn, Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for your sweet comments on my tatting. My migraine is finally gone. This one lasted 3 days. :(

    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!! That is a very cute looking bird house in green. Green is so tranquil, such a calming effect. And the claw footed tub seems so romantic...light a few candles and put some bubbles in the tub. ooh la la! Hugs!!

  10. Happy St. Patty's Day, Carolyn!

    You know, green is not on my color palette, although I have to say I LOVE your tub and purse, and the little birdhouse is too cute!


  11. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! What lovely green treasures you have shared:). How fun that your name goes with the celebration!



  12. I loved the Irish blessing. Thanks for sharing it and also I really loved the birdhouse vignette. Adorable!

  13. Ciao tesoro!

    Questa volta ti lascio un commento in Italiano...ti spiace?

    Questo per dirti che sei FAVOLOSA e che ti voglio un gran bene!!!

    Quando passo da te...lo sguardo mi si illumina i tuoi POST sono sempre FAVOLOSI!

    Questo per dirti che sei MAGICA, CREATIVA e TROOOOOOOOOOPPO CARA!!!

    Un bacio grande e felice S. Patrik Day!

    KISSES my dearest friend! ;o) NI

  14. Dear Carolyn, what a truy beautiful post! You home details look so wonderful, I fell absolutely in love with all of them (this beautiful green bag from your hubby being my favorite!:-)) Wishing you wonderful St.Patrick's Day!

  15. Hi Louise,
    Happy St. Pattie's Day! Green is a beautiful color. I like the odd shades of green the best! Here is a blessing for you~


  16. I just love your bathtub! Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear Carolyn!

  17. I don't have the slightest idea about St. Patrick's Day. But wishing you all the while, I'm wishing you a blissful celebration of it :)

    Do you mind sharing me what's it all about? Curiousity tickles me :p Thanks in advance, Carolyn...

  18. I love St.Patrick's day- we are having corned beef to celebrate. I adore that sweet green purse, it is wonderful.

  19. Love your greens! And the prayer! They are great!
    Hugs, Lisa

  20. Thank you Susan and I loved visiting your blog, and the new name really is great.
    Our home is very small, but I am happy here.

    Many thanks Karen, sounds like you are getting into the St. Patrick's spirit and love that you are decorating your work with green.
    Enjoy your day!

    Hi Clarity,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to coming over to say hello to you.
    Oh yes, there are so many great word associations, with Ireland.

    Happy St.Patrick's day to you Lola and Nora and enjoy your week.

    Thanks Charity, for your visit.
    I love my bag and it does have a vintage look to it, and often have people remark about it, when I take it out.

    Hi Carol,

    Sorry to hear that your migraine lasted 3 days, sounds awful.
    The only problem with the bath is, takes so much water and we have not had rain yet, so it is a quick shower, until winter comes and we get some much needed rain.

    Thanks Marsha, for your visit and wishing you a happy St Patrick's day.

    Hi Kim,

    Must be why I have so much green around and I do like the colour.
    Many thanks for visiting me today.

    Thank you for visiting Mommy of Monkeyshines, and the Irish blessing is lovely.

    Dear Ni,

    So glad that you have visited today and that is neat that you are writing in Italian. I can see I am going to need to learn some.
    Thanks sweet friend.

    Dear Anya,

    Many thanks for your visit and kind words. I love my bag as it is so unusual and the colour is very different.
    Have a wonderful St Patrick's day.

    Dear Constance,

    Many thanks for your visit and for the blessing, dear friend.
    Just off to visit soon.

    Dear Julia,

    Always lovely to hear from you, sweet friend and thanks for your kind note.

    Dear Fe,

    St. Patrick's day is a national holiday for the people of Ireland.
    People wear green, they sell green beer in pubs and it is a happy day of celebration and festivities.
    Because there are so many Irish people living here in NZ, a lot celebrate the day.

    Many thanks Lorraine, for your visit. Oh yes, the corned beef I forgot about that.
    Enjoy your day.

    Thank you Lisa, always great to have a visit from you.


  21. Thank you so much Carolyn for the Irish blessing. I sure did enjoy all your green things. But you are my favorite 'Green' thing ever.

  22. I am loving your bathtub Carolyn! I could sink right in with a good book and lots and lots of bubbles. Love the handbag too, Hubby has great taste! Happy St. Patrick's day to you!

  23. Happy st pats to you too Carolyn! Lovely images today of your gorgeous home and taste.

  24. MOTH bowed to the Irish tonight & put a couple of dashs of green food colouring into his one lo-cal beer. He's now doing a jig in the Sitting Room, no more food colouring for him!! Enjoyed all your green pics Carolyn.
    Millie ^_^

  25. Loooooove that bag, darling!

    Happy St. Patty's!


  26. Hi Carolyn, I have sent you a Sunshine award, please visit my blog to learn more.

    Pat xx

  27. Hi Carolyn...Have a wonderful day!
    I really love all of your "green". The tub is just gorgeous! And your handbag...love the color and the shape...lucky girl!

    Do you like steel cut oats? I saw this amazing recipe last night on Nightline...with egg, cheese, wild mushrooms etc...

    Talk soon,
    Hugs, Nancy

  28. Much love and many blessings to you
    Happy St. Patrick's Day
    Love Jeanne♥

  29. Gorgeous pictures and purse Carolyn. ~Lovely.

    ~Happy St Patty's Day! ~Enjoy!

  30. Thank you so much June for your visit and sweet words.

    Many thanks Sares, and I am lucky that my husband does have good taste.

    Hi Suzi,

    Always great to have you come by my blog and I hope that you had a wonderful St. Pat's day.

    Oh Millie, I loved the thought of Moth doing a jig in the sitting room and celebrating Irish day, with his green beer.

    thank you Carrie.

    Hi Pat,

    Many thanks for the visit and the Award ~ I look forward to coming to visit you soon.

    Hi Nancy,

    Thank you for visiting me today.
    I do not know what steel cut oats are? will email you.

    Thank you Jeanne and blessings to you.

    Thanks Melissa and I hope that you have had a lovely day too.


  31. LOVE that purse!!! Happy St PAddy Day to you!

  32. Love all of the pretty green!!

  33. Love that clawfoot tub and the lovely bathroom items. Your purse is such a lovely shade of green. How lovely to receive a homemade journal from a sweet friend. Wishing you many blessings, Tammy

  34. Lovely post!
    Your bag is fab.
    Hope you enjoyed the celebrations.

  35. What an adorable bird house, Carolyn! And you have a dark green tub! Divine!
    I have a green plate and a green shirt. That's it. Had to make do with those! My house is all blue and white!

  36. Thanks Fifi and a happy day to you.

    thank you for your visit, Rosemary.

    Many blessings to you Tammy and thanks for your visit.

    Thanks Slices of Beauty, for visiting today.

    Hi Barbara,

    So lovely to have a visit from you today and I hope that you are having a great week.


  37. OMG, Carolyn! What beautiful greens you have!!!!! LOVE, I mean L*O*V*E your bag and tub!!!!
    Hope you had a fantastic St. Paddy's Day!

  38. Many thanks Monica and hoping that you had a lovely day too.


  39. Dancing with no movement above the waist. Aaaaahaha, you are funny. Certainly, there's a name for that kind of dance, isn't there? Oh, never mind. It's always fun to watch.

    Hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

  40. Thanks Bella, for your visit.
    Yes, it does have a name and I remember there was a group called Riverdance, but sorry I could not think of the name.
    Had a lovely day thank and I hope you did too.


  41. Hello Carolyn, Love all your greens :) That purse is wonderful.


  42. Thanks Karen, for your visit.


  43. Carolyn I think if I had to have green, I would have all the beautiful things you have!!! I really love the purse!!! Although the bathtub is pretty smashing too!!!
    Margaret B

  44. Many thanks Margaret, for your visit today and your kind words.
    Always lovely to hear from you.



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Carolyn xx