Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Top of the morning to ye....."

Hi, Everyone...

It's time for some great Blogland parties.......

I made myself a promise last year that I would buy NOTHING NEW 
for any tablescapes I might do in the future...
most of the things I am using in this post were bought at THE DOLLAR TREE
several years ago....

LET'S PARTY.......

Cute sunglasses....



That photo of me with the funny glasses on was taken last year...
silly silly me....

No IRISH table would be complete without
1 and 1/2 oz. GOOD Irish whiskey
1 teaspoon Brown sugar
6 oz. hot coffee
Heavy creme
Combine that good whiskey with the sugar and coffee in
an AWESOME mug, stirring to dissolve.
Float cold, whipped, sweet creme on top.
Sip slowly and enjoy to the very last drop.

ooo, SO SO GOOD...!!

I love these IRISH KISSING BALLS.....

dipped in SOUR CREAM ICING, tinted green.

A friend gave this cute card to me years ago and I have saved it all this time...
LOVE IT...!!

The little polka dot bowls and pitcher are from ROSS...
wanted some little plates but they didn't have any...

This French pot is one of my favorite things in the world....

my sweet girl, STACY, gave it to me one year.

Wondering what I put in these cutie bowls..??


can you believe it...?

Well...ok...I'm not REALLY Irish but....


A favorite IRISH TOAST...
"May you be in Heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead." 

  The BEST
from the bakery at our favorite market......SOOO GOOD...especially with REAL BUTTER...:>)

AND....SOMEone told me that the above is the best thing ever to have a little
IRISH BLOOD in him....

and........I BELIEVE EVERY WORD OF IT....!!!
(I heard that giggle, LV....)


  1. you know how to do St.Patrick proud!!!! Beautiful!

  2. Hi BJ! I'm new here (stopping by via Laurie's) and I'm so happy to meet you! This post was so cheerful, and don't we all need a little of that right about now?! I never heard of putting brown sugar in Irish coffee. Where have I been?

    Your table is lovely, and kudos to you for doing it on the cheap. Gotta love that Dollar Tree. ;)

  3. You definitely have St. Paddy's day covered!! I love how you put everything together in mosaics! I have to try those Pecan Sandies dipped like that. The only green thing on my table this year will be the cabbage!


  4. Ha! Gotta love that Johnny D! Now this is a great and very lovely St. Patrick's Day post! Love those little green polka dot bowls. And food, always yummy goodness here at your blog.
    Be a sweetie,

  5. Your making me hungry BJ, and not just for cookies and ice cream...hahaha!


  6. bj ... looks like you had everything you needed to make you table so pretty. Love the green polka dots bowls.
    I'll have a slice of that delicious looking bread with lots of butter. Thanks.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  7. I was rocking along with you in this great blog post - and came up on JOHNNY DEPP!!!! You really know how to end a post with a blast!!! Loved it ALL!!! Your blog always just looks so GOOD!!!

  8. Oh, faith n be havin ye the best little blog shine ever! I loved it and found so many delicious ideas! Even Mr. Depp is kind of yummy, I think... And I'd never have thought to dunk those dandies like that, but I'm totally stealing that idea! Dandies...sandies

  9. I haven't really celebrated the holiday since I was a kid.

  10. Ditto, what Michele has to say. I kept thinking that very thought as I read through this post. Even your background is sporting the green. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  11. Everything looks great O'BJ! Curious about the sour cream frosting recipe:@)

  12. Love the polka dot plates and bowls, bj. Oh! And I adore the shades. Enjoy:)

  13. Oh Sweet Nothings looks great wearing the green. Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day. That card has me giggling...

  14. Looking very Irish are your home BJ! Love the polka dot.

  15. I have a little bit of Irish blood in me, but know nothing about being Irish. I know more about being Cherokee than any of the other races. But - we have an occasional red head pop up here and there. They say that is the Irish showing?????? (my daughter is red headed as is a cousin or two)

  16. I am not Irish either but I love decorating for St. Patrick's Day and a lot of my decorations came from the dollar tree. Your decorations are so cute. Have a blessed day. I could stand a cup of Irish coffee right now it would help me celebrate my 78th birthday which is today. Madeline

  17. I believe St Patrick's day was invented to give us a reason to decorate in the color green that we are all craving right about now! I love the card, so cute:>)

  18. Now why didn't I think of dipping store boughts in frosting? What a clever girl you are...

  19. Wow, BJ, you are really ready for St. Patrick's Day! Everything looks so pretty and festive! You've really outdone
    yourself! So cute!

  20. Oh you and Johnny.....well, top of the mornin' to you and you did good. I like Sandies and have NEVER dipped them...that is brilliant. I just did a big sigh....because I so wish I could decorate like I used to....but the umph is going away and I didn't do a thing. So I will just tip my hat to you.....semi Irish girl....and have a good day!

  21. Lord help you! It is said the way to a man's hear is through his stomach. Be that case, he might think about you before he marries that young thing that cannot cook. Apparently, he likes a lot more than cooking. Been gone all day and slow commenting.

  22. Love your collection of St Patrick's day items and think you look adorable in those glasses :) My favorite... the card you have kept ~ the best!

  23. Love the pic of you in the glasses! I should have bought some Irish Kissing Balls at Dollar Tree. I'm pretty sure my store carries them year round, so I'll have to go back. Looks like you're ready for the holiday!

  24. I love your post, BJ, and I love a good Irish coffee! xo

  25. Love those polka dot bowls! I also am impressed with the promise you made yourself. Have a great St. Patrick's Day!

  26. BJ, I love the cute card that your friend gave you, and that you kept it all these years!! I'll have to remember to get some Pecan Sandies and dip them in green icing. Have a great St. Patty's day.

  27. I am GREEN with envy at all of your decorations:) Enjoy your day dear BJ, hugs!

  28. I knew you'd have a cute post for St. Paddy's Day, bj, and you didn't disappoint!! All your green is so much fun and I especially love the treat you found for your polka dot bowls. I must try that Blue Bell flavor soon. I'm visiting from Kathleen's blog crawl. xo

  29. Oh, BJ - I lost you! I've been missing and didn't even know it! I didn't add your new blog address to my blog reader and suddenly, today, I realized I've missed out on a lot of things at your home! So, my friend, you are stuck with me - I'm back! So much to go back and catch up on but I'll start with saying what fun your St. Patrick's Day things are. I'm not doing any decorating or anything very special to celebrate - there's too much going on in our lives right now. But we will be wearing green! This party-Irish girl can't miss that one!

  30. so festive...I really really love green!

  31. I like your idea of thrifty decorating. Cute tablescape and I love your polka dots and delicious looking icecream. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  32. BJ,
    What an A D O R A B L E post on Saint Patrick's Day, dear friend!!!
    I L O V E those polka dot bowls!!!
    I'm 1/2 Irish...so you could give me a kiss on one side of my face!!! Cheeky, huh???
    Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

  33. What a fun post! Brought a laugh and my Irish eyes are smiling!
    Thanks for taking part in the 6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl!
    Jig on!

  34. Isn't it amazing what treasures we can find at the Dollar Tree. Such an exuberant and fun St. Patty's Day tablescape! Thanks for inviting us for a peek and for the recipe for the Irish Coffee. Cherry Kay

  35. I loved all your festive St. Pat's dishes and decorations. It was a fun post.

    Thanks for the Irish coffee recipe.

  36. I am loving all the green. That card is a hoot! I really like those polka dotted bowls...they go with a little pitcher I keep on the kitchen counter.
    Have a wonderful week, BJ.

  37. A very fun tablescape! This is all thing Irish and the green with the dots is so cute. Have a great March 17th!



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