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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

There's a Pot of Gold



at the end of the rainbow and legend has it that there just might be a little
LEPRECHAUN there, too...
and speaking of LEPRECHAUN,
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY, ya'll.
It's actually on the 17th. 
but KATHLEEN'S ANNUAL 
 ST. PATRICK'S DAY CRAWL
is going on today.




HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY, 2015

As always....I didn't want a traditional ST. PATRICK'S DAY table.
 I was thinking out of the box type table.
Since I love turquoise and green together...
I went for it. :)


I love using this pretty green flatware that I bought several years
AT THE DOLLAR STORE....:>)
I also bought those cute IRISH KISSING BALLS at the same time.
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 ...SUNSHINE...yay....
and when the sunlight hits the green handled flatware, 
it produces MAGIC.... 

I don't use it often...and when I do, I hand wash and dry them so they,
being the cheap things they are, (you SKANK)
will look good for several more years.



My PICNIC TYPE table ...
Turquoise Place Mats
Green and Turquoise plates...
Green and Turquoise SOLO cups... Remember, it's a PICNIC TABLE...
(you just gotta LUV it)


I absolutely LUV these green faux hydrangeas ...
think I may go back and buy a few more of these cheap inexpensive flowers
to use thru the summer.

KATHLEEN
 has an annual
St. Patrick's Day Crawl
and I always LOVE
seeing what everyone is doing for this great party.

Be sure to go over and see the talents of bloggers...
AMAZING !!

Lots of other fine parties going on...
 I love it when the sun shines in my dining room windows... 




...a MUST have for this occasion...
 
IRISH  COFFEE....
OOO, HONEY

BAILEYS IRISH CREAM
6 ounces HOT COFFEE
1 oz. IRISH WHISKEY
1  dollop WHIPPED CREAM
*****

Add all to a pretty glass or clear large coffee cup...
add something IRISH...
I added the ceramic 4 LEAF CLOVER a friend brought me from her trip to IRELAND.


Today....Blueberry Bagel..
Light Cream Cheese...
Red Pepper Jelly


 It's so good, you'll want to say SHA-ZAMMM .


As always, we like
fresh fruit with any meal...
Mr. Sweet especially loves fresh pears.
(i especially like the cute GREEN POLKA DOT paper napkins..)



I still have my little Kleenex box with different colored owls ....

 HAHHAAAAA...

WHAT A HOOT...
cute sunglasses FOR THE DAY..

and I doubt if I have even one drop of 
IRISH BLOOD...
I've had these crazy "The drink's on me" glasses for about 5 years..
so silly......so fun


I-rish you a very nice place to live,
I-rish God's greatest gifts he'll give.
I-rish you health, and wealth, and more--
I-rish your smilin' face were at my door!
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 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 STEW enuf for moi.....
This is the stew I made last year...


This is the IRISH BEEF STEW of today...
yum....


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


xoxo, bj....

38 comments:

  1. This is such a happy and colorful post. It just makes me feel good and excited for St. Patrick's Day. Happy Early St. Patty's Day Jean.

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  2. I loved viewing your table; all the green there should make you at least an honorary Irish lady. I can't eat beef, but those carrots and potatoes look mighty tasty!

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  3. I do think that is a little more than a dollop of whipped cream in your coffee, but I say the more the better! Love it! I just ate lunch and you have me hungry again.

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  4. Love those owl pics, and a good day for so many, our s-in-law, his birthday, and also was for a very dear doctor who has since passed away, he was literally a life-saver for me in 1986. What a variety of greens, lovely table settings, enjoy that stew.

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  5. I loved how happy this post was. A much needed lift for this sick girl :)

    xo,
    rue

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  6. Haha, love your pretty green and turquoise table BJ. Those colors look so pretty together. I have never looked at the dollar store for flatware but I will now. How fun to have different colors to play with at the table. My very favorite though, is the clear glass jar filled with all those pretty straws! Earl just bought me some cute floral straws because he knows how much I love them. Now I need more...and a glass jar :>)

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  7. BJ, I loved this post. I laughed at some of the cute things. The stew looks so delicious. I don't think you have to be Irish to love Irish things. I think the soda straws are adorable. The fake hydrangeas are so cute. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  8. Love that you combined the aqua with the green. Such a pretty table setting.

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  9. Made me laugh and what beautiful colors you have used. Bright, cheerful, and happy post. Just what we need.

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  10. BJ, such pretty pictures and so entertaining to see all the variety. Beautiful colors. I do like the green and turquoise.

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  11. ohhhh bj, you really go all out, everything is so festive and beautiful!! i have never decorated for st. patrick's day, i always go straight from valentines day to easter!!! and my stew always has beef in it ;)

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  12. Being half-irish I celebrate the holiday fitting to my genes. I wear green, but I don't get drunk.

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  13. BJ,
    A D O R A B L E . . .Saint Patrick's Day Picnic tablescape, dear friend!!!
    I adore the use of all the paper products!!!
    I'm lovin' those polka dots!!!
    Oh, I do wish myI-rish smilin' face were at your door!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  14. Oh I do love the turquoise and green together. Very nice. You really have a fun filled post and look at all that yummy food you shared, too! An Irish coffee sounds real good on this overcast wet day in the Pacific Northwest!

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  15. How fun that you thought "outside the box" and threw a few "non-Irish" colours in there - your tablescape turned out lovely! I think I gained 10 lb just by viewing all that fantastic Irish food you've pictured! Yummy! Visiting from Kathleen's.

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  16. Where did you find the owl kleenex? They will be perfect up north!

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  17. Oh BJ, your post is just filled with happy colors, fun and laughter. You just make me smile and I wish I could join you for some Irish coffe and some of your stew. Slainte'!!

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  18. This is one of the best Irish posts I have seen. It is darling...and turquoise and green? Well, Ireland is surround by a turquoise sea you know....so, you aren't far off the mark there. Love this post...and especially your little KILT saying about the Lucky Charms....naughty girl. xo Diana
    ps. I am Irish-raised in an Irish community in the mountains of PA-

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  19. Loving the turquoise and green combo, BJ. Who'd have thought?!
    I've not enjoyed an Irish coffee in a looooong time - but given St. Paddy's day is my birthday, I'm thinking one (or two!) are in order!

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  20. Wow BJ this is a fun and colorful table! Love all the cute stuff you added! I see you in the mirror with the fun shades on! I stopped in to get Irish Soda Bread and they were sold out. I'll have to go back much earlier in the day. The stew looks very good! Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  21. I'm with you on the Irish stew, my grandmother made the most deliscous Irish stew ever... with beef! I've tried and can't make it like she did :(
    I love your table deco's with the turquoise and green, very pretty.

    Diana

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  22. bj, "I-rish" I was at your door too! I would enjoy sitting at your fun table. The blue and green really does look like the fields and sky in Ireland. Pass me an Irish coffee with lots of whipped cream and a bowl of your stew. Looks delicious! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Linda

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  23. What a fun post! I love all your table settings! How I'd enjoy coming to your house for St Pattys day! Smile...

    Blessings,
    Gert
    PS No lamb in my stew either...

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  24. LOve your Irish picnic table and IO'd love to joing you for an Irish coffee one day--my favorite! Happy St. Patrick 'sDay!

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  25. That was a delightful send off for me for the Irish holiday, good ole St. Paddy's day. the table is so colorful, the stew so yummy looking. You have quite the knack for pulling it all together, girl. Happy St. Pat's to you.

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  26. This was such a cute post for St. Patrick's Day. Your stew looks delicious. Love your table setting. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  27. Yum! Love your color combo and your fabulous photos, BJ! We are doing fine. John just retired and we are moving to FL soon. Best of all, Rea is cancer free. Yay!....Christine

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  28. Bj, I like how you used all the greens and different colors for your St. Paddy's table. Yum to all the goodies I see, I would love to share your stew and Irish Soda Bread! I love it to and I used the same recipe as you :)
    Happy St. Patrick's Day.............

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  29. Ah, BJ, such a fun and festive Table for St Patrick's Day! Love it all, especially the recipe for the Irish Soda Bread :)

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  30. Love your table, the blue just pops. Your breakfast and Irish coffee, yummy yum yum. Have a fun St. Paddy's Day!

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  31. I'm visiting from Kathleens crawl. Very cute table - I love aqua and turquoise in any tablescape, I do have to say it works very well for a St. Pat's table! Thanks for the recipes.

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  32. What a colorful and fun post!!! A SPD picnic, great idea!! Love that flatware, I bought the same set in turquoise and, yes, I wash and dry it by hand, too. Isn't this blog crawl fun?!!

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  33. BJ You have a gift for making everything fun! Happy St Patrick's Day🍀🍀

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  34. Every time I stop by your page I can't help but smile!! I love the shades!!! I might not be Irish, but I do love me some Irish soda bread (with lots of butter) and corn beef with cabbage. Yum!!!!!! Something tells me that yours is amazing. :)

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  35. no, no, no, bj! Us Irish do "corned beef and cabbage" Yep. No lamb here. Such pretty decorations. I didn't decorate this year. Yours looks so festive and lovely,
    Just a bit under the weather and haven't even begun Easter either. Maybe later. Trying to get my head on striaght. :) Oh..and our local bakery makes the soda bread. I laughed at the one. Maybe I can get them to do the corned beef too.
    Hugs.
    Mona

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  36. BJ, that is my favorite color combo and my favorite flower...such a happy table! Love the flatware. Happy
    Enjoy the weekend...

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  37. Happy St. Patty's Day, BJ!! I just loved seeing all your cute Irish stuff & your yummy food shots always make me so hungry! You always cheer me up when I visit.
    Hugs,
    Rett

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj