Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wearin' of the Green ~~

An Old Irish Blessing ~~
May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!
We at the Cabin aren't Irish..well at least this Italian girl isn't...hubby is half Irish his Mom Dorothy Sprague, and her twin sister Shirley were the last of seven children born into a very large and fun loving Irish Family. Over the years we have carried on some of her traditions as we celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.

I was always a firm believer that everyone is Irish on Saint Paddy's Day. I'll wear a green sweater, set the table with green napkins, and place green carnations in a crock. Supper will be Ham, Cabbage and Potatoes the boys growing up didn't like Corn we changed it to Ham years ago

I'll have Irish soda bread, green cupcakes for dessert, shamrock lollipops and of course the "traditional green milk". lol My granddaughters love this as much as their Dad and Uncle did when they were young. There will be Traditional Irish Music playing in the background, and possibly the girls will dance a jig or two.

I think its wonderful to celebrate with family and food as often as we can. Saint Patrick's day is one more way to get together with the ones we love. Hope you can make Tuesday special in your own way.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day ~~
Sending Warm Irish Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox


Janet - underthewillow said...

Wow Connie!....I wanna come to YOUR place on St. Patrick's Day!....the only things I can match to your day are wearing a green top and having the Irish music playing and I'm half Irish! LOL! all of your green themed pics and graphics, very nice! Janet :)

wrcdgc said...

Looks like a lot of fun. We will have cabbage, potaotes, but we will have cornbeef. I wish I had some of those suckers now they look yummy!


Karen said...

Connie, what a wonderful celebration!
Everything looks so pretty and festive...I like the green milk!!!

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Not a drop of irish in the house - but I still did the green thing for the kids when they were at home and made corned beef for my son and I. I get a reprieve right now, but I'll be doing it again for my grand daughter someday! I still have the sweater with the green shamrocks I wore to nursery school every year as I sang. "the Leprechauns are coming".

Shellmo said...

Connie - you have a wonderful St. patty's dad celebration planned! I wish I could attend!!! :)

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Hi Connie!! I was just sitting here watching Moonstruck and something made me think of you. I just love this movie and watch it every time its on.

Oh Connie your ideas and pictures are so pretty, those cupcakes are too pretty to eat! I'm half Irish ~ Great Grandma Mary Kate MacIntyre and I don't do nearly that much but maybe this year I'll do a few extras....Lydia would love the green milk!

"Like the warmth of the sun
And the light of the day,
May the luck of the Irish
shine bright on your way."

Happy Saint Patricks Day!!
Love and hugs, Jenn xoxox


Set an extra plate for me...I will bring lots of Irish to your table...being I was a "DUGAN" before becoming a "DOYLE"...!!! We too will have ham, cabbage and potatoes....NO green milk...hmmmm - maybe a green "beer"...!!! I told you I was IRISH !! Love, Judy

UPON A HILL said...

I am looking at the cupcakes & wanting to take a bite! I love all your pictures!

The Burlap Owl said...


You may not be Irish but you have a little leprechaun in you!!

Irish Blessings,

Thistlebrooms said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you to Connie...
We will be celebrating with the American traditional version of Corned Beef, cabbage, carrots as well as the potatoes...Tried to get away from it this year BUT Catherine would have NO part of that!!!
So I Wish you a 'Happy Wearin' Of The Green' my Friend...

Small Pines said...

Thanks for throwing this nice little St Pat's day party! Nice to see - we haven't had much festivity around here. Although I did go to the neighborhood parade on Sunday!

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Hi Connie~

Oh I'm so jealous!! I'd love to go to east this week...wish I could meet you also. Have fun! Love, Jenn

Lydia thought the green milk was crazy by the way :) I put it in her cereal also ~ She loved it! Thanks!! XOXOX

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Hi Connie~

Oh I'm so jealous!! I'd love to go to east this week...wish I could meet you also. Have fun! Love, Jenn

Lydia thought the green milk was crazy by the way :) I put it in her cereal also ~ She loved it! Thanks!! XOXOX

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Connie!'s a date!!....LOL Janet :)

Martha said...

Hi Connie, I hope your St. Paddy's Day celebration was as wonderful as you are! I really enjoyed viewing your Spring decor, the yellow flowers and chick are so darn cute, love it all.
I had our corn beef and cabbage last week! I am a bit Irish on my Dad's side, but I did nothing today to celebrate. . .had to have my celebration with a clogged shower drain and $100's of dollars later, yikes!

Carmen said...

Hi Connie~ my first time here , I love your blog, what beautiful pictures! Those cupcakes are awesome...wish I could reach out and steal one, LOL! Have a great day!

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Oh Connie,
Did you make those beautiful cupcakes? I'm impressed!
Belated St. Paddy's Day wishes from a half Irish, half Italian girl.