I know.. it's a bit early to decorate for St. Patrick's Day.. I know.. it's next month.. I know.. most people don't decorate for it.. but I DO! :-)
Our little pot of Shamrocks from last year has done well in our den bay window so I moved it to the table and I love how it looks with my small collection of St. Patricks decorations.
I found this little pair of Irish children last year, aren't they cute?
The little girl holds a real woven basket filled with sparkly shamrocks. :-)
And this little couple, I totally agree with their motto - Live, Laugh, Dance. I have never been much of a dancer, even though I took classes when I was 12 years old. But I can sing!
My little knitting bunny makes it to the St. Pat's table because her dress looks like it has green clover in the print. :-)
And this green cream pitcher brings more "green" to the tableaux. I'm going to pick some of my knocked down daffodils to put in here and hope they open up.
If you love plants, I can highly recommend having a pot of these darling shamrocks. And this is the time of year to find them available wherever plants are sold. Even in the grocery store! They also bloom, the green one has delicate white flowers and the dark red ones have sweet pink flowers.
I love the lilacs on this cotton tablecloth.
This dining room sure does get a lot of use in this old farmhouse. The kids eat all their meals here and all seven of us have dinners together. :-)
Dayle was having a piece of chicken for lunch the other day and I grabbed my iPhone to snap a photo of all three dogs watching his every move. And yes, each one got a tidbit. Kristi is finding the whole thing rather comical. :-)
Speaking of dogs. Hayden got his "Joker" at LegoLand in CA, and Meeka had found it and begun to chew on it before it was rescued. This has been sitting in my "to do" basket and I thought it was a good time to do some mending this weekend. I must admit, it's not my finest stitching, but Hayden won't care. I took this photo after I'd sewed up a hole in his chest, the fabric was not easy to hand-sew as it was printed with rubbery paint.
Hayden was pretty pleased that I fixed up his stuffed bad guy.
It's a swim day. Last Friday when I was swimming, the pool guys came and had lots of pool chemicals in boxes to unload, so they propped the door WIDE open and were going back and forth.. and it was FREEZING outside.. literally freezing. Here I was in a barely warm enough pool and the whole pool room began filling up with freezing air. I was so annoyed. I kept asking them.. when are you going to close the door? They said, we're almost done. For a whole half hour. ::grumble::
Hopefully they won't do that again today. And thank you to Lorraine at MamasMercantile blog who played along with the sewing box challenge I posted on Friday. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)