Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wearing the green..................


..........yes, I know I'm English but I'm married 
to an Irishman so have to celebrate when 
March 17 rolls around each year as it will tomorrow.

I visited SuzAnna's Antiques last weekend............lots 
of great green displayed in readiness for those 
smart thifters and antiques lovers who want 
to decorate for St. Patty's Day or any other day. Think 
Spring green - it's just around the corner too!

There's a green hat tucked in there, but the old 
leather boots grabbed my attention first.......perhaps 
they came on tired and anxious feet across the pond all 
those years back when so many Irish 
(including my husband's paternal grandparents from 
County Kerry) were immigrants to America.

The green damask linen tablecloth, old but never used, 
and just waiting to adorn someone's dinner table, was 
my favorite item.

Off to the parade downtown this morning - Irish Blessings to all.

Claudia - forgive me, just couldn't resist changing your party logo to green today!

Linking to Mockingbird Hill Cottage for our always fun 
A Favorite Thing Saturday party. I just bet there will be 
lots of glorious green being shared in honor of 
St. Patrick and the Irish.


  1. I always see this weekend as a marker of fresh spring growth, let the spring colours commence. Happy St Patricks Weekend Mary.

  2. Oh, how I wish a pretty shop like that was around here! Love the color green. I didn't use to, but I have grown fond of it over the years. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  3. This "green post" was so nice. Even changing the logo was clever.

  4. Mary, I always enjoy a trip to SuzAnna's. Loving that damask cloth in the soft green.
    Happy St. Pat's Day to both you and your Irishman...........Sarah

  5. Your post was a feast for the eyes! I really love the "Count your blessings" sign. Enjoy the parade. Ours was last Sunday, it's always the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day. And do you know that we turn the Chicago River green? It's quite a sight! I'll be making the traditional corned beef and cabbage tomorrow...I can almost smell it already!


  6. That was a nice little poke around, Mary - thank you! I like that cloth too - I have a three-drawer dresser in the hall just full of tablecloths. It's a bit of an addiction!

  7. That looks like a great little shop. I especially like the bird images. Have a great day. Tammy

  8. Someday I am going to make it that shop! So many fun things there. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you and Bob, Mary. I am part Irish....

  9. Hi Mary, you live in one of my favorite states. I attended the Southern Bloggers' Conference in October and we spent some time at SuzAnna's! I loved it. Thanks for stopping by. xo

  10. Lots of pretty eye candy! Looks like the kind of place I need to stay away from.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment on the necklaces. Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

  11. Mary I love all these charming 'green' photos! Enjoy your one day of celebrating being 'Irish' with your husband!
    Hugs, Linda

  12. Such pretty shades of green and such lovely pics too.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  13. Dear Mary
    The "Top of the Morning" to you and your Irish bloke!!!
    I'ts St Patrick's Day already here and I've been caught humming old Irish songs my darling father used to sing at the top of his voice!!!
    I would love to have a poke around at SuzAnna's Antiques.
    The damask tablecloth and the metal jug would have gone into my basket.
    Love your comment on the shoes Mary. Have you read "Brooklyn" by Colm Tóibín, I love his writing.
    May the luck of the Irish be with you always!!!
    Shane ♥

  14. Love all the green! My father's family arrived here from County Mayo in the mid-1800s and I like to take this day to remember them especially. Happy St. Patrick's day to you!

  15. Love seeing the green here today.
    I hope the parade was lots of fun.
    Enjoy wearing the green tomorrow.

  16. Love the way you changed the logo, Mary! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and your husband. I can't imagine anything nicer than exploring SuzAnna's - looking for treasures in green.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  17. Morning Mary,
    Wonderful to see you today.
    What a lovely shop. Are you getting back to normal after your amazing trip?
    Have a great Paddy's day!

  18. What a beautiful shop, Mary. Love the table cloth also. That's something I'd buy just to have-love the color.
    Thank you for stopping by earlier and your nice comment.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day and enjoy the parade!

  19. I loved seeing the items at Suzanna's. I enjoyed my visit there in February. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you Mary.

  20. Oh, there are lots of lovely things in that shop Mary. I hope the parade was fun and that the weather was nice. Happy St. Patty's Day to you and Bob!


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