Luck of the Irish Vignette

February 16, 2013
I have never decorated for St. Patrick's Day before.  I guess since I'm not Irish it never occurred to me.  I think my husband may be a tad Irish.  

I probably wouldn't have bothered this year either except for the "Luck of the Irish" vintage items that I found  thrifting.  (I will NOT have a St. Patrick's Day tote!  I will NOT have a St. Patrick's Day tote!  I will NOT...)

First, I found this Carrigaline Pottery, Ireland, stein or tall mug for $2.

My next find was a vintage shamrock cookie cutter for $4.

I had always wanted to try this technique I found on By Wilma's blog.  I ripped out the shamrock page in an old dictionary, found a shamrock graphic on the internet, printed it on my inkjet printer and framed it in a 4x6 black frame that I already owned.

I purchased some green and white mints in a bag at the Dollar Store, and filled a old jar.

 Then it was just a matter of putting it all together in a little black cubby on my over-the-kitchen-sink shelf.  

Joining Brenda for Tweak It Tuesday.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. I LOVE it Carlene... hoping it brings you luck - especially in the computer department! :)

  2. Looks like you got the touch of the Irish in you after all....the dictionary sheet is really sweet!

  3. You do the loveliest vignettes!

  4. I love that framed dictionary page! I've wanted to try doing that too. Your luck o the Irish vignette is great. laurie

  5. I've wanted to do that with a page too. You had a great project to try it out on.

  6. Well it all looks charming. I love the cookie cutter and the dictionary page with its shamrocks. Clever!

  7. I have to find an old dictionary now, darling vignette, love it all!

  8. Carlene,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Those vanity jars were my mom's...

    I didn't decorate for St. Patty's Day either until last year when I decided to decorate the 4 foot tree in the Den. So my Den will have a bit of St. Patty's decorations and the rest of the house will be decorated for Easter....

    Green and White candies.. I am heading there today to check it out...


  9. This is one cute vignette Carlene and love that little cubby box you use. I need to make me one like that. You are so clever.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  10. Carlene I love your vignette! The dictionary page is really creative, I will try that! I DO have a tote for St Patrick's day that got started because of blogging....sigh! hugs, Linda

  11. I really like the primitive cookie cutter, and the starlite mints in the jar are a clever addition to your decor!

  12. Luck of the Irish Vignette. I have never decorated for St. Patrick's Day before. I guess since I am not Irish it never occurred to me. Love all your crafty ideas!

  13. How charming, Carlene! I love this vignette...and I need to try the printer project!

  14. Looking all over for this shamrock image, can’t find one like it anywhere. Do you know where you got it???


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