Wednesday, February 20, 2013

St. Patty's Vignette


I have never ever decorated for St. Patrick's Day. But as I looked around my house this week, all done up in red and white, I was faced with 2 options: either find where I stored the "everyday" decorations before Thanksgiving (!) or skip the search process and just put up some new ones! So.... I guess I blame laziness for the fact that my house is beginning to look a little...green....



I have always loved the color green, which probably explains why I have a small collection of green glass vases scattered throughout various rooms in my house. But it's amazing how bringing it all together can bring about an entirely different feel! That's one thing I love about home decor - you can use the same pieces in so many different ways, and simply swapping out a few pieces can completely change the tone of a room.


But the inspiration for my little vignette was actually NOT the green glass..... it was the windowed mirror I found for $10 at a thrift store. What luck! The perfect starting point for St. Patrick's Day decor. I LOVE the fact that it looks like a window... and I love the white frame. A house can never have to many mirrors..... right!? (I now have 8 on my main floor......I might be nearing the cut-off!)


I decided to repurpose these two white vases, left over from Valentine's Day, and to add the white Pottery Barn flowers to the small vase in the center. I'm pretty sure those flowers are still around from our wedding gifts (!) but they have served us well through the years! They do a good job of tying the white in with the green....and they make me think of Spring! (Anything that makes me think of Spring right now is a keeper!)


To finish things off, I added this simple little lucky shamrock banner, made with shimmery cardstock, ribbon, and glue. In case you haven't figured out by now, I like to keep things simple :)


I guess I can no longer say I have never decorated for St. Patrick's Day.... and I'm also guessing there might be more in store! We'll just have to see how far my laziness takes me.... :)


Looking for other holiday decorating ideas using glass vases? Check out my Christmas Joy Mantel!



Linking up to these great parties!



Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy

40 comments :

  1. The combination of green and white glassware looks great together. I especially like your mirror and banner. ☺

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy with how it turned out...especially considering the fact that I just used things I already had!

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    1. Glad I could inspire! Thanks for visiting me!!

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  3. I really love this - it is subtle and yet festive! Green has always been one of my favorite colors as well. Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I liked the subtlety as well. Glad you stopped to say hi!

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  4. love how this looks. I'm so bad at decorating my buffet this is perfect inspiration I hope you'll be adding this to my What We Wore, Read, and Made Wednesday Link party

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    1. Thanks, Marissa! Glad I could offer some inspiration!! (Good luck with your buffet :)

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  5. This is beautiful...I love all the various shades of green!

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn! I just used what I had...but I love how it came together!

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  6. Very pretty....I love the green glass collection. And I love how it's simple but looks great :)

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    1. Thanks, Gretchen! I always feel like simple is what works best for me! :)

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  7. Love the green bottles and the little shamrocks on the white vase. Cute banner, too.

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    1. Thanks, Babs! And thanks for pointing out the shamrocks on the vase....I hadn't even noticed them, to be honest! But it's even better now!! :)

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  8. This is great! I loved that mirror and your beautiful shades of green vases!!! So pretty! =D

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  9. Cathy, You have created a great mantle, and green is my favorite color as well. Love the banner, you have inspired me to warm-up the Cricut!!!
    Karen

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  10. Your decor is beautiful! I have never decorated for St Patty's day either and I love the simple fun greens of your decor! I'm a new follower on GFC. Have a great week!

    Ashley @ casa-de-castel.blogspot.com

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  11. Love that green glass! We're into St. Paddy's day because my hubby is from Ireland, but I don't have any green glass. I know what my newest mantle addition will be. :-)

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  12. Loving all those green vases! SO pretty (as I sit here wearing my green cardigan - I'm a total green girl). I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  13. This is great! I have a double shelf Vignette myself and was just wondering how I could change it up for St. Patricks Day. I love your white vases!
    I found you today through the Pinterest Power Party. I've pinned this to my Pinterest Boards (http://pinterest.com/vmg206/). I'm #75 at Callies Crafts and I'd love for you to stop by my blog and leave a comment and/or pin, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  14. How precious! Tomorrow's feature on my blog will be a St. Patrick's Day Vignette, and I loved seeing your take on it. What beautiful glass!

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  15. What a fun vignette for St. Patrick's day! I would love for you to share this at my Crafty Tuesday link party this week.
    http://www.bloominghomestead.com/2013/02/crafty-tuesday-22513.html
    -Marie

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  16. I love your collective of green vases - just beautiful! I don't normally decorate for St. Patty's day either, but I got inspired today and made St. Patty's day subway art. I will be posting it tomorrow and would love for you to come take a look. Thanks for sharing on the Taylor House party so I could find it. I've added this to my St. Patty's Day board.

    thelovenerds.com
    Pin: maggie_thelovenerds

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  17. Oh, isn't this nice? I'd never think of doing a mantel with green bottles = I'm looking at one I have now. Think I'll pop it up to the mantel. :) Thanks for linking to what to do Weekends. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/02/what-to-do-weekends-8.html

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  18. i just love how this is so simple. of course it says st patty's, but i also start craving greens since they make me think spring!

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  19. This looks great!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. Your vignette is so pretty! I love the green vases. Thank you so much for sharing at a Bouquet of Talent!
    Have a wonderful day!! :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  21. cute mantel! I like the use of the green glass bottles! Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  22. Hi Cathy! I am loving your vignette! Those bottles are beautiful! I am also featuring you today over at Monday Funday! I hope you will stop over and grab a featured button and link up again! Thanks for partying with the 6 of us! We appreciate you! xoxo - Cheryl

    http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2013/diy-home-ideas/

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  23. That looks fabulous!! Love the mirror. I'm featuring you tonight on MMM

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  24. Oh so cute! I love what you did on my mantle and it makes me want to do mine! Found you on the Funday Monday party features. New follower!

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  25. So cute! We just bought our first home and so now I have a mantel to decorate for the first time. I have walked right by green glass and just thought that whoever would pick it up would be a little crazy -- no more! Now I will be the "crazy" one picking it up because this is SO pretty! Nice and green without being "drunk" on green (although I suppose that would be okay for St. Patty's ;)

    Stopping by from Keeping it Simple's Motivate Me Monday :)

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  26. Love the green look and I love the mirror behind all of the vases! Very nice :)

    Thanks for sharing @The Weekend re-Treat!

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  27. Love your mantel. I might have to skip St.Patrick's day decor & go straight to Easter. I am so behind on everything, lol. A bit of the cold/flu has run through our house. I can't wait to try your recipe you linked up too! Thanks for sharing Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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  28. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. you have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more!

    You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  29. Wow a mirrored window for just $10....and what a beautiful arrangement you've made. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at March Madness

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