While I can’t claim an Irish heritage, it is part of my husband’s lineage, and I’ve been lucky enough to visit the fair green isle. I fell in love, hard. So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day I’m tipping my hat to you and wishing you a top of the mornin’.
I don’t need much of an excuse to make a loaf of Irish soda bread and I might even make a pot of potato soup today, as our weather has turned a bit chilly again. But no matter what ends up on the table I certainly wouldn’t miss an opportunity to haul out these adorable little vintage Irish men. I imagine they were meant as placeholders, but whatever they are they always bring a smile to my heart.
You often see shamrocks confused with four leaf clovers. I suspect because of the luck reference – with four-leaf clovers being a lucky sign and the saying about the luck of the Irish. But indeed shamrocks have three leaves, as this traditional blessing denotes:
For each petal on the shamrock.
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
Wishing you all that and more, whether you’re wearing the green or not.
“Wearing of the green …” Great minds think alike.
Tippin’ my hat to you as well. Doing a little jig as I think about the delicious food that is coming our way. I’m thinking potato soup might be just the ticket today.
Love your little vintage men. Are they made of paper?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!
Yum to delicious foods, and yay to hat tipping and all round fun.
And yes those cutie little guys are indeed paper.
Well, well, HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY to you, too! And in honor of my very Irish mother-in-law, we are wearing our green loud and proud!
Good Health, Good Luck and Happiness to you in abundance!
Aloha from New York, where old man winter is still clinging…enough already!!! The geese are back to the pond, even though it is still ice covered…and the birds are singing their greeting songs of Spring!
Loud and proud and green – love it Vicki! And yes, yes, yes, to bringing on the Spring.
What a fun little poem and potato soup sounds wonderful! Enjoy it if you make it 🙂
I’ve got a pot simmering now Michele. I just wish I had a shamrock or two to dress up the very un-holiday whiteness of it. 🙂
Love those little men!!!! they are adorable! after visiting Ireland – and feeling like I totally belonged there – I got a shamrock tattoo. I had to explain to the tattoo artist – no – I do NOT want a 4 leaf clover! I have my claddagh earrings on too today!
Oh how fun to have a shamrock tat, and how funny you had to explain what you wanted.
Love the limerick. Good luck, good health and happiness to you too, Deborah! Learned something today with the shamrocks vs. 4-leaf-clovers. Thanks for the education. By the way, if you really want one – all the supermarkets around here are selling them as potted plants this time of year. I’ll send one to you in a carefully created package if you can’t find them around you.
Oh great suggestion Nanette. It hadn’t occurred to me to check the grocery floral department, but I’m sure you’re right.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, as well. I wore green sparkly shoes to work and that was the extent of my celebration.
I’m pretty sure green sparkly shoes make everything better, including work. And that’s plenty to celebrate.
loved the shamrock poem- and wishing good luck right back at ya!
Love the vintage artwork and the little poem Deborah. Lucky you that you have visited Ireland. It’s on my bucket list and I have some Irish ancestry on my Dad’s side. Happy Belated St Patrick’s Day to you Deborah!
I hope you get to cross it off your bucket list soon. 🙂
I love those little (green?) men! Happy belated St. Paddy’s to you, Deborah.
LOL – I wonder which green men came first – the leprechauns or the Martians. Or maybe it’s green cheese moon men.
Belated Happy St Patrick’s Day to you Deborah 🙂
Wasn’t the equinox so special today with the eclipse and the supermoon… As you wrote, it feels like new beginnings all round.
Very magical indeed.