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.