|St. Patrick's Day treasure|
I created a St. Patrick's Day Welcome vignette in my dining room with some rummage sale finds. I buy little quirky items with the idea of putting them out at the appropriate season, and this is the first year I actually made a St. Patrick's display. I made the vignette this year just so I could make a blog post for the 'parties'.
Four children (and the husband) came home from school and four children (and the spouse) didn't notice or comment on new arrangement in the dining room... (where we eat!) Sigh... At least now I feel I can justify those rummage sale stops! ;)
The welcome sign ($1 or $2) and the little bell ($.50) I got at rummage sales in 2010. The other plates I have gotten over the years. Both of the Majolica-like plates (the dark green plates with a 3D relief pattern) have a chips. I think the cool clear glass tray is stunning, but it has an unfortunate center etching of fruit that really doesn't go with the geometric edge, so it was $3 or under. I think one designer made the platter, and another "added" to the center design. I just blocked the center with the ivy plate.
The cup and saucer on the lower right shelf are Bellek porcelain that we got from my husband's Grandmother. The beauty of the bellek china kind of gets overlooked in this display, but I really cherish the china and I am glad I am using it.
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