Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St Pats Day Treasure

St Patricks Day Welcome vignette by Selep Imaging
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'.  

St Patricks plates
St. Patrick's Display
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. 

Click on the images to see them enlarged. 

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I am linking up to these Parties and Memes.


kara@elements-interiors.net said...

LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


Unknown said...

Very appealing and creative! Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Heartfelt living said...

What a lovely collection you have. I love the welcome sign!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You did a great job with this display. You're a true treasure hunter and scored some great bargains. Thanks for sharing.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your vignette is so festive and cheery. Your family must have been half asleep not to notice. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party each week. I love having you join the fun.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Martina said...

Ha ha, yes, that's what blogging is good for - we make more use of the things we have! My husband propably wouldn't have noticed either - this is girls fun!

Mary said...

I love your St. Patrick's vignette! I featured your batik quilt top on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. Have a nice weekend, Mary :O)

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks for linking up to my party..I loved seeing your vignette! I always hate it when I do something new in our house and no one notices it..that just bugs me! Oh well...I guess that just goes to show who's really paying attention to the decorating of the house! lol
Have a great weekend!

At The Picket Fence said...

Cracking up here about your family not noticing the changes...happens in my house too! I love them though and I'm glad you linked this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

Alison Agnew said...

my hubs never seems to notice my little changes either...sighing right along with you! love the green transferware and the settings you've put together...thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!


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Susan said...

Your vignette is so cute and pretty! Kids generally do not notice anything except food, video games and television. LOL

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty vignette. I love the patterned plates with the green glasses. It is a really nice display for spring. Thanks for linking up!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

This is such a great Vignette! No PINCHIN going on at your house!
I am your newest Follower/Friend!

Thank you for linking this up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you this week at my

xoxokara I would LOVE to have you as a Follower/Friend :0)

By the Bluegrass said...

Very cute and festive!

Penny said...

Very festive and creative! Love it!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Jeanne, you put together your greens to make such a pretty St. Patrick's vignette. That little bell is so sweet, and what a cute "welcome" sign. How lucky you are to have your husband's Gm's Ballek ~ so pretty. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

Megan Gunyan said...

What a fun St. Patrick's Day shelf! It all came together so great! Wonderful job.

Michelle said...

It's very beautiful. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Thought I would comment and say neat theme, did you make it for yourself? It's really awesome!