Sunday, March 3, 2024

Have a Lucky Day!

Welcome March, Welcome St. Patrick's Day, and Welcome longer days with nicer weather!

St Patricks Day Welcome
Image 1: St Patrick's Day Welcome

This year for St. Patrick's Day I created the sweet mosaic heart ornament featuring shamrocks.  

I upcycled a heart ornament which already had gold paint, and I used three small china plates for the mosaic section.  One plate had the gold border with tiny hearts, and I used two other miscellaneous plates that had shamrocks.  The larger shamrocks awkwardly surrounded the word DAD, so that plate was happy to be reused.  None of it cost much at the resale shop and I'm happy with the result.  

Mosaic heart with shamrocks by Jeanne Selep
Image 2: Mosaic Shamrock Heart ornament

The Welcome sign was a resale find as well, I've had it at least since 2011.  I was surprised at how nicely the sign blended with the red chalkboard key holder (that I also embellished with mosaics).  I usually hang a seasonal ornament on one of the pegs as the seasons change, and so I needed something for St. Patrick's Day.

St Patricks Day Welcome by Jeanne Selep
Image 3: White and Deep Pink Lotus Flowers and Pods

"HAVE A LUCKY DAY" - I planned on changing the chalkboard sign often, practicing and learning chalk board art.  Great idea, right?  But since I first hung the chalkboard it has only said "Have a Great Day".  This is the first time I have ever changed it, and it's sub-par chalkboard writing so far...  I guess I have lots of room for improvement.  (All those missed birthdays...)

Mathematicians favorite chalk Hagoromo
Image 4: My Daughter's Favorite Chalk

I couldn't even find chalk, but thankfully my daughter supplied her favorite chalk.  If I find green chalk I'll add shamrocks and color in "Lucky", but I instead find my self struggling to get good pictures in less than ideal light.  I finally managed to get an image that lets the gold look gold!  Do any of you other bloggers retake and retake images?  BTW, there is a fun story about Hagoromo chalk here.

Nelumbo Nucifera Lotus Flowers by Jeanne Selep
Image 5: St. Patrick's Day Chalkboard Vignette

I like the idea of saying 'Have a Lucky Day', so this sign may stay this way for months.  Is it better to have a Great Day or a Lucky Day?  Opinions?

Either Way, ....


"Have a Lucky Day!"   - Jeanne Selep

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Jennifer Wise said...

Wow, I'm amazed with how you re-purposed everything here. What a lovely ornament. Have a lucky day. :) Visiting from Senior Salon Pit Stop.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

It's so pretty. I hope you have a lucky day!

Leslie said...

That mosiac heart is beautiful, so creative!

NCSue said...

Today was absolutely glorious! Isn't it delightful to see those first spring-like days pop in?
Thanks for sharing at

Veronica Lee said...

Love the mosaic heart ornament. How pretty!
You are so creative and talented, Jeanne.

Joanne said...

That all looks lovely. You did a great job on the mosaic heart ornament. Did you do the mosaics around the chalkboard too? My sister has a large chalkboard and she's really great at the chalkboard art; I have never ever mastered the art of writing on a chalkboard.

Suzana said...

What a beautiful blog you have!
I am so glad you visited me, so I discovered so many beauties here!
I like the heart, but not only!
Have a fabulous March! ❤️

Sum of their Stories said...

Your shamrock heart ornament is lovely, what a great way to use an old plate.

Pam Richardson said...

I love the shamrock heart ornament, it really is perfect for St.Patrick’s Day, Jeanne. The message board is a great idea, but I never mastered the art. Happy weekend!

RachelSwirl said...

Nice decor ! thanks for linking up and for sharing your snaps with #MySundaySnapshot.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Well done! A happy March and a lucky day every day for you! Thanks for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

Sharon Wagner said...

The heart will work for two months in a row with it's green motif! Lucky you. :)

Michelle said...

What a thing of beauty! I admire your talent. Thank you for linking up.

Eclectic Red Barn said...

This is so pretty. Congratulations, you are being featured on TFT.

Stephanie said...

Very pretty and I love the details. Thank you for sharing with us at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #28.

Kristie from Love My Little Cottage said...

You're being featured at the Home Matters Link Party on Thursday at 9 pm. I hope you can drop by!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Love both of these and featuring your beautiful Shamrock Ornament when my link party opens!

Stephanie said...

Visiting again to let you know that your post will be featured tomorrow at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #29. We loved your creation! Hope you will join us again soon!