Remember how I said Gary the Gentleman Rabbit was destined to become a regular seasonal feature?
I was partly right.
Since learning how to make them, a top hat for St. Patrick’s Day was always going to be on the cards but once again, Beloved had a better idea.
While I was picturing Gary dressed in green and sporting my newly-made miniature St. Patrick’s Day top hat, Beloved was thinking skulls and a cauldron full of gold.
For a moment, he got really creative and challenged me to a floating rainbow, which had I not been struck down by HIS lurgies, I may well have taken him up on. Instead, I dragged out a few of last year’s St. Patrick’s Day decorations and knocked up this little vignette.
Move over Gary. Make way for Edgar “The Leprechaun” Murphy!
With Easter around the corner, I’d envisaged coins of a more edible nature, but chocolate rarely lasts more 5 minutes in this house, so Beloved ordered some plastic treasure from Amazon. Ignoring the fact they’re pirate-branded, a stash of gold coins will definitely come in handy – I already have plans for them at Halloween.
Yep. Suzy’s ALWAYS thinking about Halloween…
Although what, you may ask, do gold coins have to do with Halloween? You’ll just have to wait and see!
Talking of which, that Dotty Shamrock Mug reminds me I also have some Halloween-inspired crockery in the pipeline. I’m looking forward to seeing how they turn out.
You may be wondering why St. Patrick’s Day? Why decorate for a Saint’s Day when a) I don’t do Saints and b) I don’t decorate for every national holiday?
It’s because Ireland holds a piece of my heart.
I spent a lot of time in Dublin when I was a kid, among very special people whom I call family. Hence the Irish Euro in a champagne cork – a fond reminder of a recent reunion.
So once a year, I like to style it green as my way of paying homage to a raft of very happy memories.
I hope Edgar and I have inspired you to get creative for St. Patrick’s Day. Have a good one and may the luck of the Irish be with you.
A hui hou,
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