Welcome friends, I am so happy you are here.This week I’m showing you a little St. Patrick’s Day decor in my kitchen.
I won this adorable green vintage inspired post box from Tania at Little Vintage Cottage back in December. She had a contest on her blog sponsored by Bits of Vintage to give away a vintage inspired post box to one lucky reader who turned out to be me. I was beyond thrilled to be the winner and this is the first chance I’ve had to use it.
Since it is almost St. Patrick’s day
Here is more about St Patrick ’s Day. This is a celebration that takes place in many countries but it is especially important for the Irish community. Green clothing is worn on this day. The celebration calls for some Irish food and drinks all of which are dyed in some green color as a symbol of this celebration.
St Patrick’s day is celebrated on the 17th of Marchand people march in the pride parades and eat cookies that are green and shaped like a clover. Shamrock is the symbol of St Patrick’s day which is the clover plants leaf and is also the symbol of the Holy Trinity.
Patrick was born in a middle-class family to a clergyman at the time when the Roman Empire was about to end its rule in Britain. When Patrick was just a teenage boy his house was attacked and he was abducted. Patrick was transported to Ireland and there he was sold as a slave to the king and here he worked as a shepherd. Because of his existence that was totally alienated he began his search for God. Almost after 6 years of being a slave, Patrick heard from God who told him that he would return back to his native place soon. Patrick traveled 200miles from where he departed to Britain.
Patrick found his family back but his experience had changed him. God seems to be directing him to be a priest and he started his service towards God. After 30 years of escaping from the slavery, Patrick felt that God was calling him to return to Ireland. God blessed Patrick’s work in Ireland and it was St Patrick who brought the gospel to Ireland.
Read Full Article on why St Patrick’s day is celebrated.
I decided to use the post box to create a little vignette of sorts. I started with a little greenery.
Then I clipped a pretty green bird in the greenery.
Next, I tied on a vintage style shamrock with some twine.
What self-respecting St. Patrick’s Day vignette would be complete without a leprechaun?
Thank you for joining me today.