A Wee Bit of Saint Patrick’s Day Decor

Saint Patrick’s Day seemed to pop up pretty quickly this year and I haven’t done a lot to celebrate

but I couldn’t let it pass without a little celebration on my part.  Here are a few memories from years gone by.

My little ginger leprechaun jumped up on the trophies just for fun.

Then, he ran and hopped up on the green vintage inspired mailbox.

Saint Patrick's Day

You may remember this little shamrock from a couple of years ago. Note there are links on this post to a couple of other Saint Patrick’s Day posts.

Now, a wee bit of Saint.  Day decor this year.  This is the centerpiece on the breakfast room table.  It is all thrifted except for the tray and flowers.  The kelly green pitcher is a thrifting find from Goodwill a few years ago as is the small green vase.

The candle stick is a recent Goodwill find that I transformed with a bit of chalk paint.

I won the green clock in an online auction along with a lot of vintage clocks from Shop Goodwill.com

This last item is a thrifting find this past weekend.  It is a Berring Bitters reproduction bottle from the 1960’s.  The following is information I found on Antique Bitters bottles.

“Antique bitters bottles are those bottles specifically embossed with the word “bitters” or a bottle with a label whose product name contains the word bitters. The heyday of bitters trade in the US was the period 1860 to 1906. Most bitters products were simply an infusion of herbs in alcohol which offered a legitimate option to consume alcohol in times when drinking was socially unacceptable or illegal. The bitters business gained strength from several periods of temperance in America during the latter 19th century and in some ways was a refinement of the patent medicine trade. Bitters products were often more expensive and came in novel packaging, which, 100 or more years later, makes for great collecting. Bitters bottles are found in a colorful array of shapes and sizes, many with exotic names and over-the-top marketing claims.”

My only other nod to St. Patrick’s Day 2018 is a group of bottles on the side table in the breakfast room.  I picked up the two  seltzer bottles along the way antiquing but the green gallon jug is a find my daughter brought me.  She found it in her boyfriend’s grandfather’s barn and asked if she could have it.  He said yes and she brought it to me.  She knew I would love it.  It didn’t have a top so I wrapped the neck of the jug with jute.

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  1. I need to find my little leprechaun and give him a place of honor for the big day. Your history of bitters is very interesting and your home looks perfect for the 17th!

  2. I absolutely love all your green. All of my great grandparents were from Ireland so I’m pretty much 100% Irish. County Cork and County Sligo. Went there on my honeymoon 23 years ago. One of the most wonderful places I’ve ever been. Gorgeous scenery, wonderful warm people and Guinness! What’s not to like:) ? xo Kathleen

  3. Rita C. says:

    With the sun shining in your breakfast room, I noticed those green bottles on the side table right away! Love the festive greens on display that you have, Sharon!

  4. I have two new little leprachauns from Lori Mitchell and there are really the only St. Patrick’s Day decorations I have. Loved seeing your ideas and the history of bitters — what great bottles!

  5. Kathy A. says:

    I have never been much of a green glass fan (love that cobalt and turquoise Moon & Stars), but I think you have converted me! At least for St. Pat’s day and spring. Your displays are beautiful and I think the jute around the topless bottle is INSPIRED!

  6. Marilyn says:

    Love your St.Patrick decorations. The green glass is gorgeous. We am Irish.
    Marilyn,Joan and marion

  7. Love all of your St. Pat’s Day decor especially those green bottles!! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!!

  8. Such sweet accents for St. Patrick’s Day. Your green glassware is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

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