“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright, happy hours.
That stay with you all the year long”
Hello dear friends! Today we are celebrating all things Irish at Everyday Living. My Renaissance Man recently had the DNA test for the purpose of ancestry. It wasn’t much of a surprise that it came back forty percent Irish. His grandfather’s surname is Kennedy. My ancestry is sixty percent English, Irish, and Scottish.
“If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough.”
Join me as I share the tale of The Traveling Shamrocks…
Before I go any further, I must tell you that Butch and I visited Ireland in August of 2015. It was truly an amazing three days on the Emerald Isle, its poetic name due to its beautiful, lush and green countryside. This photo was taken on the Northern coast near Belfast! You can visit here to see more of our trip.
The festive vintage table topper covered with shamrocks and Celtic knots has traveled far and wide. It all began with Marigene of In The Middle of Nowhere. From there it passed on to Cuisine Kathleen with instructions to pass it to another blogger the following year to be used for a table. So its journey began…to The Gazebo House, Home Is Where The Boat Is, on to Hyacinths For The Soul and Kitty’s Kozy Kitchen, Mountain Breaths in the North, and then South to The Painted Apron. It remained in the South this year with only a sixty mile journey to my house!
With all the overcast skies and rain, it has felt like our trip to Ireland. It is also rather difficult to take photos inside.
I assembled an easy floral arrangement using Bells of Ireland, green button pom poms, and white alstroemeria! The vase is the perfect color!
The mischievous leprechaun who joined the traveling topper along the journey, decided to help himself to a delicious shamrock and sour cream chip. Keough’s grown with love in Ireland are Irish potato crisps hand cooked on a family farm!
This is an easy non-alcoholic Irish coffee recipe that all can enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day. Only five ingredients…1 cup strong black coffee, 2 teaspoons light brown sugar, 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/4 teaspoon rum extract, 2 teaspoons cocoa powder for sprinkling on top. This recipe will make two Irish coffees, as you can see I forgot the cocoa powder!
Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin. The busy riverside neighborhood with its cobbled pedestrian lanes and crowded pubs is a must see tourist attraction. Butch and I stopped in at The Temple Bar pub that has been in business since 1840 for some traditional Irish pub food and lively music!
I believe the precocious leprechaun spilled his pot of gold!
“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again
may God hold you in the palm of His Hand”
~traditional Irish blessing
Monday, March 4 is another edition of Monday Morning Blooms! Can you guess our common theme?
Pieced Pastimes, Dwellings-Heart of Your Home, Stone Gable, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Worthing Court, Between Naps on the Porch, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, A Stroll Thru Life, Katherines Corner, Petit Haus, Follow The Yellow Brick Home, Love Of Home, Celebrating Everyday Life, Little Farmstead, Rustic & Refined, The Freckled Rose, Life and Linda, DIY 180, Celebrate & Decorate, Me and My Captain, Shabby Fufu, Designthusiasm, Imparting Grace, Calypso in the Country