This year, St. Patrick’s Day, or what I like to call Ireland Day because I celebrate the country, my heritage and Irish friends that day, fell on a Sunday. It’s fun walking into church and seeing green on those celebrating! We usually celebrate more than anyone we know, as we both have Irish blood flowing through us. We mostly celebrate more like the Irish, but we do throw in some American fun as well! One thing that celebrates everything about the day, is the shamrock. Patrick used it to explain the concept of the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, 3 in one) to the pagan druids and it is a clear representation of the Emerald Isle! So I like to incorporate it, a lot, especially during this week when we celebrate both our wedding anniversary and Ireland. We had an Irish themed wedding, as I said last week, complete with Ceili dancing and a kilt for my Sweetie! And our house is filled with reminders of my time there and our love for the LOVELY isle.
So, I don’t just wear a green shirt or say I have green in my eyes or something. No, I go all out!
Welcome to Modest Monday, Irish style!
I made this little jacket several years ago.
A gift from my wonderful cousin-in-law.
The dress is from a thrift store at least 10 years ago.
My shamrock ring from Avon. As a teenager. I designed my wedding ring, a shamrock with 3 emeralds as the leaves, and a diamond in the center. But alas, no one would make it…sigh…when I finally got married. NOW they exist, 14 years later!
My sweetheart gets in on the act as well.
This necklace is part of the jewelry my bridal party wore in our wedding. :>
I just noticed that it got turned and you can’t see that the pedant part is a heart.
I wore this one to church that I made for the SHOP. My in-laws gave me the little hat clip at the top of the page, but my Sweetie thought it was too flashy for church, so I switched later. :>
NOW, here’s what we ate!
Tea and a yummy treat from our local Carlock’s Bakery! It’s like a brownie with walnuts, mint cream and all covered in chocolate…mmmmm.
Our shamrock plants.
Other things we do to celebrate during the Irish week.
The Shamrock pasta version of my Chicken and Pesto Tortellini.
We also celebrated by watching the opening scene of “The Happiest Millionaire” where it focuses on the Irish butler and cook. And re-watched the episode of 19 Kids and counting where they visit our friends, the Murtaghs in Ireland at their Causey Farm and learn to make Brown Bread and some things from Matt Murtagh about farming! Then we watched/listened to the Irish Tenors sing one of my favorites, “Fields of Athenry!” Later we picked out the scene from “Darby O’Gill…” where they sing one of our favorites:
“For she is my dear, my darlin’ one.
Her eyes so sparklin’ full of fun.
No other, no other, can match the likes of her.
For she is my dear, my darlin’ one,
My smilin’ and beguilin’ one.
I love the ground she walks upon,
My pretty Irish girl.”
We decided this year to watch favorite scenes instead of trying to choose just one film, although Saturday we did watch “The Secret of Roan Inish.” Okay, I suppose I can’t cram much more Irish stuff into this post! ;>
And lots of Irish music and looking at photos from my time living in Ireland.
How do celebrate Ireland? Do you have any Irish roots?