Touch o' the Irish since everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day.
I was the lucky one to receive the traveling Irish topper! If you don't know the history of this vintage cloth full of shamrocks and Celtic knots, Marigene @ In the Middle of Nowhere first sent it to Kathleen @ Cuisine Kathleen (founder of the Annual Blog Crawl) with the stipulation that it be passed on to another blogger for the following year. Kathleen passed it along to Rett@ The Gazebo House, who then sent it on to Mary @ Home is Where The Boat Is. Mary sent it to Sarah @ Hyacinths for the Soul, who then sent it on to Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen. Only the leprechauns know where it goes next year! Watch your mailbox since it will be mailed soon.
So I headed to the Dollar Store for some green hats, and changed the ribbon to coordinate with my dishes. We're ordering corned beef and cabbage dinners from our favorite deli for St. Patty's Day. I'll do anything to get out of cooking cabbage in my house.
St. Patrick was not from Ireland, but went there even after being a slave there and lived out his life helping the people and bringing them to Christ. He is considered adopted Irish. He established 165 Christian churches, and a school with each to help teach the people of Ireland to read, to write, to preserve their history, and more. His works, such as his driving out the snakes and toads into the sea, were said to help free the people of Ireland from oppression, and give them much of the luck they are remembered for.
These Hershey Kiss Shamrocks may just be one of the easiest crafts you'll ever do! I used a bag of Easter kisses which consisted of green, pink and blue. The candy is hot glued together and the stems are yarn (I used a green cord handle from a gift bag I had).
Oh look, a bunny hopped onto to the table. More about that bunny next week.
I am partying with:
Dishing and Digging It with Life and Linda
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm