"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes Aww!" - Jack Kerouac
Monday, March 14, 2011
St. Patty's Day Inspiration
St. Patrick's Day a day for Catholics to misbehave, oh wait... everyday is a day to misbehave since we are so good at asking for forgiveness! I have so many friends whose favorite holiday it is mostly because they are through and through freckled faced, Guinness loving Irish. For me, I am lucky if I remember to wear green that day! Last year I threw my daughter out the door wearing red and remembered in the car it was St. Patrick's day so I put a green rubber band in her hair! UGH! This year I am not forgetting! She has a new t-shirt that says "I'm Lucky" on it... or something like that. I also have made a great green floral arrangement that is sitting my living room (blocking the TV) to remind me. I have collected a few inspirations to get us all in the mood for this spirited day.
For the Home:
These great images above courtesy of Bettery Homes and Garden and re-posted by my favorite blog Hostess Blog. These lovely green inspirations are a lot more dashing than your typical Irish car bomb drinking pub decor. I love the simple elegance of the burlap style napkin with hemp and the shamrock. I also have collected a few green mismatched bottles and have them all out on display for this month. The florals are of course beautiful (and not dyed green carnations YUCK!) especially the bells of Ireland which I love, but are a little on the expensive side.