It’s time for the green again! With temperatures in the eighties here today, I would say spring is just about here. There is green everywhere outside already (and the Bradford Pear trees are in full bloom!) So it is time to bring out the green inside as well.
Bye-bye red buffalo check drapes. Hello green plaid! As much as I love red, sometimes you just need a change of scenery with the change in the seasons, right? With our neutral walls, color can be easily changed with a change of the drapes.
For our St. Patrick’s Day table I simply mixed in green plates with the white dishes, added green gingham napkins and a bag of gold (chocolate) coins tied with a green ribbon. Kale was added to the centerpiece as a nod to cabbage for the holiday.
Green cookbooks replaced the red ones in the cabinet in the dining room.
Instead of a lucky pot of gold, we have a jar of gold…gold wrapped Rolo candies. 🙂
There are shamrock cookies in the cookie jar on the cupboard…
and green plates on the island with all the breakfast foods.
Green books, packages, and even a green colander replaced all the red items in the glass door cabinet above the kitchen desk.
I turned on the light there so that you could see the chalkboard recipe for Irish Stew. Do you cook something Irish for St. Patrick’s Day? We’ll be having Irish stew, cabbage, a salad, and a chocolate mint ice cream pie. (I don’t really think the ice cream pie is Irish, but at least it is green. 🙂 )
You’re probably thinking I have gone a little overboard with all the green…
I think you are right.
There is green in just about every spot where it can easily by added. 🙂
Oh well. It is my start to spring, and good way to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day. Easter is coming, and I’ll be able to add another color to it then…or go overboard on another color! 🙂
Have you added any green to your home lately?
We’d love to hear your ideas!