17 March 2010

Fresh From the Emerald Isle

May the leprechauns be near you, To spread luck along your way. And may all the Irish angels, Smile upon you St. Patrick's Day.

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Let's celebrate Ireland!

A quintessential portrait of rural, idyllic Ireland. A white-washed cottage squats alongside a rushing stream, amongst the emerald green hills. This photo by felixmcginley.
A sampling of the shorebirds of Belfast Lough can be found in this monoprint booklet from BridgetFarmerBooks.

Because we are all a little bit Irish on St Paddy's Day, grace your home with this cushion. Baile is the Irish word for home. This linen, screenprinted pillow has been crafted by placed.

A beautiful felted rose necklace, in the green and orange of the Irish flag. This can be found in the shop of Crafts2Cherish.

"Whenever you're out on the liquor m'lad; beware of the pretty Colleen". This clothespeg charmer is from the shop of WeeCuteTreasures.

What may well be the most oft slurred phrase of the day, but more likely to be heard in Boston than Dublin. This "Kiss me" St Patrick's rosette comes from the shop of homespunireland.

And what would any post about Ireland be without mention of the wee folk. I couldn't find a leprechaun today - they are all hiding those posts of gold at the ends of the rainbows. I hope a gnome will do. This one has been felted by WoolyWings.

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

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