Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! | My Saint Patrick's Day Mantle ♥

Saint Patrick's Day is upon us, the day when everyone loves to be Irish! Fun fact - my middle name is Patricia because I was born eight days before Saint Patrick's Day, so there's my special connection to the day! How it's already here I have no idea, this year is flying by just like last year. Thankfully Jacek has the day off again this year so we'll be going to the parade in the city later on - lets hope the rain holds off! I have an adorable little vintage velour green romper for Tyler Lee to wear and thankfully it fits perfectly - yay! I can't wait to get some pictures of him in it later. I wanted to share my Saint Patrick's Day mantle with you all. I really like dressing the mantlepiece with seasonal themes now, it's a fun thing to do, especially when there's little ones in the house. You'll have to excuse the pictures, my mantlepiece is the hardest place to photography in the whole house because it's on an angled wall in a room with very little light and not much space, so apologies for the less than perfect pictures. Nevertheless I hope you like the out and out Irishness of my mantlepiece.

 I have my Lucky Shamrock Yankee Candle burning and I am loving the scent of freshly cut grass and rolling green hills, the holographic label is a really pretty touch too. I've just decorated with a shamrock garland I got for just €1.49 in Dealz. Two lays that we had lying around from previous Saint Patrick's Day celebrations, two little headbands with leprechaun themes, some of Tyler Lee's Irish themed books, his Irish teddy and Jacek's Sant Patrick's Day hat and pin. It's just a mantle filled with simple things but we also have a lot of memories surrounding these things so it makes it quite special for us.

 The Mr. Men book is one we've been reading to Tyler Lee in the build up to Saint Patrick's Day, after all it wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without a pesky leprechaun somewhere!

The leprechaun headband is what Tyler Lee will be wearing today, it was only €1.49 from Dealz too and it's so cute as it bobs about when he walks.

 Paddy, the bear we brought Tyler Lee back from our trip to Dublin in January had to make an appearance on the mantlepiece.

 So that's my St. Patrick's Day mantle in all it's glory. I think it's quite fun, it's nice to embrace the Paddy-whackery on St. Patrick's Day. To wherever you are in the world, if you're Irish or celebrating with us I hope you all have a great day.

"May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire".

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


  1. Lá Fhéile Pádraig
    Glac bog an saol agus glacfaidh an saol bog tú
    Take the world nice and easy, and the world will take you the same.

  2. wow...what a great post on st patrick's day pretty decorating it on the mantel. I like the green yankee candle.

  3. That is so pretty.Some effort you put into that,

  4. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

  5. Thank you very much for this post! It’s really interesting!
    Fell in love with your blog! You did a great job!

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  6. Its looks very nice and pretty.

  7. What a lovely decoration Fiona!! I hope you have a lovely day :)

  8. Love all the St.Patricks Day decorations! Looks fantastic

  9. Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit freisin. Fiona, do you mind me asking where you got your beautiful mirror?

  10. your mantle looks brilliant - I'm in Rome for a few days and the colosseum is green for St Patricks day!

  11. Your decor is absolutely adorable! Happy St Patty's Day! :)

  12. Your mantle looks beautiful! I'm only a wee bit Irish, but I love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day here in the US. I also love your mirror above your mantle! Did you make it?

  13. This is just sooo cute, i love it!! Great Job :)

  14. The decorations are adorable! I especially love the garland ♥

  15. Lovely arrangement!
    I crocheted a garland of shamrocks last year and couldn't even be bothered putting them up!
    Next year :-)

  16. so pretty!
    what im doing is nail art for st patricks

  17. How cute! I did not decorate for St Patricks Day this year but after seeing your mantle, I think I might next year! Thanks for the cute idea!

  18. Hope U have a happy Saint Patrick Day! I love all your tips... ♥

  19. Love how you've creatively used things you already have to make such a cute seasonal display! Makes me think I should rustle around my house and find some stuff to make a cute mantel of my own! :)

  20. Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you Fiona! You mantlepiece looks really festive :)

  21. Beautiful arrangement i love it and HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY to you Too :)

  22. What a fab idea! Wish I'd seen this yesterday. Plus, I've also discovered there's a Mr. Men leprechaun. A very belated Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)

  23. Happy St.Patrick day to you too!! Love that candle :)


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