a bit o' green


I wanted to share my St. Patrick's Day centerpiece with you today and to wish you all a very Happy Weekend!

Don't you love the hand embroidered detail in this vintage apron?  It belonged to my husband's grandmother and I cherish it. 

The little shamrock tea cup is one of my favorites and it comes out every year in March.  The cupcake liners are from Michael's, the yellow rose is the first rose of the season from my garden and the pretty plaque was a gift from my good blogging buddy Elaine.

I kind of got my groove back on late yesterday, after a few days of feeling the blahs...

I did a little work in the garden and after removing the dirt from under my nails, I completed a couple of little dresses for my etsy shop.

In addition to children's clothes, I am hoping to add some pillows, memory journals and gift tags to the shop.  Every thing I've read says to have a decent inventory before opening day so I need to keep my nose to the creative grind stone so to speak.

We are expecting a substantial rain storm this weekend so that will certainly keep me inside and in my studio.  I am hoping for the Grand Opening of Lemon Lane Cottage on Etsy by April 1st.  Yes, I realize that is April Fool's Day and I am not missing the irony of it.

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Patty

I'm linking to Seasonal Sundays with The Tablescaper...


  1. What lovely bits and pieces, you hoard all these bits and before you know it you've got a family tradition! good luck with your etsy shop. jennyx

  2. Love your St. Parick's Day goodies! What a pretty vignette. :)

  3. How wonderful to have an heirloom apron. I love that your centrepiece speaks of family, friends and things you enjoy! I'll be checking out your shop on April 1st! ~ Maureen

  4. how exciting for you. wish you well. hey, april fools is just a day to pick on people ... it won't miss with your etsy store. ha ha!! enjoy the creative moments thanks to rainy days. (:

  5. what a darling display of green!!! I did hear we are supposed to get lots of rain this weekend....a good weekend for veging out!

  6. Cute post. Love the "irony" of the opening! Cute cup, and darling apron! I am going to hunker down with my sewing this weekend too!

  7. Those are lovely pieces.
    Very St. Paddy's Day.

  8. Such a cute centerpiece Patty. I love that little hint of yellow in the rose.



  9. Love all that happy spring green! I'm so excited for you to open an Etsy shop. You GO girl!

  10. Alright!! Yeah for your Etsy shop. I can't wait to see what you will have in there. Of course you have such a way with display. The plaque looks so darling how you have it.

  11. This is so sweet, I love the pitcher and that apron. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh how pretty! I am loving all your little Irish bits. :) Kit

  13. Lovely! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. Good luck with your shop.

  14. Hi Patty,

    I love the name of your blog. :)

    You have created a charming Irish vignette for St. Pat's Day. That hand-embroidered apron really is a treasure, and I love your shamrock teacup and your Irish plaque.

    Wishing you success with the opening of your Etsy shop and a Happy Seasonal Sunday.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  15. Hi Patty, Thank you so much for visiting me! Your St.Patrick's Day vignette looks so pretty!Wishing you a wonderful week! Angie xo


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