Simple St. Patrick’s Day Decor

Published On March 11, 2013 | By Toni Spilsbury | Fun, Holiday

Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day

I’ll admit that I’m a decorating junkie.  I rarely let a holiday go by without in some way celebrating, even its by adding a few touches here and there.  As local celebrity hypnotist and Life Management Expert, Kimberly Friedmutter teaches, your home evokes an emotional response from everyone who enters.  So I’m constantly asking what I want that emotional response to be.  The first thing that comes to mind, after comfortable, loving and warm, is I want my home to give a feeling of celebration.

I’m not into the glitzy bright green tinsel, so I look to find ways to bring a more traditional Irish feel to our home.  After all, my husband is 100% Irish.

Antique stores and thrift marts may bring you fun finds like vintage Guiness glasses or platters like this one I found on a recent antique shopping trip to San Dimas, California.  I simply placed the platter in a plate display holder (found at Michael’s for $3.99).

Good Luck platter found at antique store.

Good Luck platter found at antique store.


Instead of getting matching dishes for our St. Patrick’s Day dinner, I found mix-match place settings and dishes in all shades of green.  Again, antique and thrift stores are a great place to find vintage green dishes.

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Place settings and dishes in all shades of green. This set was created from Pier1.

Place settings and dishes in all shades of green. This set was created from Pier1.



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About The Author

Toni Spilsbury is a blogger, brand strategist and social media producer in addition to being a philanthropist and mother…. but not in that order. From busy corporate gal to even busier mom of four, one with special needs, Toni established an online connection with today’s on-the-go moms as someone who understands the unique demands of working moms. In 2005, Toni co-founded the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and began working to build the first school for the blind in Nevada. With a passion for cooking, creating her own recipes and a desire to merge her family life and career, Toni wrote a book The Organized Cook in 2009 before embarking on a journey through branding, blogging, social media and e-commerce that gained her an insight and passion for the unique niche of content-driven e-commerce. Toni’s second book, Because of Connor, is due out in late 2013 which gives readers an insight into the unique struggle of life’s ups and downs when set against the backdrop of caring for and coming to grips with a severely medically fragile son.

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