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).
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.