Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
I come from a very Irish family on my mother’s side. When I finally left home I was shocked to learn that St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t as big a deal as Christmas for most of America! Growing up the occasion was marked with special food (green pancakes), gifts from Grandma (shamrock halos) and if you didn’t wear green it was a cardinal sin, punishable by pinching. The morning of, we would yell “Top of the mornin’ to ya!” to which everyone else would customarily reply: “And the rest of the day to you to!”
Side note: you aren’t supposed to wear red on St. Patrick’s Day because that was the color of the oppressive English! (who I am incidentally also related to…) So NO RED!
Green is one of my favorite colors to use in design because it almost acts as a neutral in that it gets along with every color! It is at the same time rustic, and a pop of color.
Some of my favorites:
Glasses – This olive shade of green is a wonderful accent in any room.
Pendant – I’ll admit there isn’t a lot of green lighting options that I would be super jazzed about but Schoolhouse Electric do some colored lights that are perfectly understated and don’t take themselves too seriously.
Inspiration fit for a leprechaun:
This year I am going to have a green smoothie for breakfast, wear my favorite green skirt, and probably have some kind of a salad….What are some of your St. Patrick’s Day traditions?