Saturday, March 2, 2013

St. Patrick's Day 2013 Mantel

St. Patty's Day is right around the corner and I just starting putting on the green!
I started with my St. Patrick's Day Mantel.
I keep finding myself drawn to moss, ferns and burlap, so I used a mixture of these natural items for my mantel decorations. 

 But boy!  Did I make a mess!  I wanted to use part of a Honey Suckle vine that I am planning to use the rest of in my foyer.  So I tore the thing apart.  Stuff was all over the place.
Someone snapped a picture of this mess!
But I kept trying- eventually my mess began to look like something
I just kept layering pieces of the moss, excelsior, and different greenery.  Most of the items were purchased at Hobby Lobby (on sale of course!) I added a few burlap rosettes by just folding the burlap ribbon in half and rolling them up.  I used a needle and thread to gather them just a bit and hold the roses together before I glued them on.
The two smaller frames were very easy to make.  I backed one with burlap and added a simple wood shamrock painted green.
The other sign is a simple piece of scrapbook paper with the Irish salute of Slainte.
I printed out the word with a Gaelic font and then used white carbon paper to transfer it to the green paper.  Then used white paint markers to color it it in.  Very easy!  
I added a burlap bow to the top!
So Cheers or Slainte!  As soon as I vacuum up my mess - I will be ready for a green beer.
Then it will be back to putting out more green, I have my foyer and my dinning room table to go yet!

I will be linking up at the following parties:
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Strut your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters Stuff
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy
Inspire Me Link Party @ Homa Style
Wow Us Wednesdays @Savvy Southern Style
Party Junk @Funky Junk Interiors
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Love your St. Pats mantel, shabby and cute. So smart to transfer the greeting. I can't wait to see what you do with the Honey Suckle vine! I'm adding you to my sidebar so I can keep up with you a little easier.

  2. I really love the way that you used the window behind the wreath. How fabulous is that! Also, those burlap roses look great and you make them sound so easy - maybe, for someone as talented as you are!! Great job!

  3. This is the only St. Patrick mantle I've see that I like!
    I'm having a link party at Homa Style that ends Tuesday evening.
    I would love you to link up!
    The link to the party is

    I help promote links to my parties by additional links to facebook, twitter, or pinterest.

  4. The wreath looks fantastic against the leaded glass...such a cute St. Patty's Day mantel...hope to work on a St. Patrick's Day vignette soon..still waiting for one thing to arrive...Love how you made the transfer! pretty!

  5. Beautiful vignette, creating is always messy isn't it? but so worth it.

  6. Great Irish Mantle! Thanx for sharing. Tiff

  7. I'm here from Wow Us Wednesdays and it seems I've done a very similar wreath on an old, weathered door. Great minds... Love that leaded glass window and your whole display!

  8. ps - I forgot to say I'm following you now.

  9. Newest follower here! I found you through the six sisters' stuff blog hop :) You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at


  10. Ann, this is wonderful!!! All your hard work paid off and it looks just great!!!

    I would love for you to come and link this post, (and several of your other awesome posts, for that matter) to my brand new link party..the "FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA!"

    Here is the link if you're interested! I sure would love to see you there! It's running now through this Sunday at Noon ET.

    Thanks so much for sharing this and have a great weekend!!!

  11. Nice wreath! Love the flowers!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  12. I'm here from Wow Us Wednesdays and it seems I've done a very similar wreath on an old, weathered door. Great minds... Love that leaded glass window and your whole display!Crocs