I have never ever decorated for St. Patrick’s Day. But as I looked around my house this week, all done up in red and white, I was faced with 2 options: either find where I stored the “everyday” decorations before Thanksgiving (!) or skip the search process and just put up some new ones! So…. I guess I blame laziness for the fact that my house is beginning to look a little…green….
I have always loved the color green, which probably explains why I have a small collection of green glass vases scattered throughout various rooms in my house. But it’s amazing how bringing it all together can bring about an entirely different feel! That’s one thing I love about home decor – you can use the same pieces in so many different ways, and simply swapping out a few pieces can completely change the tone of a room.
But the inspiration for my little vignette was actually NOT the green glass….. it was the windowed mirror I found for $10 at a thrift store. What luck! The perfect starting point for St. Patrick’s Day decor. I LOVE the fact that it looks like a window… and I love the white frame. A house can never have to many mirrors….. right!? (I now have 8 on my main floor……I might be nearing the cut-off!)
I decided to repurpose these two white vases, left over from Valentine’s Day, and to add the white Pottery Barn flowers to the small vase in the center. I’m pretty sure those flowers are still around from our wedding gifts (!) but they have served us well through the years! They do a good job of tying the white in with the green….and they make me think of Spring! (Anything that makes me think of Spring right now is a keeper!)
To finish things off, I added this simple little lucky shamrock banner, made with shimmery cardstock, ribbon, and glue. In case you haven’t figured out by now, I like to keep things simple 🙂
I guess I can no longer say I have never decorated for St. Patrick’s Day…. and I’m also guessing there might be more in store! We’ll just have to see how far my laziness takes me…. 🙂
Looking for other holiday decorating ideas using glass vases? Check out my Christmas Joy Mantel!