Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ah, the wearing of the green! I just love St. Patrick's Day. It might have something to do with St. Patrick being a pretty amazing man (someday I'm going to do a post about his life). Or it might be because I love corned beef. Or it might have to do with the fun of a celebration so early in the spring - who knows!

We celebrated with company a day early, so I can already share the results of my Use-What-You-Have decorating. This took a bit of thought, because almost nothing in my house is green. (No, the couch doesn't count.)

However, here is my creation from some pieces of ivy (they used to be in Kyle's store) stuck into a toothbrush holder, and paired with a lovely green book. Not bad, eh?

Alaina helped me with the cooking.

Her job was to pick up the stray potato peels and put them back in the garbage.

We had a tough time digging up some green in her mostly-pink wardrobe, but we did our best.

And yes, we did take pictures of our daughter putting stuff in the garbage. We're that bad.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Jungheims said...

Your table was lovely but your kitchen help was absolutely adorable!

The Sisson Clan said...

I can't believe that Kyle let you throw those peelings away! He's usually grabbing those things for his compost!

You do have the best of kitchen help. She didn't try to take anything back out of the garbage?? "wink"

The Hemmers said...

Fun decorations, yummy food (mmm...corned beef!), a cute little helper, and company...sounds like a good holiday to me!!!