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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Green Beer & St. Patrick's Day Decorating

My idea of decorating for St. Patrick's Day looks a little something like this:
Not so for my friends. 
While I'm putting green food coloring in my Bud Light, they are pulling out their fancy green and white china. 
Take a lookiloo at Tracy's dining room.










Tracy nabbed this Neiman-Marcus vintage set on an estate sale outing.



How about you? Do you go all out for St. Patrick's Day or just enjoy a green beer?


*Repost from 2014

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    1. This is your holiday! I thought of you with all the green love!
      SMOOTCH!

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  2. I would go all out if I had these dishes!
    Debbie

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    1. I'm convinced Tracy could decorate with old shoes and make it look fab!

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  3. Both??!!???

    Cept my stout is black like your first picture, not green. : -D

    Love Tracy's china - and love your adorable pic - sometimes simple is best, yes indeed!!

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    1. I'll stick to green beer and just hang out at Tracy's.

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  4. Wow! Beautiful. Green beer, here! But Tracy's place is amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I'll save a green beer for you! We need a funny ladies of the blogosphere par-taay!

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  5. In my head I go all out...but in reality, I enjoy a pretty green beer!! lol!!!

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    1. Story of my life! I'm way cooler and much more glamorous in my head.
      Thanks, Laura!

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  6. Wow! That is a beautiful china set. Honestly, I don't really do anything for St. Patty's day. Sad, I know. Maybe I should start some new family traditions this year.

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  7. I love your St. Patty's Day table. So pretty and a nice shade of green. We don't do a single thing (shh,..I don't really like St. Patrick's Day) though some of the spring decor is green - does that count?

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  8. Green beer. And after a few, you don't even notice you haven't decorated.

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  9. I don't decorate and I only drink green tea...wait ....take that back I did get a shamrock plant and put it on the table this year. Oh man, I'm way ahead of myself come to think of it.

    ENJOY your St Pattys day!!

    Carri

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    1. Green tea does NOT count, Carri! Come on over for a green beer!

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  10. I really don't go all out, but sometimes I do make Irish colcannon for dinner and then set
    the table in green and white. Your latte mugs are so pretty. I have some christmas ones and I love them, I need to get some everyday ones. Nice photos, enjoyed them.

    Irish blessings to you,
    Nellie

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    1. Oh, Nellie! I love green and white together.
      Thanks for popping by!

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  11. Love your table...and those cool mugs/saucers! I have a soft spot for anything hand embroidered...gorgeous tablecloth...hope that you will show us the center one day.

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    1. Thank you, Marigene!
      I loved the green and white, too!

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  12. How was my tact last night at p-t conferences? Did I throw my comment in about the march madness drawing in a subtle way?!? LOVE that Meg! and LOVE your blog too! Thanks for your constant entertainment and laughs. :) Julie ps Gorgeous, Tracy! I'm in awe of your decorating sense!

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    1. Thank you soooooo much! You are the queen of tact!

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  13. Your NM cups were a great find. They are perfect for celebrating the green.

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  14. Beautiful! I love those stunning beer mugs, they stolled my heart! Gorgeous photos you've taken of your lovely dining room. Come over for some tea in honor of St. Patty's Day.
    FABBY

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    1. Can I bring green beer?
      Thanks, Fabby!

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  15. Love, love, LOVE the Neiman-Marcus vintage set! Other than drinking green beer, I'll have a pot of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes simmering on the stove. But I sure could use that gorgeous vintage set gracing my table!!!

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    1. Now, I'm drooling! Corned beef and cabbage - yum! Thanks, Menopausal One!

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  16. My goodness you have fancy friends (she says as she nonchalantly slides in front of the Styrofoam shamrock). Lovely! The branches and the oxalis make me feel all spring-y inside. Ellen

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    1. My friend puts "class" in classy. I, on the other hand, put the "ass" in classy. Thanks, Ellen!

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  17. love that tablecloth!!! A green beer is a must for me on St Patrick's day!!! Cute post!

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  18. OMGosh, I love the dishes! And yes I decorate for St. Patrick's Day. But this year Easter is also in March, so my St. Pat's decorations are not as much. Thanks for sharing those beautiful dishes. I am envious. . Karie

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    1. Thank you, Karie! I love vintage dishes!

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  19. I change my table settings, table clothes, placemats, glassware, towels, pot holders, rugs, wall decor., centerpieces, candles, window clings, coffee mugs on the mug tree, ect. every month. I am a retired first grade teacher and have plenty of experience and "stuff". Love it!!! --Carolina

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    1. I was a teacher for 18 years- decorating has taken the place of bulletin boards, huh? Thanks, Carolina!

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  20. My son plays high school football and their colors are green and gold so it is like St. Patrick's Day all year long around here!

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    1. Built in decor! Thanks for popping by, April!

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  21. I have to admit that I'm all-in with Tracy's celebration. The china and vintage table cloth are wonderful. But did she serve corned beef? *wink*

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    1. I was just thinking about you! Hoping to see you on the conference circuit this summer!

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