I really enjoyed adding a few touches of green to my kitchen and dining room this year to celebrate Saint Patricks Day. I don’t usually go all out for the smaller holidays but I like adding a few decorations to brighten things up and St. Patricks Day is such a fun and colorful holiday to decorate for.
When I’m decorating my home for the different seasons, I try to create decor that can be used for that season and whatever holidays fall within that season. I start out by choosing a base color that mixes well with the colors in my home. I have a lot of blue decor so I try to mix in the seasonal colors with what I already have.
The Hot Cocoa Bar
I had this hot cocoa bar set up for my Galentines Day Brunch and I decided to keep it out for St. Patricks Day when I realized I had some mugs with shamrocks them. How could I not use these in the hot cocoa bar! I also had some gold chocolate coins that looked so cute in one of my milk glass compotes. I switched out the pink milk glass for the white milk glass and changed out the mugs. I then added these adorable felt ball garlands and just laid them around the tray. This brightened up the entire room and with all the snow that’s been falling in Utah, this hot cocoa bar came in handy!
My inspiration for Spring and St. Patricks Day were these beautiful green and white ginger jars. I bought some pretty green and white flowers and used one of the jars as a vase for the centerpiece on the kitchen island. Fresh flowers in a ginger jar or vase is always a great accent and brightens up any room.
I used some of my antique milk glass compotes and my green, blue, and white dishes on the open shelves. The blue dishes are our everyday dishes and for each season or holiday, I alternate some of my other dishes.
It’s so much fun to decorate the hood over the stove! To give it a little touch of the Irish, I used another felt ball and this shamrock garland. Adding in a few simple decorations makes a big statement. Sometimes less is more and in this case, I think the simplicity is better.
Add in some Shamrock Sugar Cookies and some hot cocoa and you’re all set for Saint Patricks Day treats!
For the Tablescape, I used the same green, white, and blue dishes. If you look close enough, you can see a green shamrock painted on them. I added in touches of gold with the glasses, silverware, and candlesticks which made this tablescape perfect for a St. Patricks Day dinner with the family.
The only thing that’s missing now are the St. Patricks Day Cupcakes and people to eat them!
Wishing you all a Happy St. Patricks Day!