To be perfectly honest we don't do much in the way of celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Which is a bit ironic since the hubby's family name is Fitzpatrick. But once my boys were college-age I always felt ambivalent about this alcohol-crazed holiday, and relieved when it was all over.
Trust me. If you've got boys in college you'll know what I mean.
But the other day Jim called me from work and surprised me with a "Hey, Happy 2-year-Anniversary!" and I instantly knew what he meant.
This month--two years ago- we packed our belongings and embarked on our private little adventure, leaving the family home we'd raised our boys in--and our closest friends and family-- and relocated to Southern California. It might not sound so courageous to some of you intrepid souls but for us -- at our age- it felt like a bold thing to do.
In honor of our little milestone, I decided to create a simple, inexpensive St. Patrick's Table-For-Two inspired by this emerald green vase I found in the thrift store.
I added three rolls of ribbon and these bright, sparkly pins I found on the jewelry aisle of Joann's Fabric and Craft store. They were on sale--2 for 1-- for a grand total of $3.99.
I bought a bouquet of grocery store flowers...
When it comes to St. Patrick's Day decorations I'm a Less- is-More kinda gal.
As you can see, I'm just keeping it simple today.
We plan on having a quiet, romantic dinner for this holiday...seems like a good time to count our blessings over some delicious food and wine.
What are your plans for St. Patrick's Day?
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