Saturday, March 9, 2013

Going Green!

March is here and outside the colors of green are slowly but surely popping up in the flower beds and on the trees. Inside the colors of Saint Patrick's Day are coming together for some very green vignettes. I just love that emerald green color and decided to "Go Green" for this post. I hope you enjoy it.

Out of my china cabinet came these Victorian art glass pieces...


a closer look at the enameling and gilt work...


the blingy gold coins are from Hobby Lobby...


the gilt work and fanciness on this vase just won't quit...so beautiful!


The faux shamrock plant came from Michael's Arts and Crafts...


can you tell by now that the vase is my favorite piece? I got it for $12 at an antique mall, I believe it is Moser glass. It gets the place of honor on the shamrock candy dish. The candy dish was purchased at Target several years ago, I used to put chocolate gold foiled coins in it, and they looked so nice but the dish would always end up empty so that's when I decided to use non edible gold pieces in it.


Below is my green jardiniere with a lion's head on both sides...


and the paint looking a little worn and chippy!


In the parlor you'll find some green on the peacock feathers adorning the mantle...



Upstairs in the bedroom are these lovely green stick pins and hat pins. I thought they looked pretty pictured with this gorgeous Irish lady postcard. She is my favorite St. Pat's card that I own. I pictured her in my St. Pat's post last year. If you would like to see last years green post click here.


Below are two more postcards and more green! I found them at two totally different places and they are the same couple. They were destined to be together...

   
The card on the left says "Meeting her at the stile one day he helps and escorts her on her way."
The card on the right says "With his witty conversation he then forms closer relations."

Well that is all the green for today. Will you "go green" at your house this month?
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours.

I am joining the following parties this week, please join us:

AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
Home with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marti
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jill
VINTAGE INSPIRATION with Betsy and friends
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Paula and Patti
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
VINTAGE CHARM with Sharon, Cecilia and gals


22 comments:

  1. OMG How beautiful can St.patrick be... WOW .. THAT SOME BEAUTIFUL GREEN .. I simply love following through your journeys.... You have some very lovely gilded pieces... Happy St. Patrick's Day.

    Thank You for your kind entry onto my Mother's birthday blog..your attendance was lovingly noted, my friend....xoxoxox

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  2. Gina,
    Such beautiful pieces!! Love the hat pins!!

    Stunning!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  3. Thank you for the sweet words of support.I love your green glass collection.I have a very similar collection.I can tell We like a lot of the same things. Hugs-Denise

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  4. Very clever, you are getting very good at this blog thang .Richard from My Old Historic House

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  5. Gosh what beautiful glassware. I have not seen those gold coins at hobby lobby. I need to look again.
    Very nice post
    betsy

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  6. Oh my goondess..all your green glass ware is simply gorgeous! swoon!!! Pretty hat pins too. Have a happy St. Patrick's week!
    FABBY

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  7. Gina, I have never seen such pretty green. You have a wonderful collection. I don't have anything green but a very tiny card from 1898 shaped like a clover leaf. Can you believe it out of all the stuff(clutter) I have?..I love your's..Happy St. Patty's Day to you..Judy

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  8. All your green is fabulous however my favorite piece is the monogrammed gold hat pin by your beautiful Iris lady

    Your glasses with the white flowers reminds me of Mary Gregory glass

    I don't have a thing out for St Patrick's day

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  9. Beautiful greens! Your items are gorgeous...Christine

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  10. Such a lovely collection! Love the hat pins- and the couple on the cards is just too delightful!

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  11. Hi Gina,
    Your green is lovely and what a nice collection you have! I adore green myself but there won't be any decorating in my home this year due to my bad back. There's always next year. Thank you for sharing at my HOME and Happy St. Patricks Day!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. Oh my word.. LOVE all the beautiful green glassware you share here today!!.. And LOVE the very pretty stick pins too! ~tina

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  13. Gina,

    Me again!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!! We are supposed to get 4 more inches of snow tomorrow too!! UGH!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  14. Hi Gina
    My bunny is fillies with some of my vintage buttons then the other Bunny has old vintage lace in it

    Thanks for stopping by

    Janice

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  15. Beautiful greens, Gina! I love that vase too and the painted glasses....Christine

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  16. Pretty greens and such a wonderful collection.
    ~Clara

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  17. As I said in the post after this one, you show how it ought to be done! But good picture-taking is a real art! Lovely things....

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  18. Oh my, your stick pins, hat pins and the holders are so very pretty! How nice to have pieces like these. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  19. So pretty! I love the hat pins and all your beautiful decorative glass. Thanks for inspiring us at VIParty.

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  20. I don't decorate for St. Patty's anymore, but I sure do love your greens! The hat pins are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. Gina that is a gorgeous collection of glass! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  22. The green and gold is so pretty together! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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