Here is the last of my decorations for Saint Paddy's Day.
The piano got a very mild treatment. Ivy again, my candles set in lentils to give it some color contrast, a few Irish blessings or sayings, and I was done.
I was unable to get a good picture of the saying on the picture above the keys. It says "May Good Luck Be Your Friends in Whatever You Do and May Trouble Be Always a Stranger to You".
In my glass canister I simply filled the bottom with split peas, a few wooden or straw bits and bobs I had lying around and inserted a print-out of the Irish Blessing which says:
“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”
I love the look of the blessing with the little things I had around the house!! What a cheap and nice focal point of the decor.
Beside of the canister is subway art I found on one of those blogs I frequent. I thought the pink background made it even better!! :)
Above my piano is the old hymnal wreath I had been working on during the last month. I found an old hymnal at Goodwill, where else, and promptly saw it as a great opportunity to make a wreath for above the piano. It is simply rolled hymnal pages, stapled onto a foam core wreath form I cut out the size of a charger plate. It was lovely as it is, but I felt it needed something extra.
I have some cording I purchased on discount at Hancock's Fabric which matches the colors of my room. I have it stuck away to make a piano bench pad, but just haven't made it yet. Honestly its because I see the foam when out, but have never measured the bench to know how much to get. :)
So I picked up a mirror at the Dollar Tree, glued it onto the circle I had cut from the inside of the wreath originally, attached the cording around and then made a hook to hang it. It is separate from the wreath just in case I wish to do something different during the year.
There is my house for the Saint Patrick's Day holiday. Next, I can show you what I have been working on for my guest room! :)