Happy St. Patrick’s Day ~ Got Green?

2nd Annual St. Patrick\

Cuisine Kathleen is having a sharing of the green party. If you’ve never visited her blog you should because she always has such yummy goodies to share and pretty tables to show. She knows what to put on a plate!

This little Belleek bowl is about the only thing I have that is Irish and worthy of St. Patrick’s Day. I found it at a thrift store for under $5.00 and thought it was a steal!

The Dear Little Shamrock

by Andrew Cherry

There’s a dear little plant that grows in Ireland.
‘Twas Saint Patrick himself sure that set it.
And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile.
And a tear from his eyes oft-times wet it.
It grows thro’ the bog, thro’ the brake, and the mireland,
And it’s called the dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

That dear little plant still grows in our land,
Fresh and fair as the daughters of Erin,
Whose smiles can bewitch, and whose eyes can command,
In each climate they ever appear in:
For they shine thro’ the bog, thro’ the brake, and the mireland,
Just like their own dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

That dear little plant that springs from our soil,
When its three little leaves are extended,
Denotes from the stalk we together should toil,
And ourselves by ourselves be befriended.
And still thro’ the bog, thro’ the brake, and the mireland,
From one root should branch, like the Shamrock of Ireland.

23 thoughts on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day ~ Got Green?

  1. Ellen,
    I almost picked up a Shamrock plant at the grocery store this past Friday. I talked myself out of since I really wanted to purchase 2 pounds of shrimp. Don’t ask me what shrimp has to do with St. Patrick’s Day, but that’s how I rationalized my purchase. Have a great St. Paddy’s Day. Stop by Applejack Lane if you can.

  2. Do you really have some Irish blood? Have fun celebrating this day…Last year I heard that the Irish even had green beer for their celebrations.
    Unknown to me….

  3. What a sweet story and I love your Belleek. When I was in Ireland I bought a tea put and a cup and saucer and I just love it with all the dainty hand painted shamrocks. Happy St. Patrick’s day to you.
    Joyce

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