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A Wee St. Patrick’s Day Greeting: “Let Erin Remember”

St. Patrick's Day Decor Oxalis Shamrocks Vintage St. Patrick's Day vignette vintage St. Patrick's Day postcard

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  Today I am sharing a wee greeting (quick post) with some beautiful green inspiration including a “new to me” antique St. Patrick’s Day postcard that I scored for .50 back in the fall.

 

Yesterday I put together a little outdoor garden vignette with my oxalis (shamrock) plant and violas in a pretty green pot, some pasies and violas in a white washed pot, a couple of garden treasures, vintage flower frogs and an antique “Let Erin Remember” postcard. I love this shot with my neighbor’s gorgeous 120 year-old tudor style home in the background which just looks perfect as part of this magical St. Patrick’s Day gathering.

 

We have several views around our home that are reminiscent of the British Isles. I especially love the century old moss-covered stone wall that lines our street. The views are amazing in spring! It’s no wonder so many Irish and Scottish immigrants felt at home among the Appalachian hills of Kentucky.

 

I love this pretty post card with the various shades of green and gold. “Let Erin (Ireland) Remember”  is a traditional Irish song that is usually played on bagpipes.
 
“Let Erin Remember”
Let Erin remember the days of old
Ere her faithless sons betrayed her
When Malachy wore the collar of gold
That he won from the proud invader
When her kings with standards of green unfurled
Led the Red Branch Knights to danger
Ere the emerald gem of the Western World
Was set in the crown of a strangerOn Lough Neagh’s banks as the fisherman strays
In the clear cold eve declining
He sees the round towers of other days
In the waters ‘neath him shining
Thus shall memory often in dreams sublime
Catch a glimpse of the days that are over
Thus sighing, look through the waves of time
For the long-faded glories they cover
 
Read here for an explanation of the song lyrics.
 
 
 
I always use vintage postcards in my holiday vignettes. I have had this “Erin Go Braugh” vintage St. Patrick’s Day postcard for several years.
 
 
 
 
“Erin Go Braugh”  means “Ireland Forever”
 
 
 


I have enjoyed sharing this wee St. Patrick’s Day day post with my new antique postcard and a few outdoor March views around our home with you today. I Even though St. Patrick’s Day will be over, I will continue to enjoy decorating with green all through spring and summer since it is my favorite color. Are you using green in your decor too?

 

 

St. Patrick's Day Decor Oxalis Shamrocks Vintage St. Patrick's Day vignette vintage St. Patrick's Day postcard

March is such a beautiful month as nature reawakens. It’s nice to detach from the twilight zone of the current chaos and to simply enjoy the reality of the beauty that is truly happening in the natural world. I highly recommend a March walk even if it’s just around your yard. Pick a flower, watch the birds, whistle a happy tune! That’s just what I did yesterday, and it inspired this wee post. I hope you enjoyed it!

 

May your day be lucky blessed! Thanks for visiting!

Amber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply angie

    love all the great green no pinching any where here for sure
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    March 21, 2020 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Charming St. Paddy’s vignettes, Amber! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

    March 22, 2020 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    A very pretty vignette!

    Michelle
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    March 23, 2020 at 5:09 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Michelle!

      March 23, 2020 at 8:36 pm

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