Thursday, March 14, 2013

St. Paddy's Day basket

St. Patrick's Day is almost upon us and since I am a wee bit Irish, I wanted to put together something sweet and simple. I had a metal basket that I wanted to do something with, and then I found this adorable Irish lass  on the Graphics Fairy and decided to use her image for my project. 

Such a charming graphic with an old fashioned Irish saying. 

I used some card stock I had on hand and made some shamrocks and added the letters using my stamps. I found some pretty faux green carnations and white flowers at Joann's and grouped them together for my basket. I did something similar to this on Valentine's day as well. My basket was already green so I didn't have to paint it and I added some lace for contrast. I was in a hurry to get this done so I didn't take any before pics. I had this idea in mind for awhile, but of course I waited till the last minute to put it together. I still have a few days until St. Paddy's!

I wanted to share some pics of my pantry so I added the basket to the front handle. We had to buy a pantry for grocery storage and I wanted something farmhouse style so we added this shaker style pantry. It's actually in our hallway, as I mentioned in my previous post our kitchen is a wee bit small. 

A few more close up pics of the flowers and shamrocks. 

I used a floral image for the background of my shamrock and the craft papers looked similar to clovers so I used those for my letters.

I know St. Paddy's Day is overlooked by some people but we can always use another holiday to celebrate and I'm looking forward to watching "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.  I only watch it this time of year so I won't ever get tired of it. The supporting cast is really great too. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. 

I like to lighten and soften the colors of my photos at times because it gives such an old fashioned feel to the images.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy St. Patrick's day, however you choose to celebrate!


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  1. Your cupboard is not mine but very similar to one that I have! I did a double-take thinking it was the same at first...interesting! :) I just did a post recently on my blog about pussy willows yet only a piece of the cupboard that I have shows though I probably have something in my Home Tour on the dining room section that shows it. Come see when you get the'll see what I mean!

  2. Oh, how pretty! And green is my favorite color. Our family is part Irish :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by and Happy St. Paddy's day!

  3. Very pretty!
    Jamie ~

  4. That is a really sweet basket. So pretty! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  5. Very pretty! Happy St. Patrick's Day {soon.}

  6. Hi Diane! First of all, your pantry is so lovely. I love your little St. Patty's Day basket. You're very clever making the little shamrocks! So nice. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Hi Diane, Your basket is so nicely made and I love the graphic of the little dancing Irish lass. I need something new for my front door and maybe I'll try a basket too! Thanks for the inspiration! Linda

  8. Hi Diane, thanks for stopping by-now following you back! I am enjoying many of your paper projects! Have a Happy St. Patty's Day!

  9. Hey, Diane...thank you much for coming by and following...I am following you right back.:)
    Love your great basket. :)
    xo bj

  10. Oh my goodness, how pretty! I love The Graphics Fairy -- so much fun to browse and dream of creating something... :). I love Quiet Man, too. My husband is Irish, and we watch it every year, too.

    Your basket is beautiful! Thanks so much for contributing to Thursday's Inspiration! Hope to see you with us again soon! xoxo

  11. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! Your basket is a perfect blend of green and whites! Thanks again for joining Country Whites Weekend!

  12. What a sweet way of saying "Happy St. Patrick's Day! So Cute...thank you for linking up to
    Have a great St. Patricks day

  13. Hi Diane! That is a darling arrangement! I love that graphic and The Quiet Man is one of my favorite movies also. Thanks for joining us this week at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  14. Your basket is just darling!
    Thanks for joining in the blog crawl, a pleasure to have you!

  15. Your basket turned out darling and I love your pantry! We are finishing our basement and I am doing it in Farmhouse style. Can't wait to start decorating the kitchen area. I love that movie also. Haven't seen it in years. Must put it on my 'to do' list. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  16. This is sweet Diane! Don't you just love The Graphics Fairy! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday party,
    I appreciate you sharing,


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