Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Dear Friends! 

As you hum a few bars of 
'These Irish Eyes are Smilin'
I'll leave you with some Irish Proverbs to mull over
whilst sipping your Irish coffee:)


The tongue ties knots that the teeth cannot loosen. 

The best looking-glass is the eyes of a friend. 

There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle. 

Never give cherries to pigs or advice to fools. 

Reputations last longer than lives. 

All happy endings are beginnings as well.

And now hum along to my favorite Irish ballad;

Danny Boy

Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling,
From glen to glen and down the mountainside,
The summer's gone and all the roses falling,
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide,
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow.
'Tis I'll be there in sunshine or in shadow,
Oh Danny boy, Oh Danny boy I love you so.

And when you come and all the flowers are dying,
If I am dead - and dead I well may be,
Ye'll come and find a place where I am lying,
And kneel and say an Ave there for me;
And I shall hear though soft your tread above me,
And all my grave shall warmer, sweeter be,
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
And I shall live in peace until you come to me. 


An Old Irish Blessing for you  <3

May love and laughter light your days,
And warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
Wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
With joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
Bring the best to you and yours!

Erin Go Bragh!


Today I am cooking a corned beef and cabbage
dinner in the crock pot
served with Irish soda bread, of course!


P.S. I really enjoyed reading your experiences
with gardening in response to my last post :)

We truly are kindred spirits <3

Thank you for your sweet friendship xoxo


  1. I love this Irish blessing...
    Have a lovely day!

  2. Such wonderful vintage greeting cards and always lovely Irish Proverbs.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear Karen! xx

  3. Beautiful old postcards! A lovely post from you...
    Have a sunny day, take care!

  4. Thanks a lot for this post and your blessing, you are very kind!!! We don't celebrate it here, but next Saturday the 19th of March we celebrate Saint Joseph. Until about 15 years ago it was a National festivity, but many Christian celebrations have been eliminated. We follow with this tradition at home, my husband's and my son's names are the same, Joseph, so, I usually make the traditional biscuit cake for them and we have lunch in family. Happy Day of Saint Patrick and Hugs from Spain

  5. Such beautiful vintage cards, a real delight. Not living in Ireland or having Irish descendants we do not tend to celebrate St Patrick's day but love some of the beautiful décor I have seen on a lot of blogs. Have a good day.

  6. My dearest Karen,
    this post of your is so wonderful !
    I'm enchanted by your vintage postcards, by the ballad and the blessing you've posted ... Happy St.Patrick's Day to you !

    Much love


  7. A beautiful post today. Happy St. Patrick's Day Karen!

  8. Dear Karen,

    every morning I have the privilege to watch in smiling Irish eyes (my dog is an Irish red Setter) and I love the song sung by Bing Crosby.
    My cousins father, Pat O´Grady always sung Danny Boy at the end of birthday or other partys. It always makes me cry and touches my heart.It´s a wonderful song known all over the world. Thank you for this lovely post and the special vintage postcards. A wonderful St.Patrick´s day for you Irish Lady.
    All the best, Barbara xx

  9. Good morning, beautiful post. I love the Irish blessing. Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  10. Happy St.Pat's Day. Spring is not far a way. Now if you should get
    to Ireland Go up the west coast to the top of Ireland, It is so
    beautiful. The Belleek factory is not far from Donagal.
    yvonne Don't for get the Wearin of th Green.

  11. My aunt, God rest her soul, loved Danny Boy. I never asked her why it was her favorite song... wish I had now.

  12. Those are some wise Irish sayings! I like "reputations last longer than lives". Makes you want to do something special for someone. I WISH I had an Irish coffee to sip right now ;) Have a wonderful St Patrick's Day Karen!

  13. Dear Karen, Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too! Gosh, I love these old postcards, sooo... beautiful! There is a lot of wisdom in these Irish proverbs, thanks for sharing them!
    Warm regards,

  14. May the luck of the Irish be with you today dear Karen.
    Your cards are lovely.
    Happy St Patricks Day :)

  15. Oh, those Irish are a jolly bunch, aren't they? I liked some of these Irish Proverbs and will pass them on to the girls. Did I ever tell you that I was married by a jolly Irish Priest? I just loved him.

    (Just wanted to tell you that your little icon isn't showing on my side bar, just your name, not sure why).

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! Thank you for the Irish blessing, Karen.


  16. Happy St. Patricks day to you! Love the blessing

  17. sweet!!!! the irish do have some of the best blessings!!!!

  18. The Irish quotes and blessing are wonderful! Enjoy your dinner!

  19. Happy St Pats day to you as well! I can't believe the day went by this year without me realizing !!

  20. Such a lovely post! Now I feel like it's St. Patrick's Day!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog today, Karen!

  21. Dear Karen, love this beautiful post for St. Patrick's Day. The verses and sayings are many my father loved too. Oh Danny Boy is certainly a favorite. Enjoy your corned beef and cabbage!! Erin go bragh!! xo

  22. Just lovely sweet Irish Lass! Happy St. Patty's Day to ye. ;)


  23. Love the sayings! Great traditions for sure.

  24. What great images, song, and blessings, Karen. Your meal sounds great. I made Irish soda bread today, too. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘

  25. Lovely vintage postcards...
    I am sure you enjoyed that yummy meal...
    Linda :o)

  26. Vintage postcards are so sweet. Danny Boy is an achingly beautiful song - it always makes me tear up.
    Glad you had a good St. Patrick's Day.

  27. Wonderful post, Karen...I enjoyed the poems, quotes and songs. I lost my cousin Danny a few months ago. I thought it was so sweet when the band played Danny Boy at his wedding. I miss him so and that song will always hold a special space in my heart.

    On another note---I hope you enjoyed your corned beef and cabbage. Perfectly traditional and so good!!


  28. Aw, Jane. I am so sorry. Such a beautiful song to remember your sweet Danny Boy by. It's so hard to lose those we love. We try to go on without them, but some days are harder than others. Take care, my friend. xo Karen

  29. Sorry a little late commenting, with my sister here all last week it was a little hard to get to the computer.... I love some of the Irish sayings I have written down a few to use inside cards when I send them!


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