I don't do too much decorating for St. Patrick's Day per se, but we will be having friends over on St. Patrick's Day for dinner and I thought I might try to add a few touches. I'll have the whole table, etc., in another post soon, but I wanted to share my idea for candles for the table.
I have these goblet-type candle holders that came from Hobby Lobby some time ago. I've always used them with votives just plopped down. However, I wanted to do something a little different, and my mind suddenly jumped to my centerpiece from Thanksgiving this year:
For Thanksgiving, I filled a large vase with different colored beans and then used fresh flowers. The beans were saved for future 'decorating' projects. Thinking about the green lentils, I thought they would certainly do for St. Patrick's Day!
Then, in another burst of 'genius,' (actually I saw them when digging out the green lentils!!), I remembered that the Irish flag was green, orange, and white, and I added the 'pink' lentils (which are actually more orange than pink).
The white votive provides the white part of the flag!
Now, maybe next year I can find purple hulled peas for Mardi Gras!
Lentils and candles, y'all!