How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
When I lived in the Buffalo area I could have attended a parade and enjoyed lots of Irish food, music, dance, and drink. Here in my new neighborhood, I haven’t even noticed any shiny shamrocks popping up on front doors. Not yet, anyway.
Is there any Irish in your blood?
Do you wear green, decorate your home, or enjoy some Irish festivities?
Do you celebrate with any special foods or beverages?
There’s no Irish in my blood, but I thought it would be fun to bring out this vintage cocoa set that belonged to my grandmother. Isn’t it lovely? These little cocoa cups are like miniature mugs with saucers. And they are covered with lovely hand painted violets and just enough green to make them perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. And these delicate spoons make me swoon….have ever since I was a little girl and could appreciate such loveliness.
Since cocoa is my favorite food (Cocoa made with real milk and cream and dutch chocolate and sugar, gently heated on the stove.), I thought that we could turn it into Irish Cocoa. You may have the real Irish Cream to add to your cocoa. Or, you might like this rich non alcoholic alternative: Irish Cream Flavor. Irish Cocoa…topped with freshly whipped cream with just a smidgen of green added to it in celebration. Yum!
Here, cocoa is being served up in my Longaberger Oval Basket Tray which has been placed on some vintage linens woven with green accents. As an only child I inherited all the vintage items which have spent most of their time in drawers and china cabinets. Since I am on a huge spending freeze, I need to exercise my creative juices. It just might be the very best thing. After all, I don’t think I would have ever brought out the cocoa set otherwise and now it’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
Hmmm. I wonder what I should serve along side the cocoa. A little sweet treat would be nice. What do you suggest?
I wish we could indulge in this chocolaty delight together. Wouldn’t that be lovely?
The second best thing….we can chat together here and on Facebook. I’ll be looking forward to your sweet words.
An Old Celtic Blessing
May the blessing of light be on you—light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.
Wishing you an Extraordinary day!
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