Friday, March 10, 2017

Finding a Place for Old Leprechaun Collection

I usually do not decorate much for St. Patrick's Day even though I am Irish.  I just don't have many decorations for this holiday.  But my fireplace mantel was looking very bare after the Christmas decorations came down so I went to Michaels (because I had a 30% off coupon) and bought some pretty St. Patrick's Day garland.  But it still looked too bare to me.  Then I remembered coming across some Leprechaun figurines when I was searching my attic last May for my Mom's old fancy purses in hopes my daughter could use one for the Prom.   Because I am such a procrastinator the boxes I took down from the attic were still sitting in my hallway and there they were--my Mom's collection of Leprechauns.
When I first came across these last May my first reaction was to get rid of them (I am in a cleaning out mode).  I am not one for a lot a nick nacks sitting out that I have to dust plus two have a foot that was broken off and missing.  Now I am glad that I kept them.  My daughter always scolds me for not having St. Patrick's Day decorations since we are Irish.  Now my mantle looks pretty again and since they will only be out for a short time I don't have the dusting issue.  I can easily hide the missing feet problem in the garland.  Plus I love finding a use for older family things.  Think my Mother would be happy.


  1. Aww, they're cute. I like them all in that little cluster. It's hard to find cute leprechauns, or any leprechauns for that matter. But you have some sweet ones. Does that one in the middle have actual "hair"? (Something hair-like that isn't ceramic) Happy early St. Patrick's Day!

    1. Yes the one in the middle does have real hair and it is actually ceramic. I think that is the oldest one of the bunch and I suspect that one belonged to my Grandmother. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!