With St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday, shop windows are filled with green shamrocks and red-headed leprechauns under colorful rainbows. For me, St. Patrick’s Day has always been a holiday I ignored. To be quite honest, leprechauns give me the heeby-jeebies. But when I saw this dress I knew I had to buy it, not only was it drop dead adorable, but it was rather St. Patrick’s Day-y…
The dress appears home-made, and the pink fabric is dotted with tiny rosebuds. I couldn’t get over the adorable little keyhole sleeves! Talk about too cute!
Another reason I’ve never been too keen on the holiday is that I’m not a big drinker, especially of beer. (*gasp!* A Portlander who doesn’t like beer! I know!) and I’m not all that familiar with my Irish heritage to know of anything special to do for the holiday. However, I am hopeful that the lack of knowledge regarding my heritage is going to change real soon. Patrick bought me an Ancestry.com membership and I’m diving into my background. My mum has pretty well taken care of her side of the family, tracing us back to 495 AD in England, and we were among some of the first people to come to America in the 1630s. And we may or may not be related to Myles Standish who came over on the Mayflower – that connection has yet to be solidified. I’m looking forward to learning where I came from, as well as learning more about Patrick’s side of the family. His grandfather on his mother’s side came here from Italy in 1932! And there has been rumor that his grandmother on his dad’s side was part Cherokee, so I’m looking forward to learning more about that.
I hope you all have a lovely and safe St. Patrick’s Day!