A Tribute to St. Patrick's Day  
By: Collar Topia

One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. And this stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.
The St. Patrick's Day custom came to America in 1737. That was the first year St. Patrick's Day was publicly celebrated in this country, in Boston. (http://wilstar.com/holidays/patrick.htm )

Luck of the Irish Green Stained Glass Shamrock













Silver Pendant Celtic Cross













Necklace - Irish crochet












Hand Painted 'I Love Being IRISH' Ceramic Plate













Celtic Knot Table Runner





Comments (6)

On March 16, 2012 at 5:33 AM , Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Fun finds!

 
On March 16, 2012 at 8:06 AM , Kelly said...

Love the history and the great finds.

 
On March 16, 2012 at 9:15 AM , Donna (Twinmountainpottery) said...

I have enjoyed learning more about the history of this day. You have great finds!

 
On March 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM , ZudaGay said...

Great green items!!

 
On March 16, 2012 at 11:14 AM , sammysgrammy said...

I always love a history lesson.............

 
On March 16, 2012 at 11:46 AM , LittleElf said...

Love the finds! ^_^