Sunday, March 17, 2013

It's Not Easy Being Green

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Boston! Though the parade and Irish Pubs are raging in Southie, it's pretty quiet out in the suburbs. Yesterday, I made a loaf of Irish Soda Bread, cutting the butter into the flour, sprinkling in a handful of raisins, and gradually adding in buttermilk until the dough just came together. It baked up a lovely golden brown and filled the house with the smell of freshly baked bread. Today I'm wearing green and am celebrating my Irish heritage by making a batch of Potato Leek Soup, since there's no potato famine in sight. 
In case you're still looking to add a little green to your life, here are some of my favorite colorful housewares from around the web. 

How about a little espresso to go along with that soda bread? This Green Coffee Pot from Anthropologie is too cute and would look great perched on the stove top year-round.
I've had my eye on these little Fleur-de-Lys glasses, also from Anthropologie, for quite a while now.
When serving up a big Irish dinner, these Ross Lab salt and pepper cellars would add a nice little pop of green to the table.
Just think how lovely a bouquet of spring flowers would be in this vase by Jill Rosenwald for a St. Patrick's Day brunch!
Maybe Guinness isn't your thing, and you just want to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea, using this adorable green tea mug cozy from Knit Storm. 
For mixing up cocktails (maybe with Irish Whiskey), I would love to have a set of these stylish hand-blown Zafferano green coupe glasses.
If none of these tickle your fancy, you can always go for a pint of green beer! 

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