Thursday, March 12, 2009

the spirit of saint patrick


please click on this blurry photo to see the lights up close


I have never seen anything like this before. do you think the homeowner is Irish? I wouldn't be completely surprised if he isn't. after all, everyone is Irish around this time of year. whatever the case may be, as I came upon this house, it made me smile. have you ever decorated your house for st. patricks day?

15 comments:

White Oleander said...

I never seen like this either. Seems like that homeowner is a proud Irish.

Pietro said...

I like this picture!
The house is beautifully decorated, I would say it has a charming atmosphere.

Babzy said...

Very surprising !!!

BJ Roan said...

Weird!?! I used to have a decorative flag I clipped onto a flag pole. It had a leprechaun and a four leaf clover. That's about as much decorating as I ever thought of doing.

Daryl said...

This is SO Long Island ... and so amazing ... I have never seen any St Pat's decorations outside a card shop or at a St Pat themed party. What other holidays do they decorate for?

Mar said...

I have never even heard of something like this!!!

bobbie said...

When the kids were small, we put big shamrocks in the windows - and our name is Petruccelli. But I am a quarter Irish. These days I find all the hoopla for St.Pat's just too much. But then, I'm an old grouch.

Granny Smith said...

I have never decorated my house for Saint Patrick's day, but my favorite color is green? Does that count?

Erika said...

Believe it or not, these lights have been up since Christmas! They just swapped the x-mas stuff for red hearts at Valentine's day, then took those away and added green shamrocks for St. Patty's! So keep a lookout for Easter eggs in a month!

tr3nta said...

Still Christmas????...

Anonymous said...

Very festive, we need some light in the world now, with all the 'bad' news we are constantly hearing it's nice to see something bright and celebratory, nice catch. PGma

luvmyboys said...

There's a house here (yes on LI! LOL!) that is decorated like that for all holidays. They have red icicle lights for Valentine's and now their house is all green.

We just have some shamrocks in the windows and my husband's Jewish (I know. It's not a nationality! LOL!) and I'm Russian, Polish, German, Finnish and Hungarian. Not a drop of Irish between us.

onangelwings said...

Nice. I should do this. My kids would love it.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I am glad everyone enjoyed this one way or the other.

Daryl, you name it and there is probably a house that has been decorated for the occasion, whatever that may be! & I will be on the look out for anything else unusual...

Bobbie, you are not an old grouch, you are entitled to feel any way you darn well please. I love your comments btw, they always make me laugh.

yes Granny, that definitely counts.

Erika, I'm not sure how I missed this house when it was decorated for Valentines Day. Perhaps I passed it thinking they still had their Christmas lights up.

I agree PGma!

but LUV, everyone is Irish this time of year!
: )

Anonymous said...

I decorate inside, the windows and the front door. I do have flags outside, but no lights.

A long time ago I was in Philly and noticed a lot of the row houses had their front windows completely decked out for holidays other than Christmas. It seems to have spread.

nothing wrong w/ being festive right!

*fellow Fdaler