While I was home, I of course went shopping at my favorite store..... TJ Maxx....which in the UK and Ireland I believe is TK Maxx, I really don't know why they felt the need to change the J to a K. Anybody out there know? I didn't find anymore shamrock china this year, but I did buy a new micro down comforter that is soooo soft. It looks white in the picture but it has little bity light greenish grey diamonds. I also bought some new 500 thread count sheets. I love saving hundreds of dollars at TJ Maxx! Obviously green is my favorite color. The curtain is actually a quilt with green stripes that I bought at TJ Maxx and had a place stitched for a curtain rod to go through We have a train track VERY close to my condo, as in less than 50 feet away. For the most part they sound like a humming noise when they go past but occasionally when the large freighters go by they can be really loud! The quilt has enough padding where it helps keep out more noise and still lets light through, the outside of the walls are brick. Quilt curtain was my mom's idea. The round antique mirror we got at an antique auction for $20. All decorative pillows, and quilt at the end of the bed also came from TJ Maxx.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Belated Saint Patrick's Day post! My boyfriend and I had the experience of a lifetime in 2007 when we got to spend a month in Ireland with the University of Alabama. I love Ireland and Irish food sooooo much so naturally we love Saint Patrick's day. Unfortunantly, this year I was sick and not feeling well and we had just driven back from Huntsville and Moulton so we did not cook a big Irish dinner. We grabbed two reuban sandwiches from Arby's and drove over to a friend's apartment that was having a viewing party of Boondock Saints 2: All Saint's Day (brought to you by Bushmills and Guinness (me: diet coke for the night)). Today I am feeling much better, I got my Irish shamrock tea set out and set it up, it made me happy! I actually saw this exact Shannon porcelain teaset in Ireland and wanted it but I thought it was way too expensive and wouldn't travel well. Well, a year later, I found several of the pieces at different T J Maxxes around Alabama! Still missing the sugar bowl and some additional teacups and saucers. My mom gave me a shamrock plant when I went home as a Happy Saint Patrick day present and I put it in an awesome green pot that Stephie gave me a while ago from Anthropologie. Went to target, they still had their corned beef packs on sale and their cabbage, so this year we will be making our Irish meal a few days late. Corned beef in the crockpot now and I will be cooking the cabbage tomorrow for dinner.