Meet Flannigan, Hannigan, O'Reilly and Rourke,
And the rest of the wee folk from old County Cork.
They're clever and witty. They have pots full of gold,
And they'll grant you three wishes, or so I've been told.
|Of course, there are rules . . . . . that no mortal breaks.|
They've stood since St. Patrick drove out the snakes.
|You can't wish for love or wish for more wishes,|
But other than that, you can wish without glitches.
|Still, they won't grant a wish, don't care what you say,|
Till you have one held fast, so he can't get away.
|And catching a leprechaun's a hard thing indeed,|
It's the Luck of the Irish you'll need to succeed.
|Old men in the pubs know the best ways to trap.|
Buy pints all around, and they might draw a map
|Of places to go where leprechauns dwell,|
And offer some pointers on trapping as well.
|"If you're lookin' for wee folk," the old men will say,|
"You can try Glocca Morra, or check Galway Bay."
|But it's right here in Cork, where rainbows shine bright,|
That most leprechauns live, sipping beer in plain sight.
|Now there's dozens of traps and all kinds of lures.|
If you manage to catch one, the gold will be yours,
|Plus three wishes too! But this you should heed:|
When asking for wishes, think first! Then proceed.
|You can wish for World Peace, or wish to end hunger.|
You can wish to lose weight, or wish to look younger.
|Or if you're like me, you might use all your wishes,|
On an endless supply of fabulous dishes.
|Though it's not really Ireland, we'll pretend for a day.|
Wear green, say a prayer, then enjoy the buffet.
|And after dessert (which you'll eat with a fork),|
Meet Flannigan, Hannigan, O'Reilly, and Rourke.
For a tutorial on how the little men were made, go here.
March of the Penguins Table
over at Tablescapes at Table 21
(You'll need to scroll down a bit.).
She tucked penguins in all over the place.
Gold Chargers: Old and cheap
Green dinner plates: Dollar Tree
Gold trimmed salad plates: No information, gift from my mother
Stemware: Rambler Rose, Tiffin Glass Co, inherited
Flatware: Hampton Forge, Kingsley Gold, Macy's
Napkin rings: Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Black tablecloth: Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Mini plastic caldrons: Halloween trinkets from my friend Kay
Felt Leprechauns: Tutorial can be found here.
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for the Fourth Annual
St. Patrick's Day
on the Porch
|The Style Sisters|