Thursday, March 11, 2010

St. Paddy's Day: Wear Green from Etsy!



Handpicked on Etsy
Saint Patrick's Day is March 17th, a festival originally associated with the color blue. In the 17th Century, the shamrock, which was supposedly employed by Saint Patrick as a teaching tool to explain the Holy Trinity, was adopted as the symbol of the holiday, and shamrock-green became the iconic color. What began in the middle ages as a religious holiday honouring St. Paddy, evolved into a day of feast and gradually became a day of revelry, parades, beer drinking and, throughout the Irish diaspora, a salute to Celtic roots and culture. In modern day America, our custom is to wear the touch of green or suffer the penalty of getting pinched. Inspired by the "wearing of the green" tradition, today I searched on Etsy for adornments in this hue, and found these accessories in a variety of media that would be wonderful additions to a wardrobe and will always come in handy for Saint Patrick's Day. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices range from $12.00 to $228.00
From top left to bottom right, today's featured artisans include: twoknit, gurlygirl, KnotOriginal, JurgitaMi, Bijouxdart, cocon, amityjoy, galit

14 comments:

Francis Kamau said...

This is great site, with all the things on wearing of the green that are available. It is a nice job

twoknit said...

Look s great.
Thank you for including us.
TwoKnit

Galit Barak said...

Thank you for including my earrings!

Sigaliot Designs said...

This is a beautiful list of green items!
I especially love galit's earrings.

NoniBam said...

Great greens!!!
I also like Galit's earrings... they are very elegant...

Ilana Barak said...

Thank you for a wonderful selection of absolutely amazing gifts!

neomi said...

I love Galits earings!

dnicecraft said...

Beautiful green items. The green earrings of Galit are great. It is so delicate!

Andria said...

Given the outpouring of adoration for the green earrings, I'll bet they'll be sold very soon!

To my eye, each of these items deserves accolades. All are unique, beatifully made, and would never be found in a retail shop. I think every one of these creations would be wonderful to own.

JurgitaMi said...

Great greens!!! Thank you for including my brooch !!!

aj said...

What a sweet collection of green goodies. Thank you for featuring my dress.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous collection (as always)!! I especially love the hair comb! Very unique!!
quiljewelry.etsy.com

KnotOriginal said...

Thank you so much Andria, for including my scarf among these lush green beauties!

Michelle said...

WOW,
stunning Earth curation!!!