I love the idea of shamrocks, claddagh and trinity. These are just a few of the Irish treasures that make their way into rings, pendants and other baubles and bling.
This photo is from a link on the TipperaryWest website in Erie. It links to Solvar, a jewelry website. I am guessing you can ask your favorite jeweler for some Irish gems, and you’ll find them. Some are very inexpensive.
At My Irish Jeweler, I learned that the 3-leafed shamrock is a symbol for the Holy Trinity. Everything about the shamrock is fascinating. If you are looking for a wee bit of a $5 and under gift for a friend for Saint Paddy’s day, try a shamrock plant. I’ve had a few of them. They get beautiful white flowers that bloom all year long, and they thrive outdoors. I found mine at Wegman’s. They are as little as $4, and if I would remember to water them, mine would still be healthy. My first one grew as big as a shrub outside. In Saturday’s House to Home, Sue Scholz will tell you all about shamrocks.
No matter how you choose to celebrate this weekend, Happy Saint Paddy’s Day.
Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one. Her paternal grandmother’s family came to America from Ireland.