Views of the Neighborhood – St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

We went out to see if there were any St. Patrick’s Day decorations in the neighborhood. We found some so the tour is on. We are catered by Foxy’s Proper Pub in Austin. Our entertainment is (who else?) The Irish Rovers

Picture of an old time school bus

Let’s go.

Our first is this cute Lepricon.

A shamrock on the door.

A turtle wearin’ O’ the green.

Another door shamrock.

Here is a wall shamrock and wreath.

Our friend, the armadillo.

St Patrick’s Day and Cancer survivor’s flags.

Shamrock welcome.

Hanging decoration.

The best display ever for St Patrick’s Day.

 

I hope you liked the tour. Now let’s eat and enjoy the music. I hope you have a great week.

 

73 comments

  1. My favorite is the Celtic knot lawn flag. I’d bet there are some real Celts in that family. The simplicity of the wreath and shamrock on the wall is attractive, too.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I’ll bet you are right.

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  2. A lot of Irish blood flowing there. Wonderful decorations.

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    1. Yes indeed, Karen. Thanks.

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  3. I can only imagine what the last house looks like at Christmas. Thanks for the great tour, John!

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    1. They do go all out for sure. Thanks, Jill.

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  4. There’s so many items on the menu that are on my favorites list, I’ll have to many a few trips! Your neighborhood, once again, did not fail us for their decorations!!

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    1. Thanks, GP. I didn’t think there would be too many but got a surprise.

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  5. Was going to say the turtle was the best, but then I saw the armadillo. Really tough decision.

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    1. That armadillo is so darn cute.

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  6. This song really takes me back. My dad took such delight in it.

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    1. I think most dad’s did. Good memories.

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      1. Very good. πŸ™‚

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  7. I sing that song to my grandson, along with hand movements. He loves it! We don’t have any decorations in the neighborhood yet, but I will make an Irish Guinness stew for the 15th.
    Fired pickles and a corn beef sandwich, please (I’ll pretend I am not on a diet).

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    1. Go ahead, Noelle. Not a calorie in the bunch. Guinness stew sounds delicious.

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  8. How wonderful that there are St. Patrick’s Day decorations in the neighbourhood. And a huge thanks for the Irish Rovers. Love those guys and have seen them perform many a time. They are so much fun.

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    1. You are lucky to have seen them, Darlene. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I enjoyed the pictures. The turtle gets my vote.
    And for sure the menu !
    Nice job with St. Patrick’s Day

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    1. Thank you, Tom.

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  10. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Your town seems like a great place to live, John. Whatever holiday happens, your community always seems to get into the spirit.

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    1. They are like that for sure. Thanks, Pete

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  11. Grand whimsical fun, John. I loved the turtle and the armadillo. It was fun to hear the unicorn song again. I had forgotten all about it. Darn… I wish I had kept my green wig when I moved here…
    Hugs.

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    1. The green wig would be a hit for sure. 🀣

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  12. I love every single decoration, John! The more, the better! No one decorates for St. Patrick’s Day around here, more’s the pity. I’ve always enjoyed the day, especially since it’s also my birthday! Yep. I’ll be 79 years old on Friday, and seeing lots of shamrocks and Celtic knots and GREEN stuff would make me very happy! Love the music you shared, too! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my friend! Here’s to the wearin’ o’ the green! πŸ˜€ 🧩(That last one is the closest thing to a shamrock I could find!!!πŸ™„ Oh, well. At least it’s GREEN. πŸ˜‚)

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    1. ☘️ Here’s one for you. Happy Birthday too.

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      1. Thanks, John! And thanks for the shamrock, too. Saved it! πŸ˜€

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      2. Good. Glad you did.

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  13. Fun pictures for St Patrick’s Day, John.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  14. That’s pretty cool that your neighbors seem to be festive for everything.

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    1. They seem to be for sure. Thanks, Craig.

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  15. I love the decorations, John. What fun! I’m especially fond of the turtle and the armadillo. I noticed one decorated home in our area, but I think there are many hidden Irish in cowboy land, including me. ☘️

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    1. The turtle and armadillo are my favorites too. Thanks, Gwen

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  16. Christmas in Killarney that IS the best St. Patrick’s Day display ever! They really put the Rock! in shamrock with that one.

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      1. Love the Holy Day, so this one scratches my itch quite nicely.

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  17. These are all great pictures, John. Nice to see some folks “going Green” this time of year. The armadillo had me lol.

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    1. The armadillo is great. Thanks, Bruce.

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  18. LOL! I loved the Turtle and Armadillo in their St. Paddy’s Day hats and wreath.
    Fun tour, John!

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    1. Thanks, Deborah.

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    2. Yes they are my favorites too.

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  19. In all my years, I’ve never seen people decorate for St. Patrick’s Day!!! Must be a lot of Irish ancestry in your neighborhood! That said … I’d like the Fish ‘n Chips with a side order of fried pickles … I’ll share both, for I cannot eat more than half of either! I loved the turtle, and the adorable leprechaun, but the house alight in green and all the lawn decorations takes the prize! Thanks for this fun jaunt through da hood, John!!! I had great fun!

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    1. There aren’t too many who decorate here. But I enjoy those who do.

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  20. Nice to see people acknowledging Saint Patrick’s Day! Thanks for sharing these fabulous decorations, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Tim

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  21. Thanks for the tour! There aren’t any St. Patrick’s Day decorations in our neighborhood so far. Loved the turtle and armadillo! The simple ones were nice too. Thanks for brunch – happy I didn’t have to cook.

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    1. I hope you took enough for hubby too. Thanks, Jo.

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  22. I love your last photo — all that green … and Snoopy, too! And what a great song about the unicorns. Thanks for another great tour, John.

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    1. Glad you could make it, Debbie.

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  23. I say, dear John! It is already St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy the festive time! Mrs. Turtle is the queen of the day! πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ»πŸ»πŸ»πŸ˜Š

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    1. Mr. Armadillo is the king. Thanks, Maria.

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      1. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β˜Ίβ˜Ίβ˜Ί After Mr. Eel! πŸ™‚ Do Twiggy & Lucy suspect that St. Patrick is on the way?

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      2. Since Lucy is German and Twiggy is French they have little knowlege of St Patrick’s Day

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      3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  24. Jeez. I opened this post, got busy doing stuff, thought I had responded. My bad!
    I love that your town celebrates every and anything! I guess it’s true, we’re all a little Irish on St. Paddy’s Day!

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    1. We are all a little Irish. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  25. Some impressive decorations, John. I haven’t seen a one over here, although we are going to a St. Patty’s party next Saturday πŸ€

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  26. The turtle gets my vote, but I also like that last display.

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    1. I like both as well. Thanks, Teri

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  27. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Loved the decorations! This holiday snuck up on me.

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    1. It does every year for me. Thanks, Denise.

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  28. Especially love the turtle!

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    1. One of my favorites too, Becky. 😊

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  29. This was delightful! I thought I knew everything Irish, until we moved close to Boston.

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    1. Boston is the best. 😁

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