Necessary Accessories for St. Patrick's Day

by Ragtimelil

St. Patrick's day is almost here. Whether you go out to the local pub or celebrate at home, you'll need some accessories to celebrate with.

I never realized that St. Patrick's day could be so much fun. There are all sorts of accessories that will help you enjoy the day. From buttons to complete outfits, mugs to beer steins, and even outfits for your dogs, there are a gazillion ways to celebrate a very special day. Remember, if we pretend to be good at Christmas, we can pretend to be Irish on St. Patrick's day.

Buttons are ideal for a quick and discreet way to wear the green without having to change clothes. They are perfect for the "once a year" Irish and can be saved and collected for future years. The buttons come in five sizes from 1.25 to 6 inches in round and square shapes.


Beannachtai na Feile Padraig is Gaelic for Happy St. Patrick's day. Impress your friends and colleagues with this snappy button.

Did you know you can watch the Dublin St. Patrick's day parade live on streaming video?  I didn't but I might just watch it. Get more details on this blog.


Erin go Bragh loosely translates into Ireland Forever and is perfect for the patriotic Irish person. It's also the title of an old song about Ireland and Scotland. The lyrics and some facts are online at Erin Go Bragh.

I also discovered that there are more than one song with this title. Another is Erin Go Bragh.

I've been knitting myself a pair of booties and then I saw these. Are they cute or what? I really could use a pair. They fit most feet with elastic around the ankles for a snug fit. They are about 10 inches long and covered in sequins.



These have to be the coolest sunglasses around. Not everyone has rimless sunglasses shaped like a shamrock. They have large, 2.5 inch lenses and will give your world a green glow.


For utter uselessness, you can't beat rubber duckies. Still they are fun, especially for people who like to bathe with small Irish duck men. They are complete with vests, red hair, green hats and one even has a gold coin behind his back. The measure about 2-1/4" x 2-1/4". They don't squeak but they can squirt water out of their beaks.

They come in a set of 12 for collecting, sharing or gift giving.

If your doing your partying at home, you can sip your favorite beverage from a stein with the timely quote that "Many people die of thirst. The Irish are born with one." If you're not up for a night of drinking, you can just set it on the mantle for decoration. Comes in two stein  styles and several coffee mug styles. Dishwasher safe.


Don't forget the Irish dog either. He or she definitely needs a stylish tee shirt to wear on St. Patrick's day. The tee shirt is 100 per cent cotton for doggy comfort. It has the Erin go Bragh logo on the back and comes in sizes extra small to large.



Updated: 03/03/2013, Ragtimelil
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Ragtimelil on 03/05/2013

Good idea!

Mira on 03/05/2013

To wear as a button. She's always been creative and artistic.

Ragtimelil on 03/04/2013

To wear? The clover I mean. Very creative. Have a good time!

Mira on 03/04/2013

The friend I'm going with is crocheting herself a green clover :) I may buy some buttons from Zazzle next year though :)

Ragtimelil on 03/04/2013

That's why they sell them online. Sounds like you're getting really dressed up. Have a good St. Patrick's Day!!

Mira on 03/04/2013

I think I'll buy a green shirt and a green scarf. I would also get one of those buttons but don't know where here in Romania.

Ragtimelil on 03/04/2013

I think the sunglasses are so COOL. I'm sorry I won't get to go to Kathleen's Cottage in Bristol this year. I'd wear them there. (very bad Moss!)

dustytoes on 03/04/2013

I like the sunglasses in the shape of shamrocks. I always drink my beer green for the St. Patrick's Day holiday. (Bad Moss!)

Ragtimelil on 03/03/2013

Me too. I knitted one bootie and young Moss chewed it before I finished the second one! And they weren't even green!
And Thank You.

BrendaReeves on 03/03/2013

These are some cute items, Lana. I want those shoes.

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