If celebrating Irish history has you in the mood to bring a little bit of Ireland into your home, the Etsy NY Team has you covered. The following are a few of my favorite locally made items by New Yorkers that may just bring a bit of the ole’ Irish luck into your life (okay, I can’t guarantee the luck part, but I can guarantee local and the New Yorker part!).
I absolutely love this Contemporary Typography Word Map of Ireland by Flatiron Design. It’s simple design and wrap canvas make it perfect for any room in your home, even if it’s not an Irish home!
Growing up in an Irish family, wearing an Irish sweater on St. Patrick’s Day was mandatory. If you’re interested in keeping the tradition alive, but want to bring a vintage twist, this sweater from Shop Gina Michele is your go-to. It’s a black, wool, cable knit sweater and get this, it was made in Ireland. All of your Irish boxes have been checked!
We haven’t touched on green yet and since it is a day all about the green, we’d be remissed if didn’t mention Premalove Jewelry’s beautiful, handmade Fiona, Smooth Emerald Drop necklace hung with .925 matte sterling silver. Sara McCormick, the owner of Premalove Jewelry, writes that this is one of her favorite stones and that “Emeralds are used by healers to help heal the heart. Emerald is a stone of great harmony, wisdom and love.” How perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Lastly, we leave you with a beautiful (and inexpensive!) photo series of Ireland by Jennifer Kelleher. This photo was taken in May 2014 during her trip to Killarney National Park and is one of many phenomenal photos offered in her shop, JMK Photo Art.
So whether you decide to spend St. Patrick's Day, watching New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade, celebrating with a Guinness, or some Irish retail therapy, enjoy your day!
By Kate Davey