5 fun facts about Irish linen!

Every 17th of March, shamrocks, leprechauns, corned beef and cabbage are within eyes’ reach nearly everywhere you go! The world is in tune with the Irish spirit as everything is decked out in greens and golds for St. Patrick’s Day. Below are 5 fun facts about Irish linens used for festivities!

1. Damask is one of the most popular Irish table linen patterns

2. The Jacquard loom is the weaver of choice in Ireland

3.  Irish garments in the 16th century called for 13-14 yards of linen 

4. Irish linen is made in such a way that it is 20% stronger wet than dry

5. Celtic knots, shamrocks, and Celtic crosses are often incorporated in traditional Irish linen


Looking to add some Irish flare to your St. Patty’s Day? Follow some of the decor tips below to liven up your home just in time for the holiday. If you pay attention to the details, your St. Patrick’s Day décor can shine with both sophistication and spirit!




The table is an excellent place to start since it can act as the centerpiece of the home. Try to incorporate a tasteful amount of green by introducing accent colors, such as in the Shakti napkins by Kim Seybert. The vibrancy of the emerald hues are complimented by the touches of white, fuchsia, and navy blue. Using variety in texture and design can also bring a new and interesting element to the space. The Scalloped Dot napkins are a simpler alternative that still rings true to the St. Patty’s holiday with its festive green trim.


Of course, what is St. Patrick’s day without a bit of luster? Add the perfect amount of gleaming jewels by fitting your napkins with green Diamond Ray napkin rings. You could also choose to add to the day’s magic with emerald green Neoform Placemats.  Another fantastic idea would be to compliment the gleams of green with glimmers of gold. Remind your guest that the gold at the end of the rainbow is in your home, and they’ve hit the jackpot of parties!