I was decorating for St. Patrick’s Day and wanted something to put inside the green bowl on my kitchen table. I would have loved a floral arrangement, but I cannot use them due to allergies. I still wanted something natural.

Then I remembered that many Irish families immigrated to America after “The Great Potato Famine.” I decided to use potatoes.

Potatoes substitute for flowers.

(I had to change my menu for dinner tonight because I have friends coming over and I don’t want to ruin my centerpiece!)

In my dining room, I filled the bowl with pine cones. It will double as the centerpiece for my oldest son’s birthday. He likes John Deere Tractors and the Packers Football Team. It will not be hard to spruce it up for his dinner.

Pine cones fill the bowl in my dining room.