Friday, February 27, 2015

St. Patrick's Day is almost here, celebrate with a gift from the celtic attic

Top O' The Morning To All,
Ce'ad Mi'le Fa'ilte
100,000 Welcomes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Would you like to get 5.00 off your order at the Celtic Attic?  Place an order between now and March 12th and use code 5off on orders of $25.00 or more, to get 10% off any size order use code tenp.  We will send you a link to a survey when your order is completed so you can give us your thoughts on our new shopping cart and our website in general. or

To celebrate our 15th year of doing business milestone, each order will receive a free pdf copy of my cookbook version 2. 

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day:  This day has been associated with parades and parties and festivals.  Of course Green Beer and Irish whiskey are always tried and true for those of us over 21.  For the wee ones try adding Green food dye to water, ice tea or soda.  Makes for a fun and festive drink.  Shamrock cookies and candies add to the Sugar overload.  Always have fun and remember that this is a day of fun and frolic.  We could talk about the history of St. Patrick’s Day and American and Irish traditions, but the Internet is full of stories about the history.  We just want you to know we believe the love of all things Celtic should be a year round experience not just celebrated on one day per year and forgotten.  So here’s a wee toast for March 17th

The Wearin O the Green

Parades and festivities abound.
Wee ones and adults alike frolic around.
Shopping and Crafts and holiday faire
Line the city streets and rural routes everywhere.
After the parades and shopping end
And the sugar overload in our kids mend,
We send them to bed thinking of a St. Patrick’s Day dream
And we head to the pub for a shot of Jim Beam!
Or Jameson Irish Whisky for the Celtic Attic Team. Ó Kristin Olsen 2014

We have a great many items for sale that will make both your St. Patrick’s day perfect… I would put a link to St. Patrick’s Day, but that is the whole website.  We have added some new products to the website including Celtic Fairy Lotions that we are making right here at the Celtic Attic!  Visit our new product page!


We are starting our St. Patrick’s Day basket giveaway.  We just started carrying a line of Irish and British food in the store, so we will make up a super sweet candy and tea basket for our lucky “Wearin O the Green” contest winner.  You only need to enter once and you are automatically entered in this contest as well as our normal monthly contest for 2 Irish Pendants.

Recipes from the Celtic Attic Cookbook

Irish Crab Chowder From Shirley’s notes about a trip to Maine

1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup celery
3 tablespoons butter
3 cups milk
1 can condensed frozen potato soup
1 7 1/2 oz can or fresh crabmeat, if canned drain
1 8 oz can cream style corn
2 tablespoons chopped pimento
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup dry sherry
1/2 cup parsley

Cook onion & celery in butter until tender.  Add rest of ingredients except the Sherry & parsley.  Cook until heated through stirring often.  Cook about 15 minutes.  Stir in sherry.  Remove bay leaf and garnish with parsley.


Thank you so much for the last 15 years of joy, passion, and discovery, learning, growing and of course selling.  We appreciate you and without all your fiery passion for our history and heritage and all things Celtic we would not be here today.  We plan on at least another 15 years or more.  To celebrate our 15th year milestone, each order will receive a free pdf copy of my cookbook version 2.  The cookbook is being updated with new recipes this year in Nov.  I am also launching hopefully two books this year, the long awaited Celtic Haunted Highway and a new book the ABC’s of Recovery. 

We have had a tough few months here at the Celtic Attic with the death of two children, on son’s girlfriend passing suddenly and leaving my grandson without a mum and my eldest son being hospitalized after a bought with the flu.  So needless to say that everyone comes to me because of my degree in Psychology and my Life Coaching practice.  I have counseled so many in the last few months it is a whirlwind for my mind.  As I was thinking about all of this I realized that a nice little booklet with some Celtic prayers, meditations I grew up with, some pictures I have been taking of peaceful and amazing scenery and some upbeat words of inspiration might be just what everyone needed, so I put a few things together and the kids loved it. I will expand upon it to cover the whole alphabet and days of the week so hopefully it can help others out.  There will be more about this book in upcoming newsletters.  As with most of my self help books it will be available in PDF and in soft cover versions.  I will also be launching a GoFundMe campaign to help with the production costs for this book.  Anyone that donates will get a free copy of the book.  So stay tuned for this.

As Always, Peace
Kristin and the staff at the Celtic Attic
408 Pacific Ave  Bremerton, WA 98337