This is my centerpiece which is more springy than Irish which makes it
Irish Spring! :-) I don't have anything resembling shamrocks other than
We were married in 1977 ~ almost 34 years ago ~ and stoneware
dishes were all the rage. Denby was one of the more popular brands
and also very expensive. But then, so was china! I still don't have a complete set
for 10 but there is enough for 7 or 8 guests I think. I chose this pattern
because of the soft browns and greens with a touch of aqua. Funny
how these colours are so popular again today.
Here are the cream and sugar dishes. Do you see the spoon?
It is from my grandmother's and the pattern is called Acorn.
I found out about this pattern from a 2004 Country Living article.
The pattern is from 1915.
Do you see the square dish with the tealight? Believe it or not it is really
an ashtray! It was my mother's and it is the only 'Irish' thing I own.
It is Belleek. Can you imagine using such a fine piece of porcelain
to put your cigarette ashes in and then butting it out after?!
See the pale yellow embossing? They don't make Belleek with the yellow any more.
I had it appraised by a representative of the company in 1998 at the local
Royal Doulton store and she said it is not made anymore but would have been
from the period of 1965 - March 31, 1980 by the trade mark on the bottom.
The trade mark.
I think it makes a sweet tealight holder don't you?
I have changed out the napkin rings in this picture. Pretty flowers replace
the green glass ones. Don't you love the shamrock pattern on the dishes?
Notice that the saucer is dark brown and glazed.
Rose coloured Alstroemeria in my creamware pitcher.
I changed the centerpiece to this giant crocus in a cream pot.
It's not a real one as they don't ever get that tall :-) I found this at Winners
a few years ago and love the bright yellow blooms and the square pot.
The wreath around the centerpiece is a garland that I bought at Michael's
last year. The cutlery is International, another wedding gift. The place mats
are from Super Store and the white napkins are vintage linen (perhaps Irish??) ha!
The flower napkin rings are from Claire de Lune (a Canadian candle shop) and
were only 39 cents each. I don't remember where I bought the green glass ones.
The silver candle holders were my mother's. The green teapot is from Sears
Whole Home. I am on the look out for a pretty flowered real china teapot though!
Thank you so much for stopping by for tea today.
I do hope you'll drop over to Sandi's at Rose Chintz Cottage
for Tea Time Tuesday. Just click on:
It is a beautiful sunny day here and I think I should go for another walk.
Have a wonderful day!