Since Thursday is St. Patrick's Day and spring is on Monday, I thought these dishes were quite appropriate!
This is the casserole dish which has a handle and the cover is glazed solid brown.
Underneath it is a matching platter.
I got out 4 place settings of this Denby Shamrock stoneware that was a wedding gift to us in 1977. Stoneware was 'big in style' in the 70's and I chose this pattern for it's soft greens, browns and aqua. It is not being made now but I have enough for 8 full settings plus a few extras. I seldom use it and we never have more than six guests so I have lots. It is very heavy and I have to hand wash my dishes as I don't have a dishwasher - yet! That's coming with our kitchen reno this spring. YAY!!
The napkin rings are green glass and match perfectly.
The silver candlesticks were my mother's.
Salt and pepper shakers. I love their shape.
A little spring centerpiece.
This silver spoon is by Georg Jensen 1915 according to an article in
Country Living in 2004. It is called Acorn and is still in production.
This one is old and belonged to my grandparents.
The cups and saucers are different in that the saucer is solid brown glazed stoneware.
The only truly Irish item on the table is this Belleek ashtray that was my mother's.
I don't know if it was ever used as an ashtray and really can't imagine anyone
'butting out' in such a pretty one but, since we aren't smokers, I thought I'd use it for a tealight.
I think it makes a pretty holder don't you?
This is the trademark for production from 1965 - March 31, 1980.
In 1998, a representative of the Belleek Pottery was at our local Royal Doulton
store. She told me they don't produce this colour (yellow) any more so this
is a rare one now.
Well, our dinner is over and now it's time for coffee, tea and dessert.
Thank you for joining me for an Irish spring dinner!
I am linking with Susan at
for Tablescape Thursday. I hope you drop over
for a visit and to view some beautiful tablescapes too.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Flatware - International stainless
Glassware - vintage cornflower
Placemats - Super Store
Napkins - vintage linen
Dishes - Denby "Shamrock"