Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Table Top Tuesday...A St. Pat's Blog Crawl....It is a busy day!


I decided to play along with all the activities in Blogland today. It is my first Table Top Tuesday with Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life and Kathleen @ Cuisine Kathleen is our hostess for a St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl.  


     I have a round coffee table in front of my sofa. This is the first time I've tried to take photos of what happens to be on it for the season. I've decided that it isn't easy to get a picture without getting the television cabinet, part of the loveseat or the beagle bed in the corner. Oh well, I tried! My sofa is espresso leather, so you will notice that my table is dark with an iron base. It makes a wonderful space to display a few favorite things. My grandsons will tell you it also is the perfect height for a 1 and a 3 to race their cars. I've accepted the dents and scratches with a grandmother's love.


     This cute little guy was purchased at a local craft show several weeks ago. The iron piece is a recent Hobby Lobby find. I love it.


     The vintage postcards and the silver tray were found in my in-laws garage when we helped them clean it last fall. The postcards are dated 1911 and 1912.


     You can see the basket with the eggs that I showed you how to make here, my cloche with the bird nest and a Hobby Lobby bunny that insisted he wanted to live at my house.


I should have moved the coasters, but this is how
it really looks...so, you get the real deal!





     I wanted to play along with the Kathleen's Blog Crawl. I really don't have Irish themed items. What I do have, are three beautiful pieces of Belleek China. I love the details in the roses on the vase and the cream and sugar are very small and delicate. These pieces belonged to my husband's aunt. When she died many years ago, everyone got to pick something they wanted to have of hers. My husband and I were the last to be asked to choose of her entire family. We were shown a small box with a few trinkets in it that no one else wanted. My husband couldn't believe how quickly I grabbed these items. No one else realized what they were. They had been passed over by several family members because they were so plain. I think I won the prize. They are sitting on my grandmother's depression glass cake plate.

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30 comments:

Rettabug said...

Ohhhhh, you lucky dog! How wonderful that the others didn't realize the treasures they overlooked! I'm so glad that someone who would appreciate & love them inherited them.
I NEED, to get one of those green depression glass cake plates!!! Just beautiful!

GardenofDaisies said...

I think you got the prize!! I love Belleek! I have just a few pieces, but someday hope to have a few more.
I have a cake plate similar to the one that was your Grandmothers. Love green depression glass!

koralee said...

I am with you...such treasures you got...too bad for the others. I am in love with the green depression glass..but everything looks lovely! Enjoy the rest of your week.xxo

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I have never heard of Belleek, so you have taught me something new today! I love your cute tabletop.

Mrs. P. said...

Sue...what wonderful tresures! I love Belleek and your pieces are lovely!

Blessings!
Gail

Judi said...

I love how you have displayed everything and how it all comes together so well. The post cards, the cake stand, oooooh and the tutorial for the egss is great and something I might give a try. I enjoyed my visit today :0) Judi

Mimi said...

You did get the prize pieces, Sue. That vase is gorgeous. The pieces look lovely on the green platter.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

You received the best treasures of all! These are just beautiful! I hadn't heard of Tabletop Tuesday until now...sounds interesting and fun!

JanMary said...

Beautiful Belleek - what a treasure!

I was born in Fermanagh and have visited their factory a number of times.

Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland.

Holly said...

I do not "know" my china..but I would have snatched up those pieces too...just because they are lovely.

I adore those vintage postcards. And that bunny is so lucky to have found a home with you. Love your tabletop.

Joyce said...

I love Belleek and your pieces are lovely. I have a photo of a tea pot and cup on saucer on my post today. Lucky that you were able to inherit these items. There should be a stamp under the Belleek that tells you the year and the person who did the hand painting. Many molds are broken after a period of time not to be repeated and it looks like you have some very vintage pieces. Happy St. Pat's day and thanks for sharing. Oh and I laughed at the table being the right size for racing cars as the day I became a GM I stopped caring about scratch marks on the tables and walls too:)
Joyce

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sue, I love your Belleeck; this is new to me and gorgeous and I love the green depression glass cake platter. I guess it IS true that the first shall be last and the last shall be first...being last isn't always such a bad thing! Joni

Pat@BPM said...

Just beautiful vignettes! I love Belleek

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Jenny said...

Wow, beautiful vignettes. Looks like you have a real eye for cool stuff!

dee dee said...

Sue,
How wonderful! Your white bunny is simply adorable, love the table top scape is excellent!
Dee Dee

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your table top display is lovely. I love the basket and all the pretty things you have displayed on the tray. It makes such a beautiful setting. Your Belleek is just gorgeous. I am so glad you got it, such wonderful pieces. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

susan said...

The china was your reward for your patience :) It is beautiful and truly a treasure!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty -- what a wonderful treasure -- I actually got a little diamond ring that same way -- it was so black it looked like a rubber stopper thread. I was shocked when I cleaned it up -- treasures come to those at the end of the line as well!

Kathleen said...

Oh I love your Belleek, I have a few pieces..my sister has the mother lode..service for 12!Her dh is Irish born and they go back every year!
Thanks so much for joining in Sue, I appreciate it and hope you enjoyed my post.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What great vignettes you have! I especially love your vintage Easter postcards and the collection of creamware is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Sue, this is so pretty. I love every bit of it!

Barb

Liz said...

I have some treasures from my Grandma that I acquired the same way! No one else wanted them. :) These pieces are beautiful!

~Liz

Miss Janice said...

LOVE the Belleek...everything is so pretty!

Pat said...

Beautiful! As usual, everything is perfect and gorgeous.

xoxo
Pat

Terri Smith said...

Yes indeed, you and your husband received some wonderful treasures! Beautiful pieces! Very nice how you have them displayed too. Love the green depression glass..it compliments your lovely Belleek wonderfully.

It's always such a pleasure visiting your place! Hope you have a great St. Patty's Day.

Blessings, Joy and Wednesday Sunshine, Terri

Blondie's Journal said...

Sue~~~

Your tabletop display is gorgeous. I adore Belleek. My MIL collected it. I also love your green depression glass. Lucky girl!

Happy St. Paddy's Day! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Lexie said...

i worked at hobby lobby when i was in high school! it was so tempting not to buy up all the decorations .. some of their stuff is so cute! and the sales were so good!

xinex said...

Your Belleek china are so pretty, Sue. Aren't you lucky they were overlooked? That's what I call "Last but not the least", pretty table....Christine

Kathleen said...

Oh yes, you did! LOL!
I remember it..like I said I was looking at the list of comments..I don't even drink, LOL!

Sue said...

Sue, Sometimes the early bird doesn't always get the worm. You got a big one! How lovely those pieces are. I have only seen the traditional Belleek w/the green shamrocks. This is new to me and I love the color. ~Sue