Wednesday, March 11, 2015

St Patrick's Day Honeypot

Spring is almost here and that means getting on the green and setting fresh new tables.  I've already been planning my Easter tablescapes but since we are still in March and Kathleen is having her 7th Annual Blog Crawl I thought I better get busy setting a table in green. 

It's always fun participating and Kathleen won't let us get by with re-reruns, so we should all see some
 great new tables.

I have been collecting pieces for several years and since I don't have a budget for Belleck china I try to add pieces that remind of the Belleck pieces I have admired.

This honeypot is my newest find, I actually passed it by when I first saw it but went back to the antique mall  since it matches the salt and pepper set I already have.  It is in perfect condition and is just so sweet. 

The teapot is a very special to me since one of my best friends surprised me with it several years ago. I just love the luster finish and the size is perfect.  

The shamrock pieces are all marked 'occupied Japan'
and are considerably more reasonably priced than Belleck.  

My dishes are a collection of Pier One, Bordalla pinheiro luncheon plates and bowls also collected over several years.
I layered them on top of twig chargers and added a little cabbage in each bowl.  

I enjoy decorating for the seasons and so glad that Kathleen inspires us to share our St. Patrick's Day 
tables and vignettes by hosting the Crawl each year. 

Hope everyone has fun tonight at the Crawl and I hope to visit all the blogs participating.  Can't wait to see what everyone shares!

Linking with Cuisine Kathleen's


  1. Hi Sonia, What a lovely table! Your honeypot and teapot are GORGEOUS! And perfect for the St. Paddy's Day blog crawl, too. :) My mom has several occupied Japan pieces but hers are figurines. Hope spring has arrived in OK! :)

  2. I adore your teapot and the little honey pot. They are so cute.

  3. Love your shamrock pieces and tablescape..I collect Bordallo Pinheiro, too and always use mine for St. Patrick's Day. :)
    Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  4. Hi Sonia! What fun shamrock pieces you have. Love the honey pot. The cabbage bowls and plates are great layered...
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  5. What a great table! I love your teapot.

  6. Hi Sonia, You were so lucky that the honeypot was still there when you returned for it! I don't usually have that kind of luck! I have never seen shamrock style pieces with the occupied Japan mark! Your teapot is certainly very pretty. Linda

  7. What a cute set of dishes you've collected! Love the honey pot and the tea pot! This is a fun party isn't it! Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  8. Such pretty pieces. Love those cabbage bowls and plates, I'll bet they're so versatile!

  9. Sonia,
    Oh, my. . .your combination of Bordallo Pinheiro and Belleck is quite charming, dear one!!! Love those little cabbages within the cabbage leaf bowl!!!
    Thank you for your kind words and sweet visit!!!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

  10. Sonia, I'm so happy for you that you found that honey pot. Love the shamrocks on it! I have collected honey pots for years, but I've never come across one with shamrocks. It's absolutely lovely!
    The Bordallo Pinheiro is perfect for St. Patrick's Day and Easter. I used it in my post too. Clever idea to add the head of cabbage. Makes a great photo.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  11. Lovely shamrock china! Beautiful plates and bowls...

  12. Hi Sonia,
    I just love this cheerful table. Those pieces are adorable, I covet them! Thanks so much for joining in the Annual St. Patrick's Day Crawl. It wouldn't be the same without you! Happy SPD!

  13. Sonia, your table is absolutely dear! I laughed when I saw you like Beleek as I have loved that since I was young, but never bought any! I love the genteel-ness of it. Your teapot is really neat in that. Thanks for sharing the crawl--some great tables on there! My hubby is 1/2 Irish but all I have done for St. Paddy's so far is buy the ingredients for Irish Stew and print out some table ideas, ha! Looks like I better get busy. For my green, I have decided to use my green silk topiaries in our bedroom and a green silk plant on my patio rather than buy anything new. Well, we shall see how it turns out! Blessings. Kathryn :)

  14. What a cheery table, Sonia. Love seeing how everyone mix and matches their BP cabbage dishes. You have some lovely shamrock pieces...♥ the honey pot.
    Have a wonderful week.

  15. So sweet and perfect for the celebration.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper


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