Sunday, March 9, 2014

Shamrocks & Blessings

Everyone here is getting ready for Spring break.  It hasn't felt much like spring lately but tomorrow we are supposed to get to up 75 degrees!
What a blessing it will be to get out in the garden again.

I've been changing my vignettes in my little hutch
 for Saint Patrick's Day and pulled out one of my
 favorite teapots to put on display.

I've shared this teapot before and it was a
 special gift  from one of my best friends.
Her friendship is a blessing to me!   
She knew I had been admiring Belleek  but I just 
couldn't bring myself to spend that much money on a teapot.
She found this one ebay and I adore it.
It's vintage and Japanese.

I was shopping a few months ago in an antique mall and found this adorable salt and pepper for a great price.   It appears to have been made around the same time as the teapot.  The markings say 
'occupied Japan.'  
I think they look good together and I hope to continue finding more pieces to add to my little collection.  

I've got more to spring decorating to do and will get
 out the rest of my bunnies,  but I'm glad 
to get a little head start before my garden
 beckons me outdoors.



  1. Oh My Sonia! I cannot imagine 75 wonderful!! We are supposed to be in the low 60's for the next two days.. I am extremely excited about that....I love your teapot and salt and pepper shaker....I think I am going to put some Easter things out this week too. I just hope Spring is making its way here! Have a great week. Blessings!

  2. What lovely vignettes. Those are the cutest salt and peppers. I am more than excited to have such nice weather...I am hoping spring is finally to have some green springing up!

  3. LOVE your St. Patrick's Day vignettes! The salt and pepper shakers are the cutest!

  4. Your teapot is so pretty. I like belleek too and have one piece. A gift from Hubby. We are also suppose to have warm temps this week, a blessing from all this snow.

  5. I love your new blog design, Sonia! Carmel will be beautiful this time of year; safe travels!

  6. Hi Sonia!
    Don't forget to link this up for the 6th Annual St. Patrick's Blog Crawl Wed. night! It is just darling!
    Snowing here this morning. :(

  7. Pretty! You always do such a good job changing things out for the seasons. :)

  8. You have done a great job in decorating your hutch - love the teapot and salt and pepper shakers! I keep thinking that Spring is here in Georgia, but the temperature is going to dip back into the 30s later this week - yikes! This winter has been a big surprise for us - lol!!

  9. Pretty vignette. I love that cabbage plate and your shamrock teapot is fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. Pretty vignette and love the shamrock china! Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  11. Your hutch looks lovely and your tea pots are so cute. Visiting from Cuisine Kathleen. xo

  12. Cute vignette. I love that teapot and the cabbage plate looks so nice with it. By the way, I was born in OK and have always thought of going back. I think the storms keep me wondering!

  13. Love seeing your beautiful vignette. The tea pot is indeed special. And of course the little S&P is right up my collecting alley……bee hive w/ bees! '-)
    Hope all is well with you. It has been a cold winter!
    Happy St. Pat's Day!

  14. That teapot is really special. How fun to find those S & P shakers, too. Happy St. Patrick's day.

  15. Your tea pot is adorable, love the mini daffs too:@)

  16. Love your teapot! What a super friend to find it for you!

  17. Love, love, love your teapot!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  18. Thanks for taking part in the 6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl!

  19. Sonia,
    The photo of the Belleek tea pot "snagged" me
    from Kathleen's to your post, dear one!!!
    What a delightful gift to celebrate your friendship!!!
    I have a similar set of salt & pepper shakers
    with "Japan" on the bottom, but no holder!!!
    I'll visit again, soon. . .you have some adorable vignettes in the making!!!

  20. Occupied Japan pieces often have value. I have several items that my aunt brought back after the war. I love your teapot and s&p. Cherry Kay

  21. I love your teapot and salt and peppers. The shape of the teapot is nice and funny how the size and shape of a teapot makes me want to use it or not. Hang onto occupied Japan pieces. They will increase in value as time goes on.

  22. Have fun on your trip to Carmel, Sonia! I love that area too! Pretty Belleek!

  23. Hi, Sonia! Beautiful teapot and salt & pepper shakers as well! I've always loved the shamrock design. My Mom has the sweetest little plant in her yard that is one of my favorites. It's called a Pink Shamrock (if I remember it right) with pink or white blooms and shamrock shaped leaves. I think it's probably too fragile for our Oklahoma weather but if anyone could grow it you could! :)

  24. your header is so fresh and springy~

    just wanted to say your trip sounds fabulous!


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