Sunday, March 17, 2013

Are you a wee bit Irish?

I think on St. Patrick's Day we're all just a little bit Irish. How about you? A lot of us here in the USA are a mix of heritages; part of the melting pot that makes this country so great. I don't celebrate with green beer or corned beef and cabbage, but I do like to pull out a few "green" things around the house, and that means my few little pieces of green transferware get to show off a little.

This is a little green Meakin transfer sugar and creamer set called "Romantic England", planted with pink hyacinth bulbs.

They're not very old, but have some wonderful crazing. Let's see... after dishwashers, but before microwaves. I just read where this series was manufactured in the late 1950's for primarily the North American market.

This set is out here on the sunporch on the baker's rack, along with a couple of old St. Patty's postcards from 1912.

...One of my English Cottage Cookie Jars and a zinc bucket full of shamrocks. Now, if I can just keep the kitties away from them. They think shamrocks are their salad greens.

yep, here's one of the girls now...
she's on bird patrol.

Love and blessings to you all,


  1. Your sunporch looks gorgeous all decorated for St. Patricks. The transferware is beautiful!!I have a brown set and LOVE it. The postcards are dreamy--would love to find some like those. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  2. Hi Deb! Catching up with some blog visiting and I just have to take the time to comment - instead of just lurk - and say how lovely your Baker's Rack is this month in honor of all things green and a wee Irish! Your Meakin creamer and sugar make great planters for bulbs - I'm still wanting to do the paper whites you featured last spring! I have a shallow planter and think about your posts on how to decorate with those bulbs often when spring comes around. My lack of experience makes me more prone to dream about the inspirations than actually step out to DO it! Maybe this year . . .

  3. What a cute idea to plant the bulbs in the transferware. Always looking for ideas what to do with lidless china pieces.

  4. Debra- What beautiful pieces those are. I have never seen any quite like them. And those postcards are lovely-they were printed the year my mother was born...yes-she was an old mother when she had me- almost 40 and unheard of to have a child that late in life at that time. I think my Irish father wooed her late in their lives!
    I hope you have a wonderful, blessed St. Paddy's Day- xo Diana

  5. I love those transferware pieces you have, and what you put in them!! I wish I had a great window to do just the same. And you little guardian is sweet too!!! Thanks for all of your wonderful posts!!!

  6. Love your pieces look wonderful with sprouting bulbs! Like your kitty too...must love that sunny spot!

  7. Perfect post for Saint Patty's day, using the cream and sugar for the flowers BRILLIANT, I love old postcards, thanks so much for sharing your lovely home with us... Have a great green day:):)

  8. Top to the morning ! My sweet a little bit Irish to you Debra.
    I am Irish and French, I don't do anything Irish except wear a little green so I don't get pinched.

    Your sunroom is forever evolving for every holiday and season, it's always a treat to see what's next over here.

    I hope that hubby of yours is up and feeling great?
    A graceful Sunday to you and yours.


  9. Debra,
    Oh my this is a beautiful post. I love your sun room and your vignette. I want to find some of that Romantic England ware. It is so beautiful. Looks like something out of Downton Abby!!!! I hope I can find some of those pieces. I just love it. Everything you do is so pretty.

  10. Your sugar and creamer are gorgeous with the bulbs growing in them! It's a good way to bring spring indoors. Very pretty arrangement. :)

  11. I agree Debra. I think we are all a wee bit Irish. Enjoy the day.

  12. Love the shamrocks! Love the wee cottages! Your display shelf is always so cheery! I never drink beer except on St. Paddy's day! Had a half pint of Guinness at O'Neals and listened to the pipes and drums. We ate bangers and mash. Very good peasant sausages on top of mashed potatoes. All set for another year! Haha! Lovely day to ya darlin'! xx

  13. Yes, I am truly a wee bit Irish. But I'm not sure I have any Irish things sitting around the house to show. Thank you for sharing yours with me today.

  14. You could do an e-book of that sun porch with a lethal side of sweet cats.

  15. Debra,
    I adore your Cottage Cookie Jar! Uniquely elegant!
    I spotted our "Common" Cabbage Tureen...aren't they a fun decor piece???
    Being on bird patrol is serious business...and the birds have been quite busy the past two days here on the Prairie...which can only mean one thing...SNOW!!!
    Have a marvelous week ahead!!!

  16. Your rack with the garden elements really sparkles! I love how you displayed the little card on the vintage frog..what a way to elevate it! Super cute, Debra.

  17. Hi Debra,
    Ooh these are so pretty and I love that you've added the bulbs. You have just the right touch of Irish.

    Your little girl is probably getting ready to take a taste of shamrock! She's just pretending to be on bird patrol! LOL!


  18. Love it all Debra! The rack looks so amazing, and what a great place to flip through a magazine or have coffee!! Thanks for sharing, sweetie!
    Hugs to you!

  19. Oh I LOVE everything! I love the gentle green instead of like a rabid blazing colour!!! Happy St. Patties day!


  20. All your things are so pretty, Debra. I actually do have some Irish heritage (my mom is a Kelly, her grandfather born in Ireland) but decorating for St. Patrick's Day completely escaped me this year. I'm glad I can still do some Spring greens! Thanks for sharing your lovely things.

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

  21. Your decorations are charming, have such a way with display! I am a wee bit grandmother was a Fitzgerald...

  22. Lovely transferware and it will smell heavenly good when the hyacinths bloom.

  23. I love all your "Irish" touches! I didn't do ONE thing this year so it's been fun to go around and see everyone's decorations!

  24. LOVE the little houses and that pretty porcelain! I'm a sucker for little houses. What a delight. ; )

  25. Wow, so pretty! Love all the green.
    Jamie ~

  26. Debra, I just learned through Ancestry DNA that I'm a "wee bit" Irish, so I posted an Irish bread, the only indigenous Irish yeast bread.


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