Do you consider yourself to be a collector? Whether you know it or not—you probably are. It doesn’t take hundreds of something to have a collection; in fact, just a few pieces can qualify as a bona fide collection.
However, it requires a bit more thought—and often research or actual physical searching—to create a meaningful collection. We love the idea of building a collection to reflect your heritage, including pieces that can be passed down with stories of generations past and present. And, we’ve got a sweet idea for a collection that Irish women and men of all ages are sure to love, Belleek Pottery.
For 160 years, Belleek Pottery has been handcrafting beautiful place settings, mugs, vases, lamps, and their iconic intricately detailed baskets. Their factory is located in County Fermanagh on the edge of Northern Ireland. Here, they not only create their works of art, but also offer an onsite museum of pieces and tours so you can fully immerse yourself in the history of the brand. If you’re of Irish descent, chances are you already have a piece of Belleek in your home. The creamware pieces often feature the Claddagh, simple knot work, or green shamrocks as seen on their Four Leaf Clover Basket.
If you want to add a Christian perspective to your collection, Belleek has numerous pieces to honor your faith. For example, we love this Irish Blessing Gift Box and the Blessed Virgin Mary Statue. You’ll also find more seasonal nativity scenes and angels that will call to mind your faith each time you see them.
Personalize Your Collection
This October, Belleek and Creative Irish Gifts are giving you the opportunity to grow your Belleek Pottery collection (or a loved one’s!) with an exclusive signing event. Now through September 28th you have the opportunity to purchase a Belleek Personalized Bauble.
Then, on Thursday, October 4th from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST, a Master Artist from the Belleek Factory will be conducting a live signing of the pieces via our Facebook page. Plus, the artisans will be giving tours of the historic Belleek factory during the live streaming.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to start or add to your Irish-influenced collection, and be sure to tune in to Facebook to watch the event. Click here to learn more or purchase a piece.