At Creative Irish Gifts, we’re big fans of Belleek Pottery. Since 1857, Belleek has been lovingly crafted in Northern Ireland, and each piece is held to the highest of standards—being broken if it is absolutely perfect. The company’s rich history has led it to become a collector’s staple in many households throughout not only the Emerald Isle but also the world.
This spring they are debuting new pieces here at Creative Irish Gifts. Read on to find one of these iconic cream-hued collectibles to add to your home.
With gatherings such as Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day upon us, you’re sure to be hosting family and loved ones for a meal. Set the table with an heirloom-quality butter dish featuring a treasured Irish symbol, the Claddagh. The dish’s neutral creamy hue is sure to match any pattern you use on the table.
Create a coordinating set by adding this pitcher to the butter dish shown above. These can be an especially sweet pairing for a breakfast or brunch where you want to serve pancakes or waffles with butter and syrup. This small (19 oz) pitcher is also ideal for juice or milk.
It’s not too early to think about decorating your holiday tree. This cute-as-can-be cottage is Belleek’s annual Christmas ornament release but is colorful enough to be displayed throughout the year. These also make great gifts for anyone who appreciates the Irish countryside.
If you like a little color in your accessories, this vase is for you. The scene depicts an Irish countryside dotted with sheep, trees, and a charming cottage. It’s sure to be a treasured piece that reminds you of Ireland each time you use it.
Stow your jewelry or small keepsakes in a porcelain box featuring the symbols of Ireland, including shamrocks and Celtic knotwork. This piece makes a great gift for a bride-to-be or a special present for any mother with Irish heritage.
There’s nothing quite as timeless as a mantel clock. This version is crafted to Belleek standards and runs with the aid of a battery, meaning no winding to keep it running.
We like the idea of giving this clock as a gift for a silver or gold anniversary or for a beloved co-worker’s retirement.
Maybe you took a trip to Ireland and need a quick gift for someone who didn’t get to travel along or, perhaps, you want to surprise a loved one with a blessing that also speaks to his or heritage. This mug is a perfect gift for those—and numerous other—occasions. Simply sit back and sip your coffee or tea from the mug while you dream of scenes of Ireland.