Monday, March 4, 2013

The Irish In Me Loves A Shamrock

I grew up in an 
Irish Community
in Pennsylvania.
Do you know I believed in
Leprechauns until I was at
least 12 years old?
Yes.I.Did.
Matter of fact,
I still believe in them.

I always associate them
with Shamrocks.
And, my girls do,too.
Last year they blessed me
with several sweet pieces of
Irish China.
Today, I am taking a little time
to play with it....
I will be putting a few of these
here and there in the
kitchen window.
They always make me smile.
I will be paying homage to my
Irish heritage and hoping that
THE BAD LEPRECHAUNS
don't bring me bad juju.
And there ARE a few bad
ones out there!

Now I KNOW some of you 
MIGHT NOT BELIEVE
in leprechauns
but here I show you true
and irrefutable proof.
I found this on the internet
AND as we ALL know.
EVERYTHING  we read on the
internet is true.
God be with ye and I'll be around
a wee bit later to see what
tricks you are up to.
your photo name

57 comments:

Kim K. said...

What pretty china. My nephews totally believe in leprechauns. My sister goes to great lengths on March 17th to leave clues throughout the house for her boys.

Anonymous said...

Darby O'Gill and the Little People! Yes, I'm Irish and if you were raised by a VERY Irish mother, this movie is a staple in your life. LOL!

Gina said...

What beautiful china! Don't you love when your leprechauns gift you with something so sweet as that?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful china!

Susie said...

Diana, My daughter has a shamrock , they are such a sweet little house plant. I love your dishes. Hope you have a good Monday.xoxo,Susie

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I loved them as a little girl...little people...wish it were true, cause they are always so cute! :)
Sweet dishes Diana!
Hope you are feeling better...
Cindy

Jettie said...

Yes, you know they can't put it on the internet if it isn't true.

Beth said...

The china is beautiful! I am half Irish on my dad's side, just about as Irish as you can get. I would love to visit Ireland some day.

Shirley said...

Good Morning Diana, I remember the movie that your picture was taken from. You can add a little dutch to the Irish and you have me. I love the China dishes. Of course, you know you have to have corn-beef and cabbage for St. Pat's day with some Irish bread. We truly believe in the luck of the Irish. I am hoping mine just gets better. Have a wonderful day. Many Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

The china is gorgeous, I have never seen it before. Have fun and keep beleving!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

The china is gorgeous, I have never seen it before. Have fun and keep beleving!

Lucille said...

Your dishes are fabulous, Diana! I think I will always love the little people. I have always been fascinated by them. Hope you're all rested! As for myself, after being through what you have, it would surely take me more than a day to recuperate!

bluebird1959 said...

Ha ha..got my dose of Monday cheer! I really like the shamrocks on the white background...so classic and spring like. Top o' the morning to you lassy!!! Jane

Annmarie Pipa said...

beautiful china!
Saint Pattys day is fun!!

Donna said...

Your china is gorgeous, Diana! I've never seen a pattern like that. What a sweet gift from your girls. I'm Irish too:) I was expecting to see a large hairy chested leprechaun at the end of your post!!!

Patty Patterson said...

Beautiful dishes. And I have never believed in leprechauns. I actually hadn't even heard of them until I saw a Lucky Charms commercial. But - my son Billy's hockey team was once given green jerseys so they named themselves the Leprechauns and they passed a box of Lucky Charms around for players to munch on during their bench time. That was pretty cute.
And I may not have believed in leprechauns but I did believe a few other silly things. Then - when I caught on to the fact that most of what my Dad told me was not really true I quit believing him altogether - and was honest with my kids, for the most part, anyway.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I was disappointed that there wasn't a hairy chested leprechaun at the end of the post! LOL I love your china pattern....hugs, Penny

Suzan Sweatman said...

I LOVED Darby O'Gill - and I love love love your Irish China!
My Grandmother was Irish - and made all of us grandkids think we were 100% pure Irish - her influence was so strong - that we all claim today to be of Irish Heritage and totally ignore the English and Scottish side of things LOL
XOX

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Diana that china is BEAUTIFUL!!

Ruth Kelly said...

Lovely china! I remember that movie with Darby and it is one of my favorites.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

My great-grandmother was Irish (Scotch-Ulster, actually)....and I guess almost all of my ancestors were either Irish or from the Scottish borders w/ northern England.

Anyway, my grandmother used to always tell me stories, and she used to tell me about the Sack Man. DId you hear any Sack Man stories growing up? :/

And I do believe in fairies, from Banshees to Pixies and everything in between (including leprechauns)....

Love your table and china!

xo,
RJ

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

My great-grandmother was Irish (Scotch-Ulster, actually)....and I guess almost all of my ancestors were either Irish or from the Scottish borders w/ northern England.

Anyway, my grandmother used to always tell me stories, and she used to tell me about the Sack Man. DId you hear any Sack Man stories growing up? :/

And I do believe in fairies, from Banshees to Pixies and everything in between (including leprechauns)....

Love your table and china!

xo,
RJ

Nellie said...

I also have Irish heritage, Diana. My great-great-grandparents are said to have come from Ireland.

I like that china! I am a fan of Beleek, but my pocketbook limits my enjoyment of it.:-)

Have a great Monday!

xo Nellie

Cranberry Morning said...

Those are beautiful! Good grief, those cups are fantastic, and I'd be happy just to find ONE.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love your beautiful dishes and shamrocks, Diana...and who doesn't love Darby O'Gill? I have my Irish side, too, my paternal grandmother was a Fitzgerald...

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Oh, my goodness! I have fallen head over heels in love with that china!!! Do you know the pattern??

FABBY'S LIVING said...

SWOON!!!!!!! Oh, I'm totally in love with your Irish dishes, sweet friend..they're gorgeous!! I'll trade you what I got for your china, lol! I grew up in an Irish-Italian neighborhood in Astoria-Queens; therefore, all the Irish and Italian holidays are so familiar to me, so I will make a green St. Pat's table in your honor and for Kathleen's party. You are so special, you will only have lucky Leprechauns visiting you! Thank you for your sweet visit and I'm so glad you liked my Opaline vase, I thought it was so special and hard to find. Have a fun week.
FABBY

Dewena Callis said...

Glad to see your Irish is up and hope that means you're feeling better. Puttering around with your lovely shamrock china is probably just what you needed.

Of course I believe in the wee people!

Debby said...

Of course, everything on the internet is true. I have a son born on St. Patrick's Day. His name is Shane Patrick. His older broher and sister used to say his name was St. Patrick, hah.

Sarah said...

Pretty china, Diana. I love the shapes of the plates, cups, and creamer. This is perfect for an Irish girl! Glad you are having some fun this morning. '-)

Karen said...

I have a pretty piece to celebrate my heritage, brought back by my mother from Ireland!....

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love,love your china Diana!
And I surely believe after seeing that last pic!
Snow again here...spring where are you.
Cindy

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I have never seen Irish china! you never stop to amaze me!

Merlesworld said...

I didn't know there were bad leprechauns, I will have to be careful.
Merle.......

The Refeathered Roost said...

So love the Irish china! Luck of the Irish to you, good lassie!

PURA VIDA said...

I think the wee ones that know you are pretty in the luck!

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful table setting! I believe in leprechans and all of that Irish stuff. You see, St. Patricks Day is my birthday! So, I must believe. LOL

Judy

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Di,
I too am Irish and French, and have a fondness for French and Irish. Your place settings are perfect for a St. Patty day brunch :)

Love all you inspire he always a delightful surprise. About the movie Darby O'gil and the little people it was Lways a childhood favorite that I introduced to my little one.

Have a beautiful spring week inspiring a month of what's to come.

Xoxo
Doré

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana, Well the half Irish girl in me loves this darling post.
Your china pieces are such a gorgeous treasure. I still believe in leprechans.
I hope to visit Ireland one day.
Top of the day to ya~~
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Ellie VanCaster said...

Oh what pretty china-that was a perfect gift for you.
Of course there are leprechauns-I talk to them all the time. ;-)

Anne said...

Oh so pretty Diana! Well I have a wee bit of Irish in me too as does the Mr. Yep Italian and Irish what a mix LOL!
xx
Anne

ImSoVintage said...

For a minute there I thought you were going to tell me that Leprechauns aren't real. I was starting to get pretty upset. Love your dishes :)
Hugs,
Laura

Missy George said...

Cute post..Where in Pa??

Shelia said...

HI Diana! OH, what sweet little wee Irish dishes! I love them and how sweet of your family to bestow them upon your tininess! :) It's good to see you playing again! Thanks for popping in to see me and you're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cristina Garay said...

That's a beautiful china, Diana! How fun to play with it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a cute post and what a sweet gift, I love the china!

Top of the evening to you!

carol

Red Rose Alley said...

Diana,
I love your Irish china, it's so pretty. I forgot that you were Irish. Do you know that my kids are part Irish on their dad's side? It is such a wonderful heritage. They are happy go lucky people, and very pleasant to be around. I would love to go to Ireland someday. The Leprechauns are smiling at your post today.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Kat Griffin said...

Oh My ! You always be bringin' a wee smile to m' face
Thank ye

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I believe in the little people in green! That's a very special gift from your girls. I've got Irish/Scottish/English in the family, too. I hope your cheerful plates cheer you up. :) xo, Tina

pink*cherub*moon said...

What's green and hangs around the pool?
Patty O Furniture!
giggle!

Bella said...

Hi Diana,
Lovely China!!
Hugs,
Bella

Karen said...

Hi Diana, I am an Irish girl from Boston (living in WA state now). Love your china! I do believe in Leprechauns, too. Your blog is very sweet. Your newest follower. xx

Maria Elena said...

Diana, your china is gorgeous! I hope you got a little rest! Enjoy the rest of your week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those teacups are so pretty with the little scalloped edges. We could all do a little more believing! Hugs!

Annesphamily said...

Love your pretty china pieces! Love your stories of your childhood! Sweet post!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Leprechuans are totally real just like fairies. I'll never be too old to believe in whimsical beings. Your Irish china is beautiful.

RobynFromSimplyme said...

Your china is beautiful! Of course everything we read on the internet is true..LOL