What do you do when all of the balls you’ve been juggling start falling to the ground … all at the same time … and the beautiful St. Patrick’s Day tablescape you’d envisioned doing for Tablescape Thursday just can’t happen? That’s what my week has been like. LUCKY for me no one was coming for dinner! I’m still going to show you something really pretty, but I’m keeping it simple.
Does it get any more simple than a single place setting on a vintage tray … photographed in the only GREEN room in my house?
This beautiful fine bone china was handmade in Galway — yes, Galway IRELAND –by Royal Tara. The pattern name is Trellis Shamrock. I found four 6-piece place settings at auction a few months ago. They came with the shipping receipt showing that they were purchased in 1993 in Ireland… and shipped back to the States.
The family who purchased them was named Sweeney. Now there’s a good Irish name for you!
I guess you can see what else came with them …
This really is a gorgeous set. Sadly for the Sweeneys … it appears to have never been used.
Such beautiful, shapely details …
My Grandma (who I first told you about HERE) was part Irish. The family name was O’Brien in County Cork Ireland, but it changed to O’Bryant when they came to America … before Grandma was ever born.
Even so, I’ll probably sell this set someday … but I may keep the Sweeney goblet. There was only one of them.
I’ve only known one Sweeney in my life. He was a very dear friend of my oldest daughter. There was only one of him, too …
Army Sgt. Robert W. Sweeney III
Sweeney, 22, of Pineville, Louisiana, died January 10, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle. He was a member of the Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
During this week of crazy schedules and pretty dishes … I don’t ever want to forget that while I’m visiting Blogland, the real world doesn’t stop. I want to make my time there count … while I still can. How about you?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
I’m linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
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