Sunday, October 2, 2011

Blessings Plaque

With today being the second of October I know I must post to Carola Nativty Gallery blog. Furthermore, I must make good on all the drafted posts I’ve made with various topics to share with the followers of this bog.

Today’s item is one I planned to share back in March for Saint Patrick’s Day! It is a lovely ceramic piece from Ireland. It is a deep green and was made at the Callura Pottery in Country Clare.

The manufacturers marks are on the back, to the left and to the right bottom:
Blind-stamped Made in Ireland

Blind-stamped with bird logo and Callura Pottery

At 4 ½ inches high x 6 ½ inches at the base, it is a plaque for hanging on the wall or placing on the table top using the wire easel.

The arch shape is bordered all around with decorative three-leaf markings.

The interior of the arch contains a depiction of Mary, the Baby Jesus in the Manger, Joseph and a star above.

I understand that the inscription across the base, Beannachtai, is Gaelic for Blessings. Quite appropriate for the subject matter of this lovely piece. God blessed us all in the gift of His Son!


  1. Just looking around your blog. What wonderful; nativities. I collect them and many are left up all the year around in my home.

    Thank you for the comment on St. Nicholas on my Cozy Christmas blog. I appreciate the comment.


  2. Hello Carol,
    you have a stunning collection of creches. Don't be sad that you missed the party last year. I am sure on the upcoming Christmas time there will be some new possibilities to join such partys. Thank you for sharing your treasures, it was really interesting to see all the different creches.
    best greetings, Johanna