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Belleek Christmas Ornaments

Updated on February 17, 2014

Belleek Christmas Ornaments - Decorate With Gorgeous Irish China

Many people know Belleek as the famous Northern Ireland pottery and china company, but did you know they made gorgeous Christmas ornaments as well? These ornaments are beautiful traditional Irish ornaments that are perfect for heirlooms, special occasion gifts, and splurges for your own Christmas tree. Belleek Christmas ornaments are ones you will treasure and keep for a lifetime, and hand down to your own children and grandchildren.

Belleek Christmas ornaments look perfect on any Christmas tree and their subtle colors go with any Christmas decoration theme. Buy several or collect one a year to add to your Christmas tree, and build a beautiful Belleek collection!

Claddaugh Christmas Ornament - made by Belleek

Belleek Claddagh 2010 Ornament
Belleek Claddagh 2010 Ornament

The beautifully decorated Claddagh ornament features a single rose and with the words Love, Friendship, Loyalty.

 

Malanhide Castle Ornament - made by Belleek

Belleek Malanhide Castle 2010 Ornament
Belleek Malanhide Castle 2010 Ornament

The hand painted and decorated Malanhide castle ornament is adorned with shamrocks.

 

Snowman and Broom Ornament - made by Belleek

Belleek Snowman with Broom 2010 Ornament
Belleek Snowman with Broom 2010 Ornament

The playful Belleek snowman and Broom ornament is hand painted and decorated.

 

More Snowman Ornaments - made by Belleek

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St. Patrick's Cathedral Bell Ornament - made by Belleek

Belleek Saint Patrick's Cathedral Bell Ornament, 23rd Edition
Belleek Saint Patrick's Cathedral Bell Ornament, 23rd Edition

The Saint Patrick Bell ornament is the 23rd in a continuing series of bell ornaments. This year's bell design is based on the St. Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral in Dublin which is one of the oldest churches in Ireland dating from the 5th Century when a wooden St. Patrick's Church stood on the site. In 1191 the church was raised to the status of cathedral. The present building, the largest church in Ireland, was built between 1191 and 1270. The writer and satirist Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels, was Dean of the cathedral from 1713 to 1745. His grave and epitaph can be seen in the cathedral. The design of the ornament for 2010 is based on the tower portion of the cathedral. It is marked with the banner of the 23rd Edition Bell ornament and is adored with hand painted shamrocks. It is a lovely gift to give and a much-appreciated addition to any Belleek collection.

 

Baby's First Christmas Ornament - made by Belleek

Belleek Baby's First Christmas 2010 Ornament
Belleek Baby's First Christmas 2010 Ornament

The yearly "Baby's First Christmas" ornament is hand painted and decorated. Adorned with shamrocks, the Bear ornament features Baby's First Christmas 2010 scroll in gold print on the front of the piece.

 

Irish Blessing Ornament - made by Belleek

Belleek Irish Blessing Ornament is hand painted with an Irish Blessing: "May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the rain fall soft upon your fields and the sunshine warm upon your face until we meet again."

Includes a green cord for hanging.

Belleek Irish Blessing, Christmas Ornament
Belleek Irish Blessing, Christmas Ornament

Amazon.com Review

This hand-painted Irish ornament is sure to warm the cockles of a good friend's heart. A diminutive version of Belleek's larger Irish blessing plate, the 3-1/2-inch medallion is ringed with Belleek's signature basket-weave pattern and green shamrocks. In the center lies a full-color rural scene of a figure and dog walking down a country road, above which is written this classic Irish saying: May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the rain fall soft upon your fields, And the sun shine warm upon your face until we meet again. A green cord allows the ornament to be hung wherever it's needed most.

Parian china was invented in Great Britain in the 1840s for sculpting classical figurines. Because of the china's marble-like translucence, the name derives from the Greek island of Paros, famous for its prized white marble. Belleek parian ware from Ireland exhibits exceptional craftsmanship and is esteemed among collectors worldwide. --Ann Bieri

 

More Irish Blessing Ornaments - made by Belleek

Two Turtle Doves Ball Ornament - made by Belleek

Partridge In A Pear Tree Ball Ornament - made by Belleek

Quiet Man Cottage Belleek Christmas Ornament

House Blessing Wreath Belleek Christmas Ornament

Belleek House Blessing Wreath has an embossed wreath design complimented with shamrocks and "Bless This House" in gold lettering. Includes a green cord for hanging.

Belleek House Blessing Wreath
Belleek House Blessing Wreath

Amazon.com Review

Shaped like a wreath wrapped with ribbon and a bow, this large china ornament makes a superb seasonal gift for any home. Written across the wreath in gold lettering are the words, Bless this house. A green cord attached to the top allows the ornament to be hung on a front door or wall; at 6-1/4 inches in diameter, the wreath is a little too heavy for most Christmas trees. Made in Ireland of fine parian china, the glazed white wreath is decorated with hand-painted green shamrocks for a distinctive Irish touch.

Parian china was invented in Great Britain in the 1840s for sculpting classical figurines. Because of the china's marble-like translucence, the name derived from the Greek island of Paros, famous for its prized white marble. Belleek parian ware exhibits exceptional craftsmanship and is esteemed among collectors worldwide. --Ann Bieri

 

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I used to collect these and I still have them but I have not bought some recently. I like the ones with the black mark.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Love the Chrismas ornaments!

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      kimmie1967 7 years ago

      I had never heard of Belleek before but I really want some of these pieces. Will have to squirrel away some money to buy at least one this year, Thanks for the information on this Lens.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      These are so beautiful! I love the Partridge and the Pear Tree ornaments.

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      ZablonMukuba 7 years ago

      these are great ideas for christmass gifts

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      Nathalie Roy 7 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      No, I was unfamiliar with this brand before coming here!

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      JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

      @Gamganny: Thanks for the Irish blessing! :)

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      Gamganny 7 years ago

      I love Belleek, my mother in law is from Ireland and she has a wonderful selection. Blessed by the Irish Angel

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      These are nice, great finds you've compiled here. I've never heard of them before, but I'll keep them in mind for this holiday season. Lots of Irish people to buy for.

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      I can see why you collect them Jen. They are beautiful and look extremely well made. I like the shamrocks I can see on at least one ornament. Nice!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, I wish I owned some. These are so pretty and remind me of my Irish roots.