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Belleek Pottery 2019 Azalea Cottage Annual Bell Ornament #32
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Belleek Pottery 2019 Azalea Cottage Annual Bell Ornament #32

Your Price: $45.00
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Part Number:4652
This NEW 2019 Annual Bell by the Belleek Pottery is called the Azalea Cottage inspired by the traditional architecture of Ireland.  Thatched cottages were very common in the Irish countryside and were dwelling places for farm workers and laborers.  The term cottage is derived from the word 'cotter' meaning farmer.  The land was usually rented from the wealthy landowner and rent was often paid in labor.  The most common crops were potatoes and oats.  The cottage garden featured a picturesque white picket fence, trellises and a hanging basket of pink azaleas.  The Azalea represents home, the memories of your home and taking care of family.  At the back of the house you were sure to find a tethered goat for milk and later, hide.  The rolling hills were and are a wonderful place for goats, as they love to climb.  Love or hate cats, no farm would be complete without a working cat to keep rodents away.  Ireland and cats date back to the 9th century and can even be noticed in the Book of Kells.  The Azelea Cottage features a hand painted Belleek Shamrock as well as a lucky horse shoe to bring an extra bit of good fortune.  This ornament is a tribute to Ireland's rich agricultural history, our early domesticated animals that helped family at home of the most modest farmers and their families from the wet Irish weather.  Handcrafted at the historical Belleek Pottery, the Azelea Cottage is the 32nd Annual Ornament.  Available today, but remember, this 2019 Annual Ornament will retire at the end of the year. Only  2.5" x 2.5", this Belleek Ornament will arrive in a Red Belleek Holiday box, rich in history. Note:  Today, many cottages are still standing in Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland.

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