On Saint Patrick’s Day, we are all Irish for one day.

Yes, there are green beers, green rivers, and silly green hats. Before the festivities, begin with a simple dinner. Everyone seems to have their favorite Irish Stew, Shepherds Pie, and potatoes. Our family favorite is Red Cabbage and Apples with Mashed Potatoes and Carrots.

Setting the table with White Ironstone is a natural choice. A simple dinner with heavy old Ironstone that stands the test of time. No matter how egregious the gathering.

Large Dinner Plates for Hearty Appetites. These are Buffalo China.

Old White Ironstone brings history to the table. Greenwood China opened its doors in the 1860s in Trenton, New Jersey. Potters were welcomed to America for their knowledge, ability, and experience. They built potteries and produced pottery for a growing population that need porcelain goods and tableware. The Trenton Historical Society offers an outline of this history.

Greenwood China, White Ironstone Plate, Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1860s.


Saint Patrick’s Day is a special day in our family. Alyssa, the oldest, was born on March 17. She was given a very special gift, the knack of finding four leaf clovers. Uncanny.

Braised Red Cabbage With Apples Recipe – NYT Cooking