These alabaster bookends feature the traditional Irish House Blessing Prayer and an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Able to keep heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal gift for newlyweds or makes an excellent addition to your own house.
The bookends are made from stone-cast alabaster here in our shop in Steubenville, Ohio. Alabaster is a building and decorating material created from the mineral gypsum that has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. It boasts an attractive smooth finish and will last for years to come.
Each measures roughly 6" x 8", including the 4"x 6" inset image plaque, and is 3" deep.
Bless the four corners of this house, and the lintel blest;
And bless the hearth, and bless the board, and bless each place of rest;
And bless that door that opens wide to strangers as to kin;
And bless each crystal windowpane that lets the starlight in;
And bless the rooftree overhead and every sturdy wall;
The Peace of Man, the Peace of God, the Peace of Love on All."