Monday, March 23, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I decorated this wreath with ivy, white daisies, and a porcelain plaque with an Irish Blessing. The potatoes are a reference to the great potato famine, in Ireland, that caused my husband's ancestors to leave their homeland and immigrate to the United States.
This woolen wrap is perfect for a crisp spring day. It's made of the softest Irish wool. I love the Celtic knot design.................
And the colors are reversed on the other side. I have options!
Again, Celtic knots are a favorite of mine. Couldn't resist these earrings.
I've found a wonderful Irish fragrance called ...Innisfree.
The packaging describes the fragrance this way................
"The essence of Ireland. A celebration of femininity and nature. A magical fruit and floral fragrance including lavender oil distilled from our own fields in County Wicklow. Beneath the description, a quote:
"And I shall have some peace there,
for peace comes dropping slow......"
-W. B. Yeats 'The Lake Isle Of Innisfree'
It's always been a favorite of mine.
I'm dressed in the items that reflect my Celtic roots. After dinner, I have a date with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara as they navigate the obstacles that hamper their wedded bliss. No St. Patrick's Day is complete, until you've watched The Quiet Man...it's a tradition at my house.
I'll leave you with the Irish Blessing that hangs on my wreath.............
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The red transferware fairies were smiling on me.
The scene on this plate was reminiscent of a canal view in Venice……one of my favorite places. I also liked the ribbon floating above the structure. So I purchased it.
Other red transferware purchases include:
Here are some of the photos and crocheted items that I purchased. I love the pink pin cushion hat, and I just had to have the little crocheted “bag” for lack of a better description. It’s about 4 inches long and the stitches are so tiny and fine. I have no idea what it’s intended use could have been, but………………….
Oh, by the way, I completely forgot to look for salt shakers!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
My grandchildren live in other states, so there are long intervals between visits. Children grow so quickly….I know that the next time I see them they will have changed. I hate missing out. I know that I’m not the only grandmother who doesn’t have ready access to her grandchildren, but that doesn’t make it any easier and I do envy those that do. When we are together, I take lots of photos. I can’t get enough of them. I made this collage from my photo stash. They are all older now, but I love these pictures of their little round faces.
Madison (top center photo) is the oldest, my first grandchild. She has dark brown hair, and wants to pursue a career in the performing arts, she sings like an angel and has performed in an impressive number of plays, for someone her age. She has wonderful negotiating skills. Her father (my son) once said “Madison, here’s the deal, I want you to………….” She looked him square in the face and said, “I don’t like that deal, I want another deal.” She was three!
Waverly (photo on the left) is my son’s second child. She has red hair, cute little freckles and a bubbly personality. Waverly is very sweet and kind. She genuinely cares for others. She decided, on her own, to grow her hair until it was long enough to donate to the “Locks Of Love” program for children on chemotherapy. This was a three year project, one that she was very dedicated to. I’m sure her lovely red tresses made some little girl very happy.
Molly (photo on the right) is my daughter’s child. She is our raven haired princess and she is a dancer. Molly feels the music in her soul and interprets what she feels through her movements. At age three we noticed that she could watch a dancer and recreate their complex moves from memory. Molly is an animal lover, as well. She cares about all living creatures. She is sweet and affectionate and loves family girl parties. Molly also likes to sew and create art pieces.
Bailey (bottom center photo) is my son’s third child. The photo was taken shortly after he was born. I love his little round face and innocent expression. Bailey has blonde hair and looks just like his father did at that age. He is a happy baby. I don’t know yet what Bailey’s interests will be, they will be revealed as he grows, which brings me back to my original point, I hate not being there for all the revelations!