Saturday, March 16, 2013


In honor of St. Patricks's Day. With the understanding that I am 95% Irish and my grandmother spoke with a lovely Irish lilt, I decided to buy something green this week. Well, truth be told, I bought two green things this week. And they were not small green things. They were two very large green things.......


They are a fantastic pair of 33 inch French Majolica Urns that date to the early 20th century. At one point they were fitted with gilt bronze electrical sockets--can you imagine the size of the shades they must have worn? At least another 33 inches in height, bringing the total height of the lamps to a glorious 66 inches. I will have Roberto removed the bronze electrical mounts (saving them for the buyer) and bring them back to their original urn form. 
I love the detailed modeling--acorns, oak leaves, acanthus leaves and shells....fantastic Renaissance Revival pieces that are definitely a departure from my usual neoclassical favorites. But heck: the stock market is going great guns, the economic forecasts are getting stronger and YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE.
Everyone is coming for dinner tomorrow night--corned beef and cabbage and potatoes. Roast pork for the littlest ones. Plus my over-the-top brownies. Then we    are going to talk about the great grand parents who came from Ireland...
Wishing everyone a wonderful St. Patrick's Day--don't forget a little bit (or two bits) of green.


Mary & Jones (and Cole)

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