Nope, these two are NOT from Poland (but they definitely are favorites)...little Oliver got rescued from a rest stop where he had been abandoned and our puppy, TinkaBelle limped up to our door two and a half years ago, whimpering at midnight!! She has loved and protected Oliver, the orange fluff ball, since Kelly brought him home. Nonetheless, they are two of our four beloved fur baby treasures.
This first unique item you see is made from leather. I used to have several of them, but gave them to my DIL and son. They are done so amazingly well...who would think you could create artistic pictures from leather? (My photography skills are pitiful here...next time I will get on a chair or stilts!) There was a lovely lady named Wanda living in Poland whose son was staying with us and attending school in the States, so she would send us things on special occasions as a 'thank you".
Another lovely item direct from Poland is a tapestry hanging of poppy flowers. There is actually a narrower matching one, but I took these pictures some months ago and for some odd reason, didn't take one of the match to this. (Wanda knew I was especially drawn to poppy flowers.)
Here is a lovely mold of the Blessed Mother that Mario and I picked up when we finally got to go to Poland, just a few years before his death. It looks like wood and most art you find in Poland is wood carved.
Like this lovely wood carving of the Blessed Mother and Baby Jesus that hangs to the left side of our front door (oddly enough, it also hung on the left...or maybe the right side, but definitely the side of the front door when I lived in Arizona). It is carved from one solid piece of wood.
While all of these are beautiful in their own right, the real treasure part of them is the thoughtfulness that went into them and the memories they have given.
In spite of the fact that there are a bazillion things to be done in our front and back yard, my plans for Saturday morning include being part of the volunteers to work on our church ground. Me and my trusty screw driver will go pull up weeds galore in front of the church and along the driveway.
Now for some corny type jokes:
There were three men on a hill with their watches. The first man threw his watch down the hill and it broke.
The second man threw his watch down the hill and it broke.
The third man threw his watch down the hill, walked all the way to the bottom, and caught it. The other two men were puzzled and asked the third man how he did it. The third man said, "Easy. My watch is 5 minutes slow!"
(I know, I know, this is not the normal kind of divider thingy, but sometimes, I just HAVE to "color outside the lines")
A warthog hits this lady and the husband calls 911.The operator asks, "Where are you at"?The husband replies, "I'm on Eucolipstic Road."
The operator asks, "Can you spell that for me?""Well... I'll just drag her over to Oak so you can you pick her up there?"
Q: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but the light bulb has to WANT to change.
A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?"
He answered, "Call for backup."
~~~For the blessings of all the treasures, both animate and inanimate that You have given us, I thank You, my Lord and my God.