Friday, May 29, 2009

Some Polish Treasures

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 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.


  1. I love all your favorites!! And I can't pick a 'favorite' out of them! I love religious articles, I love 'different' things and the leather art is beautiful in addition to being different from anything I've ever seen, and I love hand-carved and hand-made, so I love them all. But I guess I'd have to pick the breathing things over all the others, so I guess my favorites out of your favorites today would be your pets (cute picture too)!
    I love all the stories you posted with each piece too, we get to learn a little more about your life!
    Great post, Marcy, I loved it!
    And I enjoyed all the jokes too, but my 'favorite' was the last one!

  2. Wow, I do love those wood carvings. So pretty!

    Thanks again for always brightening my day!

    Have a blessed weekend.

  3. I love your 4-legged friends. Mine clears off if I get the camera out. She will NOT have her photo taken.

    love Angie, xx

  4. Fun to visit as always - and it was good to be reminded about the futility of most anger....I like the wood carvings--both the simple & detailed ones are beautiful in their own ways.

  5. this was a beautiful post Marcy. The art work is very beautiful. A very "feel good" post!

  6. LOVED the artwork. Such pleasure it must give you to look at them, on many different levels! And, as always, loved the jokes! Gotta come over here, now, no matter what, to chatch up and get my daily chuckle, Marcy. Hope you have a fun and blessed weekend!

  7. Chatch up AND catch up...
    ~ ggl ~

  8. Hi Marcy, I don't have time to blog but wanted to read you! My favorite of your favorites was the poppy tapestry. They were all beautiful. Ginny will be here any time now,I am excited, but also had to stop by to say HI! So HI!

  9. Goodafternoon Marcy. Beautiful art work on this post. Oliver and Tinkabell are just adorable. I love how they care for one another ♥ They are so lucky to found you and your family.


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