Antiques, Decor, Furniture, HOME N GARDEN, Ireland, Living Room, Whimsey, Wood

Miss Mustard Seed Boxwood- a Paint

Last week I commented on a Miss Mustard Seed post.  Marion was painting a butler’s cabinet in her new home.  Miss Mustard Seed makes/ sponsors [ not sure of the correct word here] milk paints in various colors, and has done so for a good many years.  You are probably familiar with her products.  She had her milk… Read More Miss Mustard Seed Boxwood- a Paint

An American in Wexford, Ireland, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest, Travel

SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS

Ireland calls itself the land of saints and scholars.  Many categories come under scholars, including artists and writers.  As I travel looking for gates and doors to photograph, I have also taken a few pix of the roadway sculptures. I recently learned that Ireland has a law that took 1% of the cost of building a… Read More SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS

Furniture, Ireland, Whimsey, Wood

HAND TURNED PEN SETS-Do you know what BUBINGA is???

The first pen set you see was made in our shop in Ireland {This shop has the lathe} with a wood called Bubinga. Bubinga is an African Hardwood, specifically an Equatorial Africa of western Africa including Gabon, Congo, and Angola. sometimes called the African Rosewood, it may resemble other hardwood mahogany wood from South American.… Read More HAND TURNED PEN SETS-Do you know what BUBINGA is???

Antiques, ART, Decor, Furniture, Ireland, Ireland, Tiles

Craven Dunhill Pottery Fireplace Tile- Antique- Victorian- Art Noveau

We have a collection of Antiques in Ireland.  Periodically we bring some items over to Ohio for the enjoyment of our USA customers.  One unique item is a fireplace tile.  The old cast iron fireplaces of the Victorian home had pretty tiles lining the outside of the insert of the fireplace.    The tiles would match or… Read More Craven Dunhill Pottery Fireplace Tile- Antique- Victorian- Art Noveau

An American in Wexford, Antiques, Decor, Genealogy, Ireland, Tiles, Travel, Whimsey

IRISH ART A LITTLE BIT OF IRELAND FOR YOUR HOME

I have recently embarked on the genealogy DNA searches.  I got my results back from 23 and Me just recently, and I did get some unexpected results.  I did confirm my roots are from Ireland and Great Britain.  Years ago I went to Ireland to locate my grandmother, Delia Ryan’s, birth records to obtain Irish citizenship under this unique… Read More IRISH ART A LITTLE BIT OF IRELAND FOR YOUR HOME

ART, Decor, HOME N GARDEN, Ireland, Mixed Media, Pebble Art, Stitchery, Whimsey

The Celtic Lady Has Sold! Now to more Pebble Art N’ Doodles

As You Know… Whimsey is my favorite part of the shop. First I have an announcement.  We have sold the Celtic Lady to a lady in New Mexico.  I do hope she enjoys the piece.  JR had richly embellished her piece with gold thread and beads- it really was a gorgeous item. the extra work in the… Read More The Celtic Lady Has Sold! Now to more Pebble Art N’ Doodles

An American in Wexford, Food info, Foodie, Healthy Eating, HOME N GARDEN, Travel, Tutorials and Information

Lobster Lobster Lobster

Yesterday my sister sent me a link to the Phantom Gourmet’s video about the Nordic Lodge in Rhode Island on their world greatest lobster buffet.video here. It really made my mouth water.  I love seafood and lobster is one of my all-time favorites.  I sometimes get live lobster and cook it at home but it… Read More Lobster Lobster Lobster

Foodie, Home, HOME N GARDEN, Ireland

WHATS AN IRISH SCONE?

Most scones in Ireland are called British scones in the American food vernacular. But there is a difference between an American scone and A British/Irish scone. The American Scone/biscuit has mostly the same ingredients as the scone here in Ireland: flour, shortening, a bit of sugar, milk, salt, and baking powder. But the scone here has the addition of… Read More WHATS AN IRISH SCONE?