With half of every year spent in Ireland and John hailing from the country, Irish art and culture have a huge impact on our design and our lives.

travel ireland


  • On the Road Again
    Getting ready to go to the Ireland Home and shop.  John can’t wait to get home.  Truthfully this summer of record beaking heat has been hard to take for both John and me.  My veggies did horribly and I never got to get into my gardens like I wished.  The heat was too hard and me and the plantings. We did have a great year, selling most of […]
  • 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 paint color […]
    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 roadway and targeted for roadway […]
    Something reminds me- when I am traveling I always miss the other place at some time during my journeys.  When I am in Ireland, I miss people and things in Ohio and when I am in Ohio, I miss parts of Ireland. Yesterday when I was searching the photo library for that Irish pickers sign of the Lady in the Hat, I viewed some Irish scenery pictures I […]
  • 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. It has a […]