Most of the things I chose have come from Japan, which has made me stop and think once more about the tragic situation there... for a country that deeply respects nature (just think of their poetry, calligraphy, beautiful gardens, art, bonsai and ikebana...) it is such a cruel and savage blow.
Just look at the detail in this beautiful tea cup...
You should see it in the flesh, so beautiful.
And there's incredible detail here too
Japanese too, but so different to the treaures above...I love the colours in the glaze especially the turquoise
Then there's the mass produced stuff made in the 50's, 60's and 70's which will always have a place in my heart because it's so cheerful and kitschy. Like these examples I found today...
All quite lovely don't you think? I'll definetely visit that little shop again!
I also bought MORE religionalia but this one's REALLY special...
Hand painted. four dollars.
And have a look at the back
I wish I knew what it said.
I feel another French hang coming on...our house is turning into a church!
While I'm on the subject of religion here's todays t. towel...
Happy St Patricks Day.
I hope you have/had a good one.
(it's not very old, but I thought it appropriate!)