Gentle Readers and Dear Friends a few weeks back at an estate sale I found a great little piece of porcelain. I didn't talk about it then as I knew I wanted to have a gift-away for March and it would be perfect. What I found was this lovely......
....little bowl covered in shamrocks from the Belleek Porcelain factory in Ireland. It is very well marked with the 3rd green Mark which dates it to 1965-1981. I have it nestled in among my other bits and pieces. If you would like to win this piece then comment on this POST only and I will draw a name on March 17th - celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Anyone, anywhere can enter - so if you collect Belleek or just like the shamrocks throw your name in the mix.... you have to comment to win.
I usually don't write about the books I 'm reading - I read lots - and usually have a few books going at one time and in a few different places. Well, I just finished up two really wonderful "travel" type books. Both by Marlene de Blasi - I read them out of sequence - the first was " Lady in the Palzzo: at Home in Umbria" - about her move to Orveito and the search and eventual restoration of a Ballroom/Apartment . The Second book was "A Thousand Days in Tuscany:a Bittersweet Adventure" - a lovely book about her life in this lovely region of Italy. I was totally taken with her writing style and adventures. I would highly recommend them!!
The flicker last night was another colonial extravaganza - but from the Golden Year - 1939 - called "Allegheny Uprising" - starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne and George Sanders. With Trevor getting credit above Wayne - she was the bigger star at the time. I enjoyed this film, but found Trevor a bit much. Wayne and Trevor acted earlier in 1939 together in "Stagecoach" a much better film and one where she was more suited to the character she played than in "Uprising." Overall a good film and at about an hour and half not too long.
There you go sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do come again.