Cúinne Baile 3

The fireplace, with birthday invitation.

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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY missus!!! You need to celebrate! Had a fab night at the Make-and-do. Looking forward to the next one. And in the meantime, keep blogging!! :-)

    (Ps. Love the mosaic!)

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  2. Yes, I am finally back on line. How's the sickly laptop? :-o

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  3. Laptop's all better thanks!Glad your internet is all better too. We've a few mosaics about the house. Devo makes them.. well I make him make them...

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  4. I'm intrigued by the white thing beside the fire on the left. It looks lovely there, but I'm wondering what it's for?

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  5. Hi Mise, Yes, that's a very interesting posession of mine that I inherited from my grandfather. It has three parts (the top part is sitting into the 'bowl' at the bottom) and a lid. It has a tap in that half-moon part in the bottom. I believe it came from 'Marianella' which is a residence for brothers/priests. My grandfather worked there one time and must have been given this.

    I'm pretty sure it's a holy water font as the part with the tap can be hung on a wall (it has yet to find a more permanent home in our house) so the bowl could be filled. The bowl has a few (badly mended) cracks and the tap has seized up but it's such a lovely piece I could never part with it - even if I have no real use for it!
    Thanks for asking! S

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