I already have a small collection mounted on the archway between the English garden and the sunken garden. Now I have three more for the other side.
The new ones all came from different places.
The crescent moon, scalloped sun and the lady with flowers in her hair came from the town of Monterosso, Italy. We had to go there to buy the tickets for our train ride to Rome. Happy day!The small sun came from the Greek Island of Cephalonia. When our ship docked there we rented a car for the day and drove around the island. When we passed this pot shop we stopped the car and went in to look what they had. Mindful of how the luggage would only take little things I picked the little sun..
There were all kinds of nautical and island reminders but I am now wondering why I didn't buy the moon?
But then I found this delightful bird's nest with house martin in Split.
They had an artisan fair and much as I was taken with all the lovely fish and crabs when I saw the nest I knew that was the one I wanted.
"How are you going to get it home?" David asked. "They will never allow it on the plane" I carefully wrapped avery piece of metal and buried it in my suitcase. It made it home in one piece.
The suns and moon are now mounted on the wall .
and the nest under the patio. I wonder what the odds are on that nest being filled in the spring. A wren is surely to take a fancy to it.