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The Wearing of the Green

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‘Oh, Paddy* dear, did you hear the news that’s going ’round?
The shamrock is forbid by law to grow on Irish ground
Saint Patrick’s Day no more to keep, his colour can’t be seen
For there’s a bloody law again’ the Wearing of the Green.
I met with Napper Tandy and he took me by the hand
And he said “How’s poor old Ireland and how does she stand?”
“She’s the most distressful country that ever yet was seen
For they’re hanging men and women there for Wearing of the Green.”‘

 Raise your pint of Gat to the wearing of the green today.

*And raise your next pint to my father Patrick, my grandfather Paddy, and my great grandfather Patsy.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.

Happy St Patrick’s Day.

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Do you not Love the Art Deco?

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Here we have a lush Art Deco Filigree Czech Brooch.

Very intricate. Very charming. And very reasonably priced.

If you are looking for a beautifully made antique, for the price of a bag of chips and a bottle of wine, then look no further.

Keep your eyes peeled. This weekend I am going to write a lot. An awful lot. About Chinese textiles, here is a little peek:

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Do you know what it is yet?

Go on, have a guess….

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It was a Bright Cold Day in April, and the Clocks were Striking Thirteen

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Well, not quite, I mean it is a bright, cold day in April, but this beautiful wedding gown is the antithesis of 1984 dystopia.

Much more a utopian dress; blissful, heavenly, idyllic even.

1930’s Glamour springs to mind.
Elegance and femininity, think Jean Harlow and Greta Garbo. Ivory silk and chiffon.

It’s a couture dress by an English designer called Sophie English.

All very patriotic that.

It’s never been worn, but worry not, nothing awful befell the bride to be, it was made as a sample, and for a smidgeon of the cost you can look like a Hollywood Star on your Wedding Day.

Incidentally, the blog title is a favourite opening line of mine.

Along with… you know what I’m going to say don’t you…. #predictable:

‘it is a truth universally acknowledged….’

Fellow bloggers, what’s your favourite opening line?

 

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April 7, 2014 · 11:32 am