Tuesday, August 28, 2012

G IS FOR...

THREE  'G'S  IN ONE PHOTO...


MY GORGEOUS CAT.
THAT GHASTLY CANDLESTICK.
THE BRASS   GEMSTONE GLOBE WHICH WAS A GIFT
You've  seen my gorgeous cat, Scruffy, before ... who is poorly named because he isn't scruffy at all.  His name when we adopted him was Fluffy and we wanted something a bit more distinguished.  Scruffy can hardly be called a distinguished name, but the name had to be similar to his original one so he would quickly learn to answer it. (He was eight years old when we adopted him.)

The ghastly candlesticks you have also seen before.  They were brought home from India by my grandfather after World War I.  I haven't decided what to do with them yet, so they are still displayed in the open since I had my last foray into eBay to see if they would be worth anything.

The gift of the gemstone globe was given to my husband as a commemoration gift of so many years as pastor of our church. (I don't remember how many years it commemorated, sorry. We were there for 28 years.He is not here right now for me to ask. But I know he will remember.) It is really rather beautiful. The gemstones inlaid in it are semi-precious, such as Lapis and Mother of Pearl. The oceans are done in Lapis.

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I will be missing ABC Wednesday for the next two weeks.  Wedding plans at our house.  Big happy times and family get together.

This is my submission for ABC Wednesday, the letter 'G', graciously hosted by Roger Owen Green and founded by Mrs. Nesbitt.  For more fascinating entries please click HERE

14 comments:

Wanda said...

Good collection of G's Chris. I thought we share a similar time frame in ministry. We were at FBC Hughtson, CA for 27 years before retiring to Southern CA.

Retiring doesn't stop minisry does it...taking dinner to our Pastor tonight as he is down in his back for several weeks.

Can't wait to hear more of the wedding plans.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I enjoy the chatty nature of your blog....not being sure of the years and saying your husband isn't around just now.Your cat certainly doesn't look scruffy! Quite elegant, in fact.

EG CameraGirl said...

Scruffy is a gorgeous cat.He looks like the type that forgives you for giving him that name. :)

Roger Owen Green said...

Tis a lovely globe! Nice cat too.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

You have a really lovely globe with semi-precious stones in it.
We'll miss you but how exciting.
Enjoy every minute of the preparations and the wedding. I'm looking forward to pictures.

chubskulit said...

Awesome shot, you hit the jackpot!

Golden Rule
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

snafu said...

I think the name Scruffy has more street cred than fluffy, not at all the name for such a cool cat.
Hope everything goes as planned.

Carver said...

Great G post. Carver, ABC Wed.Team

Lisa said...

That gemstone globe steals the show! Stunning. (Sorry Scruffy) Scruffy is always adorable and a welcome sight. I have nothing to say about those candlesticks, except I hope you find a buyer. :-)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful post ~ love the Gorgeous Cat ~ Happy Wedding Times ~ enjoy ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Gattina said...

Nice collection of "G"s, but of course I prefer your Scruffy ! he is a real beauty !

Ann said...

That candlestick might be worth a lot of money yet, so don't sell it too cheaply.

Thanks for adopting a cat.

kaybee said...

Golly Gee - some great Gs!!

Werna Gail said...

Your cat seems to be enjoying to pose for you...
I read back through what I had missed and I really like the doodles, your colors are great.
Art should be fun.
Happy wedding, hope it is lovely.