Sunday, May 29, 2016


The vase-athon continues apace. I can't help myself but I should try harder, perhaps...This one is from the VdeP shop in Athlone, yesterday. Gold rimmed, hand painted, probably 1950s and in perfect nick. €5.

The painting behind is by Cork artist Frank O'Sullivan, bought at last year's Shorelines Festival art exhibition, in the old workhouse in Portumna.

Friday, May 27, 2016


Today's Ballinasloe charity shop find: a lidded Spanish jar for thyme (I think). Most likely nicked from a restaurant in Valencia and carefully transported to Galway only to be given to the the NCBI shop. (It says El Mussol - The Owl - on the back and the bottom sticker is for a ceramics manufacturer in Valencia.) €4.

The €4 jar, sans lid but avec des fleurs, sitting on a Portugese plate
On the sideboard, under a Pat Jourdan painting

In context :)