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notes from a small island

curiouswombat in photo_scavenger

Ornament

I have quite a lot of ornaments dotted around the house. These are not the prettiest, or the most valuable, but both have a memory attached!

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This wee building came from a shop, long since closed, in Ramsey and I bought it for our 'new' house when we first moved into it - 29 years ago. Somehow, over the years, it had ended up hidden away and I had forgotten it until we were packing to move to this new house - where it is now on show again and will get a night light lit in it now the nights are longer and the days darker.


And this wee dwarf was a gift from my husband the first time we visited Whitby, before we were married, so 33 or more years ago. He reminded both of us of Gimli - and still does!

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Comments

Aww, these are lovely. And it is definitely Gimli! ^^
It is surprising how much he looks like the PJ Gimli, considering we brought him so long before the films were made, and thought of him as Gimli right back then!
Very interesting. What is first one?
It is a night light holder made from terracotta. It stands about six inches high and looks good amongst Christmas things although goodness knows quite where the inspiration for that style of building is from, or where it was made!
Almost reminds me of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.



Edited at 2018-10-23 04:28 pm (UTC)
Yes - there is a definite Russian Orthodox vibe to my wee candle holder. Goodness knows where it was made in the first place.
That's Gimli for sure! If Dwarves (or hobbits) had Christmas trees, those are the ornaments they'd use.
It really is Gimli :)
Oh, those are both really sweet. I bet the building looks great with light streaming from its door and windows.
It does - last night I lit it up for the first time since it went out on show. It needs to be a real one though, the battery ones do not really cut it!
A lovely couple of choices.

I have loads of junk around, but yes, moving house gave me an excuse to rearrange and re-find ones to display better. I do love that house.
It is a sort of bonus, finding things almost forgotten and putting them into pride of place again! I love the house, too. I'm not really sure why it was put away and forgotten.