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Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Gift from Greece

Recently our friend Tim Greene was back in town.  He was ministering in Greece earlier this year and he so kindly brought us a gift from Greece.  
Tim is a traveling Evangelist and he and his wife know that I like white accessories and that I appreciate anything related to Home Decor.
He was kind enough to bring this bust of the Greek Philosopher Omhpoe to me.  I just love it!



I have him sitting on a stack of tiny antique books under a cloche.  






He has a very handsome profile, don't you think?






If you look closely you can see the country of Greece on my old beat-up globe. 




Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away. Anaxagoras


But, you don't have to be a Greek philosopher to be wise:
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I think Plato knew what he was talking about:

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. Plato
Thank you for coming by, my friends, have a wonderful weekend.  Our forecast is still calling for sun, sun and more sun!  We have enjoyed a beautiful mosquito free summer this year.  Yay!!!

~Wishing You Love In Your Heart...Peace In Your Soul...And  Joy In Your Life Always~ 

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.
Plato 


26 comments:

rosarod said...

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Hi Cindy, how good it feels when our friends remind us in their travels. "The bust is gorgeous! a focal piece in your decor, sure to be a topic of conversation, such as the inf. you provided on the Greek philosophers made ​​me reflect upon the dignity of all God's creation. After my long vacations, I visited several cities in the U.S. and South America. Observe the values ​​of people and how even today, the man persists in trying to peers, making Divicion between races, social position, economic fluidity, and various "human ornaments' more than these masks are distractions for those who want some day be saved by the grace of God. warm regards, Rose Marie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

A very handsome bust indeed Cindy, and I love how you displayed him under a cloche! Very pretty! Have a great weekend, Martina

designgivesback.com said...

Hi Cindy:

I adore the bust. Especially under the cloche....

So beautiful!

love, kelee

Julie Harward said...

What a nice thing to do and I like your gift too. Gems of wisdom here and I think God gave to each man or woman to know and have wisdom..if they seek him. ;D

Robin said...

How very nice of him to think of you. You have it styled so nicely.

We have alot of sun coming our way too! Which is good since were going camping - again.

Linda said...

That was so nice of your friend! Your vignette is charming! We have had a LOT of mosquitos this year...makes one yearn for the first frost...then it can get warm again LOL!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a lovely gift to receive! I think he looks very handsome under the cloche. I like your quotes at the end of the post too. It looks like we'll both be enjoying a sunny weekend Cindy! Blessings and hugs to you!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those are some very wise words indeed. Love your vignette... he fits perfectly. blessings ~ tanna

Pattie said...

Hi Cindy thank you for stopping by the vignette looks very nice .

Pattie

Millie said...

You've put together another lovely vignette! Love the quotes too. Have a great weekend.

Pamela said...

What a great conversation piece Cindy!
I love these cloches too and am dying to get one!!
Hope your summer is going well!! We have finally been having beautiful weather.
Pamela xo

Jenifer said...

Oh that is awesome!!

Ana said...

Hi Cindy,
He does have a very handsome profile indeed. What a lovely gift. My daughter collects little busts like yours, but hers are of music composers. Wishing you a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Pondside said...

Those Greeks were very, very wise!

Sue said...

Sweet gift from Greece! I like how you show him off under the cloche.
xoxo Susan

Sharon Wengel said...

And you displayed him in a very dignified manner !

Teena in Toronto said...

What a nice memento!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was a wonderful gift to receive from your friend, and it looks so nice displayed under the glass cloche.
My daughter majored in Philosophy in college--a rigerous course of study!

Greet said...

Cindy,
This gift is truly gorgeous! And you displayed it so well! Just beautiful!
Hope everythins is going well there in your charming cottage! And I wish you a very nice Sunday my friend!
Kiss!!
Greet

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Brilliant idea to put the bust under the cloche. Such a stunning display. I have just begun to collect little antique books. I have a set of 4 red ones that I just love. Hope you have a wonderful week...

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Deep thoughts with Ms. Cindy... I'm liking them very much. You have great friends.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a nice gift! I love it under the cloche and I also love old books. I hope you visit, I have a new cloche, I'd love your bust of the Greek phillosopher, now I'm going to see what I can display under my new cloche! Have a great week. FABBY

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love the idea of putting the bust under the cloche. Your post made me thinks of my childhood piano teacher and her children, who used to occassional give me busts of musicians. It's so nice that your friends thought to bring you this gift. Have a great week!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a great gift and he fits perfectly under a cloche!

Tee of Vinnord Cottage said...

Awesome! I want one :D :D Love your display under the cloche! And thanks for you sweet comment over at my blog as well :D

Jenifer said...

Cindy, can you please email me at metzgersix@gmail.com? I have a question for you. :)