"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."

"Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Caribana

On this wonderful sunny day, hello dear ones! 
This wonderful teacup, small plate and tin can I have found in an antique store when I was coming back from the cathedral after Sunday mass. It perked me up for the rest of the day! 
Toronto, since yesterday, is colorful and happy since its Caribana 2011! Just look at all the colorful and rich costumes!
I wish you all a most wonderful Sunday!


W ten piekny sloneczny dzien witam Was moi mili
Taka sliczna filizaneczke , maciopki talerzyk i  puszke znalazlam dzis w antycznym sklepiku kiedy wracalam z katedry po mszy niedzielnej.To  poprawilo mi humor na reszte dnia!
Toronto od wczoraj  kolorowe i wesole bo mamy Caribana 2011!Popatrzcie na te kolorowe i bogate stroje.
Zycze wszystkim cudownej niedzieli!














Friday, July 29, 2011

Holy Family church

Hello dear ones! 
Years ago, the Holy Family church burned down in Toronto.
In 1870 there was St. Helen's parish there, and a priest would ride down to meet with the people and conduct mass. It was finally decided to build a church and in 1902 the Church of the Holy Family was erected. In 1997 it completely destroyed. The rebuild began in 1999 and was mostly finished by 2001.

The first church was built out of wood and in 1997 there was construction being done on the roof. It started raining and the workers went down for lunch. There was a spark though, and the whole building was completely destroyed. 

And interesting fact and a bit of a mystery is that there was a statue of the Virgin, which went completely unscathed in the totally burned surroundings! Sadly, there are no pictures of the old church. When I talked to the priest he admitted there were none. The church now looks completely different and is no longer wooden. 

I was passing by when all this happened, I don't attend this church, but had a nice talk with their parish priest. :) When they were taking away the burnt rubble in huge bins, I found a piece of burnt wood with a holy water bowl still attached. They let me take it.  For years I kept a horseshoe and old keys in it and recently I decided to change it. I added a picture and some rusty parts. The priest I showed it to liked it as well. :) 

I wish you all a lovely weekend!


Witam Was kochani moi
Czas temu  spalil sie w Toronto  kosciolek pod wezwaniem Sw Rodziny.
1870 znajdowala sie w miejscu kosciola parafia Swietej Heleny do ktorej dojezdzal ksiadz, by spotykac sie z wiernymi i odprawiac msze. Postanowiono wkoncu, zbudowac w tym miejscu  kosciol. A wiec, w roku 1902, stanal Kosciol Swietej Rodziny,kampletnie spalony  w 1997 odbudowa zaczela sie w 1999 a ukonczono ja 2001
Kosciol ten zostal zbudowany z drewna i kiedy  w roku 1997 byl naprawiany dach i spawany ,zaczal padac desz,wtedy to robotnicy przerwali naprawy i poszli na lunch .W tym wlasnie czasie kosciol sie spalil.Ciekawostka i cudem jest to ze figurka Matki Boskiej ocalala w calosci .Nie dotknieta ogniem stala w zgliszczach doszczetnie spalonego kosciola.Niestety niema zdjec kosciola przed spaleniem,kiedy rozmawialam z ksiedzem potwierdzil brak zdjec. Kosciol wyglada teraz inaczej i nie jest juz drewniany.
Kiedy przejezdzalam obok spalolego kosciola,zatrzymalam sie i wypytalam ksiedza co sie stalo,ksiadz przeuroczy gawedziasz duzo mi opowiedzial.W tym czasie  wywozono resztki splongo drewna w wielkich skrzyniach to tam wlasnie znalazlam  kawalek deski z kropielnica ,pozwolono mi ja zabrac. Przez lata trzymalam w niej podkowe i stare klucze,wkoncu ja przerobilam dodajac swiety obrazek.Bardzo sie spodobala ta moja  przerobka ksiedzu z kosciolka.

Zycze Wam cudownego weekendu!









Plank before redo-deska przed przerobka                 




                                                     After redo-po przerobieniu

                       Burned church of Holy Family- Spalony kosciol Sw Rodziny

              The untouched figure of Mary after the burn - Ocalala figurka Matki boskiej po spaleniu


                             Church during construction - Kosiol w trakcie budowy

                                   The renewed church-Odbudowany kosciolek

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Himalayan singing bowls

Welcome dear ones! 
My daughter fell in love with Himalayan singing bowls and started her own collection. You sit the bowl on the pillow so that it doesnt get ruined with time and so its easier to play them without holding them in hand. The pillows have to be stuffed with buckwheat so that it retains a specific heaviness. Magda didnt buy one, so I made her a surprise and created one in a Persian style and stuffed it as directed. My daughter was amazed. So here it is!

I wish you all wonderful moments in this vacationing time and lots and lots of sunshine! 


Witam was moi mili,
Moja corcia zakochala sie w miskach  z tybetu i zaczela swoja nowa kolekcje,Miski te stawia  sie  na poduszkach by sie nie obijaly i zeby mozna bylo na nich grac nie trzymajac w rece miski.Poduszki musza byc  wypchane kasza aby mialy swoja ciezkosc.Madzia takiej nie kupila  ,wiec jej zrobilam niespodzianke i uszylam mala podusie na wzor  perski.Wypchalam gryczana kasza .Corcia byla zachwycona .Oto moja podusia.
Zycze Wam  samych cudownych chwil w ten wakacyjny czas i duzo ,duzo  slonca!




Friday, July 22, 2011

Holy family figurine

Hello Dear ones , from hot and humid Toronto!

A while back I got myself a figurine from white resin stone at a garage sale.  Its by a known sculptor Shmalz.  He's famous for sculpting religious figurines and icons. 
One of my friends in Hamilton liked it but didnt like the white colour, so she asked me if I could redo it to make it look like metal. So I did it with the candle method. I dont think it turned out too bad, but it took a while to do with all the layering and smoking. It has to be done fast and it was quite heavy so I got sore hands. But you can decide that for yourselves. :)


I wish you all and each a most wonderful weekend!



Witam Was kochani z upalnego i parnego Toronto!

Jakis czas temu kupilam sobie na garage sale taka figurke z bialego kamienia zwanego resin.Autorstwa  rzezbiarza Shmalza.Autor ten slynie z rzezbienia takich swietych figur i religijnych postaci.
Spodobala sie owa figorka mojej kolezance z Hamilton tylko nie lubila tej bieli,wiec poprosila mnie abym ja przerobila tak aby wygladala jak z metalu.Wiec ja przerobilam metoda opalania swiecy.Nawet niezle wyszlo tylko strasznie dlugo trwalo nakladanie warstw i suszenie a potem osmolenie.Trzeba to robic szybko nad swieca a figurka jest ciezka,wiec ciut bolaly mnie rece.Efekty moich znmagan nad figurka ocencie sami :)

Zycze Wam wszystkim i kazdemu z osobna najcudowniejszego weekendu!



   This is how it looked before the change - Tak wygladala figurka przed przerobka


Friday, July 15, 2011

Lyre bird

Hello dear ones! 

I found a superb film about a bird in Australia. He can copy the songs of about 20 other species, and other sounds that he hears around him. Why? because in his mating season, a song that will be more complex than others will attract the most females. He is so good at it that the original species answer him back! His name comes from the shape of his stunning tail! Heres a short clip for you to enjoy this awesome bird... 

And I wish you a most wonderful weekend!


 Witajcie moi drodzy!

Znalazlam na necie film o ptaszku z australi, ktory potrafi kopiowac ok 20 innych patkow i inne odglosy ktore uslyszy.Dlaczego ?Poniewaz w okresie godow jego piosenka czym bardziej skaplikowana tym wiecej dziewczynek przyciaga.Jest tak dokladny ,ze kiedy nasladuje inne ptaki one mu odpowiadaja.Nazwa jego pochodzi od wygladu jego ogona ktory jest w ksztalcie liry.Ogladnijcie prosze filmik o tym niezwyklym ,cudownym ptaszku..

Aja Wam zycze najpiekniejszego weekendu!









Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Beautiful presents - Beautiful exchange

Dear ones, just look at all the goodies that I was gifted with by Viola from Violi Igla Malowane. My girls were exploring blog land with me and wished for the wonderful cameos she makes. So I asked Viola if there was a possibility of buying two of these in green-gold and blue-silver. Viola suggested an exchange and I was thrilled to do it! This was my first bloggy exchange :) After a week I received my package and within it, goodies galore! I asked Viola for two cameos and here I get three, one in my favorite toned, earthy colours, just for me! And that's not all, there was a stunning hand stitched necklace and earrings in a vibrant green and finished off with glass beads. So that it matches my daughters' dress!
Isnt this wonderful? My older daughter, Magda was amazed. My other little one is gone away to navy summer camp so i sent her pictures via text.
See for yourselves how wonderfully made this all is! You must visit her lovely blog and see her creations and read her sweet posts.
In exchange, I sent her some Toile materials she had wanted. Sadly, I haven't taken pictures of them. :(

Viola, thank you for the wonderful exchange, and for thinking of me as well.

I wish everyone a wonderful week and many smiles!
 

Kochni zobaczcie tylko jakimi cudnosciami obdarowala mnie Viola z blogu Violi igla malowane Moje dziewczynki ogladaly ze mna swiat blogowy i zamarzyly miec takie camee,wiec zapytalam Viole czy moge zakupic  dwie takie zielona i granatowa.Viola sie zgodzilai zaproponowala wymianke.Bardzo sie ucieszylam,bo to moja pierwsza wymianka  :)
Po tygodniu juz przyszla do mnie paczuszka i jakie bylo moje zdziwienie kiedy ja otworzylam i radosc bo zamiast dwoch camea byly trzy  w tym jedna w moich ulubionych kolorach brazu specjalnie dla mnie!Oprocz tego Viola wyslala mi piekny recznie robiony  naszyjnik z kolczykami w kolorze zielonym ,pieknie wykonczony szklanymi koralikami,tak aby pasowal do sukienki mojej corci.Czy to nie cudowne!Moja starsza corcia byla zachwycona zas moje drugie pachole jest na obozie navy wiec wyslalam jej  zdjecia tych slicznosci.
Zobaczcie prosze sami jak Viola to wszystko pieknie zrobila !
Musicie koniecznie odwiedzic  jej blog aby zobaczyc jej prace i poczytac mile posty.
Ja wyslalam Violi  w zamian materialy ,,toile,,jakie chciala miec.Niestety nie mam zdjec,nie zrobilam .
Violu mila dziekuje Tobie kochana za wszystkie te wspanialosci! za piekna wymianke i za to ,ze pomyslalas i o mnie  !
Zycze Wam wszystkim cudownego tygodnia i duzo usmiechow !











 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Giveaway results

Hello All!
I want to thank everyone for joining up in my giveaway! 
The chosen blogger is "ULOTNE CHWILE" If I may ask for the address to which the package will be shipped. To whomever had never visited her, you really must take a look at all her goodies!
I wish you all a wonderful Sunday and once again, thank you!


Witam Was,
Chciala bym Wam wszystkim serdecznie podziekowac za udzial w zabawie!
Wylosowany blog to -ULOTNE CHWILE,Poprosze o adres na ktory wysle paczuszke.Kto jeszcze niezna i nie odwiedzil  blog- Ulotne Chwile,koniecznie musi  zagladnac by zobaczyc jakie cudnosci tam sa i jaka mila atmosfera tam panuje.
Zycze Wam cudownej niedziei i raz jeszcze dziekuje !


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Loretta Young

Hello dear ones, 

I took a walk today and visited an antique shop. I found an old metal frame with a picture of a beautiful young lady on a yellowing, old, paper. It was signed Loretta Young. At home of course, I looked her up right away. I wanted to know who the happy girl in the picture was. Turned out to be an actress of Hollywood in the years 1916-1960. 
Honestly, I have never heard of her before, but lookig through her photos I admit I have seen the face, it was familiar. In 1949 she received an Ocsar for her role in the movie "Come to the Stable." 
I borrowed a couple of pictures off the internet to show you guys.

I will of course renew the frame, since the material is faded after the all these years. When I took the paper out of he back I found some snippets of lovely blue velvet. 

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!


Witajcie moi mili,

Na dzisiejszym spacerku odwiedzilam antyczny sklepik i znalazlam stara metalowa ramke  ze zdjeciem pozolklym i podpisanym Loretta Young. Kupilam .W domciu oczywiscie zaraz sprawdzilam kim jest ta wesola dziewczyna na fotografi. Okazala sie nia amerykanska aktorka Holywood z lat 1916-1960, Loretta Young.Szczerze powiem nigdy wczesniej nie spotkalam sie z tym nazwiskiem,chodz ogladajac jej fotografie twarz wydala mi sie znajoma.W roku 1949 otrzymala Oskara za role w filmie ,,Come to the stable,,.
Zapozyczylam kilka zdjec z netu tej pieknej aktorki.
Ramke oczywiscie odnowie bo material po latach stracil kolor .Kiedy wyciagnelam zdjecie w srodku byly kawaleczki pieknego niebieskiego aksamitu.

Zycze Wam najpiekniejszego weekendu!



                            Loretta Young in the oscar winning movie ,,Come to the stable,,