Tuesday, May 22, 2012

BRASIL!!!

I walked into Macy's the other day, and whoa: they were (are) doing a theme on Brazil!  And I was glad to see them spelling it like the Brazilians do....

That was all the incentive I needed to show you just a few Brazilian treasures we brought back from Brazil....
Yes, that's a piranha. 


Here are some treasures that look like they're from Brazil, but they're not...
I just love those two birds... and I got them in the mid-80's at Smith's Furniture Store in Hinton, Oklahoma!

 Here's one of my favorite pictures...
My Mother-Margaret painted that! (Soon I'll show you other birds she's painted. They will amaze you.)

Next, here's a frog and some lizards like they have in Brazil....
We got that sly frog in Nuevo Progresso, Mexico just south of Weslaco, TX a few years back. He's supposed to be on the wall, and he once was. He's so breakable, though, that I've let him stay on the ground now.

This next lizard I got at Hobby Lobby, I think....

And this next one I bought at LoneStar Antiques...
They're on the wall in one of our bathrooms. And yes, the wall is painted orange.

Here are some more lizards and stuff, from Hobby Lobby...



Oh, and here is a lizard in a pot, from Nuevo Progresso...
Isn't that a great pot!!!
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 I'll close with a picture of Sam in his Brasil shirt (that I bought at Target a few years ago)...
He actually wore that yesterday (with a blazer, and nice pants) to a meeting at B.H.Carroll Theological Institute in Arlington (TX) where a Brazilian was speaking!!!

And on a proud note, BHCTI is having its convocation tonight in Arlington and I'm playing background music at the reception!! I'll be playing a grand piano that Van Cliburn has played.
(Yes. I'm a little awed.) (uh, BIG AWED.) (Well, HUMBLED, for sure.)
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1 comment:

laura said...

hope you have fun tonight!