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May 26th, 2002
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So, am I crazy?
SO yesterday we were wandering along the Ramblas (a series of streets that run together and are all ramblas this or ramblas that and are a big shopping slash tourist area) and we came upon the lladró shop. lladró is a ceramics and porcelain maker centered in Valancia here in spain. They have a number of different artists and you can get some of their work in the states but here was a gallery of all kinds of different lovely things. There´s one in particular I´ve been looking at for me and I´m thinking about that, but the really crazy thing I´m thinking about is getting one for Joe and Aimee for their wedding. The one I really like is like $225 plus shipping (probably about $45 ... these pieces are just a little too fragile from me to consider carrying myself) and the thing is porcelain is so unlike Joe but at the same time I remember him picking flowers for me as though thinking flowers were special was something very unique and I know he can appreciate defferent things and I _think_ aimee would like it. But that´s a lot to spend on something I´m not sure they would like. So am I crazy to be even thinking about it?

It´s this figure of a slim brown-hair man, somewhat plain, with his bride in his arms - a slim brown-haired beauty with her arms around his neck.

Sarah thinks almost all the lladró stuff is soulless mass-produced stuff. There´s a lot of it I don´t like. But mom and dad once had this lamp with porcelan figurines and I think there´s just something special about them.

what do you think?

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From:cannibal
Date:May 26th, 2002 03:01 pm (UTC)
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I think you should definitely buy the painting for yourself if you want it. I don't know Joe and Aimee, so I don't know how they'd feel about it, but original art, if you really like it, is a good investment. Asya bought a painting in Paris, I encouraged her to do it... fairly sure she spent over a hundred American... it was at an outdoor antiques fair, near Montparnasse, and the artist was well-known enough that you can look him up in really big art books, but not big enough that anyone's ever heard of him. Her painting got minor damage near the corner, sitting in her car on the way home, because she was having car troubles, that would have driven me crazy, but it can be fixed and she hasn't bothered to do so.

I'm not really crazy about lladro. I like german porcelain a little better. It *is* very easy to break. I mostly look for swords, myself... but I did buy a very risque 1920's figurine at the antique festival
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From:bighoward
Date:May 26th, 2002 05:47 pm (UTC)

Ceramics

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I don't know, $225 is a lot to pay for something that might not be appreciated, but I'd definately get the one you want for yourself.
As Heinlein said "Budget the luxuries first"
Howard
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From:bighoward
Date:May 27th, 2002 08:19 am (UTC)

Re: Ceramics

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I've sort of figured out how to comment but can't bring my own page up, so I'm using this way to express my feelings on Memorial Day.
Frankly I'm sick of buying yourself a new staove to celelbrate, we're having our usual Wednesday afternoon Going out of business sale so hurry. Memorial Day is a batch of shit !

We're in the midst of another thirty years war and noone has the sense to quit or to blow hell out of everyone and declare we've won. Their may have been good reason to fight WW2 but we've been doing it ever since and accomplished nothing. Do you think I care whether the Jews or Arabs win this one ? When ever one side falls behind we'll give them arms and money to keep things even and noone givesa damn about the USA. Oh, but its good for the ecomony ! It keeps another depression from settling in on us.

I'm just sick of the whole thing ! Howard
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