March 31, 2007

Red, red robin included, no extra charge.

He’s All Ears

March 30, 2007

This is the most fascinating knocker I’ve ever seen. I’m clueless as to what it is or what it means, but those two cherubs don’t look like they’re in very good company.

Devil or Hero?

March 29, 2007

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The fox is known for its cunning. In France the symbol of the fox came to represent Reynart, a medieval folk hero who outsmarted the nobles. It has also represented the devil and greed. In medieval times in England, the fox was considered vermin, as his cousin the coyote came to be considered in America.

It Doesn’t Get More Patriotic Than This

March 28, 2007

This is quite a dazzling statement! Bold American flag colors, the symbol of the United States and an English saddle stirrup, reminding me of Paul Revere’s ride. I love it!

A Puzzler

March 27, 2007

This one’s a puzzler. There appear to be feathers draped around the neck below the face. If the figure is supposed to be an American Indian (doesn’t look like it to me, but let’s just suppose), then perhaps it represents the American colonies and the golden cup above might represent the Imperial Empire. Or maybe I’m just overthinking this one.

Ever Been Knocked Up By a Fish?

March 26, 2007

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To fully appreciate this image’s title, see Passante’s comment on Knock Three Times. Thanks, Passante! I had been struggling with what to call this one.

Claddagh Ring

March 25, 2007

Several interesting stories surround the symbolism of the Claddagh Ring. I’ve often seen this as jewelry, but this was the first time I’d seen it for anything else.