The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Fabulous Fridays: Wacky Birds

My in-laws will be visiting from the US next week and I have been rather busy cleaning and de-cluttering the house. So I did not have much time to snoop and browse around on the Internet to find something fun to share with you. I decided I would cheat a little this week and talk about something that I came across a couple of years ago. We were on holiday in Tuscany and  happened to visit the beautiful, medieval town of  Lucca on the very weekend that they were having an antiques fair. It was a joy wandering around and looking at the pretty items for sale. I remember there were several things that I would gladly have brought back with me (except that low-cost airlines are very stingy with their baggage allowance). So I only bought a few pieces of jewellery (that’s always better than nothingWinking smile). But I still bemoan the fact that I left these little cuties in Lucca. I would have loved to bring them home with me.
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What do you think? Aren’t they just wacky wearing those chunky boots? I am not sure whether they were antiques or not but I don’t really care. I have tried to find something similar both in the stores here and on the internet but with no luck. Sigh. Next time, if there will ever be a next time, I will definitely figure a way of getting them home.
I just wanted to let you all know that my posts and visits in the next 3 weeks may be rather erratic since I will be busy with family. But I will be back as usual in the beginning of June.


  1. Loree, WOW... what a coinincidence to find your post on Lucca, I will be there this weekend. I will be leaving tomorrow morning very early and will be visiting San Gimigniano, Siena and Lucca. I hope you'll enjoy having your in-laws visiting you, happy weekend.
    I think those ducks are the cutest!

  2. Those are wacky birds for sure! Enjoy your time with family..

  3. have a lovely visit with your family... we are just back from a short trip to the beach, and it is wonderful to "unplug" for a bit. see you when you get back!

  4. Those are darling! What a shame you didn't scoop them up!

  5. love those ducks!

    have a grand visit with your family, dear loree♡

  6. cute the cages sooooo much ;)

  7. Yes! I love the wooden ducks. This would fit in my house without issue...all three! I am itching to travel to somewhere right now so lets start dreaming of where to go!

  8. I hope you have a nice time with your inlaws ! I have my son and family over the weekend !

  9. Well, they're a fine little troop, now. Have a lovely time with family ~ xox Alexandra

  10. Yay Loree...such a fun-spirited post..adorable ducks! Enjoy your company and have a most beautiful and magical time with loved ones!
    PS; love the new header...gorgeous ..your blog looks fab!


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