Friday, April 8, 2011

How does music make you feel?

Can music bring a tear to your eye?

I must be rather melancholy today....


because when I look at the sky it almost makes me cry!

And what happened when I brought this old wooden box home from the Thrift Store?


I opened it to discover beautiful dark green velvet...


and when I twisted the handle on the bottom,

it played "ARRIVEDERCI, ROMA"!

The tune was so beautiful that I really did shed a tear!

When I was walking around outside taking these photos...


this little guy seemed to want to ask WHY?


I hope your day is special...with no tears!


Oh but to make me feel LOTS better, look at this gorgeous Robin egg blue pitcher I bought.


It was made by Cronin pottery in the early 1950s in Minerva, Ohio! Way back along the time I came into existence! heehee!


Would you like to listen to MORE beautiful Italian music? Visit my friend, Lindy Lou from News from Italy on Sundays! I’ll be there!

Here’s a Nat King Cole version of this song for Vee

and everyone that wants to feel inspired!


I’m joining Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday!

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Molta felicità i miei amici...much happiness my friends! sun


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Now I'm crying because you found that gorgeous pitcher and I didn't!!! Great VINTAGE find!!!

Vee said...

That is a beautiful pitcher! Yes, music can have a profound effect on my emotions, though I don't believe a sky has ever made me weep. Those clouds are wonderful. Now I want to hear the song you mentioned...

Vee said...

Oh I recognize that song! Lovely to hear Nat singing it, too. Now I have to find out what the Italian means. No! I am not suggesting that you do that. ☺

La said...

That pitcher is so pretty and the shape is fun.

Have a great weekend! La

Stacey said...

Music can make me teary eyed any day of the week. A nice song on the radio, the kids singing at school, you name it. :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh I love that song...My father was Sicilian and we had Italian music playing throughout my whole childhood!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend--sending (((hugs))) your way!!!

It's Just Dottie said...

Music is the sound of my soul. I hear it always. It fills my home. I play it when I stargraze and when I work in my garden ,drive the children to school or if I am in the pool. It is one of my favorites simple pleasures.

Freckled Hen said...

I hope they were tears from the beauty of life, you found some pretty things.
I was a music theory major, music often makes me shed a tear. I just finished a Chopin biography-it made me cry, too!

GardenofDaisies said...

Music certainly has the power to move me. My mother says I am a romantic, because I love music that just sweeps me away on beautiful notes.
And I like your little blue round-bellied pitcher.

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane! Hugs!!!! Honestly, when I was reading your post, I feel a bit sad too. I don't know why but I started to feel sad since yesterday.

While I am typing this, I am listening to the song from You Tube. I pray that this sadness will soon pass. Hopefully.

I wish you a great weekend.

cynthialeedesigns said...

Beautiful pitcher!!
Minerva is about 2 to 3 hours north from where I live. I knew that there were several towns in Ohio where pottery was made, but I have never come across any made from Minerva in any of our local thrift/antique shops. Great Find!!

Have a great weekend!!

Anne said...

The southern thunderheads are awesome! You got such sweet little finds today, that's great!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Yes, it is amazing how a piece of music playing can make you feel emotional.
I felt like that when we were in Paris and a guy was playing the piano and singing.
I love your pretty pitcher and box and the lovely clouds in the sky.

Happy weekend

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I hope you have a better day today! The clouds are lovely, and your treasures you brought home are too, too cute.

Cheer-up, Sweetie!
~Ricki Jill

Catherine said...

Very nice finds. I love this music too!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Happy Saturday! The sky is beautiful and love the Borghese jewelry music box and the pitcher is lovely. Thank you for sharing the song today. Have you ever heard of a gurgle pot? It is a pitcher that makes a gurgle, gurgle sound when you pour from it. My son wants one and we are heading to Houston next week so thought I would buy one as a Easter surprise for him. I'll post a photo of it. Your pitcher made me think of them. Hope you have a beautiful day! I enjoyed the song! xoxo Kim

Donna Frasca said...

That was nice!

Donnie said...

I love that pitcher and such a beautiful color. Loved all your photos. Those clouds were really fluffy appearing.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Such a delightful post! Music brings out the emotions in me too. Thankfully, I've had a "no tears" day. Couldn't say that yesterday as I was driving away from my parents' heading back home. I miss my family but had a wonderful visit with them last week.
Love the blue pitcher too!
Have a special Sunday!

Tink's Stuff said...

Gee I' m having fun looking around at all the interesting thing here, you have a lot of nice things to see. Well I am off to look around a bit more, Tink

Lilybets said...

I came back from Sicily last thursday visiting my family and friends.I was very sad when I left them.
But life can bring you far to live better and to have a positive future.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh you are so sweet to mention me in this beautiful post.
Grazie mille amica mia :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That pitcher is the very same color as my furniture I just painted..WOW! Yes music can tear me up...two songs do it every time. One of them is if you like Pina colada's..don't ask me, I have no clue why LOL!

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Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love the red box. What a lucky find!