Monday, March 16, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: A Leprechaun Who Reads

Last Tuesday Mary suggested that since this week was St. Patrick's Day maybe we would like to post things green. This is a figurine I found a few years ago in a discount store. I sat a red candle beside him to have a little red for Ruby Tuesday to go with the green. In the first shot I can't help feeling his home is in the woods you can see just outside the window and he came inside to spend a little time with me.
Everybody wants to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day. I always did. When you're wearing green on St. Patrick's Day and have red hair people seem to take more notice and ask if you're Irish. A few years ago I researched my family history. A long ago Grandfather (too many Greats to remember just how many) on my Mother's side imigrated from Londonderry, Ireland. Today I can proudly say, yes, I'm Irish!
Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!


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31 comments:

dot said...

I love this cute guy! At first I thought he was a real person dressed in a costume.

I might have a "pinch" of Irish in me.

Ralph said...

An educated and literate magical gnome. He looks not so much aloof, but caught up in some great story-tellin' prose! The red and green here are most appropriate as we near March 17...

Leora said...

He has a great smile. But I don't think I'd enjoy ears like his. Also, he's not really looking in the book, is he? I think he is begging for our attention.

(sorry about the double comment, I hit the Publish button too soon, I'm not anon!)

Felisol said...

A very vivid man of the "Little People".
Hope he thrives in your home.
My husband and my daughter (wasn't that evident?) have some Irish drops running through their vein too.
From year 800!
From Felisol

Jeri said...

Well he is just the cutest little guy! I love the way you added the red candle ... all bases are covered. Well done, Happy St. Patty's Day!

Thom said...

Great pics and Happy St. Patty's Day from another that has Irish blood in him. And Happy St. Patty's Day to All

Shinade said...

What a wonderful subject you chose. He is definitely perfect for St. Patty's Day.

How wonderful about your heritage also.

I was adopted and grew up being told that I was Scots-Irish but it is not true.

I found my real genealogy from both sides and not a drop of Irish.

I am German and Cherokee!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!!:-)))

Pagan Sphinx said...

He looks a little like Milton Burle, doesn't he? ;-)

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Kay said...

And to you as well :)

I love your little guy… who can resist an reading Irishman?

You know I normally read your blog on a diff system w/o the sound and so this is the first time I have heard the music… it is lovely!

Robin said...

He does look like he's just stepped in from outside. What an impish grin, too.

Catherine said...

Oh! Yes Carletta you can be proud of it. You're not only get Irish origines and be proud of it but also you perpetuate the tradition today.
Happy St Patrick Day.

quilly said...

I fancy he came in to warm up a bit. Did you sit him near the fire and make him some hot chocolate?

Dylan said...

Great picture, you have even included some red in the candle. Hope you have a great day... (:-)

judi said...

I really like him! I'm not a collector, but I like him. :D

KitchenMaus said...

You did have an appropriate post for today!

Twisted Fencepost said...

That is a real cute figurine! He has GOT to be Irish.
I am told I have Irish in my blood also.
So, Happy St. Patrick's Day to us both.

Jew Wishes said...

How adorable! And, he reads, too!

Great post.

Gattina said...

That's cute ! I didn't know St. Patrick's before I started blogging ! it doesn't exist in Europe except in Ireland of course.

Dianne said...

the red candle is a perfect touch

Columbo said...

Great posting for Ruby Tuesday on St. Patrick's Day. Nice to be Irish, especially on this day. My last name is Mulligan. I do celebrate on this day!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

That is exactly where my ancestors came from - Grandmas parents so it was late 1800's
I love all the Irish greenery today - come see all mine I am very Irish. thanks for sharing

Jientje said...

I had my own little St Patrick's day celebration today, with a delicious Irish stew and some good Irish music. Made me wish I was Irish!
I love the picture, he's cute!

fishing guy said...

Carletta: What a neat little Leprecaun for St. Patties Day.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
He's very cute!! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

storyteller said...

What a lovely reading leprechaun figure to share on Ruby Tuesday ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Tink *~*~* said...

I have a bit o' the Irish in me too. One of my grandparents was Irish. She had flaming red hair and freckles!

Happy Tuesday,
Tink *~*~*

Now Playing at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* :
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade - Red Edition!

Becky and Gary said...

I like your little guy! He did come in to visit you, and he brought a book to read for you.
I did some research a few years ago too and found out my G grandfather and some of his siblings came to this country from Northern Ireland.
B.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Cool leprechaun! I'm not Irish but my stepsisters and stepdad are. Does that count?

Raven said...

Love the touch of red in the St Patrick's day greens. I have some Scottish and English ancestors, I think, but no Irish. Belated Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Janice Thomson said...

What a neat gnome. Great idea for this. Loved your thoughts here too.

Storyteller said...

I liked it very much--to put it mildly. Books appeal to me, and the leprechaun reading it was the icing on the cake. Or should it be the other way around? The music was also lovely though sad.