Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Trinacria On The Garden Wall

The Trinacria, Sicily's ancient symbol.Our backyard has a dozen or more sun faces and decorative plaques hanging on the fence. A while ago my cousin Lorrie sent us a ceramic plaque with a design called a Trinacria It is the symbol of Sicily where she lives. In ancient times Sicily was called the Kingdom of Trinacria.

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We loved the plaque but worried about its safety -- hanging by a string above the concrete slab of the patio. So last week I took it to the frame shop and they made a shadow box for the Trinacria. The box is lined with dark green linen and is about 14 inches square and 2 inches deep.

It is now hanging on the living room wall and I won't worry about it when I wake up on windy nights.

Here's a link to a slideshow of the sun faces and plaques that were in our backyard last summer.