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Arts and Crafts Era259 of 281hand hammered copper lampARTS CRAFTS CANDLESTICKS
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Posted 4 years ago

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Hello I know you will like this hand made small shelf with painting inside made by the Archbishop of Canada's Godmother. It was the only thing they brought back with them after they escaped from Russia during the Revolutionary War. She and her family were on a train, fleeing the city. She became sick with cholera and she and her family were forced to leave the train. Shortly thereafter the train was stopped by the Revolutionaries and everyone on the train was killed. This is such a neat piece of history and a great story. We went to Canada with my priest to see Vladika (the Archbishop of Canada) to baptise Sherry, my wife to be, so we could get married in the Orthodox Church and have a Greek wedding. I painted for Vladika and he got things set up for baptism. After we ate and had some wine he said he had something special he wanted to give me. When he came back this is what he had and this is the story he told me. Thank you for letting me share this special item with a special story to you all.

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  1. Toyman Toyman, 4 years ago
    Here is another Great item. Nobody mentioned anything Such a cool item too.It is a real story that ment a lot.I dont know about this show and tell.Maybe people only want to remark if your selling yous item? Or if they think they can get it for cheap ?I do love my stuff with stories. sorry for sharing if you dont like
  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    I woould have the Archbishop write down , sign and seal what he told you. then attach a COPY of that document to the item and put the Original away for safe keeping.
  3. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Very nice story, congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
  4. Toyman Toyman, 4 years ago
    Thank you for your kind words .We have to always remember .In life ! This is all just stuff .With out any story. We have nothing.I always thought this was a powerful piece.Some how These kind of things comes to me because I do love there stories.

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