Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sacred Images

 A few new recent acquisitions have made their way over into our home.

I *love* antique holy images. 

I feel they remind my kids daily to grow up in their faith.

This antique intaglio print of the Sacred Heart is printed in France

and was just $1.

(My first authentic French treasure here, folks! 

I need to find a frame for this 8"x10" piece.

And, at just one dollar, we see true treasures don't have to be pricey!)


I also had been spying this vintage image of the Mass of the Last Supper

at a junk shop I visit occasionally.  Their prices are usually a little high for what they sell

so you have to watch.

Well, I had been watching thisprint for several weeks and hadn't made a move on it yet.


last week, I walked in on a furniture hunt and saw another woman asking for

this piece to be taken off the wall so she could see it.

The horror.

How dare she look at my future purchase??!! 

Would she  --buy it?

Ten minutes later it went back up on the wall.

So, at that point, I decided it was going home with me.

I was too connected.

$10 on this 12"x16" print.


And finally, another chalkware Sacred Heart of Jesus has entered our home.

The details on Him are extraordinary.

Look at that face.

I don't mind that statue is chipped in several places.

He stands guard, at 18" tall, by our front door.

When this statue arrived at the local antique mart,

Dorothy, the shop keeper, called me up and told me to come down right away to come get it

and that she was holding it for me.

I love it when she does that.

Dorothy knows that when I take something like this with me,

it will be going to a good home.

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Tammy Partin Spangler said...

I love all your sacred pieces!!! I, too, have several vintage pieces that I love. Unfortunately, I don't come across very many when I'm out thrifting!

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful prints and statuary, Andrea. I am sure they have found a really good home with you- xo Diana

Cloudy said...

Es sind schöne Dinge, und ja, man muss halt ein bisschen schauen, dann kann man auch gute Schnäppchen machen...

Lieben Gruß und Sonne im Herzen

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Great pieces! I keep looking for religious pieces every where I go, but no luck so far. I have one little statue of St.Francis from our former priest who is now a Bishop. Also, my mom's rosary which is very special. I will keep looking though as I am determined to find some affordable pieces.

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Wow! I esp love the picture of the Last Supper, and the statue! Statues are NOT cheap! Well done! I think I need to make more visits to the antique mall!

Amy said...

There is something very comforting about having sacred pieces around your home. I love the ones that you have found, and the prices are great too! Thanks for sharing them. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Sometimes when you see something you love you just need to get it. Otherwise if you go back it might be gone.
It's nice that the shopkeeper calls you when there's something she thinks you like.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Your beautiful religious pieces have a calming, peaceful affect on me. Thank you for sharing them. . .

The Boston Lady said...

Beautiful pieces and I think my favorite is the chalkware. How wonderful that she called you to tell you she was holding for you. Ann

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love your collection of religious pieces! I collect small Bibles and large cross necklaces!

Red Rose Alley said...

I saw the picture of Jesus on my side bar, and had to come over and see. I love the picture from France. Oh, I have been wanting to get a picture of the Last Supper too. These are sacred pictures, and I love them.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Hannah Gonzalez said...

Beautiful ~ I have two antique crucifix(s) on my mantel - one from my grandfather's casket and one from my great grand father's casket - me being the only Catholic left in the family, they both came to me. I love them and I am looking to add more to my collection. Thanks for sharing. -Hannah

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I've always loved the peaceful feeling I get with sacred images.
These are beautiful.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Andrea, I think it is very important for children as well as us to have a visual reminder of our savior. Glad the picture was not nabbed right before your eyes.

geetlee said...

These are such lovely finds, thank you for sharing.
I studied in a school run by Christian missionaries when I was growing up in India.
There was a painting of Lord Jesus in one of my class rooms that really spoke to me. If I close my eyes I can recall it clearly today, even after all those years.
Your post made me go back in time again :)

DearHelenHartman said...

Beautiful. My first visit from Wow Us Wednesday and loving your blog.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I started collecting religious prints and statues a few years ago, so I really appreciate your collections. the vintage pieces just have such warmth and are a reminder of our sweet relationship with God. I always love coming to visit Andrea! xo

The French Hutch said...

I love all your religious pieces, so meaningful to you and your family. I think they are all beautiful! AND how wonderful for your children to have in their lives each day! Thanks for sharing.

The French Hutch

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