Then i found this... (sorry about the cat...she's cramming for the final.) :o)
for $3. Its a Catholic Family Bible from 1953. The kind a bride and groom receive on their wedding day. I wish we didn't have one already, however i am thinking that it would be good to use this now and then give to my daughter when she marries (in 30 years!) :o)
This is the first page after you open the cover! This is better stained glass than we have in our church!
I absolutely love it! It reminds me soooo much of the Book of Kells with all the beautiful drawing and lettering in it.
Here's another one of the gorgeous pictures printed throughout the book. It's like Art History 102 all over again!
After St. Vinnie's, i had a little time to kill before picking up Ri, so i headed to my favourite antique (thrift) shop.
I found this little dolly high chair for Ri's "kitchen". Hoping i can comission a tray top for it from Poppa.
Found this cute apron...cause who can't use more aprons?!? (BTW, Patti, i wanted to let you know the kid's at Ri's school loved the apron you made me. I wore it for R day where they need to share something that has the r sound in it. They picked out 3 R's: apRon, Ric Rac, and Ruffle)
These two embroidered pieces were too hard to resist--especially at a buck a piece.
And the first time i'd ever seen pink Mason jars. I love Mason jars to drink out of. Especially because there is usually a large supply not in use right now. They'll look especially great on my new tablecloth (seen below.)