26 November 2011

Aged Beauty

The theme is Aged Beauty this week at IA.
A perfect theme from a perfect host Luthien.
I was afraid I would not be able to participate...
nothing I am working on fit the theme.
BUT!
You won't believe what I found at the Humane Society Thrift Store.


A perfectly chippy, vintage Mary!!!
She lights up and everything.

And she was $15.
I know.
Almost as good as a kitty cat.
But not quite.
I have given up on Bear coming back,
and I am kitty shopping.
I am pretty sure I want at least 2.

Don't forget to visit Inspiration Avenue
on Sunday afternoon.
And while you are at the computer...
pop over to The Butterfly Effect
I was the guest host this week for their challenge.
It should be posted Sunday too.

Love, Lisa


20 comments:

  1. omigod. the mary.

    lights. up.

    this is awesome.

    lucky lucky you.

    xxa

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  2. It's amazing what can be found at the Thrift stores, which is my favorite place to shop. Now you need the entire creche, all lit up in your yard. LOL..

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  3. Yep, you're right. A lucky find indeed and a perfect fit for the challenge!

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  4. I LOVE your Mary- so cool! And while I am SO sorry about Bear (big hugs) I can't wait to meet your new fur babies!

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  5. Wonderful addition to your Mary collection. Hope you bring home a couple of kitties real soon.

    Darla

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  6. Yay.how gorgeous..beautiful pics..Mary is fab!!
    and hugs...awww..what happened to little Bear..i am so sorry to hear that! HUgs and sparkles!
    Victoria

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  7. She is very beautiful - but your painting below is even more so!

    Treat yourself to kitty cats - they are so soothing and cuddly and soft and cheeky and.... (I love 'em!)

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  8. Oh wow that's just fate - she was obviously meant for you Lisa! What a fabulously fabulous thing to own!!

    Aw kitty shopping sounds so much fun - can I come too please? x

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  9. Yes, your Mary is just awesome. What a find!! Good luck with the cats. Take care and have a great Sunday.::hugs::

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  10. Jealous! <3 I just discovered a religious articles store in the city--I can't wait to snoop around. :)

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  11. Your Mary was an awesome thrift shop find and so fitting for this theme! I'm new to your blog, but gather you lost a kitty-sorry to hear that!

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  12. The light up is such a bonus, nice to see you saved her. What a bargain and perfect for aged beauty.

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  13. I was impressed with your Mary AND that you got her at a Humane Society thrift shop. I love the painting below, too. It could have been this week's challenge piece. But Mary's lighting the night makes her even more special.

    I understand the heartbreak of losing a cat. It's ONE thing when they die. You know and understand the process. It's ANOTHER thing when they are lost in the world. I assure you, years later, something will be said that will remind you of losing Bear to the world. It is haunting. I had my own Bear (yes, that was his name, except he was a champion Chesapeake Bay Retriever) lost that way. Nothing will replace your Bear, but you are on the right track to finding a new loved one or two.

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  14. What a lovely find !

    I am sorry that Bear is not returning to you. That story makes me so sad ! But I am glad that your resilient, kitty loving heart will be filled up again. As a new momma to a third, I cannot imagine not having them around now. So cozy !
    Good luck on the search. Will send light and love around all of you finding one another.

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  15. Hi Priti Lisa! :) Thanks for guest posting for us this week. I just made my broken piece and didn't think I'd have that much fun cutting it up. :)

    Sorry about your kitty. You should definetly get two at a time. I have 7 and I find that those that came together are greater friends than those who I got solo. :) (5 of them are adopted)

    And they have a playmate, too, when you're too busyor out of home.

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  16. what a perfect find!

    i have just posted my call out for Marys, a virgin a day until dec. 12,
    mary's feast day.
    hope to see you for any or all the twelve days!

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  17. Such as sweet find! Love how it lights up! Happy IA!

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  18. Thanks for the nice compliment on my "self portrait" - it's much appreciated.

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  19. Oh how I miss thrift shops! Such a great find, Gina. LIGHTS UP! Can't believe it. YEAH! So sorry about your kitty ... they become so much part of the family. TWO is better than one I think. They will keep each other company AND they are more to love. take care, xxDonna

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  20. so wonderful to know you will be joining in for a virgin a day.
    looking forward to your mary love!

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