We went on a quick little roadtrip between
Christmas and New Years.................
stopped at a couple of antique stores................
This is what I found........Do you know what it is?
Does this help?
OK, totally out of scale, I know.
There were two very nice (correct size) madonnas there as well,
But I had to make a choice, and thought I could easily
find another Madonna at a later time.
The niche......maybe not.
This niche is from a church in Oregon.
Maybe a wall outside?
The back part has not been exposed,
so it was obviously built into something.
I love the chippy blue color!!!!
This spring we would like to do something "grotto like"
with it in the garden. On a VERY small scale.
We have a lot of rocks and pertified wood that we could use,
and probably some rusty and crusty with it as well.
A memory jug grotto??????
The only other things I brought home.............
some 30's fabric and two old Chinese frames.
The frames won't stay straight so I decided they were perfect for the
this room ,
the one we call ..."The Burrow".
We were sad to see that one of our favorite antique stores was no longer there, and that another of our favorites had downsized.
One of the dealers we talked to said:
"I am just barely making it. It's in my blood so I am not quitting, but it gets harder every day.
Between paying my rent and comission, and my road expenses.......It's just hard.
Not to mention it gets harder and harder to find quality merchandise."
Don't forget, each dealer is a small business........
buying vintage or used is a great way to BE GREEN,
and more fun than composting!!