I'd like to pause for a moment and ramble about my blogging adventure thus far. It's been just over a month since I started and I am amazed at how much I've learned, the new friends I've met in blogland, and the fun I've had participating in a variety of posts hosted by creative and talented bloggers. I must have bookmarked a hundred blogs. I have so many favorites and I find more and more each week. Most of all, I'm tickled that there are so many women out there who share similar interests as me. When I first discovered the world of blogs, I told my hubby, "There are actualy women out there who get just as excited about a yard sale or thrift shop find as I do!" Oh, and the talent and creativity so many of you possess - what an inspiration! I feel like I've been invited to tour your homes from all over the continent, share recipes, crafts and decorating ideas, receive words of spiritual wisdom, get giddy over a $100 item found for $1, and on and on. I'd also like to thank all of you who visit and leave comments on my blog. They're so encouraging and fun to read. I'm still at my infancy with blogging, taking one baby step at a time, but I'm soaking it all in like a sponge and loving every minute of it!
Okay, thanks for bearing with me, I digress. Now for the fun stuff. Today I've joined Barb at Grits and Glamour for What's on Your Wall Wednesday. I don't have too many walls (dh and I have torn down so many walls in our home while renovating) but I do have a couple special things I'd like to share with you. I purchased two reproductions of medieval art of the Madonna and Child during a trip I took to Spain back in 2000. I purchased them from one of the many ancient cathedrals we toured. They are both painted on a heavy board of solid wood. I hand carried this one all the way back to the U.S. My hand almost bled carrying it by the packing twine, but it was worth it. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
They hang in our music room against red walls. The Virgin is flanked by angels playing instruments.
This smaller one fit in my suitcase. It hangs opposite the other, next to an antique English armoire (my very first antique I purchased when I was 21).
Though I can't boast that I got them at an estate sale, flea market, or thrift shop for a dollar, there are some things that are priceless or worth every penny.
Till next time,