Thursday, August 5, 2010

a chippy old religious planter...

... has found a new use.


I am drawn to old religious statues and paintings (probably all those years of being taught by the nuns!)...


... the chippier the better.


To me the imperfections from years of use and love just add to the charm of old pieces.


So when I spotted this St. Therese of Lisieux planter...


...at the Salvation Army a while back, I fell in love.


The price was very reasonable. Apparently a lot of people don't love the chippy look as much as me, and I'm assuming that's why her price was so low.


I think rather than use her as a planter,


... I'll use her as a cell phone charger on my kitchen counter. I'm sensing a trend here as I recently picked up an old St. Therese thermometer, the kind that oil companies used to give to their customers as free advertising, and I'll show that in a future post!
I'm heading to the Cape tomorrow for a quick one-day trip to visit a relative, so have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Now please visit Cindy at My Romantic Home to see what everyone else is sharing on this Show & Tell Friday!
Donna

16 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Great way to use the planter! Carla

Susan said...

She's very pretty, Donna. Very pretty face. Good job! Susan

Dogwood said...

I love it. Creative way to use it. Have a fun and safe little time away. Dogwood

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great idea!
*hugs*Deb

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, she is soooo beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Joanne Kennedy said...

Such a great idea! I'm now going to be looking at those old planters in a different way.

Have a fun trip. I've always wanted to go there so takes lots of photos to show me what I'm missing :)

Hugs,
Joanne

debbie said...

I LOVE HER.
I COLLECT MADONNA PLANTERS THAT ARE ALL WHITE POTTERY. I THINK YOUR USE OF A CELL PHONE HOLDER IS AWESOME.
I WOULD LOVE HER JUST AS YOU DO...THE WAY SHE IS.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WONDERFUL WEIGHT LOSS.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a treasure and you have found a wonderful use for it. ~~Sherry~~

Debbie said...

Very original idea! Pretty planter.
Debbie@houseatthelake

rustandruffles said...

I, too, am so drawn to religious statues (especially after seeing so many inspiring photos using them on the pages of the Jean D'Arc magazine...this piece is just stunning..what a find!
Happy day!
xojanis

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I think she is a beautiful piece and what a great idea for your cell phone storage!!

Debbie

Martha said...

What a neat treasure and what a neat idea as a purpose!

Angie said...

That is a beautiful piece and I can see why you bought her.

Dogwood said...

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Cory/Dogwood

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Donna, What a sweet lady she is I simply adore her. Thanks for sharing.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

marciep said...

just thought you might want to know who she is. her name is St. Therese of Lisieux