Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blissful Whites

I went to my favorite church thrift store recently and spotted this beauty in a corner.....


 ...she was a little worse for the wear, as she's made of chalk, but still serenely beautiful...
 ...it was love at first sight so I asked how much she was...



....the woman asked me if Ste. Therese had "special meaning" to me....

...so I told her how my father had a special fondness for  "La Petite Fleur"....




...and since his passing, I had grown very fond of her as well....

.....she then said: "We've been hoping to find a special home for her. I think she belongs with you. You may have her."

Oh Blessed be!!

Happy Blissful Whites Wednesday mes amies!

31 comments:

  1. WOW! Love this!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. I love her. Thank you for sharing so much beauty and meaning. Peace

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  3. What a beautiful find! I agree it went to a lovely home!
    xx
    Anne

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  4. She is beautiful and has found the perfect home. It was meant to be.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  5. She is just beautiful, Michelle! How thoughtful and generous that sweet woman was to send her home with you! Enjoy!

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  6. I love St. Therese.

    What a beautiful find!

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  7. Dear Michelle,
    I too think that she should be with you!! And she is so beautiful!

    hugs and much love
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

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  8. Wow, you are lucky! It was ment to be I think.
    Gretigst Judith from Zo gezellig brocant

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  9. Wonderful gift from that store. I would be a return customer.

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  10. My favorite saint! She's beautiful and she found the perfect home.

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  11. What a beautiful and sweet face she has. A great find.

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  12. She was certainly meant for you, Michelle, and you have adorned her just perfectly. I had such fun with you yesterday mon ami! Although we didn't score big treasures, it was great to chat while browsing. And I loved seeing that big smile on your face when hubby texted he had landed. So sweet.

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  13. What a lovely gift.....doesn't it just want to make you do the same for someone else, when that hapens to you? Always tugs at my Heartstrings! Love your post!
    Hearts,
    Betsy

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  14. Incredibly touching and she was meant to be yours, that is true. Merci for my surprise today!! You made my day!! You always do. xo R

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  15. I think it was meant to be. I love stories like this and she is just divine:-)

    Enjoy!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  16. Acabei de conhecer o blog !!! Amei!!!Simplesmente maravilhoso.
    Parabéns!

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  17. Oh Michelle what a gem, love the aditional pieces. What a wonderful and heart-warming story with her as well! Lori

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  18. She went to the perfect home Michelle... and isn't she a beauty

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  19. Oh my goodness-- surely this is the hand of fate-- she is so beautiful and is meant to be with you. The pictures are gorgeous-- I'd love her too if she were mine--
    Vicki

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  20. michelle, how blessed you are.......shes in the right place.

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  21. Oh that is so wonderful and St. Therese is beautiful! I love the holy statues. My mother left a Virgin Mary chalk statue that was cracked and broken so many times. When I inherited it, I filled in the big chunks that were missing with spackle and filled the cracks and smoothed them and then repainted. She sits on my dresser now and I love her! Your religious items are beautiful!

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  22. So beautifull.
    I love her sereen. And it came at the perfect place.
    Love, Annette

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  23. What a wonderful story, she really does belong with you! She is absolutely gorgeous! Happy Sunday! love, t.xoxoxo

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  24. What a wonderful story and she really was meant to be yours. She's beautiful!

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  25. Yes, I too think she has found a wonderful new home. :)
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  26. Yes, so meant to be. It's interesting how things and signs appear when we least expect or need it most.

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  27. Oh my Michelle! She is GORGEOUS!!! And the lady at the thrift store was right, she belongs with you!
    Christine

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  28. I just read a wonderful book on the Saints. St Therese was so very special in her own way. Lovely find.

    xo

    Jo

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Taking the time to share your thoughts...your words...and your inspiration fills my soul....Merci.
~*~Michelle~*~