The High Cost of Good Health, Part 3.

This will end soon, seriously. I need to be able to walk the four miles without stopping at the thrift store. In the meantime, I found two new additions to my odd collection of religious planters.

Okay, does the baby Jesus look really, really smug, or is it just my imagination? My mommy is the blessed virgin and YOURS ISN’T.

I need a macro lens. I wanted to get closer on their faces because I think they’re so beautiful but this was as close as I could get. That’s what I love the most about the religious planters. All of the faces are so delicate and their expressions are so sweet. Well, except for baby Jesus up above. I wouldn’t call that expression sweet, exactly.

In keeping with the planter theme, here is my last exercise purchase:

I love the geometric pattern on this cute little planter. Spring is on its way, ladies and gentlemen. I will be planting lovely things in these lovely planters before you know it.

March 16, 2010 - 7:52 pm

janie hightower Yeah, I like Mary’s face and St. Francis’s face (I LOVE the St. Francis) but the Child Jesus does NOT look sweet to me either. The white one is pretty, too.

March 20, 2010 - 7:38 am

Shirley HA! That Baby Jesus is hilarious! Theo gets that look sometimes when I take him after being at his Grandma’s house. He’ll look back at my mom like “see ya later, lady!”

March 23, 2010 - 1:27 am

Leilani Okay, I’m definitely blaming you and your Brown Elephant posts for making me go there today after work. 😀 It’d been a while since I stopped by there as they have steadily increased prices since I started shopping there nearly 3 years ago. I always find great houseware items though and today was not an exception. I walked away with a pair of ceramic horse bookends and two little box cameras from the 1930s/40s. The cameras were very reasonable but unfortunately I didn’t realize that the prices on the bookends were PER bookend rather than for the pair. 🙁 I was also very tempted by a set of sweet little Made in Japan ceramic animal figurines and some vintage hats in the special ‘designer’ section of the store. Is it me or since they re-arranged the store they have less artwork/frames/suitcases? Furniture selection is still strong there though, spied 3 different Midcentury sofa specimens today!!

March 23, 2010 - 8:04 am

Lara Jo TOO FUNNY — I saw those horse bookends yesterday and almost bought them! I also thought $9 for the pair. I know, their prices can be so ridiculous. I didn’t see any of the other things you mentioned though — good finds. Especially the cameras. See, that’s a perfect example of how arbitrary their pricing can be — that the cameras would be so affordable but that they would charge $18 for those bookends.