Raised as a Polish Roman Catholic, I have always had a fondness for religious imagery and I certainly know how to appreciate a good Mass card or two. I think for me there is something about it that not only can be beautiful, but gives me comfort....My Grandmother's house was religious art floor to ceiling and had everything from a picture of the Pope who's eyes followed you around the room no matter whether you moved, to an Infant Jesus of Prague...
to a HUGE (5 x 7 FEET) picture of Jesus knocking on the door to your heart. When I was little, I alway thought if I were allowed to climb up on her buffet, that I would be able to climb into it, it was THAT big.
Even though I am now more kind of Lutheran (long story), I still carry that love and have a few of her pieces displayed around my home.
This is her and my Grandfather's 25th wedding anniversary blessed by the Pope.
And this plaster framed picture of the Last Supper hung in her dining room and it's now in mine.
And I wasn't sure if I was going to share the next picture because it's so personal to me, but with you girls, I think I can.
This crucifix hung in my father's room when he was a child. It is now in our bedroom, but it has kind of become a very special memorial now. At first I just had my childhood rosary on it, but when my Dad passed 10 years ago, I hung his dog tags on it. Then when my sister-in-law passed, I hung a necklace made from rose petals from her service there. I also have one from my maternal grandmother's service and then I recently added my paternal grandmother's rosary. So even though it was probably a very inexpensive cross when it was first purchased , the value to me now is unmeasurable.
I noticed at The Farm Chicks, a lot of vendors were featuring beautiful religious images in their art.
Thank you for the picture Jackie!
And this necklace that Farm Chick attendee Brooke Ahana
made from an old rosary and saint medallions. She showed us some of her things and they were beautiful.
I am starting to see much of it being used, I am wondering if it is going to be one of the next big "trends." Though I kind of think it never goes out of style ;)