Does anyone know a Nancy Ellen (Hannigan) Martin formerly of Newton and maybe Waltham or Ken Martin formerly of Dedham and maybe Waltham? Bought a lovely pair of nightstands at an antique store last weekend and found the most charming and funny love letter from Ken to Nancy inside. I'd love to reunite this letter w the Martin family. From what I can find online, Nancy and Ken did get married and, unfortunately, Nancy passed away in the late 2000s. #loveletters#antiquing#antiquingadventures#antiquingfinds#ecppov#Kenlovesnancy
I shit you not, the boys were so excited to see what an Encyclopedia was they pulled a Brick Heck tailgate in the parking lot @bensantiquesandmarket! Also I got that entire set for ... drum roll ... $15!!!!!! I felt like I’d robbed a bank!! It pays to antique y’all! #antiques#antiquingadventures#homeschool#brickheck#themiddle
🕵🏻️This weapon is commonly described in Russian literature as "Ca. 1657 ceremonial sword captured from the Swedish boat Geddot in 1703" quite possibly referring to the battle of the Northern war that resulted in capture by a Peter the Great led army of Swedish fortress of Nyenschantz and founding of the new Russian capital of Saint Petersburg.
I beg to Differ! To me - it looks suspiciously like an executioners sword made specifically for beheading 😵🗡️and vwet similar in appearance to German swords of the same era and purpose. Why was it on a Swedish boat? Or was it in the fortress and the attribution got it wrong? Maybe @aronerstorp will
help us to figure this knew out including the mysterious inscription on the blade: ME FE CIT WII RA. Your guess us as good as mine. Seen @naval_museum in Saint Petersburg
The Hair (Ex Capillis) of Our Lady is the most rare and desirable of all holy relics and the only first class relic we have of the Most Holy Mother of God. Since the Blessed Virgin Mary was assumed into Heaven with body and soul, no physical relics of Her exist.
The sole exception is that of Her hair, which had been preserved and venerated since antiquity in the Holy House of Nazareth. The Holy relic was initially kept by the Patriarchs of Jerusalem until the fifth century when it was ordered by the Byzantine Empress Pulcheria for the Holy relics of the Virgin's Veil and Hair to be translated to Constantinople. For almost 700 years Marian relics together with the Wood from the True Cross of Jesus were considered the "Palladium of the City" until the Crusaders translated them to Europe as a result of sacking of Constantinople in 1204.
Brought from Constantinople by the Crusaders, the Holy Relics of Virgin Mary’s hair are at the present time venerated in Rome in the churches of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Saint John in Lateran and Santa Maria in Campitelli; in Venice in the Basilica San Marco, in Santo Domenico in Bologna, and in the Church of Sant'Agostino in Licata, Sicily. It is recorded that Pope Pius VI (p. 1775-1799) and Pope Pius IX (p.1846-1878) presented several relics of Our Lady's hair to various noble families in Italy.
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Today was a good day at work! (Sadly, it’s not what you think it is...I’m not in the antique business, much as I’d love to be). I adore the deshabille nature of #antiqueshops , with knick knacks and treasures all tumbled together. Who knows what you could unearth?!
#thrifthaul for today. :) I got a beautiful #doll that I fell in love with at first sight, a #vintage tool for flower pressing, and pearl #accessories . .
#backstory :... I'm suppose to look for skulls and bones today, to add for my Halloween coord, but I can't find any decent ones anywhere!!! huhu I should have hoarded them all last year at that one Halloween thrift shop, now all I can find are Christmas decorations.. 😭😭😭.. On the bright side, I met this lovely doll that calls to my inner being out of all the vintage dolls for sale. I also got a flower press tool that I've wanted for so long. Plus a good amount of pearl accessories to add to my collection. I end up buying laces and feathers at the fabric store to upgrade my witch hat with.
Stopped at this fun little shop on the way home from Woodstock, VT last weekend--The Cottage by the Brook (didn't see the brook, too busy looking), just outside of Bellows Falls. Very nice young woman runs it. Closes down for the winter in a few weeks. Lots of painted furniture, old signs, and funky, weathered garage grunge. My fav chippy metal chairs galore. Stuff scattered all around outside and left to mellow in the elements. We'll return in the Spring....
oh sweet friends, it’s a beautiful Tuesday 🌿 after recovering from this weekend & getting to see @magnolia in REAL life, I finally took some time to do a little photo shoot with the prettiest of pretty signs! My friend, Shelby, from @huckleberry_home sent me this sign in the mail the other day & I am in love! As you can tell, it looks beautiful paired with any other decor! Please go check out her small business 💛 she also just started making some adorable canvas bags !!!! I know y’all are going to love her products! And just in time to order gifts for the holidays 🌲tagging a few friends to take a look at her shop!
P.s. I found the adorable shutter at an antique store right around the corner of the Silos in Waco! 12$ steal!!! 🙌🏻 and sharing for #whitespaceswelove !