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December 12, 2008

~ HOLY MOLY ~

You are probably thinking why another Christmas tree Right??? Well this is not about the tree...Just had to put something in my new find... I went out antiquing the other day and found this neat thing...I first I thought what a neat planter this would be so fun my sun room...However Guess What it is ??? Vanna can you guess girl ??
This is the base...isn't it pretty !! its make from stone and it weights a ton Oh!! just look at all the details on it and the Gold leaf...
Now this is the bowl at the top...again so many pretty details and the painting on it...Oh forgot to take the sold tag off before I took pictures...tell me I wasn't excited !!! Poor Len haven't even got it sit down and I am there with my camera...Hey it was a Kodak moment for me !!
Now here's a full view of what it looks like... Do you know what it is yet?? well its from Italy and ca.1910 any guess yet?? What was it used for ?? Hint it came from a Church....
I have always marched to the beat of a different drummer when it comes to antiques...well really I think I march to a Guitar.... Give up?? Well this is a Baptism Bowl...is this not the neatest thing..hey I know allot of you would think I am crazy and you are so right !!! I just love anything that is unique and antique ....Now anyone want to come and let me Bless their babies ???

Hope all of you have a safe and blessed day....

Hugs and smiles Gloria

38 comments:

xinex said...

What a neat find, Gloria! I would have guessed it to be a holy water bowl, not for baptism but just for dipping your fingers as you enter the church and make the sign of the cross. But either way, I really like it!...Christine

tardevil said...

Well, you must not be feeling so peaceful today b/c I can read what you're up to! :O) Love the baptismal font. What a cool find. Love the white tree too!

Kristen said...

I was thinking a holy bowl of some sort...if I had a baby I'd let you Bless them.
Thanks for sharing such a great find

onlymehere said...

What a "glorious" find for you!! I'm glad it gives you such joy!

Lynne said...

Oh Gloria, what a treasure girlfriend..and it is so you!! You truly know how to spot the most unique things. You had a reason to be excited..It is so gorgeous. What are your plans for this beauty? I'm glad to see you're feeling better my friend...hugs
~lynne~

ann said...

IT'S LOVELY.YES,BELIEVE IT OR NOT I GUESSED RIGHT....ANN

marty39 said...

Gloria, what a great find. I don't have a baby to bless but you could sure bless me. lol Can't wait to see what you do with it. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

Hey G, I was right, I was right!!! You can bless my baby A, I'll be on the next flight out! LOL!! Wish I could sweetie! xoxoxo

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Wow! You have been busy girl!! That is such a pretty piece and think of all the good blessings it comes with into your home! Sorry - this week has been a crazy one for us. My daughter has a pretty good part in the school play tonight so all week it has been rehearsals at the church during and after school and that means parent volunteering! I've been helping 3 different grades get their costumes on and off! Tonight is the big night and then I can breathe a sigh of relief! So I will be back to blogging tomorrow. Thanks for the award - aren't you a sweetheart! I will have to figure out how to post that. And I was lol and so happy that you found your "Inner Peace" and were able to finish what you started! ha-ha! :) Take care. ~ Laurie

Melissa Miller said...

~Wow!~ :)
It is really pretty and so detailed. Nice find!

Glenda said...

Lynne asked my question. Where do you plan to place and what do you intend to do with this amazing piece of statuary. Unless ordination is another attribute you possess that we are not aware of, it won't be for the purpose it was designed. You seem to have a knack for finding the most unusual things. Congrats.

Diane said...

GN Gloria! How are you doing? Great find & I guessed it before the end of your post! ♥ Diane

Linda said...

The detailing is gorgeous! I would have thought of the font in the church for holy water. Maybe someday you can have some family babies blessed with this.

Truth4thejourney said...

Hi Gloria,

What a fun blog!! Love the snow! And the Christmas music.

The baptismal piece is lovely! Imagine the memories and the countless number of children who were blessed by this! If only it could talk....

Sonya

Helen said...

What a precious "find" ... thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend.

laurie said...

Gloria, that is beautiful and so unique -- just like you. Love it. laurie

squawmama said...

Well Gloria I think it was a great find and so beautiful... How neat is that to have an antique baptism bowl....WOW... Wonderful... Have an awesome day

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Carol said...

Your baptism bowl is very beautiful! Wouldn't it be wonderful to know how many babies were baptized at the bowl?
Smiles,
Carol

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

What a kodak moment. I knew exactly what it was the moment I saw it. Awesome treasure!!
Hugs, Terrie

Bo said...

Me too, me too...Gloria...I guessed right and that might of had something to do with the hint you gave us in your post title...LOL You do have such an amazing collection of unique antiques to enjoy... ;-) Bo

Ma'dame French said...

I thought that might be it~~great find! Hugs French;0)

Chari said...

Hello Girlfriend...Happy Friday!!!

Ohhh myyy...a baptism bowl? Well, it's absolutely gorgeous!!! So beautifully ornate...I love it!!!

I'm giggling just a bit simply because I was totally "dunked" when I was baptized...I don't think I would have fit it that bowl...hehe!!!

Well my friend...you always find the coolest things...what a beautiful treasure!!! You know I love ya...big hugs and smooches!!! Have a great weekend Sweetie...

Chari

Tootsie said...

whew! I thought you were going to say it was a toilet or something! lol
it is very pretty...add that to my list ...thanks

mbkatc230 said...

Yippee, I guessed right. What a really neat find, and such history behind it. What do you plan on using it for? Can't wait to see what you do with this. Thanks for visiting my little town, glad you liked it. Kathy

lvroftiques said...

Oh Gloria!! You are right! That is sooo fabulous!! It was worth the torture! Lol!! I'm coming for a visit with my BIG purse and a handcart *winks* I'm gettin' old...don't want to take my back out! What an amazing and unusual find!! You know how much I love the quirky antique myself!*winks* And wowser! What a beaut! It couldn't have found a more perfect home than yours my friend! Vanna

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Gloria, What a neat and unique find! I bought an altar table and two chairs from a church that was over a hundred years old, and had been closed down for many years from, a friend of mine. It isn't real fancy, kind of primitive, of course handmade furniture, but has so much character! It was going to be thrown away, when she rescued it, then she downsized and had no room for it! Not sure what I will ever do with it (in storage now), but the history was just too special to pass up! ~Your piece is just beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Gloria - that font is a work of art - worthy of being on display in the Vatican Museum. Maybe you could put a big rock inside the bowl part and use it as a birdbath. Do you know any of its history? Is it an import? The flower design is reminiscent of a metal candle sconce I was given as a wedding gift back in the 1960's--the flower designs have been painted. But the colors are poppy, yellow, green, and blue and the metal is painted white. The most fun was reading how you teased us! Smiles, Fieldstone/Pam

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Gloria,
That is so pretty and you're right-it is different!

I have an old prayer bench on my back porch!

Diane

ksarra said...

Hi Happy, girl, you did goooood with this find. I love religious art. This is such a special piece. Imagine all the babies that were baptised in this font. What happiness it has seen!

Jessica said...

Gloria~ I honestly had no idea what it was but I know it's GORGEOUS! This makes me want to do a cartwheel....here I go....a cartwheel for Gloria & her new treasure. It's truly amazing.

Hugs~ J

Anonymous said...

Well I tried without luck to leave a comment so I will try again! Gloria this is so unique and wonderful, what a neat history to dream about. So you. Love, Cindy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow Gloria,that is gorgeous ! It sure would make a pretty fountain .

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, How beautiful! Lucky you! I want to dive right in and you can bless me! I did think it was holy water! I could use a lot of it. What a wonderful find!!!!

imjacobsmom said...

My Ma was sitting with me and she guessed it right away! I don't have any babies but you can bless us around here anyway - we can can use all that we can get! ~ Robyn

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL it is unique..and really beautiful. And I can think of a bunch of uses for it! It's a great find!!!

profenretraite said...

Well, bless my heart Gloria...you do have a way of finding the most unusual antiques! I want to follow along behind you and see what I can find... Debbie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria this is beautifull!!! We just came from an absolutely wonderful evening - A Christmas Concert in a lovely Catholic Church that I had never been in before and when I saw your find I thought " Gosh that looks like it would fit perfectly in the church we were just in!"

Hey freind you are welcome over at my old house any old time - we have 5 bedrooms and DH and I only need 1!! AND I MEAN THAT WITH ALL MY HEART- I LOVE COMPANY AND PROMISE TO PAMPER! Well actually we only have 3 available at the moment as our family (-2, ) is still here-
But he did start work this week which is a HUGE blessing!!!!

blessings
mary

Tomarie said...

Oh G! This is gorgeous! Woohoo for YOU in finding such a unique and pretty piece! L~