Wednesday, November 2, 2011

~ French Sacred Heart ~ New finds ~


Hi friends
I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far!
I recently purchased this beautiful antique Sacred Heart from my favourite antique shop
I had to share it with you
It is from a Church in France and I think it is so beautiful
* I recieved a comment that said she believes it is the Immaculate Heart Of Mary, so intersting to learn more about its history*If anyone knows anymore about this piece I would love to know*



It is very large and has a wonderful chippy shabby patina
Very Shabby Chic
                                     I admired it for a long time and finally decided to splurge on it




I also recently found mercury glass candleholders at TJMaxx
I love the mixture of the chippy wood with the beautiful shiny mercury glass
TJMaxx has alot of Mercury glass right now and very inexpensive


The chippy blue pedestal is actually an antique piece from France that men would spit their tobacco into a long time ago! Crazy huh? I love the light blue chippy paint and the decorative edging. I was surprised to learn what it was originally used for!lol.A little gross. Now it's a pretty shabby chic accent in my home :)

I'm going to a fleamarket this friday with one of my blogging friends
Tracie from Fishtail Cottage
We've been planning this night for a long time and it should be alot of fun!! :)
I'll be sure to share with you my fleamarket finds

(Simply Me)

** On another note I have to let you all know that my friend Tausha had a very special comment left on her blog yesterday...Rachel Ashwell stopped by Simply Me and left Tausha a very sweet comment!! I am so happy for Tausha and know it really meant alot to her! Yay!! And how precious is her little furry baby in the photo above?!**

~ Have a wonderful week everyone ~
xo,
Rachel



29 comments:

Frøken Anker said...

Hey
I like your blog. So nice photos.
The sacred heart - that is just wonderful. Specially when you know, how difficult it is to find one like that. Lucky you!

Have a nice day
X Birgitte

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Sooo pretty!! I do love that heart and love chippiness with mercury glass ~ I need to get to TJMaxx soon!

polkadotpeticoat said...

wow I love your French spitting tray....thats to wonderful, that is how your using it now.....thats funny, I have never seen one of these!!!
Have a wonderful week Rachel.

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

Oh, what prettiness! I love that heart too :)

Salina said...

Such great finds. Can't wait to see what you come up with at the flee market.:)

GardenGirl said...

Love those Whimsy Ladies...love your beautiful find! Have so much fun with Tracie, and remember, 2nd Saturdayz Urban Market is on the 12th, and Linda and Ludmil will be here from Willow Nest in Texas!

Hope to see you ;)
Happy Junking,
Deb

JOYfilled Family said...

You are beyond blessed to find such a glorious treasure -- sacred art.

I believe that it is the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is surrounded in thorns, wound on the heart and a cross coming out of the flames. The Immaculate Heart of Mary is surrounded in roses, flames at the top of the heart and sometimes it is pierced by a sword (it represents that she was pierced mystically in communion with the Heart of Her Son).

~~~

Adorable Sacred Heart of Jesus, which so greatly loved men and has not spared anything for them, unite with the Immaculate Heart of Your loving Mother, so full of merciful love, and together be my help, my comfort and my salvation. Amen.

Vintage Gal said...

Beautiful sacred heart ~ and those mercury glass candle holders are just beautiful ;-)

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Unusual and beautiful finds. I love pieces with history....if only they could speak to us.

Rachel Pallas said...

Thanks so much everyone! And thank you so much Joy Filled FAmily for the info on the heart~ so interesting to learn about its history~ xoxo RAchel

SueBee said...

I love the French tray thing! Spit washes away ya know..
Also, I will go back and read Tausha special comment..I would faint! Tausha shops at my shop, I'm happy to say she's a friend of mine too.

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous piece, Rachel. I love it! xo Diana

Ivy and Elephants said...

The mercury glass is awesome. I need to go to TJ Maxx and check them out. Nice tip. Also congrats to your friend that Rachel Ashwell passed by her blog. That is the best!

Paula

Ivy and Elephants said...

I just went to Tausha's blog to congratulate her on her special message from Rachel Ashwell. That was so awesome.

Paula

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Rachel I have to say "I'm just vamping" over that AwEsoMe Rusty Metal "tobacco" base/container!!! I love it's scalloped edges of sort... PLEASE give me a shout if you decide to part with it!!! ~ Honest...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Heaven's Walk said...

I was so stinkin' excited to see that comment from Rachel Ashwell on Tausha's blog last night, Rachel! :) I am just loving that gorgeous heart...and appreciate the tip on the Merc glass. I just might have to make a trip to TJ this week! :)

xoxo laurie

High Street Cottage said...

I thought the photos Mark took of Tausha's home were incredible, and she's so talented! So happy for her, she really is an inspiration!
I love the Mercury Rachel~ I have lots of it in my entry, and never tire of it. Years ago I would see antique candle sticks and pass them up due to the expense, but Home Goods, Marshalls, and like you said TJMaxx have such great deals, Target too!

French Basketeer.com said...

Rachel, Sacred Heart is a very powerful devotion; and the history of the Order is amazing; yes, this is for Mary, with flowers; Jesus' has thorns; no matter what religion you are, Sacred Heart is about LOVE and goodness, do no harm; your beautiful piece is a reminder of this....I will have to go check out the mercury glass at TJMax; thanks for this tip!!

Whimsical Whites said...

Hi Rachel.
We are so pleased that you love your heart. You have a special gift of knowing how to put objects together and making it look casual
and stylish.
The Best-Kathy and Kris

Bente said...

That heart is fantastic beautiful.

Have a nice day

Hugs Bente

summersoul said...

what a treasure. have fun tomorrow night. cannot wait to see what you find.

Michele

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Rachel...just catching up on your last few posts and all your beauty! I have a small collection of mercury glass from TJ's, Marshalls and HG that I hope to add to soon!

Simply Me said...

That was really special, thank you Rachel, because of you ... i bought a beautiful piece of mercury glass candle holder the other day from Marshalls, wait to you see, from India, i love it, i still cannot post any photos yet, maybe i will post a pic on facebook just so you can see.... i love that heart !!!!

Rachel Pallas said...

Thank you friends! xoxo

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh that is so pretty~I bought a few of those myself at TJMaxx...but I got a pink mercury glass one! How exciting for Tausha!!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Wow! I bet she was over the moon when THE queen of shabby left her a comment! That is exciting.
Have fun with Tracie and take lots of photos.
That heart is to die for!!!

Have a pretty day!
Kristip

Sweet Young Journey said...

Hi Rachel! What a beautiful piece of history you have acquired, i love it!
Yay, i'm so happy for Tausha, that's awesome!
Have fun at the flea market and I can't wait to see what you bring back!
xo Cheryl

Rusty Hinge said...

Hello Rachel! How are you? I love your pics with the French tobacco spitting piece! Can't wait to see what you pick up at the fleamarket! You have such an eye for treasures!
Maria

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the combination of the rough and chippy with the glitzy shiny!
Hugs,
Patti