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Monday, November 14, 2011

Shape of a Heart

As a collector of vintage catholic relics,

I find myself learning so much about the past.

Although these are not vintage, I adore ex-votos.

I bought mine here sometime last year.

They are given to Saints as a fulfillment of a vow (hence the Latin term, short for ex voto suscepto, "from the vow made") or in gratitude or devotion.

Often the ex-voto is in the shape of a heart,

To show or represent the giver's heartfelt thanks.


NanaDiana said...

Those are beautiful, Mo. And even though they are not vintage they have the vintage look about them. What a wonderful "collection" . xo Diana

stefanie said...

so beautiful!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Mo,

Wonderful post with great photos and above all, very educative!
Love to you,


BECKY said...

So pretty and delicate. Both the petals and the pendants!

tracy said...

The necklace is so pretty.
You are so kind to share such beautiful things from your blog,thank you...