Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rednesday~Perfectly Imperfect

017 Happy Rednesday! I am so happy to be in this event today. I haven’t had a speck of Rednesdsay-Worthy red for too long! Click on the button to visit Sue at It’s a Very Cherry World. You will see tons of red lusciousness!

rednesday A couple of weeks ago my family went to downtown Denver for the annual parade of lights. Lily and Christian had never been for due to a wimpy but true reason: I don’t want to sit in sub-zero weather with snow making us into a really life snow family. I did it when the 3 oldest children were little and never forgot how miserable it was. Yes, wimpy.

Unseasonably warm weather convinced me to take a chance and it wasn’t bad. The parade was jolly and sweet and we were comfortable. This post, though, is about the little girl in the red dress that I’d have never found had I stayed home.

We had time to walk around the shops on the 16th Street Mall where there is a darling independently owned shop that has a fun and fetching combination of old and new. She was on the clearance shelf because she is missing a chunk of her arm. She is chalkware which is highly collectable if perfect.020 019 I thought she was so sweet holding her dolly. She looks Christmas-y and caused me to feel nostalgic.018

The shop had a another chalkware figurine in perfect condition for $68.00. I have never priced chalkware so I have no idea what it goes for normally.

022023 I wouldn’t pay $68 for the perfect piece. But, I would pay 9.99 less 10% for this sweet broken girl. The funny thing is that I don’t mind the imperfection at all. I like her better this way. Really! And, she looks great on the side table with the aqua Christmas tree. I am enjoying every moment with her.

Do you have any chalkware?

19 comments:

Debby said...

She is beautiful.......I like her just the way she is. Have a Merry Christmas.

sissie said...

Your little girl in the red dress is so sweet and yes, very nostalgic!

Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas.

hugs
Sissie

SueLovesCherries said...

I would have taken her in a heartbeat, too! She must be so happy to have a new "mama"!

Mica said...

I would have saved her too...love it..Mica

Grannys Attic said...

She is beautiful and I would have taken her home too! I love chalkware and have a few of them. Blessings, Vicky

D said...

Love her! So vintagey and pretty.
I didn't even notice her broken place til you menitoned it. :)

Hooked on Memes said...

She is lovely as she is. Merry Christmas.

L said...

Love it. Agree with the nostalgic comments.
L. Rose
www.singlehomeschoolingmommas.com

Ann said...

I agree she looks great! Glad u took her home!

LV said...

I truly enjoyed your blog and post today. Great story about the little girl in red. She may be broken but will be happy now in a home that loves her. Best wishes for the holiday.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! I love her, so very sweet! You lucky, I long to find some chalkware.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Shelley said...

Love her...thanks for sharing...blessings

craftyles said...

I love chalkware, and your is delightful. She was a bargain!

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

A beautiful figurine! Don't you just love parades?
Blessings~
Gwenny

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh, she's so darling! And now she has a good home to live in forever. I would have rescued her too!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Sherrie said...

Yes I would have bought it as well. I love the colors.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love old pieces of chalk ware....the more imperfect the better. I love the faded colors all the pieces that I find possess. Glad you went to the parade this year. :) I didn't go to our little country Christmas parade for the same reason....it was just too too cold!

Ann said...

She looks like Santa just brought her that little dolly. What a great addition to any christmas setting.
Ann

daylily777 said...

I love that sweet little girl , too. She is awesome !
Merry Christmas !
~Myrna