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!
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. I thought she was so sweet holding her dolly. She looks Christmas-y and caused me to feel nostalgic.
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.
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?