Catholic Family Vignettes

A collage of literary snapshots from the life of a large traditional Catholic family


February 27, 2008

The advantages of having friends with good taste…

In this instance it equates four ready-to-be-devoured literary treats…

The Faithful Wife
Kristin Lavransdatter
The Betrothed
Sophia House

Frugally yours…

I love thrift stores! You never know what you will find. Over the past several months I’ve located a few real treasures: vintage mantillas (I’ve given away many of them), three Latin missals, an autographed copy of Peter Mayles’s French Lessons, fabulous hats, vintage children’s books, knitting needles and of course, clothing.

Here’s a look at today’s finds:

Three brand new dolls (with tags) from Pier 1 Imports for $1.00 each, a vintage paper back on St. Therese and a copy of Walden for .90 each–

I also found three pairs of pants and a hoodie for Gareth, a dress, shirt and jeans for Charlotte, two shirts for Gawain and a shirt for Arthur. Total expenditure? Less than $20…

It pays to be frugal!

Pope Pius XII prays the Pater Noster…

Pope Pius XII prays the Pater Noster

Stumbling around…

So…am I the last person to discover this?

Oh, the places you’ll go!  (just had to use that lil’ Seussism…)

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