Friday, May 22, 2009

My own painted pink church Ole Ole


pink church
Originally uploaded by lbjonriver
Last Saturday I shared a few shots from a tour of one of the famous Texas Painted Churches...today I sharing on a smaller scale...a little Mexican terra cotta church that I painted and embellished to match a handmade Nativity set also from Mexico. When I found the cute pink Nativity, I knew the set needed a pink church to set it off...Ole...it's sooo Feliz Navidad...

10 comments:

My Crafty Little Page said...

Wow, LaVerne - that's a beautiful church. Love your "painted churches" of New Braunfels and you'd probably let me stand anywhere I wanted to take a pic of it! Love, Nancy

peppermint said...

I love the Pink Church and nativity set! Happy Pink Saturday.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Claudia said...

What a lovely church! Happy Pink Saturday!

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a l♥vely Pink Saturday blog entry. This is the one day of the week when I get to sit for a couple of hours and soak in my favorite color. Thanks for being a part of that day☺

Wishing you and yours a wonderful family weekend. I will be remembering my father who served in WWII, and praying for all of our military who are in harms' way.

vickie said...

Very cute! Happy Pink Saturday and hello to another Austinite!

vickie said...

oops! thought you were in Austin.
New Braunfels is close tho!

someplace in thyme said...

that is just so pretty, my mother painted a nativety set of the Navajos and my daughter has it. I love it, happy pink saturday to you and yours, Char

Beansieleigh said...

I believe that is the FIRST and only PINK nativity I have EVER seen! Very pretty! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope the week ahead is good to you!

Candy said...

Back from a big day at Argent Court.
I could just kick myself...your mom told me we knew each other, were in the same sorority. Well I never made the connection...boo-hoo. But I still enjoyed visiting with her and I think she enjoyed the show. Whose the man tagging along with her? Next time I go I hope I will remember. I am pretty dingy. Every one was very happy and appreciative. Looking forward to going again.

Candy

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Milk Glass Collection

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Mexicana

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