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As a magpie, I have a predilection for shiny objects — particularly in the case of sparkly jewelry. Tiaras are no exception. (In fact, I’ve mentioned them on just a few occasions: here, here, and on the adorable deer heads at the end of last Saturday‘s post.) These tiaras are a little different, in that they were used in iconic (or religious) art.  Their simplicity and patina give them an additional glow, of sorts, as the passerby knows they were used for more than just head decoration.

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These santos were a novelty for me. A few dealers were kind enough to explain to me that these wooden puppets or dolls were used in religious parades, often held by children, and would have been dressed in simple linen clothing. The first shown below is a Mary with Child, the second likely a saint.

Finally, icons and religious artifacts are beautiful relics that can be used to display your beliefs in a new way.


Photos courtesy of: Tejanna Antiques, Old and Proud, Pijnapples, Evelyn Jones, Maison de France Antiques, French Touch, and Morning Glory Antiques at Marburger Farm.

Catch up on my Spring trip to Marburger Farm here: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4, Part 5

Disclosure: Tickets were provided by Marburger Farm. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.