Monday, January 4, 2010

Saint Elizabeth

For Christmas, Carol made me this "Saint Elizabeth" hanging. It also includes a St Elizabeth medal as well. I really love it and was quite surprised. She picked up the prayer card and medal from a little church she visited during a recent visit with her son and daughter-in-law.

...- Well, here...., I will let her tell you where she found it. I wish I could have also been there. It sounds quite delightful.
During a Thanksgiving visit with my son and his family, we drove to Eureka Spring, Arkansas for a little day trip. My first trip there, and it is a fascinating little town, amazing that people can build such quaint houses, buildings, hotels, and churches just hanging off the hillsides.
An especially beautiful example was the Catholic Church built into the hill behind and under the Hotel Crescent. Very old and tiny--probably only has 5 seating rows on each side--but from the circular dome in the ceiling, marble in the floor, stained glass in the windows to the stations of the Cross all along the walkway, one is surrounded by an old European feeling--something very old and very peaceful.
And then, under the church was a little shop selling the prayer cards and medals, and this is where I found the one perfect for my sister, Elizabeth. She has been there for me when I needed her and truly became my St. Elizabeth of Hungary--patron of widows.


  1. This is so sweet. Gave me goose bumps. Carol I had no idea you had never been to E.S. We could have fixed that a long time ago. Sounds like you found it at the right time tho.

  2. oh you girls are
    just precious...
    i believe sisters
    truly are a gift
    from the Lord above.
    (i know mine is!)
    happy day!

  3. What a beautiful St. Elizabeth hanging. Lovely arrangement. I went to a St. Elizabeth Catholic elementary School, so I am partial to her. Lovely gift.

  4. The wall hanging is beautiful and the sentiment behind it is heartwarming. I have been to that little church many times! Eureka Springs is one of our favorite places to visit, it's about an hour and 45 minutes from our home. It is one of the most unique towns in the US. The church is also known for being the only one that you enter threw the bell tower. Have a nice week, ladies! Twyla

  5. Carol, What a beautiful creation you have made. This is the saint my great-aunt was named after, and then me in honor of her. I have always thought Elizabeth to be such a lovely name. On another note - it's Kismet! I was just lamenting to myself that I had used up all of my tiny holly leaves when reading your comment about them. I am on the computer this very moment to thank 521 Lake Street for sending me an entire garland filled with the plastic tiny leaves. Closer to the season, I will be sure and send you some! Ahhh, you were a florist. This is why you have such style for arrangement and color. A favorite job if I could choose one! Have a lovely weekend, E

  6. Your needlework amazes me!
    What a beautiful keepsake to treasure from your sister!

  7. nancy Gene ArmstrongJanuary 13, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    A lovely piece. Never been there and it sounds like a place I should have gone. Live in Shreveport,La.