Hidden

Yesterday The Bide and I took a little road trip and ended up in Bardstown, Kentucky. If you find yourself in the Commonwealth of Kentucky I highly recommend a visit to Bardstown. It is a quiet and beautiful small town with a lot of things to see and do. We wanted to visit a friends small soap shop and look around the other the small boutiques, food, spirits and craft shops. That along would keep you busy for a day and then there are the historic sites and not to mention the Bourbon Trail. (That in it self can keep one busy and happy for a few days!) But this day was about slowing down and looking around.The shops are small businesses and have many challenges surviving as such but for those who sell Christmas items one challenge is how to display them among their main-line merchandise. Some simply do not deviate from their many business model at all and offer special deals, while others have completely re-done their places for the season. One shop had what I would call miss-mash style:All Christmas and regular store stock were displayed nicely but very much intertwined and overlapped the other but it seems to work. Mostly. As I was looking about I found this scene, A very cheaply made snowman next to a very nice candle holder, the kind you set a candle inside of. Right in the middle is what maybe a someone visual rendition of the Virgin Mary kind of hidden there. Well that was a lot of word to cover one picture but there you go!

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4 thoughts on “Hidden

  1. Definitely an eclectic grouping. πŸ™‚ When I clicked your image to view larger and then clicked again, it almost looks as if the ‘visual rendition’ of the Blessed Virgin is a statue behind a window; yet appears to be a photograph in a frame.

    We were through Lexington today, so sort of in the ‘neighborhood.’ We were to Bardstown a few years back with friends who live in KY. It is a fun place!

    Lindy

    1. I am glad you checked it out “up” close. I could not figure out it is was a photo or a statue either but it was hidden…..and different than anything else in that display!

      Glad you like Bardstown and when I feel more comfortable about putting myself out there I will post a little about our cool downtown. ~ John

  2. I think that photo is a good representation of how the real meaning of Christmas can get dwarfed by overblown commercialism. Bardstown sounds like a town I would enjoy, one with lots of treasures. I hope you will post more of it. Wishing you and your bride a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    1. Very nice analogy, wish I had thought of it, because it does show that indeed. I will post more from our day in Bardstown starting in about 5 minutes πŸ™‚
      May you and yours have a blessed and safe Christmas and New Years as well. ~ John

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