Thursday, November 14, 2013

My Icon Wall

A few readers have asked about my icon wall, so I thought it was time to give a little more info on it.  It wasn't something I planned to do until I had a crucifix and a couple of icons I needed to hang.  I had seen so many cross walls that I thought I could accomplish the same with some of our religious pieces.  Well, it has begun to spread, and I love it!

For those who don't know what an Icon is, here's a little Wikipedia for you.  It's nothing I worship, but it's an amazing reminder of those in Heaven waiting to pray for us.  Oftentimes, a glance at this wall is a nudge to pick up the pace in my prayer life, which definitely needs a pick-me-up more often than not.

Here are the icons/religious pieces I have on this wall...
...a crucifix from my parents when I moved into my own place. most recent Icon, Saint Benedict.

 ...a plaque of The Last Supper that Jeremy purchased during his journey to the Catholic Church.

 ...a crucifix from Tiffany that she brought me back from Polland.

 ...another icon Jeremy purchased during his time in RCIA.

 ...St. Therese of Lisieux, from an artist out of Taos, NM.  These are called retablos and can be found here. icon of Saint Isidore, the patron saint of farmers, purchased during our terrible drought.

 ...Saint Anthony, from the Taos artist.

 ...Saint Elizabeth, patroness of pregnant women (my latest retablo given to me by my cousin).

 ...Saint Joseph.  I gave this one to Jeremy.

 ...Saint Valentine, patron of happy marriages.

 ...this is one of Jeremy's favorites.

...this cross came from our newly baptized Goddaughter.

So, there you have it.  Maybe I'll add more artwork over time, or just stick with the icons, crucifixes and retablos.  Who knows?!


  1. So Beautiful! Love the retablos! Definitely going to look into getting some! And definitely love the idea. Once we get into our new home (hopefully in a couple months!) I'll be definitely putting up an icon wall. Such an awesome way to remember petitioning patron saints and Our Lord and Mother!

  2. Wow, I really love them all. I was going to say which ones I liked the most but really, I think they're all gorgeous. Where did you find those sweetly painted ones? (I have a religious paraphernalia habit passed on to me from my mother!)

  3. Thank you so much for sharing! I LOVE the retablos! Just beautiful...

  4. This is so beautiful - it's spiritual and artistic. I love the icon of St. Therese - her face is so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the link to Lynn Garlick's site. I've been looking for something of Santa Rosa de Lima, and she has a retablo of her!