Sunday, March 2, 2014

St. Luke's Brush {Sponsored Review & Giveaway}

Our five dolls from St. Luke's Brush include:
St. Clare, St. Therese, St. Andrew, St. Catherine of Alexandria, and St. Sylvia

This was definitely not the week to sign up for a 7 posts in 7 days challenge. I ended up taking another turn for the worse with this sickness we've been fighting and ended up at Immediate Care yesterday morning.  Apparently we've been dealing with H1N1... My husband and the kids have started to feel much better, and hopefully it won't be too much longer before I do too. It has been such a hard week. Please keep us in your prayers! 


Anyways, I DO have another giveaway for you this weekend!  Back in 2008 I came up with Our Alphabet of Saints, hand-painting wooden peg dolls (inspired by Catholic Folk Toys) as an alternative to the Felt Saints Elizabeth Foss had suggested, to go along with The Alphabet Path. My children have always loved these sweet little dolls and it's been so much fun to see similar collections of painted saint dolls pop up all over the internet. Since then a number of Etsy shops have opened selling hand-painted wooden saint peg dolls including St. Luke's Brush


St. Luke’s Brush specializes in hand-painted Catholic Saint Dolls, religious education play sets and religious art and gifts. These are high quality, one of a kind toys and gifts guaranteed to inspire a greater love and understanding of the Catholic Faith. Garry and his wife Amy opened the shop in September of 2010 with the hope of bringing handmade Catholic toys to small hands.


More than three years later the art of St. Luke’s Brush has delighted children and adults alike. “One of the things we realized along the way is truly what a small number of saints and religious figures are represented in Catholic statuary. So in addition to providing patron saints as toys for children, adults were finding they could obtain a three dimensional representation of any saint they wanted.” 


As an artist Garry takes inspiration in the many forms of Catholic art and distills it into his own unique vision with each piece having an original and spontaneous quality.


In addition to creating atrium materials for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, St. Luke's Brush also offers a great selection of gifts, perfect for Christmas, Feast Days, Easter (including the painted eggs above!), Sacrament Gifts and other special occasions. Custom orders are welcome!


And now for the giveaway! 

St. Luke's Brush has offered to send a hand-painted Bl. Zelie Martin doll to one of my visitors here at Shower of Roses!  This giveaway is open to everyone, including those overseas!  Please enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter box below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

100 comments:

  1. I'd love to see a St. Gianna Molla!

    2014-03-02 20:46:51

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  2. I hate to other families have been battling the same illness we have. This winter it seems like there has been a constant battle between viruses. I hope y'all feel better soon! Many blessings!

    2014-03-02 20:47:49

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  3. Love these hand painted Saint dolls! Thanks for sharing!

    2014-03-02 21:01:54

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  4. I'd love to see St. Andre Bessette. I've been learning more and more about him recently. Love his love for St. Joseph! Thanks for the chance!

    2014-03-02 21:04:38

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  5. They have a great variety of saints already posted in their Etsy shop, and Garry's work is beautiful! Every saint that I've looked to buy is already listed on their site. I've even learned of many new saints from their work. I can't really think of any others to recommend. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! My Gianna Therese has the Therese peg doll and would love to win her mother!

    2014-03-02 21:04:50

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  6. Beautiful work!

    2014-03-02 21:10:02

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  7. I humbly pray that the compassion of the heavenly host surround you as you are restored to health. Feel better soon! Hugs.

    2014-03-02 21:12:09

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  8. I'm not sure what else is like to see but I absolutely love the play sets!

    2014-03-02 21:32:24

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  9. Would be a great Easter gift for my little Zelie!

    2014-03-02 21:33:45

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  10. There is such a huge selection of saints! I was surprised to see my favorite, Anne (my daughter's patron!) on his site. Beautiful!

    2014-03-02 21:34:25

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  11. Thank you for an opportunity to win a lovely doll of a lovely saint!

    2014-03-02 21:40:32

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  12. Praying you're all feeling better.

    2014-03-02 21:46:20

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  13. We have 1 (St. Cecilia ) peg doll and would love to add to our lone saint ;)

    2014-03-02 21:48:46

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  14. Wow!!! These dolls are incredible!! What an artist! Madre Teresa is a truly work of art!! The one saint it comes to mind that I didn't see there is St. Odilia. We are very devout to her in our home, also St. Lucy, but they already have Lucy's peg doll. Thank you for the giveaway, Bl Zelia Martin is a big inspiration to me specially as a mother and wife. God bless you and God bless the beautiful work of St. Luke's Brush!

    2014-03-02 22:05:46

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  15. I looked very carefully to see if there was a St. Francis de Sales doll and I don't think I saw one so I would love to see him added! What an impressive list of saints available! And so very talented. God bless him and his ministry!

    2014-03-02 22:15:16

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  16. This would be great to add to the Easter basket for my younger son. Hope you start feeling much better very soon!!

    2014-03-02 22:16:26

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  17. Awesome, the level of detail and quality is impressive!!

    2014-03-02 22:27:52

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  18. I LOVE these for my children! Prayers for a quick recovery for you and your family!!!

    2014-03-02 22:36:37

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  19. I love these dolls! And yes,I would love to see a Saint Gianna.

    2014-03-02 22:37:31

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  20. These dolls are beautiful! I was so excited to see that they have Saint Emma and Saint Elizabeth, mother of St. John the Baptist dolls which are patron saint to two of my girls. There were many others I hadn't heard of before too. Seriously thinking these would be great for their Easter baskets. Would love to see a Saint Isabella (Elizabeth) of Portugal doll, another patron saint of one of my girls. Thanks for the giveaway and I really hope you and your family recover quickly. Prayers your way.

    2014-03-02 22:37:34

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  21. I love these I want them all for my crew. Thanks g=for the chance to win, God bless.

    2014-03-02 22:41:09

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  22. What a great idea for Easter baskets! I'm sure my gang would love them!

    2014-03-02 23:03:19

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  23. These have been on my kids wish list! They are so cute!

    2014-03-02 23:26:07

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  24. I have always admired the talent of the owners of Saint Luke's Brush! I also love Zelie Martin! I dressed up as her for our parish All Saint's Day party this year.

    2014-03-02 23:38:22

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  25. My kids would love these!!

    2014-03-02 23:44:25

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  26. I'm so excited to see Bl. Zelie! Would love to win her! :)

    2014-03-02 23:49:00

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  27. Navy Wife and MotherFebruary 10, 2022 at 8:57 AM

    JMJ These are adorable and a great collectible, too!

    2014-03-02 23:52:20

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  28. Saint Hannah. Samuel's mother is such a great saint for women struggling with infertility.

    2014-03-03 00:31:23

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  29. It is so cute! :)

    2014-03-03 00:54:35

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  30. I second the recommendation for St. Francis De Sales, he is one of my favorite Saints. Also, a newer saint to me is Blessed Titus Brandsma and is one of our patron saints for the year. I think it would be neat to see him in the line-up. So many beautiful saints, I love St. Luke's brush!

    2014-03-03 00:55:41

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  31. I have a huge devotion to blessed Zelie Martin! Thanks for the giveaway! In Christ, Patricia

    2014-03-03 00:55:56

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  32. How adorable! I would love to win Blessed Zelie. She is one of my favorites!

    2014-03-03 00:59:36

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  33. I think I saw one in the Etsy shop. Precious.

    2014-03-03 02:10:59

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  34. Wow! They have quite a wide selection of saints. I didn't see a Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio. My kids just listened to his Glory Story and he's become a new favorite patron for us to pray to.

    2014-03-03 02:21:34

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  35. This is a great giveaway! There is such a great variety of saint dolls in the shop already including some of my favorite saints!

    2014-03-03 02:22:37

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  36. I've enjoyed looking at the peg dolls on Etsy from St. Luke's Brush and a couple other shoos. The artistry on these dolls is just beautiful thanks for the opportunity to try and win! I pray that you and your family are well soon.

    2014-03-03 02:24:29

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  37. Beautiful!

    2014-03-03 02:43:45

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  38. This is adorable! I've always loved St Luke's Brush Saint dolls. God Bless! Emily

    2014-03-03 02:53:46

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  39. St Lucia. It would be great to see how they do the wreath of candles on her head.

    2014-03-03 02:56:00

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  40. My girls would have a party! We have a Zellie in our home.

    2014-03-03 03:10:07

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  41. Such beautiful dolls. Thank you for the give away.

    2014-03-03 03:22:05

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  42. So beautiful. Thank you, Jessica. The Mother of the Little Flower is one of the well worn books on my shelf.

    2014-03-03 03:56:18

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  43. I am actually new to many of the catholic materials available on the internet and to many of the shops that offer them. I learn of so many of these companies through your site alone and am never disappointed. St. Luke's Brush will be another wonderful choice for gifts to add to my ever-increasing list that I have now acquired through your site. Thank you for that and hope you and your family get through your sickness soon enough. God bless you for all you do.

    2014-03-03 04:25:51

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  44. As a German, I would love to see Maximilian Kolbe! All your dolls are so well done.

    2014-03-03 05:12:15

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  45. Beautiful details in the dolls. Thank you for highlighting them!

    2014-03-03 05:13:27

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  46. I love Bl. Zelie Martin! Thank you for your lovely giveaway. St. Luke's Brush has so many saints available, I do not know what more to recommend!

    2014-03-03 05:17:16

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  47. Beautiful. Thank you.

    2014-03-03 05:27:40

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  48. Get well soon, Jessica. Love, from NZ.

    2014-03-03 05:50:06

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  49. You have my sympathies on suffering through the H1N1. I got it a few years ago and it is an experience I would not want to repeat! I'll pray your family recovers soon. What sweet dolls, and how nice that he is trying to include rare saints in the mix.

    2014-03-03 07:41:15

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  50. Love these!

    2014-03-03 11:35:28

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  51. I have found you blog only a few days before, but it is so inspiring. Thank you. Virag

    2014-03-03 11:43:25

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  52. My kids would love the saints doll. I hope you and your family feel better soon! Your family will be in our prayers! Marcela

    2014-03-03 12:08:26

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  53. I love St. Luke's Brush! I ordered peg dolls for each of my girls for Christmas and they are beautiful! I also had a hard time with posting every day because the stomach bug swept through our house this week. I'm glad your family is doing better, and I hope you are soon too!

    2014-03-03 12:11:37

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  54. Would love Bl. Zelie Martin. I hope all my daughters turn out like St. Therese!

    2014-03-03 12:31:08

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  55. St Luke's is our inspiration! Thanks for give away.

    2014-03-03 13:07:14

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  56. Prayers for you and your family to feel better soon. Thanks for this giveaway...I so love Zelie Martin!

    2014-03-03 13:13:33

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  57. We love these peg dolls so much! I can't think of anyone right now that we'd love to see in the shop, there are so many to choose from! :)

    2014-03-03 13:23:22

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  58. These are so pretty... I am considering them for Easter baskets this year!! Do they hold up well to kids playing a lot with them? They are so detailed and artistic that I would hate to see the paint get chipped from being played with a lot! I used a spray on clear coat on the peg dolls I made for our alphabet path saints, and they have held up well although I am still kinda protective of them being played with very much.

    2014-03-03 14:01:33

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  59. Bl. Zelie is wonderful; I'd be happy to have any of the St. Luke's Brush saints. They are so exquisite! I second the recommendation for St. Maximilian Kolbe.

    2014-03-03 14:02:03

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  60. I would love to add to our Heavenly Friends collection in our little home! :)

    2014-03-03 14:05:27

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  61. Yes I agree with Sarah. A Gianna doll for my Gianna!

    2014-03-03 14:15:11

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  62. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I've always wanted to buy the saint dolls for Easter baskets, but with 5 children that adds up! Kim F.

    2014-03-03 14:24:16

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  63. Thank you!

    2014-03-03 14:51:17

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  64. What a lovely giveaway! My children would love all of the items in the shop. Thank You:)

    2014-03-03 15:24:58

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  65. Prayers for a speedy recovery and thank you for the opportunity to win such a lovely gift (-: Ro

    2014-03-03 15:25:00

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  66. Beautiful dolls! My daughter would love to have these!

    2014-03-03 15:27:09

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  67. Someday I'd like to own all of these!!

    2014-03-03 15:40:26

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  68. Love St. Luke's Brush! What a great giveaway!

    2014-03-03 15:42:41

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  69. These have been on my wish list for soooooo long! They are gorgeous!

    2014-03-03 15:52:30

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  70. P.S. I hope you are feeling better soon!

    2014-03-03 15:53:02

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  71. Beautiful! I would love to get some for each of my children.

    2014-03-03 16:00:43

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  72. I always think of her when I am unable to get to Mass due to caring for my children. Thank you for the giveaway!

    2014-03-03 16:17:53

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  73. Oh, I just love these!

    2014-03-03 18:36:27

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  74. These look beautiful! We would love to have Blessed Zelie. Thank you!!

    2014-03-03 18:54:59

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  75. Every saint I looked for is already in the shop! A wide variety! Thanks for the giveaway!

    2014-03-03 19:07:57

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  76. These are so beautiful! Thank you, St. Luke's Brush, for your generosity! And thank you, Shower of Roses, for hosting the giveaway! -Emily =)

    2014-03-03 19:58:33

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  77. They are so beautiful! And I love St. Therese and her family!

    2014-03-03 19:59:17

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  78. I had to give up Facebook. But I hope I still have a chance to win. I love these eggs and Peg Dolls. I've been buying St. Peg Dolls from various Vendors but I've not seen the eggs. Wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win. Blessings, Em

    2014-03-03 20:25:26

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  79. These are so beautiful!! We have a friend Zelie!!

    2014-03-03 21:00:03

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  80. beautiful!

    2014-03-03 21:43:04

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  81. Such great detail is painted on these dolls. Plus they hold up to a lot of play.

    2014-03-03 22:18:25

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  82. Beautiful and we are naming our new baby girl after Blessed Zelie Martin. How special!

    2014-03-03 22:41:14

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  83. OOOOoooo!! Aren't they ALL so pretty!! My Blossom is drooling over the St. Therese & St. Clare little dolls. If only I could even "sort of" paint!! I am better with fabric and yarn!! :)

    2014-03-03 22:56:41

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  84. These are beautiful dolls! My kids would love them, I'm sure!

    2014-03-04 04:49:44

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  85. These are beautiful! St. John Bosco would be a great addition!

    2014-03-04 12:32:42

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  86. How about Sts. Cyril and methodius? St. Vladimir?

    2014-03-04 18:56:13

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  87. These are such high quality dolls. God Bless them for offering so many! I am impressed that they even have my son's patron, St. John of the Cross. It is nearly impossible to find St. John of the Cross things for kids!

    2014-03-04 19:57:05

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  88. It might be neat if you could find a way to do a David and Goliath set.

    2014-03-04 22:01:07

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  89. Even my older children will love receiving these in their baskets. Reading A Story of a Family gave me such an affection for Blessed Zelie. I think she is a wonderful addition to the line.

    2014-03-04 23:05:34

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  90. All of my favorite saints are included. I must say, it is hard not to be jealous of so much talent! I tried to do something like this as Christmas presents this year, and they looked so primitive.

    2014-03-05 05:51:41

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  91. I've seen these on Etsy before and thought they were wonderful. And what a generous offer to give one away for a little child to enjoy!

    2014-03-05 07:16:51

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  92. Would love to win! Thank you!

    2014-03-05 12:36:16

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  93. What a wonderful way for children to befriend the saints - by playing and 'interacting' with them. Thank you for the post and the giveaway. Your blog has been so inspiring to me as a young Catholic mother!

    2014-03-05 15:06:11

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  94. This is so exciting! Thank you!

    2014-03-07 04:12:58

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  95. Beautiful!

    2014-03-07 19:15:30

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  96. Get well soon.

    2014-03-07 19:23:14

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  97. Love all the saint dolls! Thanks for the giveaway!

    2014-03-07 19:54:44

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  98. They are so beautiful! I love their st Thomas aquinas doll!

    2014-03-07 19:57:52

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  99. We do not have any dolls. They all look great. What a neat idea!

    2014-03-07 21:01:21

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  100. beautiful!

    2014-03-08 05:59:10

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