Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My Bat Mitzvah Lladro

PHD and I were walking through Macy's the other day and we saw that they were having an event where you could get your Lladro pieces signed by Rosa Lladro. We laughed as we both agreed that people that spent money on these things were meshugganah. And besides we both said, "They're kind of ugly". However, many years ago, PHD was in Spain and a friend of his asked him to buy a Lladro chuppah. (I have yet to find a picture of this on line.) PHD said it was lovely and he wanted to show it to me. We walked through the Lladro section and couldn't find it and so we looked through the catalog. We never did find it but instead we came across this. "Oh my gosh!" I marveled. "She has black hair and she looks Asian!" Can you guess what happened next?

(If you guessed that PHD bought the figurine for LO, you were right. We left the store shocked...did we just spend hundreds of dollars for a piece of porcelain for a bat mitzvah gift for LO who won't be a bat mitzvah for TWO YEARS?)


SuperRaizy said...

You did the right thing. That piece is very unique. Where else are you going to find a Bat Mitzvah keepsake featuring an Asian-looking girl? It will make a lovely present for your daughter, and I'd bet that she will treasure it for many years.

Leah in Chicago said...

Just make sure you don't give her a log-in to the blog. ;-)

Kol Ra'ash Gadol said...

That is the sweetest thing ever!!!

Jewish Deaf Motorcycling Dad said...

Wow, I'll have to forward the picture to my aunt. She was crazy about Lladro years ago. I'm not sure if she's still into them or not. But it's always nice to plan ahead when you see just the right gift.

An easy fast to you all!

orieyenta said...

SR - Those were PHD's sentiments exactly. I am sure I will eventually get over the sticker shock. And I am sure that some day she will really love it.

Leah - Bite your tongue...I like that doesn't know how to do anything on the computer but homework and Webkins World. Once she figures out blogging, we're in trouble.

KRG - It was supersweet and I was shocked.

JDMD - I just hope we don't forget where it is when the time finally comes!

Doreen Orion said...

I always thought Lladros were ugly, too. Then, my mom went to Spain and came back with a Lladro lady doctor for me and... it was really ugly. I pretended I loved it. (Yours is actually cute, though.)

Gila said...

I actually love Lladro--I have four pieces that I inherited from my mom. They are my prize possessions.

The figurine is gorgeous--she will love it!

Which reminds me that I still have to get you guys a wedding gift--aack!