Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Christmas Angels


Well Folks---today is December 23.. Are you ready for the big day???? I am---but wish I had another week just to sit and relax and enjoy all of the joy which comes with Christmas. Wouldn't it be great if ALL of us could keep this joy inside our hearts all year long????? BUT--I guess if we did that, that would take some of the specialness away from Christmas. SO---I'll enjoy it as long as I can and I hope you will also.


Today and tomorrow, I will share my favorite Christmas Collection, my ANGELS.. I don't know how long I have been collecting angels---but I guess it has been most of my adult life. The header above in the middle of my blog is one of my favorite newer angels.. She's my largest angel --and I purchased her one year at a little shop in Arkansas. Her name is NOEL. Isn't she gorgeous?


Above this post is a picture of my Texas Cowgirl angel. I bought her when I lived in Texas (for 12 yrs). Below are more of my angels.









I just had to show you this angel. I got her about 1963 as a treetop angel---when I had my first Christmas tree. Wish I had a picture of our first Christmas tree back then. We had ALL blue lights --and we sprayed that horrible snow-spray all over the live tree... Mercy Percy!!!!!


This angel is definitely dated!!!! Look at the eyebrows and the blue eye shadow.... Yipes!!!! AND that blonde hair makes me call her Marilyn Monroe!!!!!! Can you believe that I saved this one all through the years?????? ha ha









This little girl was made by a friend in Hendersonville, TN after George and I were married. I had this friend make one for each of my granddaughters. Isn't she pretty? Her name is CAROLE.









You can't really tell by looking at this angel, but she is made using a white rose bud. She is gorgeous (her name is ROSE)---but you have to SEE her to appreciate her.









This little singing angel looks so angelic, doesn't she???? She is ceramic and has been in my family for many, many years. I think my parents got this one JUST for me ---since this angel is SO me..... And her name is BETSY. Angelic, right????????? Well.....................









Uh Oh----Look at the back of this little angelic angel... What do you see? A SLINGSHOT....??????? Oh My Goodness... She's not so angelic after all... (See why my parents got this one JUST for me??? Do you think they were telling me something??????? Hmmmmmm.)... Don't you just love the BETSY angel?????


Tomorrow, I'll show you more of my little Angel Collection.


Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Adam (You know---the day before Christmas Eve is called Christmas Adam.... Right????)


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Hugs,


P.S. Today is George's and my 102nd Monthaversary. We got married on June 23, 2001. Since we didn't meet until we were age 59---we have to celebrate months in addition to years. SO--tonight, we're going to the Olive Garden for dinner. YEAH!!!!

40 comments:

Tabor said...

Lovely collection and I am sure each brings out a wonderful memory. I like the chubby face on Carole.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Enjoy that monthaversary!!! Love all the angels.

Daisy said...

Your angels are very sweet, Betsy. Hope you have a great time at Olive Garden. Have a piece of bread for me. :D

Jane said...

I love your angels and the way you have named all of them. Congrats on your anniversary as well - have fun at the Olive Garden tonight!

jane

Neal said...

You look for any excuse to get George to take you out to dinner don't you. :) :) .... Smart girl.
Those angels are cute! Looks like it would take a lot of work to make those.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Hey Betsy! Merry Christmas to you and George! I don't have time to blog but will try to do a post tomorrow if I get everything done.
Your Angels are gorgeous!Don't forget to Holler for Our Titans Christmas night!!!!!!

Dorothy said...

Cute little Angels! The Betsy angel even has hair like yours and a little mischief in her pocket!

♥ Dorothy

Sunny said...

That's quite a collection of angels...so cute.
Congrats on your monthaversery and enjoy your dinner.
Sunny :)

amelia said...

Congratulations!! You will get a lot of anniversaries in doing it every month!!

Happy Christmas to you and your families!!

Sandra said...

Happy 102nd Anniversary. I need a calulator for ours. My favorite of your angels is the Henderville one. they are all adorable.

thesouthernlady64 said...

Hi Betsy, I love your angels. They are just beautiful. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I will leave in the morning for my girl's farm and we will have Christmas there. Love and hugs, Judy

HalfCrazy said...

I feel the same way about Christmas! I think we get too caught up with the season in a really good way! Everybody is happy, everybody is too generous and all the other joys that come with it. I especially love the breeze and the brightness and happiness of it all whenever I hit the streets!

I love your Marilyn Monroe angel!

Susie said...

Cute angels Betsy! The one with the slingshot is too cute.

Enjoy dinner at the Olive Garden.

Marydon Ford said...

Darling angels collection. May your holidays be blessed & beautiful.

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Busy Bee Suz said...

I did not know that today was Adam. I always thought it was Christmas Eve-Eve. :)
Happy anniversary to you both!!!
I do love the Betsy angel...so cute and devilish too.

JOE TODD said...

Congratulations. Which waterfall did you meet at LOL

Betty said...

I think all of you angles are so cute,but I do love the Betsy one.
Thank you for your nice comments on my granddaughrers birthday .If you have time you should see what she wrote to me.
Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas.
~~Hugs~~

Cicero Sings said...

Cute, cute angels Betsy. You are the most celebratory gal I know. Enjoy that dinner out and congrats on 102 months!!!! I think you are a fun and fun loving gal.

Diane said...

Cute and beautiful Christmas angels. The one with the slingshot could join my Snowbaby who's having time out.

SmilingSally said...

Nice collection, Betsy. Merry, merry Christmas to you and George!

Cheryl said...

Love your header photo Betsy! What a lovely collection of angels. The rose bud angel is so sweet! And a very happy monthaversary to you and George and many, many more to come! Merry Christmas to you both.

Rose said...

I like Betsy Angel! Also the one your friend in Hendersonville made! I am headed to wrap presents just in a few minutes...trying to get in just a few visits.

Darla said...

Your angels are wonderful and you and George are so crazy!! Enjoy your celebration...Merry Christmas!

Diane AZ said...

Nice angel collection, Betsy. Marilyn Monroe is my favorite because of the blue eye shadow. Happy 102nd monthaversay and Merry Christmas too!

storyteller said...

Your angel ornaments are adorable and I enjoyed checking out your other ornaments in the previous posts as well. Your home is very FESTIVE.
Hugs and blessings,

Snap said...

Happy Anniversary and I love the angels. Looking forward to seeing more!

LV said...

First, best wishes on your anniversary. Think of me when at the Olive Garden. That is one of my favorite places. You have such nice collections, but I love all the angels. Be safe and trust Santa will be good to you.

FIONA said...

Love the angels, Betsy. I really got a laugh from the sweet-faced boy with the sling shot.

Happy 102nd monthaversary. Enjoy your dinner out.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy 102 monthaversary Betsy! I hope you had a lovely dinner.

Your angels are all adorable...I like the rosebud one and the funny tomboy one :-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your angels are charming.I do like little 'Betsy',she has character,like her namesake.:)
Blessings,Ruth

Denise said...

Happy 102 monthaversary Betsy! I too hope you had a lovely dinner. Your collection of angels is absolutely lovely. It was a joy to look eat each photo. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New year.

Lola said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the lucky couple.
Enjoy you dinner. That Olive Garden is a special place to dine.
Young'un & I love it.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Merry CHRISTmas my friend. Have a great dinner...m.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Merry Christmas to you and George!

Mary said...

I love your angels...I'm posting some in my THis That blog tomorrow...coincidence! Love that slingshot one! Happy 102nd Anniversary. We were married in June, also

Ocean Girl said...

Oh Betsy, you are just so adorable. You find joy in everything. Your angels are cute and adorable too.

Happy Christmas Adam, Eve and Day.

Small City Scenes said...

Happy Monthaversary to you both.

Love all the angels and their biographies. Can't wait to see the rest tomorrow.

Merry Christmas to you and George and the happiest of New Years too. MB

NatureStop said...

Hi Betsy,
Great collection!!
Enjoyed going through your posts.Had missed quite a bit.Enjoy your Christmas!!!
Shantana

diane said...

You have such wonderful collections. I love the Betsy Angelic Angel.
Happy monthaversary enjoy your meal.

Cookie said...

102nd moth anniversary?! Very cute :) Any reason to celebrate is good to me!
and yes, the angel with the slingshot is hysterical!