Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to DECEMBER!!!! My header picture this month is a beautiful photo from our trip last year to "Christmas at Biltmore"... Being there to see that beauty just makes Christmas more special for us! Enjoy, and Merry Christmas.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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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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!!!!