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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas at our Home--Part II

As I said on Monday,  this will be my last week of blogging in 2013 since I will take two weeks off to celebrate the Birth of Christ.   SO--this week I am sharing some of our Christmas with you... On Monday,  I shared our special ornaments... Today,  I'll share with you some of the little angels in my ANGEL COLLECTION.   I have lots and lots --so will just pick out some favorites to share today.

I've been collecting angels for many years... My parents actually gave me this adorable little angel (pictured above) many many years ago (in the 1940's ).  Isn't she angelic?????  Looked just like me --don't you think??????  WELL---if you think that my parents thought that I was so angelic,  look at the picture below of the BACK of that sweet little angel!!!!!



Can you see the SLINGSHOT in the back of her dress or robe?????  WELL---that would be ME I'm sure ---or at least,  what my parents thought I was.... I wasn't just an angel with 'horns' --but was an angel with a slingshot in my pocket....  ha ha ha   (My hubby will say that Mom and Dad knew me well....)



This little lady with the Marilyn Monroe look was my Tree Topper in 1962 when we had our first Christmas tree after our marriage.... That year I remember that we had all blue lights,  new ornaments and then sprayed that old nasty snow all over the tree!!!  (It was the 'thing to do' back then I guess.... ha)




This little dolly is one of my favorites... I bought her sometime in the 1980's --and she has been with me ever since.  Isn't she adorable?




Here are two fav's...  The one on the left is my Texas Angel ---which I got when I lived in Texas for 12 years.. The one on the right is one I saw somewhere --and just 'had' to have it --since I am definitely an Angel Collector.




This angel has always been a favorite since she is made from a MOP..... Bet you don't have a "Mop Angel"..... ha




I love this angel,  which I named Carole ---after my friend, Carole, who made her.  Isn't she pretty?   The two little angels beside Carole are two of my Glass Angels.




You know how much we love ROSES.... Well----do you have a "Rose Angel"  like I do????  Isn't she pretty?????




This is one of my newer angels,  my Fall Angel,  given to me by a special friend in Virginia.  I love the leaves used as angel wings.




Well--since I have an angel made from a mop and an angel made from a Rose Bud,  then you know I MUST have an angel made from what else---  a WASHCLOTH.   To her right is another photo of the little Rose Angel.  On the left is my Cleaning Angel.  Wish she'd wake up and clean my house for me!!!!! ha




Here is my newest angel,  my  Willow Angel Ornament,  given to me by my husband last Christmas.  She looks awesome on our tree.




Finally,  here is my all-time favorite Angel Collection, my Willow Angels... I now have 13 of them --counting the one hanging on our tree.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Willows...



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NOW--I am going to end today by changing the subject and showing you a collage I did last year showing some of my wonderful BIRD ORNAMENTS.  I didn't get these posted on Monday---and since the birds are so important to me,  I wanted to share them with you today.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing many of the reasons I love Christmas so much.  I'll have one more blog post on Friday sharing our Christmas with you...  

Check out my Photo Blog (click HERE) for another photo showing my love of the lights and colors of Christmas here at home!  And come back here on Friday for one more Christmas Post!!!!!

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37 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your angel collection is so darling, Betsy! You and George make your Christmas very joyful, indeed. Merry Christmas!

Our photos said...

Lovely angels!!!

Fun60 said...

Not just an angel collector but angels with history. Loved hearing where they had come from. As this will be your last post for a little while I want to thank you for your help during the year and wish you and George a very happy Christmas and a healthy and active 2014.

Ann said...

You have a wonderful collection of angels. Awesome that you still have the one from your parents with her little slingshot....lol
I have to say that I think my favorites would be the willow angels

Catherine said...

Have a most joyous Christmas and a very Happy New Year Betsy! See you in the New Year!
xo Catherine

DeniseinVA said...

A wonderful collection Betsy! If I don't get back here before you take your break, I would like to wish you and George A Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your angel collection is oh so sweet.

Your Willow heavenly host is wonderful.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

From the Kitchen said...

I just want to burst into song--Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!! It's true, the first little angel reminded me of you before I even read what you had written about it.

Best,
Bonnie

Eva Ason said...

Hi Betsy,

That's a nice collection of Angels you have there. I love the Willow Angels too, they are so nice.
Have a fantastic Christmas!

Hugs,
Eva

Roberta said...

Hi Betsy,
your angels are very nice!!! I really like your blog's cover photo... You are a great couple!!!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas,
Hugs,
Roberta

Sandra said...

Hi Betsy!
I love your cheeky first angel with the slingshot! it seems you have always been so fun and full of adventure!! your angel collection is beautiful and brilliant, a mop angel and a washcloth angel! brilliant! if they do clean up I will have to get some myself! your bird ornaments are also just lovely x x x

linda m said...

What a darling collection of angels you have. they are all so cute I can't pick a favorite. I started collecting snowmen a few years ago when I bought one for my mother when she was the nursing home.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely collection, I have given most of my ornaments away so don't have any heirlooms.

Karin said...

I wish you Joy, Peace, and Love for Christmas - enough to last the whole New Year - and lots to give away. God bless!

Sandra said...

i have two favorites, the dolly angel and Carole...

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

All your ornaments are so pretty, and they're made even more special by the special sentiments attached to each one. Decorating your tree each year must be so much fun.

Serenity Cove said...

Wishing you and George a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Arkansas Patti said...

What a wonderful collection but must say I adore that Betsy angle with two personalities. Yes she does look like you and I can easily imagine the "sling shot", impish you.

Joy said...

I love angels too and collects them:) Have a happy Christmas holiday:)

The Furry Gnome said...

Nice collection! My wife has collected little bird ornaments over the years.

Linda Gross said...

I have the Willow Angel holding the bird house. She is a tree ornament.

David said...

Betsy, We've never gotten into collecting specific types of ornaments...although we have acquired many vacation related ornaments over the years. We do have a lot of Santa Claus ornaments and a bunch of Santa Claus table top decorations that one of my former co-workers built/assembled. One of our angels dates back to the Civil War.
(FYI...Yes, we have eaten at Bradley's on Rte. 68. BBQ was nothing special but they have a darn good burger! I haven't reviewed them yet on my blog)
Take Care and Merry Christmas! Big Daddy Dave

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Haha! Love the slingshot. That would be me, too. I had 2 brothers to keep up with! I love the Willow collection. Have a great day and if I don't get back by here, have a wonderful Christmas and have fun on your break. Take lots of photos to share with us!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, A pretty and fun collection of the Angel and bird ornaments. Have a tremendously nice day today. Stay warm and enjoy your golf course views!

Terry and Linda said...

There are so lovely, Betsy! I just adore this time of year and I can tell you do too!

Linda
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Chatty Crone said...

I have a little angel collection as well. You have a very nice one and you remember where they were all from.

My favorite is the first one - I love the angel and the slingshot - I love that kind of personality - a lot like me too!

Merry Christmas!!!!!! Have a nice two weeks off.

Sandie

Ginny said...

These are totally cool, Betsy! And I believe I could make a few. Carol...I have that same doily. I have three angels that I have made. You have a wonderful collection!!! And I do think that fall one with the leaf wings may be one of my favorites....ha ha ha!!

Daisy said...

You have so many different angels, Betsy, and they all are special in their own way. The one with the slingshot made me laugh. So cute!

Happyone said...

What a great collection of angels you have. I think I might start one.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Oh my Dear, You have a mop angel! I have one my daughter made in the sixth grade. I think they are fun to hang on the tree. I wish you a safe and Merry Christmas. We have decided to fly to New Mexico the day after Christmas and see our granddaughters. I will see you when you return from the holidays.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

All your angels are lovely,but if I had to pick a favourite I think it would be the rosebud one.That's pretty sweet.

Bouncin Barb said...

I love your angels. Such a variety. The bird collage is awesome. I do love birds do much. Nature's music box I say. Your Christmas spirit is so upbeat. I love that.

SquirrelQueen said...

All of your angels are so pretty and I love hearing how they can to you. I also adore your bird collage, it is beautiful.

I have ornaments that have been with me for decades but this year they get to rest inside their boxes. With 3 young cats in the house they would not be safe.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great Angel collection. I have one of the willow angels I got as a gift.

ladyfi said...

Love your cute ornaments.

Neal said...

I really do love your angel collection but I can't pick a favorite even though I went through the pictures twice.

Kay said...

We have a lauhala (leaf) angel on top of our tree that is our tradition.

Have a wonderful holiday break and enjoy every minute of it, Betsy!