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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...

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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