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Monday, February 1, 2010

ANGELS.....

I am playing in the FOURTEEN DAYS OF LOVE
with LIZ over at THE BRAMBLEBERRY COTTAGE...
The theme today:
ANGELS
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I am ALMOST afraid to admit that.....
I have only TWO angels here at SWEET NOTHINGS COTTAGE..
I hope lightening doesn't come thru the roof and strike me down dead !!
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The two angels I have couldn't be more different....

One is a cute little SASSY wooden angel...the other, a vintage bisque that is in my header...I'm not sure at the age of this little heavenly beauty..I am 72 and I can't even remember NOT seeing her hanging above photos of my brother and I.
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The little wooden SASSY flys all around and lights on knobs, nails...anything
that she thinks she might look good on.....
on the black hutch that houses SOME of my blue windmill collection..
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....on the black thrifted dresser..
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sometimes, she lands on a plant stand... and even on the thrifted, vintage
creamy white shutters beside my Franklin stove...
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But we both like her best hanging out on the green vintage hutch...
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..hanging from this olden KEY...
YEP...she is definitely...SASSY
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and....the other angel is the one in my header...the one that hung above photos of my brother and myself the whole time we were growing up...My mother called her our Guardian Angel....and I believe it!

I sure did LOVE my mom...and I still miss her every single day.

She has been gone over 20 years now..and I find myself wishing so, SO hard that she could see all her GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN...my little blessings and that they would have had the chance to know what a fun lady she was...

I wish that she could see what wonderful people HER grandchildren turned out to be...my BIG blessings....Maybe she DOES see all of them...I hope so. Every now and then, I ask GOD to say hello to her for me and give her such a big ole hug....do you think it works that way? I have to THINK it just might ! :O)

To my heart, my mom is one of the BEST ANGELS of all....

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HAPPIEST VALENTINE'S TO ALL OF YOU !!

Linking with 2ND TIME AROUND

RUBY TUESDAY and TABLETOP TUESDAY

Many thanks for coming by to see me today....

52 comments:

Jackie said...

Hey BJ, I like your sassy angel. I collect angels, so I have lots and lots of angels hanging around my house.

God bless.

Ralph said...

Your memories of your mother remind me of mine - I wish she could have seen our Allegra and Cameron, they would have bonded so well...

I believe in angels, and of my guardian angel who can't prevent trouble if we don't pay attention - but guide us if we allow them. Lots of angels in western TX, they all hang around your friendly home!

Sandy said...

BJ,
I loved hearing about your memories and seeing your family treasures. It's wonderful seeing your angels and how you incorporated them in your decoration, you are clever lady. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Joops said...

Your song is one of my Dad's favorite. Nice selection of Rubies.

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Carletta said...

I love your little angels and your header is the perfect Valentine's vignette!
It's nice that you have the little angel from your childhood that your mother treasured for so long.

Dining Delight said...

I think no matter how old we get, we still "need" our moms and it was lovely to read about how you miss yours. Your angel post is a great tribute to her. Love the vignette in your cabinet especially that cute little beaded lamp!

DD

Brenda Eason said...

BJ what sweet post. It isn't the number of angels hun. The one special angel from your mom says it all! I know she watches you and has to be sooo proud.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj, I think your angels represent you perfectly. Probably the different sides of you chose each angel to grace your home. Even the one that your mother chose at one time...is a part of you. It makes sense to me. The other one is the bouncy, sassy you that makes us laugh.

Most definitely, I think there is such a thing as a guardian angel. And I also think your mother sees her grandchildren.
Simply, I think there is a lot we don't know. A lot! One day we will know a lot more than we do today, but we will never know everything.
Yes, I think it's something like that...I do! Perhaps not exactly like we picture it, but probably very close. One day we will know, won't we? I have no doubt. None.
Love and hugs,
Mona

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You made me realize I don't have many angels either. Your sassy one is so cute and your guardian angel is so special. You don't need more than that!

Sue

Shelia said...

HI BJness! Oh, I love your little angels - sassy or not! I've been meaning to ask you - did you get a new camera? Your photos are just outstanding!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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Debbie said...

Happy V-day!!~What a pretty post!

Blondie's Journal said...

I have some angel in my garden but I like yours that flies around inside!!

I feel most of the things you do about my late mother. Sometimes I feel guilty for not thinking of her more often...my kids better think of me A LOT or I will send lightening crashing down!! ;-)

xoxo
Janie

Mama Byrd said...

Thanks for stopping by. Cute blog and I just made your 400th follower!!

chubskulit said...

Your song reminds me of my father in law because he loves this song.

I love your photos.

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Sarah said...

BJ, sweet thoughts about your mom. I'm blessed to still have my mom. She is 95. I just spent the past four days with my sweetheart of a mom.

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE ANGELS TOO AND HAVE MANY AROUND MY HOME. MY MOM IS MY GAURDIAN ANGEL TOO, SHE PASSED AWAY 10 YEARS AGO AND SOMETIMES I JUST WANT TO CALL HER AND TALK TO HER SO MUCH! SO, YES, I PASS MESSAGES TO HER TOO AND I KNOW SHAE IS VERY MUCH AWARE OF ME. FAMILIES...THEY ARE EVERYTHING! COME SAY HI :D

The Muse said...

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I love the fact that both angels are so different in style! And the fact that they bring such fond memories!

Kathleen said...

They can't take out memories can they, BJ...
Lovely post..I am back...I think..you never know when this Dell will become possessed again by gremlins..

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi BJ!

love all your pretty treasures look beautiful!

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Barbara said...

BJ, Darling angels...I don't think you are in trouble for only having two, I am sure there is a third...your guardian angel, we just can't see them.

Happy Tuesday.
Barbara

Hootin' Anni said...

Sweet, cute angels.

My R T is what I'd like to think as the rose from Phantom of the Opera. HERE

~ Sonny ~ said...

That angel is adorable..Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories with us. I truly enjoyed this post.
Brightest Blessings
Sonny

susan said...

BJ-I know what you mean--I guess we never get too old to need a mother. My own died when my children were very young. Love your angels and your header. I have LOTS of angels and really didn't even know I collected them until I started counting-- I need lots of guardians :)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

A very nice post. I'm glad you're now watching over that angel for your mom.

thasnifty said...

just stumbled onto your lovely blog while enjoying the 2nd time around party. I love your angels, and I too miss my mom. In two days it will be 18 years and I often wonder if she can see the grandkids she never met. I know she would be very proud and would have loved to have enjoyed them. Then again I like to hope she is close to them regardless. Anyhow, your post was lovely. Brightest blessings!

Kathleen Grace said...

The vintage angel is beautiful BJ, and even more so because of the connection with your mother. I love that the little wooden angel flies all over the house, very sweet, but you are wrong that there are only 2 angels in your house! I am pretty sure that your husband and children and grands all think you are the best angel in the house:>)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the angel that hung over your picture...I miss my mom everyday too....
xo
Penny

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I like how one angel has so much meaning and memories attached to her and how your little angel travels around your home. That cracks me up...too cute!
Cindy at Lakewood

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....your angels are gorgeous. Isn't there something so special about them.

I am missing you lately.

Barb ♥

Marites said...

oh, i love your angel header pic..it's so pretty! I just recently realized that I'm already started a collection of angels courtesy of gifts from friends.

Your memories of your mother really touches me especially now that my parents are getting older. For sure, your mother is happy seeing all the blessings you're having.

The Muse said...

oh my...I just saw you were an awards free blog..gosh, so sorry!
No offense at all if you take it down :) So no one will feel displaced.
I will keep the award on the awards page for you...How's that :)
Hugs Always!

Donna said...

I love your sassy angel too.
I have so many angels around my house I could take pics all day long.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
Blessings,
Donna

Kiki said...

Gorgeous enchanting post! Whimsical beauty!

Marice said...

what a sweet post! :) i can definitely relate. My mom left almost 6 yrs ago before she was able to see her first grand daughter, our baby! and everytime we visit her, I couldnt stop from wishing that she's still here. Anyways, just like you, I know that they are now one of our angels :) hugs!

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Beverly said...

Ah, I love them both.

I miss my father, too. I like to think that they can see us.

Sherry said...

Really nice angels! I love that the one hung over your pictures as children and your mother said it was your guardian angel. Mothers hold a special place in daughters hearts.:)

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
Your little sassy angel is cute. I miss my mom all the time too! No matter how old we are we still eed our mothers. I have a new button for Wed. I've changed the name to Wednesday Whites so as not to conflict with someone.
Hugs, Rhondi

maryt/theteach said...

You've given me an idea for my next Ruby Tuesday post, bj, I have old cherubs that have been hanging on my wall since forever... Would be perfect for a Valentine's card and post! Happy Ruby Tuesday! What a wonderful way to remember your Mom! :)

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Hola dear sweet BJ,howdya do?
Love ur sweet angelic pics and love angels too.....

© Jennifer Raley said...

I came by earlier this a.m. but forgot to comment. Duh. I love your angels and what you said about your mom - I just can't help but think it works that way too. I mean, it IS heaven, after all!
Love ya, Jenn

Liz @ Brambleberry Cottage said...

By far, the one you inherited from your mother is my favorite. I love pieces with history...especially with such sweet sentiments as your angel!

I'm so glad your attending the party, BJ. I look forward to all your posts!

~Liz

xinex said...

Your mom sounds like she was a wonderful lady, BJ. I am so sorry she is not with you anymore but she us in heaven now and know she is happy there. Beautiful post!...Christine

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi BJ,
I love your Angels,I do not have any wooden or bisque angels. Yours are lovely.
I will have to keep my eyes open for one.
Take care and enjoy your day.
Elizabeth

my home sanctuary said...

Oh I love both your angels. Fun how the little sassy one moves around to make you smile. Thanks for sharing your post brightened my evening.
Have a Blessed Wednesday,
Sherry

Marilyn said...

I am visiting all those with angels from Brambleberry Cottage. I do like your older angel because of the sweet memories you shared. What a treasure!

Mimi said...

Cute angels...the little sassy one is made for your green cupboard!

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, yes this is one of those nights that I am up late catching up with my blogging friends. I love your sweet and sassy angel post. I think sassy looks great wherever she lands. As for the beautiful cherub that belonged to your mom, she is so darling. A treasure to keep your mom's precious memory close to your heart. I so often wish my mom could have lived long enough to see what a loving and happy family we are. So many grands and great grands who will never know her leaves me in tears at times. But I can tell ya she did not like tears. Happy was her wish for us and my dad's too.

BJ email me your address. I found a thrifty something I know you will love. I couldn't resist because it had your name all over it. Smile.
jeav@earthlink.net
Hugs and love, Jeanne

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Miss Janice said...

I love the sassy angel and adore that green vintage hutch!

Denise Marie said...

great post, BJ. I hope I can find my trio of cherubs before Valentines. love the fabric in the back of your hutch. I can't imagine when my mom is not here with me!!