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Monday, October 17, 2011

Angels Among Us

 I’d never given much thought to collecting angels, and didn’t really see myself as an angel collector. However, as I look around my house getting ready for this post I have to confess, I may have a little problem. It all began with Botticelli images and religious carvings that always seem to astound me. This plate with image on glass spoke to me.

 These guys are my absolute favorite. They are carved and hand painted German figurines.

 The detail is extraordinary and so soulful.

 This 3-D pair I chose to showcase in a gilt frame. They are very “Les Misérables”, 
don’t you think?

 I bought this lovely pair of Limoges trinket boxes from a beloved friend “Anya” who deals in antiques. They were probably commissioned as gifts.

 I love the French titles and elegant trim, but the muted color is the best, so unique for Limoges, which is usually quite colorful.

 Next is a “flue cover”. A flue was a hole in the wall where the stovepipe exhaust would be. When the pipe was not in use, they began making beautiful covers for the gaping holes. This is a Bessie Pease Gutmann. I love that little doll face, her work always calls to me.

 I find these little ceramic angels everywhere for a song. Don’t pass them up. They make great tablescapes. This planter with ivy…

 changes to hydrangeas. Very versatile. Hmm… gives me a great idea for Christmas. I can’t wait!

 This is the sweetest little bottle I found and thought I’d glam it up. I found this angel pin and knew it was a match made in… heaven!?

 Outside we go for some lawn décor. These guys hold a plant near the door

 while this sweetheart watches over some succulents.

 Here in the guest bath I kinda have an angel theme going. The kissing angels are so romantic, I couldn’t resist. They’re displayed on an easel flanked by these Italian beauties.

 Although I love them all, the little guy sitting on the soaps is my favorite. However, the Bacchus angel with the dangly grapes is a close second. Can you believe it’s a barrette by Kirks Folly?

 This is the door to my little grandson’s room, 

 because he’s Nana’s little angel!

 Last but not least is the doorstop I use at my bedroom door, my guardian angel so to speak. I always get a chuckle as he is, (wouldn’t you know it)… ASLEEP! Explains a lot, LOL!

Thanks for joining my little intervention for Angels Anonymous. 
Are you a closet collector too?



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Rhissanna said...

You have a lovely collection there. Yes, the Limoges boxes are exquisite and I can't believe the putti dangling grapes was a barrette!It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing

Anna at the Doll House said...

who could resist your adorable angels: so cute, playfull or contemplative. I would love to have your snoozing little "watchman" guarding my bedroom door.


Angela said...

You made me look around my room and I found a few angels, not enough! I will go hunting from now on.
Your angel collection is adorable.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Adorable post! Stunning shots too.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

YOu have such a beautiful Angel collection. I love angel. I did collect the dreamsicles and had about 100 pieces until I sold my home and passed them on. I still have some around the home and love the way they sit where they are.
Thanks fro sharing your lovely collections with us.

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Patti,
Your angel collection is wonderful. I love the one on the bedroom door! Thanks for sharing your treasures.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a wonderful angel collection you have. I loved looking at every one of them, angels are one of the many things I collect too! Have a great week!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh yes, I am a closet collector...not of angels but of lots of other items. I think it comes with the territory. You have a nice collection even if you weren't planning on it!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

This display of angels is just exquisite! I have always loved cherubs, as well. I have a few around...but, this makes me want to add a few more. I'll definitely take notice when I'm out! Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love all your angels. Yes, I am a collector too. I don't have them all displayed anymore, but I have quite a few of them. My former boss always bought angels for me at every occasion.

Hope your week is filled with peace.


Grammy Goodwill said...

Awww, I like all of your angels. As I was scrolling through the pics, I'd think - This is my favorite. But then I'd see another one and change my mind. Then the sign for your grandson's door is so perfect. Last but not least, I loved your "sleeping" guardian angel. Too funny.

Tretswelt said...

hallo ihr beide...die Engel sind wirklich schöön.Hier sind solcher -Engel ganz teuer in die antik-Läden.Schöne woche wünsche ich Ech.Bussi.Luciene.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Your angels are beautiful. Don't ya love their little faces. I espcially like how you have them "bejeweled". I was surprised to see how many I had too. I have not given it much thought, but, you're right, they do add up don't they?

Unknown said...

Love the angels & cherubs! Thanks so much for linking up!

Clydia - Three Mango Seeds

Blessed Serendipity said...

I would say that you are an angel collector. You have some nice pieces. I love the one you hung within a frame. Beautiful!


Fiffiga Systrar said...

So many angels. I just have two in my home, from my grandmother. they mean a lot to me though. Thank you for your comment in our blog. Welcome as a new follower! Hugs and love from us!

Karen said...

They are all so beautiful, that was a clever use of a barrette.

Unknown said...

This is such a beautiful collection. Love all of your sweet little angels. Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win up to $100 in mdf craft goodies @

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I think you know how I feel about angels and cherubs. So, BRAVO.

Elaine said...

So many precious angels and so many treasures you have displayed.

My sister-in-law has over 300 angels she has collected.

lvroftiques said...

Am I ever a collector!! I just ate this post up! (As I really do with all of the posts you two share *winks*) LOVE LOVE all of your beautiful angels!! The Italian angels really speak ro me....In Italian so it's hard to understand...but it goes along the lines of "TAKE ME HOME NOW! Lol! And so I must as I'm sure you understand *winks*
Those limoge boxes are killer! And so is the barette....Too cool! Loved this post!....OK I'm going back to have a second look.... Vanna

LV said...

What a heavenly, angel post. You did an amazing job on this presentation. I love them all, but especially the door stop.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my, such lovely angels. You do have such a fabulous collection and displayed beautifully. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, how I loved your post today, as I used to collect angels. There was a little angel shop in my old town, and I found the most interesting angels. The trinket boxes are so pretty, and the flue cover is sweet. I never knew about flue covers. The bottle with the angel pin...oh my. Your rosary beads are beautiful. Jess brought me back some rosary beads from the Vatican in Rome, and I will cherish them forever. Your angel collection is wonderful. I'm so glad I visited today. Wouldn't want to miss this.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Pondside said...

I'm not much of an angel collector, but I'd have a hard time resisting the little German angels - very appealing!

Chubby Chieque said...

OMG! am in heaven, ladies!!!

Angels are my passion too. But this time not in my settings.

I have some collections and I am dying to see you collections. LOVE LOVE ém.

Thanks for sharing.

Happy TTT...

Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful collection of angels. I would love to add an angel in my garden outside. Great photos and mosaic, have a wonderful day.

Sharon, aka Bootersmom03 said...

Love your angel collection! I've collected a few through the years and sure I will add more!

Susan Freeman said...

Its all so romantic ~ love it!!

Susan and Bentley

Rebecca said...

If that isn't a collection I don't know what is... just beautiful.
Love angels myself, I do have a angel wing collection

ShabbyESP said...

Love all your angels...I have a few also. I love the one on your grandsons room
Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment.
Enjoy your week!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Marigene said...

Hmmm, it looks like a collection to me! My favorite is that beautiful planter.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


It is so nice to see you dearest, and I TOO have an extensive collection of angels that after a while, you just forget they are there! But when you stop to think and really look around your home, they make up a large part of the décor; they just capture my heart, as well as yours, for their classic, timeless and ETERNAL beauty. Thank you so much for stopping by! I am drowning in school work as the new school year started in September. Gone are my quiet days of summer! But I am still blogging as much as I can, and seeing new friends is wonderful. THANK YOU.

Enjoy your midweek and may God's angels lovingly protect you! Anita

Unknown said...

I love your collection.I have a collection of angels too,Joann

Shell said...

I love angels. I've been collecting angels since my twenties. I have a small collection of my favorites that I like to sprinkle all around my home.

Marlis said...

if you think of being a closet collector as having every closet stuffed full.. yes I am. I love your angels, they are so pretty. I have a couple.. but that is is.. I need more.. Thanks for the delightful post today.. xo marlis

Pamela Gordon said...

You have a beautiful collection of angels. I only have a couple here. I like the doorstop one. Blessings, Pamela

Unknown said...

Your collection is just divine.....I wanted to reach out and touch their little faces :) Thank you for stopping by.....I am working on setting up a tutorial page on my blog and plan on including the ornaments in that...hopefully within the next two weeks.......lovely blog.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You have such a beautiful collection of sweet angels. I really like the way you have the pair of angels displayed in the frame. Very clever!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I guess you could tell from my latest blog post, I adore angels as well! :) You have a beautiful collection. Thanks for sharing them. Viewing them was enchanting!

Danice G said...

The angels are so adorable. I love the designs you have done with them. Now I think I may start paying more attention to angels. Thank you for that lovely post :)

Suz said...

My favorite in your collection was the two little angels you put in a frame. So charming. I'm a collector of a lot things-one, two or three things in the little collections.

Veronica said...

Sigh...your posts are all like artworks and the vignettes always so stunning... Angels are so romantic and I love those trinket boxes loads.


Olive said...

I think you have got the angels covered..or are they covering you? Thanks bunches for visiting me. I will follow you as well. hugs♥Olive

Debbie said...

Your cherubs are just beautiful, and I think you're dead on when you say that the faces are "soulful". Perfect description.

Coloradolady said...

fantastic collection of angels. I see so many, but the ones you have acquired are really amazing. I have found that when I am going to do a post for VTT, as I look around, I discover I collect way more like items than I think!! A real eye opener! I love the colorings in the Limoges boxes, so pretty. Happy VTT!

Sunny Simple Life said...

This is beautiful and peaceful and just serene. I love the elegant pearls. The soft use of fall color is gorgeous.

Curtains in My Tree said...

girl you have lots of angels watching over you

love them all they are just so sweet to all of us comforting also

I have a angel similiar to one of yours on my mothers grave laying watching her. I put it there 11 years ago and it's still there everytime I go I think it will be gone

Ann said...

I love all the angel vignettes. Your guest bathroom looks like it is just gorgeous. Christmas will be quite beautiful in your home I'm sure.

Patti's Artful Design said...

Your cherubs are lovely. Your blog is lovely! I became a follower too:) Thanks for stopping by!

lvroftiques said...

Lol! And when I grow up Paula I want to be just like YOU *winks* Haha! Vanna

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh what a beautiful blog, I just found you today from my friends blog, Retired and Lovin It.Do you know she was an avid angel collector,, Its so nice to mett you , I have joined as a follower, I would love to have you follow me,, this is such a wonderful experience blogging

Honey at 2805 said...

Your collection of cherubs is lovely! I've been seeing a lot of them around Blogland this week!

Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday! Your participation is appreciated!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Patti,
Great collection, I think the best collection just happen by accident, then you know you really love them:-)
My favorite is the pair hung in the frame, beautiful!
Thanks for visiting and I am happily following back :-)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Patti,
Oh gosh, I love your angels--and I have a surprise coming in December about angels--we must be on the same wavelength. Yours are precious!

Thank you for your well-wishes--I'm nervous!

bj said...

MERCY, do indeed have a fine collection of angels. Just precious ones, too.
Love the one on the grandboy's door..:)
Thanks so much for coming by and following me. I am following right back and if we meet in the middle, maybe you will give me a tiny angel and I'll make cranberry scones for you.:)
xo bj

A Hint of Home said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. You are welcome to use the pumpkin saying and pass it along!
Enjoyed my visit!

Unknown said...

Patti, your angel collection is just beautiful! My mom loved to collect angels too!

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

You have some particularly lovely angels. My mom used to collect them; whenever I see one, it brings her back to me.

stefanie said...

they have the sweetest!!! faces!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darlin, Your collection is amazing. I haven't seen a flue cover in years, this angel has certainly been popular on many things over the years. hugs ~lynne~

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful made me want to count my angels, and like you I was surprised how many I had gathered around me...mostly in the garden.

I love the little guy guarding your bedroom door; so very sweet.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

When you said you never thought of yourself as a collector of angles, I immediately understood why my daughter laughed when I told her I love the minimalist look!

Really enjoy reading your blog and will be back as I've joined up with your followers.

Beverly said...

I fail to see a problem. Instead I see that you are living amongst the angels. What perfection!!!

I love them all.

Jenelle-Van de Mortel Designs said...

I just love your blog - beauty everywhere! What a treat!


Victorian1885 said...

What lovely angels.. Have a wonderful weekend!


Sonya Badgley said...

You are definitely an angel collector! :) I love angels, though I don't have that many. But my daughter collects them and she would be drooling over yours! They are beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

You are really an angel collector!! I am too! I love the cupid like angels and the Seraphin angels too! I have a lot of angels in our home.
My addiction all started when I was in a terrible car accident on the 5th anniversary of my Dad's passing. Totaled the car and walked away unharmed. I felt he was my guardian angel that day and that is when I started collecting. That was 24 years ago...


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Thank you for stopping by last night; oh, the Grace that gets us through times is that REVELATION that things DO GET BETTER...but LOVE is the FIXER-UPPER, isn't it?

Have a marvelous Saturday! Anita

Diann said...

Such a lovely collection! I have to admit, I never thought I was an "Angel collector type". then when I was reading this post, my brain was going though my angel items and well, who knew, I think I have a small collection of them without realizing it! LOL I love the flue cover! That was a first for me. Thank you for being part of TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

June said...

Hi Patti! I love angels so your collection was so fun for me to see. You have such beautiful angels surrounding you. The little sleeping angel doorstop is adorable!
I was so happy to get your comment. Thank you for your dear words about my blog. I love yours and will enjoy going back to read more about you two.
sending hugs from here...

Pamela said...

Patti I adore your collection! My fave are the little trinket boxes. Thanx for coming over to party!! I sooo enjoying having ya visit!

Diana said...

You have the most wondrous collections. I, too, adore angels and cupids. My favorite is the 3-D one you have showcased in the frame and the sweet angel you have hanging on your grandson's door. Thanks for sharing.


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Patti,

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed looking at your wonderful angel collection! They have the sweetest faces! I have a few angels here and there in my house. I love the one who guards your door while you sleep!~Patti

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

I am constantly amazed at the wonderful collections you have. Your angels are so beautiful! x Sharon

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh...what a lovley post..I am so happy you stopped by I just saw your note now...I am going to go look at more of your posts! Thank you for such a sweet note! All the best,Chrissy

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Patti, your angels are beautiful! What a lovely collection.

Sue said...

You've inspired me to go and hunt for the few angels and cherubs I have stored away. Your collection is amazing- I don't know how you manage to find such beauties1 You have a good eye. :-) Sue

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Fabulous collection and I tried to choose a favorite but couldn't. When I am out treasure hunting I am drawn to the angel sconces and have used them as a shelf for the old rose oil paintings. Hope you are having a super weekend. :)

Shabby soul said...

Thank you for your comment! By this way I could also find your fabulous blog!
I adore the last sleeping Angel!

Shabby soul said...

New follower me too!!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a beautiful collection you have! I love them all! Thank you for sharing. Also, thanks for the visit and the sweet comment at TheDedicatedHouse! Hope you're having a grand Sunday. Toodles, Kathryn

Tardevil said...

Wow, you have the best collections! Your collection makes mine looks pitiful. Love the one with the happy face (limoges?).

GwendolynKay said...

Hello Patti,
Your angel collection is lovely and fabulous! I am now following you.

The Charm of Home said...

I love angels! You have a very nice collection. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful collection!! My grandmother collected Angels too- she absolutely loved them. Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Cindy Adkins said...

Gorgeous - as always! Your photos are always stunning. I loved your use of pearls in some of the photos, it really set the scene. Lovely!


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