Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Is she an angel or a choir singer? Maybe she's both. You know there's a story behind every purchase. This little beauty was found at a yard sale, for $1 as most of my things are. The woman who was having the sale, told me that it was her grandmother's.
Answer me this...if this belonged to your grandmother and you remember it being dispayed at Christmas...could you sell it for $1?
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Since I do almost all of my shopping on what I like to call the secondary market. You know, yard sales, estate sales, thrift stores and the such, I find the most unique items, at the absolutely best prices.
I found this hand made angel bell/candle holder one day this summer. I picked it up and then put it down. Sometimes when it's 90 in the middle of June it's hard to think about Christmas decorations, but I quickly came to my senses and bought it.
You may have noticed that I am attracted to anything handmade. All of my angels are so different and varied but they share one thing in common, made by human hands.
And how do I know that this angel was made in Mexico?
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
My mother-in-law went to Italy years back and she brought me home an angel from the Murano glass factory. Someday I hope to go there myself.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
My Christmas decorating is as varied as my moods. My moods can be dangerous, but my decorating is harmless. Except for the fact that my collections have multiplied over the past year.
I joined Wanda's 25 Days of Christmas and today is posting day #3 for me. I do not post on a daily basis so this is a challange, but I will do my best to show you something different for the next 22 days.
These are pottery angels that I purchased from a pottery sale where I work.
Each year I buy one or two new angels.
I love the simple, natural, earthy look about them.
I have more angels to share and will feature a new one each day this week.
Monday, December 1, 2008
I don't know how it happened...that I ended up with all of these angels.
Those candy canes are heavy but it won't erase the smiles on their faces.
it's time for more shopping...