Thursday, August 28, 2008

Angels in the Home & an Angelic Voice

The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly. ~ G.K. Chesterton, "Orthodoxy"

When I was a little girl (many moons ago as you can see by this picture), this little angel sat in my bedroom standing guard over me and keeping me safe. She is a birthday angel for the month of April. In her basket is a bunny. She is one of the few things that remained from my childhood bedroom. When I got older she was safely packed away in a box for several years. Once I moved into our first house after being married, she was unpacked again. I saw her with new eyes and became really attracted to angels from that era.

I started to see them in antique stores and a collection was started. Their sweet faces really speak to me. Most of them were made in the 50s and 60s in Japan. I think that these might have been part of a days of the week set. I only found these 3 doing their gardening, dish washing & ironing.

A bride & groom share their love on a little bench.

I enjoy finding books that can be incorporated into my collection.

When this lamp is lit, there is a heavenly glow in this little hallway on the way to the powder room.

I am particularly fond of little boy angels. They are harder to come by. I was thrilled to find this little baseball player. One time I was in a bidding war on e-bay for a hockey player that was very similar to this one. I lost at the last second. That one would have been extra special to me because both of my sons play hockey and we shared a lot of close family times when they were younger and playing travel hockey.

I am very particular about my collection. If their faces aren't "sweet" they don't make the cut. With any collection it pays to be particular otherwise it could takeover the house and that is not a good look.

This is my absolute favorite. He is a May angel (both of my boys were born in May) and he is also gardening. Not only that but I adore his green and white striped pants.

And, best of all, his face hands down passes the "sweet" test.


Music is well said to be the speech of angels ~ Thomas Carlyle.

As I am writing this post I am listening to a song on the Playlist of a fellow blogger. Heidi at Celebrate the Seasons has the most beautiful song I have heard in a long time playing on her blog. I contacted Heidi to find out more. It is called Autumn Leaves by Eva Cassidy. I have never heard of her, but learned from Heidi that she died at the young age of 33. I have done a google search and read more about her. I have also listened to every one of her songs on Heidi's Playlist. The one I love the most is Songbird. I urge you to go listen to it if you aren't already familiar with Eva's music. It is most definitely the voice of an angel. I remember when Stevie Nicks sang this song years ago and thought it was beautiful then. I am anxiously awaiting my own copy of Eva Cassidy's CD that I ordered from Amazon yesterday. Beautiful, beautiful music.


  1. oh your vintage angel collection...sooo sweet. You were a pretty baby! Smiles, cherry

  2. I enjoyed seeing your collection of angels so much. I love your criteria. Not just any old angel will do! Yours are definitely sweet faced and so cute. Love how you have them displayed in the big shadow box. How lovely your home must be! I hope you and your family have a wonderful labor day weekend! Twyla

  3. Hi Kim,
    Your collection of angels is beautiful!
    The song is beautiful too!


  4. Your angel collection is darling! I love how you have them displayed, too!

  5. Your angels are a their sweet faces and all the different activities.

    Eva Cassidy is a favorite with me as well. You can find a lot of her music on both Playlist and Imeem. You'd enjoy her rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" I am quite sure.

    Thanks for your visit least, I think you visited. ;D

  6. Hi,

    I justed wanted you to know that Eva Cassidy is one of my favorite singers.... she has a haunting style and a beautiful voice.... what a tragedy that we lost her too soon.

  7. Happy Labor Day! Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement!

    kari & kijsa

  8. I am so glad you like the music of Eva Cassidy. I too just fell in love with her voice which is, as you say, angelic. She is a big loss to the world but at least we have her voice to remain with us through her music. There is something very special in her voice. Enjoy!

    Hugs ~

  9. I stumbled upon this older post... your little shelf of angels is sooo sweet. I LOVE it!!!


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