Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Importance of Angels



Angels (anges) and children have a special place in my heart. Each one is unique even when they are sisters or twins. Angels have been touching hearts for centuries, inspiring poets and writers to find words to explain their magic...
In "The Angels' Little Instruction Book" by Eileen Elias Freeman,
she writes...
"When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels."
and suggests
"Insight is better than eyesight when it comes to seeing an angel."

Terry Southern says "An angel has no memory."
Unknown authors have left their mark..
"Angels are never too distant to hear you."
"While we are sleeping, angels have conversations with our souls."
Artists have been inspired .....
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." Michelangelo
And my favorite....
"Friends are kisses blown to us by angels."







To light our way.


A wonderful wood piece carved from the trunk of a tree with carved angels on all 4 sides.
The dealer explained it was a mold for papier-mache.
An angel wing rests on top.













Twin 17th century wood angels..
lost their gilding, but not their soul.
I love their innocence.
I do have a crush on these little guys...and even have one on my business cards.
How do angels affect you?


12 comments:

  1. Love Angels, these are all so fabulous. xo

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  2. Thank you Debby Lee, My angels fly off to clients quickly.. so they only stay with me a short time. I do enjoy the memories.

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  3. Fabulous photos! I love the second photo! Love the Michelangelo quote.

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  4. Thank you Theresa, I wish there had been 3 angels in the second photo as I have 3 young granddaughters...one for each of their bedrooms.
    I am enjoying your blog post, beautiful and teaching.

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  5. Im an angel fan myself. I have a copper angel weathervane that is a special piece to me. I feel like she guards over me and mine. I'll bet you have run across many lovely ones on your journey.
    www.divinedistractions.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my, another angel fan...I do love them.
    Your angel weathervane sounds fabulous.
    And I love your thought..she guards over you and the ones you care about.
    Thank you for stopping by.

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  7. I love angels. I have many in my life. Thank you for sharing these beautiful words and visiting RHS. Loved finding your blog and looking forward to visiting again. Have a great night.

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  8. Gwen, your photographs are superb...it is like being there. I enjoyed it all.
    I have done several antique shows in the Nashville area but have missed Memphis. I hear it is beautiful...the homes and ambiance.
    Thank you for visiting.

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  9. i have to forward this to my friend! she loves angels! love your blog.

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  10. Angel lovers have big souls..thank you.
    I enjoyed your post today on shells and coral. Noticed you were at Marburger. I sell in Tent C at Marburger...would love to say hello to a fellow blogger.

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  11. They're all so sweet with their pretty little faces. Great shots!

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  12. So much to love here on your blog! A wonderful collection of angels. So nice of you to stop by. Thanks.
    Catherine

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