Angels in a Box by olivetreeann

Angels in a Box

I did some Christmas decorating today- my mantle, the windowsill by my kitchen sink and the side board in the dining room. These cute little cherubs landed in the kitchen. This is the times I miss my mother the most. She and I were two peas in a pod when it came to Christmas.
These are cute
December 7th, 2011  
@kerristephens Thanks Kerri- the cute stuff usually ends up in the kitchen- I guess that's where I need to smile the most!
December 8th, 2011  
Fun angels to decorate the kitchen!
December 8th, 2011  
These are adorable. I miss family this time of year a lot. Have not seen mom in two years but I can call her
December 8th, 2011  
@httpgeffed Thanks Colleen!
@pandorasecho Thanks Dixie! It's hard not being able to talk or be together- some day on the other side of glory. (o:
December 8th, 2011  
So cute . . and love the circular arrangement! Yes, I miss my Mom at holidays too.
December 8th, 2011  
Your picture makes me smile!
December 8th, 2011  
lol! fun shot!
December 8th, 2011  
how cool and what a selection
December 8th, 2011  
great pic to remind you of traditions. This time of year I miss my Dad and the magic steno books. All year long he wrote down ideas and come Christmas he knew exactly what he wanted to give us. It was the attention paid to the process that was important. When I was ten I asked for an inexpensive camera and he gave me a nice 35mm. This year Mom has passed on his old Pentax K1000 and lenses to me so I can try some film on my bird pics.
December 8th, 2011  
I'm sure it all looks great Ann. It's a great time of the year.
December 8th, 2011  
@karenann Thank you Karenann. I did arrange the angels- they weren't packed that way. But the red tissue paper was in the box.
@cdford Thank you Cindy- I'm glad it makes you smile!
@daveanajao Thank you Dave!
@sarasdadandmom Thank you Terry- and this is just the tip of the iceberg!
@dmariewms Thank you Marie. What a wonderful story! I know you will enjoy your Dad's camera. I miss my 35mm and I'm thinking of resurrecting it if I do a year 2.
@digitalrn Thank you Rick!

@karenann @dmariewms Thank you both for sharing and understanding.
December 8th, 2011  
Christmas is family together and being far apart or not having them anymore is no fun!!!! I know what you mean!!!
December 8th, 2011  
I love all their happy smiles. Makes me smile right back at them!.
December 8th, 2011  
@pulguis Thank you Pulguis!
@allie912 Thank you Allison!
December 8th, 2011  
They are very interesting - nice picture as well. Yes, Christmas brings a lot of emotions along with it. The longing for loved ones who are no longer with us, is even worse during this time. Glad you have special memories of your Mum.
December 8th, 2011  
Cute little angels :) I like their smiles and contrasting dresses :)
December 8th, 2011  
Very cute, I hope you had fun decorating the house
December 8th, 2011  
@eyetoeye Thank you Maria- I so appreciate your kind words.
@alia_801 Thank you Alia- some of them were gifts, others bought at craft shows. The blond one always makes me smile. My sister gave me that one and it sort of looks like her!
@nicolecampbell Thank you Nicole- I did. And since we are going to have grandchildren here this year, I'm going to get a tree today and put that up too!
December 8th, 2011  
I love nice homey decorations like this
December 8th, 2011  
@bkbinthecity Thanks Bkb! I've got quite an array of angels, ranging from cute to classic. The cute ones generally end up in the kitchen because they're fun. But the artistic, classic ones usually go on the mantle with the creche. I enjoy them all- and many were gifts.
December 8th, 2011  
You already know how much I love angels.....these little treasures are so cute! I can relate to past Christmases with Mom and Dad. I was the only child and they were always so special. My mom and I really went all out decorating and Christmas shopping even though we were on a tight budget after the depression/war.
December 9th, 2011  
@cimes1 I knew you'd like these Carole! In fact I think you'd probably enjoy most of my decorations since they are predominantly angels! I have a few non-Christmassy ones out during the year, but at Christmas they're out in full force. There is a lot to be said for not having much but still making the holiday special somehow. There's too much commercial pressure now and the art of gift giving on a budget is totally lost. Thanks for your encouraging words- and I'm glad you like the angels!
December 9th, 2011  
Pam
Aw! I love the Christmas Angels!
December 9th, 2011  
@potsbypam Thank you Pam!
December 9th, 2011  
A very lovely shot;-)
December 9th, 2011  
like you, i miss my mother during Christmas time, not just for decorating but because she grew up poor, and on her last Christmas with us, i was able to give her her ideal Christmas 'feast' which consisted of our usual fare plus her favourite chocolate marble ice cream. your Christmas angels all look cute.
December 9th, 2011  
@tanyasamol Thank you Tanya!
@summerfield Thank you Summerfield!
I appreciate your comments as always- and that is wonderful that your last Christmas with your mother was so special Summerfield.
December 9th, 2011  
These are so special to you because they remind you of good times with your Mom. yes this time of the year can be a bit sentimental for all of us..
December 10th, 2011  
@bruni Thanks Bruni- it's hard to be missing her, but at the same time, her joy of Christmas lives on in me and my sisters. So, he legacy lives in a way!
December 10th, 2011  
They are beautiful Ann, I too miss my Mum more just now. Cx
December 14th, 2011  
@melorac Thank you Carole- special times always make us think of special people more. I try to focus on the family I have, but she is still a huge part of my heart- and I can't help but miss her at her favorite time of the year. I have learned it's better to allow the sadness to pass rather than to try to ignore it or squelch it. And finally it helps to remember all the wonderful Christmases we shared. I hope your heart will have fond memories but also enjoy the present too.
December 15th, 2011  
Awwww so sweet
December 22nd, 2011  
@crickle1969 thank you Crickle- my goodness you've been very busy looking at my shots tonight. Thank you for your faithfulness!!
December 22nd, 2011  
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