Sunday 13 November 2011

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing ~ Charles Wesley 1739

I have been working on some angels that were made by angels.  I started thinking about this project a couple of weeks ago.  Actually,  for the last few years, I've been looking for a way to display my daughter's kindergarten angels.

They get propped up on bookcases and mantels and look very limp and forlorn each Christmas.  ~

This is not a very nice way to showcase something that was made, with such love, by two of the sweetest daughters any mother could be lucky enough to have.

When you work in interior design, Christmas is a hectic season of charity show homes, client Christmas decorating and racing to finish projects before seasonal shut downs in manufacturing.  This year I have looked forward to, finally, having time to enjoy the season.

But, life has a way of throwing you curve balls and one of my daughters is very ill.  She needs my help.  She's a tiny woman but very large shoes to fill.  Her farm is a sanctuary for abandoned and abused farm animals.  She partners with a social service group home to provide farm therapy for "at risk" boys.  My daughter does all of that and still, she and her husband, had room in their hearts to add to their family of two boys by adopting a family of four children.  The December Reader's Digest has an article about her farm and all the healing it accomplishes.  For a peek at the article go to Readers Digest Open Kitchen Food Blog.

I looked at the paper angels and thought this was the perfect place to start decorating for the season of hope and miracles.  I picked up a thrift store vintage frame for $1 and painted it with chalk paint.  Then, I rubbed on some Modern Masters Metallic Paint in soft silver for a bit of sheen.

I covered cardboard backing with a shimmery, organza fabric that looks like a night sky.  A sprinkling of dollar store rhinestones are stars and a large one is the Star of Bethlehem. ~

The angels aren't attached to the fabric in case I want to do something different with them next year.  They are held in place by the glass.

Look at the adorable faces!  Awww ~

By using a rectangular frame, this display can replace an existing framed piece, over the Christmas season, and be the right proportions.

These restored photos come down now ~

And the Heavenly Host can preside over my home. ~

This angle makes the piece look huge, but it's just big enough for three little angels.

I feel better already with them looking over us!

The angels are flying over to ~
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  1. What a fantastic idea Maureen! And, it will preserve the precious memories too!

    Thanks for sharing this xo

  2. This post tugged on my eyes even got a little teary. I'm sorry that your daughter isn' t well. The Heavenly Host angles are such a beautiful way to capture her generous spirit. Blessing to you both!

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

  3. Love the idea. I will have to root around my Christmas boxes to find the Christmas memories from my two boys. Thanks

  4. What a beautiful way to display your angels angels.

  5. SO darling!! Would LOVE it if you would link these up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  6. I just popped over to your Sweet Little Gals, Sara. Thanks, so much, for the invite!

  7. Thanks to everyone for your kind comments and best wishes!