Thursday, December 1, 2011

Angles We Have Heard on High

Another love of mine
are angels.
I keep my
Willow Tree collection
out all year but move them around for Christmas.

Of course,
I had to make an angel tree this year.
Many of our angel ornaments and white tulle
complete this mini tree.

                                       The Christmas before my Mom died,
she bought me the starter pieces to
the Nativity Set.  You have no idea
how much I cherish it.
Thanks to my sister
and sister in law,
I now have the complete set.

My Mom brought me this
Nativity from Mexico
many years ago.
It's all very fragile but
has held up very well
and I love the blues.

These are some of my treasures.
What are some of yours?


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Cute treasures! I have one of those Willow tree figures that was given to me for being a bridesmaid. But just the one.
I like the nativity from Mexico!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Oh, I love angels. I have them all over my home. I even have a few pieces in my garden.
Love your blue nativity set. It is gorgeous.

Melodie said...

Your nativities are lovely!They have even more beauty because of the special memories they have.

Gloria said...

I love Willow Tree, but unfortunately don't have any. Given plenty for gifts though! I have a ton of Snowmen!

Anonymous said...

Such lovely treasures and made even more special as a gift from your Mom. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Buttons said...

Jill I love your nativity from your Mom I understand that. I have an artificial Christmas tree from my Dad that I cannot get rid of. I have all the little ornaments my kids made it is hard to get rid of the memories surrounding them so I will be holding on to them. I love your angels Jill. It must be beautiful at your house I have not done one Christmas thing. B

Judy said...

Beautiful treasures! I have some chalk carolers that are my treasures.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Loving the set given to you by your mom and then finished off with gifts by your family. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Your nativity scenes are both different and both beautiful and I know how much you cherish them because of your mother.

My mom was a real crafty artsy person and she made almost every Christmas decorations I have - and I cherish them for the same reason.

Love - sandie

Sharon said...

Very pretty Christmas decorations - I really like your glitter balls and the traditional Nativity set, I have one of my own - someplace. My favorite Christmas treasures are the ones that my children made for me when they were in school.

Kerri said...

Your angels are LOVELY!!! And your wonderful Nativity sets too!

Donna said...

I love both of your Nativity scenes, Jill! The one from your mom will always be special, and the blue one is incredible! Each room in my home has its own Nativity, too.

Love the Angel tree! I took all of the Angels off of my main tree yesterday and to make an Angel tree, too! Yours are beautiful!

I love decorating for the holidays and enjoy watching someone else who does, too!

Thank you for sharing!

Mari said...

I love angels too and your collection is beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

very nice. i like the willow tree!

Anonymous said...

Sweet treasures! I love the Willow Tree Collection. My mother-in-law has a few pieces.

Ellie said...

Awe, I love your nativity collection and even more special as your mum got it for you. You must truly treasure them. :)

Donna said...

I also have a Nativity that my Mom and I worked on before she it!
Yours are really pretty!!

Madi and Mom said...

Jill what a beautiful post....your angel collection and Navitity sets are beautiful with such memories.

For the last 41 years there have have always been and will continue to be two special ornaments on our tree. One was a wedding gift it is a bride in an what looks like an eggshell. Very intricate and the other was a decoration on a baby shower gift. It is a baby wrapped in a blanet. They are both always front and center!!
Hugs C

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your mom, but what an awesome present & so cool that you have the entire set, now... God bless moms!!! =)

Lynne said...

I really like your treasures and hope to be sharing some of mine soon . . .

EG Wow said...

I like your angel collection. I have only one Willow Tree angel so know exactly how nice they are. Also, thank you for sharing the photos of your nativity sets.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What beautiful, treasured collections and nativities with beautiful memories to go with them!

My favorite Christmas treasures are also ones that my Mom is connected too.

missing moments said...

How special to have the whole set ... they are so lovely!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have some lovely angel families Jill, very pretty.

Kathy said...

I get the feeling that you really get into the Christmas thing!

Tammy said...

Looks like you are all decked out. Very pretty.

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

I love your Willow Tree Collection. I had one friend who gave me a Willow Tree figurine for Christmas. We lost our friend shortly after that, so the angel is definitely one of my treasured items. Hope you are doing well, still wishing you comfort and peace.

Ed Pilolla said...

these bring me back to my family's nativity scene and all the angels my mom put up for decoration.