Tuesday, February 9, 2010

White Wednesday...Angels and cherubs for Valentines

my iron garden angel

I thought that since this is the week of Valentines,
that I would share a few of the angels and cherubs
around my home.

a tiny angel bust just hangin' out on a shelf

When Landon was diagnosed with Angelman
syndrome I looked at angels in a totally
different light than I had ever done before.
I knew that I would need the help of angels to raise
this sweet little one that had been sent to me
to care for.

Whenever I saw an angel, I always felt the need
to bring it home to live with me. Soon I was overwhelmed
with them and over the years have been
able to curb that habit a little. Sometimes however,
I see one that I cannot resist. These are just a
few of them that reside here in this house.

I love this one I found just recently

I am a big believer in the ministering of angels to those
of us who live on the Earth. I know in my life I have felt their
presence keenly at times.
I have had their protection and comfort come to
 me and have known that they are never far
away when needed.

just a little 5x7 plaster plaque for a fiver

And I have needed them a lot!

a favorite lamp in the living room

I know Landon has a whole host of angels that
watch over him. When he was a baby, even before
we had his diagnosis of Angelman, he would sit in
his bed at night and laugh and laugh (part of the syndrome
that we were yet to learn about is the presence of
 excessive laughter) and Dale
would say,"I do believe that angels must
come to that boy at night and play with him."

little cherub box that holds potpourri

I do believe his daddy was right!

I think he must have laughed himself out
in this picture.

the sweetest angel in my possession

For a list of bloggers sharing their whites this Wednesday visit Kathleen at Faded Charm.


Laura said...

Dear June-

What a beautiful post.You have such a gift for describing the heart of the matter.

I just feel blessed to have you as a friend in blogland.


Faded Charm said...

This post brought a tear to my eye. Very special and I do belive that you too are an angel for everything you've done for your son. Thanks so much for sharing this and you always make me feel so grateful for my family.

Happy White Wednesday.


Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Hi June,
I was brought up in Sicily as you know and when I was born there was a plaque of an angel in my crib. Years went by my nonnas or mamma always mentions angels looking over me or if you stick your tongue out the angel is going to keep it that way or if you cross your eyes... and so on. I keep that tradition and always think an angel is watching over us, no matter if he is spiritual or my papa' or my neighbor. Love your post my friend, and guess what? I realized today...February 19th is going to be my first year of blogging and knowing you. Baci Rita

Rebecca Nelson said...

Every Angel you've ever shown is welcomed to come live at my house. I love them all.

You are my favorite one..

Love, Rebecca

Kate said...

I love your "heart" posts these are the best. I think you too are an angel to all of us who have the joy of reading your blog! Have a blessed Valentine's week!


Miss Gracie's House said...

Just too precious...is your angel.

BailiwickStudio said...

This is a lovely post. I'm drawn to angels, too, and it started with a vintage picture of three child-angels that I hung over my daughter's crib. She hung it over her children's cribs, too. ::Jill

joanne said...

precious, beautiful boy. I do believe that his daddy was right! We all could use a few angels in our life and I know that mine are working overtime for me. Beautiful~~sweet post June.

Pony Girl said...

What a sweet post. I love your collection! I have recently come to love angel things this year. I bought a silver heart locket that has angel wings that open and close on the front. Angel is my nana's middle name, actually! Isn't that neat? My mom wanted to name me Angel, but she didn't.

Bearly Sane said...

Yes I do agree ... the last sweet little angel is far the most precious one of all! Absolutely matchless!
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Andrea said...

He is adorable!

Jenny's Place Online said...

June, I don't know what to say, or where to start. One of my nephews has Tuberous Sclerosis (I hope I have spelt it correctly), which involves autism. I enjoy the calmness I feel when I visit your blog. Words don't always give the answer, or say what we want the right way. Everyone should have an angel. Jenny

Tardevil said...

Your angels are gorgeous, and the last one is MOST PRECIOUS! Would love to see the rest of them. I've never heard of that disease. Will have to look it up.

Moments of Grace said...

Once again you have touched my heart and comforted me. I began a collection of angels many years ago and still have many of them in my possession.
I was most touched by the photo of your son and the caption beneath. I am certain that he looks at you as his angel mother---and smiles.
May God's blessings come to you for being an angel bringing beauty to all of us.

In Grace,

BellaRosa said...

June amor, you have the most beautiful heart...I always knew you coming into my lifes path was no accident...I too love angels...my Ita, everytime I left her side, would bless me and tell me go with the angels and may they bring you back to me safe..when I went to sleep at night she taught me to bless my room so I wouldn't have bad dreams and said the angels were watching over me...I still to this day, when I have a bad dream, wake up and bless my room and I fall right back to sleep...no bad dreams :) So when I read your posts my eyes watered because my Ita always said what you did...when my daughters were little bebes, and they would smile in their sleep, she would says the angels were visiting, playing with them and if they cried, she would say the angels were playing a bit too ruff :) So I believe with all my heart that you are right...the angels are indeed smiling and making your angel laugh :) Lucky him. Besos, Rose

BellaRosa said...

June amor, one more thing she always used to say...Blessed are those that walk with the angles..Besos, Rose

Val said...

You touch the heart of many mothers.From now on when I'll see an angel somewhere,I'll think about Landon.The world of angels is fascinating,they have different names and functions and ther is a hierarchy...I especially love the cherubs that live with your family!

oldgreymare said...

My dear friend,

We trust in plumed procession
For such the angels go-
Rank after Rank, with even feet-
And uniforms of Snow.

Emily Dickinson

Bless you and your angel


My name is Riet said...

Dear June. What a beautiful angel post. I love your angels and since I know you and your angels I am looking at them differently and collect some now and then.
Have a great day.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi June,
Beautiful white angels...especially the last photo with your sweetest angel! Thank you for all your kindness and the inspiration that you share with us.
Take care, Laura

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Dear June,

I remember your very moving story about your sweet Landon - so beautiful, and touching.

Your angels are lovely, you have a wonderful collection which must mean so much to you.

Jeanne x

Lori said...

June, what a beautiful post...so sweet too, i love what you said about your husband and your own little angel...that picture of your angel is so adorable...i love all of your cherub pieces, that lamp especially caught my eye, it is lovely!!!

Anonymous said...

You, Sweetheart, are Landon's most precious Angel. I know what it is to raise a special needs child. You have to have the patience & understanding of a Saint!
Touching post....
Happy Valentine's Day!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello June

I met a little girl with Angelman syndrome some years ago. Her parents brought her to me to have a relaxing massage. I am a qualified aromatherapist. What struck me is how happy she looked, always smiling. A little girl I shall not forget.
Like you, I firmly believe in angels. I know that they are watching over us.
Landon looks so very sweet.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful! Your Landon is a most precious angel. You have such a wonderful way of sharing. The photos are gorgeous! Blessings to you and yours, Tammy

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

So many sweet and precious angels. Such a lovely post, dear June.

LiLi M. said...

Hi June, thanks for another inspiring and beautiful post. Your son looks so cute on that photo and I loved what your husband said about him. I can feel the warmth and love that you both have and share from this post. I always read other comments too and it strikes me that everybody is so impressed by your post and that it takes up the best in all your commenters too, if you know what I mean. You are such a nice person and that shines on your readers too, mmm now that I am writing this..I think you are an angel yourself!

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I love all your angels and I really love how you wrote about them.I agree with all the other comments and I am so glad you started blogging-you are an inspiration for all of us!


Unknown said...

oh I love all your angels......especially the last one of your special angel......I just love coming to your blog.....your photos are always so special..

Maison Beldecor said...

My dearest June,
what a touching angel post, all your angels are so sweet, but i can imagine, that your son is the sweetest angel for you....
Many hugs and kisses to you and your special angel...

Sandi said...

Love your angels June! The last angel is sure a sweetie!! I just found out that a girl I went to school with has a son with Angelmans and I had never even heard of it until I met you. Hoping you have a wonderful day!!

Julie Marie said...

Hello June, all of your angels are beautiful, and of course the most beautiful and precious of all is Landon... I too know that angels are all around us, all of the time... I know I have many guardian angels, and I too have needed them often in my life... what a peaceful and serene home you have provided for your heavenly visitors... xoxo Julie Marie

Polly said...

Hi June,

What a touching and heartfelt post! Your sweet angel is lucky to have you - I'm sure you are his angel as well!

Thank you for opening your heart to us! Happy Valentine's!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Your angels are just beautiful especially your last angel :)

Old Time Cindy said...

A very touching and inspiring post. I am a firm believer in angels watching over each and everyone of us.
Cindy at Lakewood

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

sniff sniff!
Oh June! Landon IS the most precious Angel of all...this is a beautiful and touching White Wednesday!!!
If I ever need an Angel, can I borrow one of yours?
everything vintage

ps...I have plenty of SAINTS I can give to you in return! (New Orleans Saints...) yay!

Unknown said...

what a beautful post!it brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. reason AGAIN why you're my favorite blog going! Oh and...great minds think alike as i have recently been snapping pictures of all the angels around MY home and getting ready to POST about all of them. I will be doing that by the weekend! thanks so much for sharing your home and your heart. you are an angel on earth my mon amie! warmly, ~*~*~*~michelle~*~*~*

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi June, Your angel collection is beautiful but your son is for sure the most precious angel. You are such a wonderful Mom!

Rie said...

What a beautiful post. I can relate to having a special needs child as our youngest is blind. Thanks for sharing such a sweet post about your angel. :)
Warm Regards,

Anonymous said...

How beautiful I dont have a favorite they are all so pretty.Thanks for sharing June!

koralee said...

I do love this post today sweet friend. You are blessed with an angel.xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post June, I especially love those last two pictures. Happy Valentines Day to you and your sweet angel! ♥♥

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Dear June, this was a very warm post...thank you for sharing it with us. Much love to you and your family!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Such a beautiful post June.
It is true that angels live amongst us... one has only to gaze into that precious child's face and understand that he has angels to watch over him.
I love your collection too.
Susan x

Anonymous said...

Good morning June,

My youngest daughter was diagnosed with a chronic & acute form of hypoglycemia along with epilepsy when she was 6 months old. I too believe that angels help us through difficult times, bringing us love and comfort, and I have quite a few in my home as well! We had many emergency visits to the hospital, surgeries, and endless daily blood tests, but today Stacey is 25 and doing well.

Your son is beautiful, and I think he is a part of a very loving family, surrounded by angels.

Sending hugs,

Diane said...

Your post is so special that the tears flowed. I can't add anything more except that you are all very special people. God love you always, Diane

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Good morning Sweet Junie!

Lovely....especially your precious little guy.....how sweet.


Deb said...

Beautiful June & oh that photo of your precious Angel and your little love note under it just made it the perfect post ♥

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow, what a touching post. You yourself are an angel. I recently found this quote: "I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives."-Tracy Chapman
I believe I have met angels here on earth too. And through your posts you are definitely one of those angels.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Cheri - Carolina Mountains said...

Just found your blog and loved every bit of it. Your angels are wonderful and so is your darling boy.

Cheri said...

Left the wrong blog address!

Andrea said...

Your little boy is the sweetest angel of them all. I love pictures of my boys sleeping when they were little. I too, believe in ministering angels and prayer that they protect my husband and sons almost every day.
You angel collection is gorgeous. There are soooo many angels out there to collect and I know that it can become overwhelming. I think that the ones that you have chosen are just perfect!!
Hugs to you

Seawashed said...

Precious...especially your sweet angel.

I have a small collection of cherubs too. I should do a post of mine someday, I'm sure you would appreciate seeing them.


Sending hugs and kisses to your last sweet angel on your post he looks precious!!

Carole said...

Such a touching post June. I love reading about your love for Landon. You both are angels!
My favorite picture is your most precious angel of all!

Kimberly said...

Every time I come here I get a little more inside information about what makes you so wonderful. I love reading your words and feeling your heart. Landon is so well placed by God into your family, it is really obvious.
Also June your pictures are truly amazing. I love looking at them and am inspired by them. Someone else said Magazine quality and I agree!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Yes June, Angels are real and they do their part..... I must say I have plenty of angels all over my home.... I'm very fond of them also.

There is nothing like a child sleeping seeing the beauty within them.... and knowing in your heart you want to keep them safe and to love them with your whole heart and soul. Landon looks so peaceful lying there so content. How very fortunate he is to have parents like you to give him all that you can give him and how fortunate you are to have such a precious boy in your life... by giving you more meaning and understanding what life is all about by setting priorities in the right order.

Lisa said...

It is rainy & dark here as I read your sweet post. I'm tearing up, not with sadness but with happiness as your sweet son is blessed with such an amazing Mother. I have never heard of his disease before, I will look it up. Someday we will have to share angel stories. I know of their existence too, I have many examples in my life. They all came in my darkest days. Thank you for sharing Landon today. BTW, your angels are wonderful. Lisa

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

I loved seeing all your beautiful Angels around your home.
Such a lovely and touching story and love the sweetest Angel you have, Landon is blessed to have such a loving and amazing Mother.
We are all so lucky to have you as a blog friend ~ thank you June.


Rebecca said...

Hi June
How blessed you are to have this angel in your life. I am at present reading a book on angels by Marie Chapian. It is a very interesting study of how these magnificent beings are amongst us and how they are Gods messangers to us.
I so enjoyed your loving post and of course all your angels.

The Victorian Parlor said...


Your post has warmed my heart. Your collection of angels is lovely but the joyous story of your son is priceless:).

Blessings to you and your family for a happy Valentine's Day!


Lovey said...

June you continue to believe in those Angels ministering to you and your little one. As you believe in them...believe in HIM who sent them to watch over you...We never know why some things happen or where we will be in our lives when they do..but we have FAITH. It is that Faith in God that keeps us strong my friend. Your precious one is higher than the Angels..He's a Child Of the Most High!!! Therefore, always remember and never forget...the Father's Hand holds him and wraps him in HIS LOVE.
Continue to entertain all those Angels that are in your life...they are there and will continue to come...
Hugs to you...Lovey

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi June! What a lovely angel collection! That last little angel of yours sure is a sweetheart!!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
I think that your collecting angels habit is the best habit that I've ever heard of....and that beautiful last picture....so angelic.
A white wednesday that the angels would be proud of. XXXX

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh June, what a beautiful post sweet friend ~ and that precious angel you've been given ~ he's absolutely adorable...hugs and love, Dawn

Claudia said...

June, what a lovely and moving post about angels and your son. He is blessed by his family and you are blessed by him. Angels are among us, I know it.


Ann said...

Dear June,

I have always collected angel figurines too. There is something about them that always makes me remember there are real TRUE angels at work for us.

I hope you don't mind, but, today I chose to feature some of my angels on my post too. Thank you for being the inspiration for my post today!

Your son is an angel and you are HIS angel!



DustyLu said...

Thank your for stopping by and commenting so that i could find your wonderful blog. Love your blog..off to browse and follow! ~lulu

Fete et Fleur said...

I too believe in angels! I have felt their presence in my darkest times. The photo of your sweet boy touched my heart. I'm so glad that you and he have been watched over so tenderly.


Anonymous said...

Oh June every time I visit I feel as if I've been touched deeply in some way...you are a very special lady. Thank you for sharing your personal stories and pictures of the beautiful treasures that adorn your home.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

...such a beautiful collection of white angels! I enjoyed your precious post and like you do believe in the close presence of angels in my life:-)

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

I Loved your post June, always EnJoy your Blog post.....



Candy said...

The dearest sweetest post. Love the pink roses from the last post and the perfectly imperfect collection of dishes. So happy that God cares so perfectly for our little imperfect selves. Blessings to your family in a special way during this cold snowy season.
Warm Hugs ;-)

Vicki said...

Such a beautiful post, June! Landon is the sweetest angel of all!! He has an angel of a mother to watch over him, too. I believe so strongly in angels like you. Angels continue to watch over me and help me along life's way. Again, thank you for this inspirational message. Sending lots of Valentine love your way, dear and kind friend! Vicki

wendy said...

I will have to google Angelmans disease and learn about it.
I love all the angels in your house.
They must be very uplifting to you.

and of course your son, the most precious angel of all

Alice W. said...

Just beautiful June...as is your love for your wonderful Landon ;) I am sure many angels dance around him...

Gerushia's New World said...


I felt this post with my heart. Thank you for sharing your "white Light" with us. You are a beautiful soul.

Gerushia's New World

Muggensteekjes said...

hello dear June,
what a lovely post about angels and your beautiful son. I do believe there are angels that do take care of us. But the sweetest angel I know is you my dear, thank you for your friendship. Your sun looks so lovely on the photo, a little sleeping angel.
Hugs, Ingrid.

Barbara said...

Such a lovely posting, June. Angels are indeed magical. And so is your sweet Landon.
I just know all your angels will look over you and your family!

MJ Ornaments said...

Love your collection of angels, and especially the last one. :) Take care, Martha

Julie said...

Hi June,
You have also touch my heart and brought tears to eyes.
I had never heard of angelman syndrome until I had read profile.
Thank you so much for sharing your sweetest little angel, and how truely blessed is he to have a most WONDERFUL angel like you to watch over him.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

What a beautiful post about your precious boy. I enjoy your sharing him with us so much. Have a wonderful rest of the week.


jade said...

What a wonderful post, my dear June - i love your pictures and most of all your warm words.......many kisses to your sweet laughing angel and a wonderful week,

Hugs Jade

Char said...

What a captivating and perfect story. I do believe the best angel you have shown me in this post is Landon, he is perfect in every way. I love angels and you can't have enough, they warm the soul and give us hope for a better tomorrow. You have many that I would gladly welcome. Thanks so much for the post and your blog, I am happy I found you, Char

Paula said...

Dear June,

What a beautifully written and heartfelt post with gorgeous photos! I love all of your angels, especially your sweetest angel! :) I love how your husband said angels were playing with Landon when was a little boy! I agree, the Lord surrounds us with His angels, and I am so very thankful for that! I know Landon is a special blessing to you and your hubby, and you and your hubby are one to him.

I also loved your 'bring February into the house' post and 'the collection of imperfection!' Both so gorgeous and inspiring!
Love, Paula

Unknown said...

G'eve, June, sweet friend ... I swear your home has to be blessed! You have the most beautiful serene decor ever ... & all of the angels you collect surrounding you are so peaceful. Landon was given a special set of loving parents, picked out especially by God, just for him.

Happy Valentine's
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

Unknown said...

June, thank you for the beautiful post. That's really all I can think to say, I'm speechless, in a wonderful way, of course. You are amazing.

{oc cottage} said...

What a heavenly collection!

m ^..^

Peonies & Magnolias said...

June, we don't know the name of our hydrangeas. They are old as the hills and came from my grandmother's home years ago. They do have all the different colors blooming on each bush, green-white-lavender-pink and blue.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful, beautiful blog in so many ways! I am so glad you found my humble little place and visited with me today.
I must add your blog to my list of favorites!
Many blessings to you.

LemonyRenee' said...

Each and every one of your posts is just so beautiful to me. And what a beautiful boy you have there, such a sweet picture.

I want you to know I gave you my sunshine award. Please come see. (Feel no obligation to put the button on your blog, though, unless you want to. I just wanted to let you know I think you're fabulous. ;)

Gayle said...

What a sweet post. Your post is always such a wonderful, restful, beautiful place to stop and visit.
I hope you have a very special
holiday weekend.

Suzanne said...

Hi June, I'll echo everyone else..this is such a sweet and endearing post. You do have a beautiful angel in your possession.
Happy Valentine's Day!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hi Miss June - Such a special mother for a special young man.

I remember seeing you cherups last summer. They made me want one so bad, well I've looked and looked and could find nothing.

However, there is a cherub sitting on a round ball at my store. I do believe I need to get it for my garden this year.

Have a great week-end.


J. Wecker Frisch said...

A friend shared your blog with me yesterday. So glad to read about you and your family. God's angels are fighting for us all the time, you are right. My company's named for the Angel's message to the shepherds mentioned in Luke 2:11, Tidings of Great Joy, LLC - I too am adding your blog to my favorites list. Thank you for sharing your angels & cherubs.
Curious - are you named for your birth month?
Mine is June.

Weißer Vintagezauber said...

My favourite June,
to me just the tears came as me your sweetest angel saw.
He sleeps so blessedly and is relaxing..... the nicest picture I today saw.
Completely lots of love and a miraculous Valentintstag wishes you,

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
I loved reading your post today about your cherubs and angels.
You have spoken to my heart and I feel so thankful for the many blessings that I have been given.

You are a strong and wonderful person and Mother. Your heart is as big as the open sky and I know there are angels watching over you and your loved ones.

hugs and Happy Valentine's Day.


Sharing with Sherri said...

Hello sweet June,

How are you doing? I hope well. This is the just the sweetest Valentines post ever! Your collection of cherubs pretties are wonderful! I love cherubs and angels too, they have a such a calming effect. Your son is such a beautiful angel too, just like his Mom...

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, I sooo appreciate your visits. Take care of you and your precious family.

Have a Happy Valentines Day!


Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Just Beautiful June!! My eyes are swooning!!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I can not add anything that someone else has not already said...but I love my angels as well.
One of my daughters is already a real Angel..and my youngest daughter is a FIRM believer that her sister is her guardian angel here on Earth..and I LOVE the idea of that.

Bless you sweet lady.


CIELO said...

Oh June, I love all of your sweet little cherubs; especially the sweetest angel in your possession! So so cute!


GwendolynKay said...

Your angels are so lovely. I understand the desire to have them around you and I am sure real ones are.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Beautiful angels and cherubs. I have an affection for them too, particularly after we lost our first baby.... now we have two angel babies in heaven.
Thank you for sharing.