My Vintage Angel

December 16, 2010

Well, it's really OUR angel.  It was given to us by my mother and father-in-law fifteen years ago for our first married Christmas together.  It would be special for that reason alone, but this vintage angel has an incredible story to tell..... 

My in-laws were married in 1952.  Right after the wedding they were whisked off to Germany where my father-in-law served in the military in Nuremberg.  This angel harkens from their first married Christmas together in Germany the following year in 1953.

Isn't she stunning?  Nuremberg is called the Christmas City, and hosts the famous Christkindlesmarkt, where they bought this angel.  In German it translates into Christ-Child Market and has taken place yearly since at least 1628.  Some of the glass ornaments in my prior post were also purchased from that market and packaged lovingly along with the angel and brought all the way home to the U.S. 

She's 57 years old and still kicking.  I'd like to think that someday one of our kids will hold a place for her in their hearts just as we hold a place for her today in ours.

This picture doesn't do her justice as my photo-taking prowess still leaves much to be desired.  It's just nice to know that she's there.

Christmas is RIGHT around the corner.  Hope you're able to enjoy the season and think about the angels in YOUR life.  I know I've had many.  Lucky, lucky me.

Have a great weekend.


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Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a treasure to have - thanks for sharing her with us. Your tree is beautiful!
Hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Vintage angels and vintage dressforms... a few of my favorite things. :) Blessings... Polly

Marlee said...

What an awesome story! That is one special angel. Merry Christmas. ~Marlee

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What an absolute treasure you have in that angel! I love the story that goes along with her- so neat to have an heirloom like that! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday and Happy Holidays!


That is so sweet. I LOVE the stories behind the collections! Thank you for sharing yours.


Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a beautiful tree! Thank You for sharing it and the pretty angel........TALLULAH's

HomeBaseIncome said...

Wow, your blog is so nice. I understand how much time is involved when creating such a beautiful blog or website. Your photo say a lot about you. Nice to meet you and again, cool blog. Job well done.

Ruby said...

Hi Kathleen,
Your Christmas angel is beautiful! What a beautiful thing to be able to pass to your own children. And from such wonderful beginnings, too!

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