Tuesday, 1 March 2011

tuesday treasures

Wow, it seems like ages since I have been organised enough to post a Tuesday Treasure. I am glad I hunted out something that is really under my nose most days.
My treasures this week are two angels. Both are special.
the pottery angel holding a heart is especially dear to me as it was given to me by one of my closest friends. Five years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a breast removed, chemo, the turmoil of the then recently new herceptin treatment and all the other stresses of her diagnosis and treatment. It was a hard time for her but she is an incredible woman who I admire so much. Once all her treatments were finished she and her husband took out a group of her close friends and family to thank everyone for their support and friendship during those hard times. We each received one of these pottery angels holding a heart as  token of her thanks. The angel is also a little bell that makes a beautiful ding noise. She is just so warm looking and it seems like she could wrap you up in her wings.
The other angel is a beautiful pewter candle holder from Indonesia given to me by my aunt who was living there at the time. The angel is so simple but so pretty. I love the weight when you pick her up.
They both stand on either side of my grandparent's photo to look after them as they are my angels too. I miss them greatly.
Boy that was a full on post!
I hope you enjoy my Tuesday treasures.


helbel19 said...

Gosh Marina thats a lovely post, no wonder the angels are so special for you.


Melody said...

Your angels are really wonderful. Your ceramic angel and the story behind it make it even more special. Thank you for sharing these precious treasures with us.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Two beautiful angels with lots of wonderful memories attached.
Happy days.

BubzRugz said...

Those are very special angels...

Elyte said...

That little pottery angel sends the message perfectly. She has a lovely gentle look about her. A beautiful gift to symbolise the friendship and good health.

Maricarmen said...

In this health problems, you can be "THE DIFFERENCE".

Sheila said...

Marina , your angels are beautiful with so much meaning in each , I love them both or their simplicity and beauty , thanks for sharing .

Michelle Ridgway said...

Marina your Angels are beautiful and your friend must have felt blessed to have her angels around her when she needed them.

Mistea said...

Your angels are gorgeous. Love there role in your life.
How sweet is the pewter candle holder.