Saturday, December 19, 2009

PINK SATURDAY: MY PORCELAIN ANGEL

Good morning! I am joining Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday. It has been a long tome since I have done this! I am finally starting to get to my Christmas decorations and yesterday I pulled out one of my favorites, my porcelain angel. And she is a bit pink...

She is also a tea light holder and looks stunning at night. Unfortunately, I'm not too hot at taking night pictures so I couldn't get a good one for you!

In sharing a Christmas tradition, mine is very short and sweet. As children, on Christmas Eve, all seven of us would rush up to the corner where the church was, just a half block from our home. There we attended Midnight Mass, sometimes in our pajamas under our coats! On our way home, we ran, the excitement was too much. We hopped into bed and prayed for sleep so morning would come quickly. I am sure all of us dreamed of the presents that awaited us under the tree!

With this post I want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. May you have peace, joy and love and all things blessed.


80 comments:

koralee said...

She is amazingly lovely...thank you for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful blessed Christmas as well!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Your PINK angel is just beautiful Jane... I am so happy we are getting to know each other through our blogs... I adore you! Merry Christmas to you and your family... Bisous... Julie Marie

Lori E said...

I love opening up my bins and getting reacquainted with some favorite pieces that I hadn't thought about over the year. Just like getting a present.

Kathleen Grace said...

Merry Christmas to you too Jane! Your pink angel is beautiful. I hope your week is filled with wonderful things:>)

Tamerie Shriver said...

Merry Christmas, Jane! And all the best in the coming New Year!

Hugs,
Tamerie

My Grama's Soul said...

Your angel is truly lovely. And the story you shared this morning is precious.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.

Blessings,

Jo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hey!

I came by ealier and saw this roll up so here I am again! LOL!

I love your pretty angel. She is lovely. And I enjoyed hearing your family tradition of going to midnight mass in your jammies. I can see all of you sweet, giggly children running with excitement! That's the way Christmas should be.

Happy Pink Saturday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Dana and Daisy said...

very pretty jane! I love that she holds little candles on the bottom of her dress.

stefanie said...

what sweet memories!!!!

Teresa said...

Oh Blondie!
The porcelain pink angel is oh so sweet.
I think it may be from the same Christmas design as a little church I have...you can put a little tea candle in my church. What a cute story about you going to church in your pjs under your coats...classic!
XXOOOXX
I know your home must be filled with Christmas magic!

linda said...

I love your angel lady...she's a beauty! Don't feel bad, I'm not so good with the night shots either!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

Bobbi Jo said...

Blondie,
Love your beautiful tea light holder. She is wonderful.
Thank you for visiting my blog. You are very witty! Hope you will come back often.
I am enjoying your blog.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

The Muse said...

I do like her, your angel, she seems to be enveloping the scene before her...holding it securely, treasuring the moment...

Just as it appears we all do with family and friends.

I am delighted you are sounding well and are on track for a truly joyous Christmas!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a sweet Christmas memory. :-)

And what a precious pink angel.

As to taking night pictures, just keep trying. No need for flash. I've read someone say... NEVER use flash, under any circumstances, and I agree.

Use of flash makes pictures look too white-ish and bright and flat-ish. If you need "light," turn on all your lights, or open a window to sunlight. But don't flash. :-)

For your angel, light those little tea candles at night and snap, snap, snap away. I'm sure you'll get some lovely photos.

I was just reading Catherine's blog, and she takes exquisite night photos, with candle light. So I thought I'd simply leave a click-able link here, and you can pop over there and see what I'm trying to tell you about. Seeing her lovely photos will say it, so much better than my trying to 'say' it.

Hugs from your 'Auntie'...

Barbara Jacksier said...

Your lovely pink angel is a gem. Thank you for sharing and making my day a bit more special. Happy Holidays

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What a beautiful angel. I bought a manger scene by the same company with a tea light for a dear friend. You have great taste! Merry Christmas!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

What a beautiful angel she is! All the best for a happy, joyous, and safe holiday...from our family to yours!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

She is such a sweet girly angel Jane. I wish you and your family a wonderful, blessed Christmas and a healthy, extraordinary 2010! It has been fun blogging with you.
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

What a beautiful angel, Jane! A very unusual piece, and all the more pretty for it.
Brenda

sissie said...

Merry Christmas to you too.
I love your pretty little angel, she is special.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Jane... I love you sweet pretty Pink Angle, she is so lovely.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.... filled with Love and Blessing's

Hugs;
Alaura

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So glad I stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas and found your angel. She is really beautiful and of course I love pink. Strange I don't do the pink Saturday as much as I love the color
Merry Christmas
Maggie

Our Back Porch said...

Love your angel! Thanks for sharing your tradition. Come by if you get a chance. Merry Christmas and Happy Pink Saturday!
Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Kelli said...

She is absolutely lovely. :)
I wish for you and yours a very merry and blessed Christmas!

Karen said...

Merry Christmas, Jane.. love the vision of you seven in your PJ's at midnight mass, and remembering the excitement of those silent nights under the covers TRYING to sleep.. or hear sleigh bells..

Kathy said...

She's a beauty, Janie! I love angels - I used to collect them. But then there are only so many places you can display an angel before it starts to look a little creepy! One day my mother came over and as soon as she walked in the door she said - 'ok, you have enough angels'. So that ended my collecting unless I see a really special one. And yours is really special!


Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Christmas...Kathy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
I can't believe it's been a week already! Last Saturday we were eating at Fried Green Tomatoes and having a good ole time! Your angel is so pretty and delicate, I love the soft pink colors! We used to go to Midnight Mass too and then go home and hardly stand the wait for Santa to show up. I used to get up 3 or 4 times a night hoping to catch a glimpse! My Mom and Dad would always shoo me back to bed until about 5:00 a.m. and then just give up! Missing you and wishin you and Alan and family a wonderful Christmas! Hugs, Cindy

My Crafty Little Page said...

I loved going to Midnight Mass. It always made me sleep so good afterwards. The church looks completely different from any other time of year...even night time weddings.
Your angel is so sparkly and sweet. Have a blessed Christmas, Jane - and thanks for sharing with us on your wonderful blog. xoxo Nancy

Self Sagacity said...

Merry Christmas! I love angels, she a pretty one and very resourceful. Thanks for your visit, pls come again soon.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Jane, what a precious keepsake. She is beautiful and I love it that she is a tea light holder. OK, I'll just imagine what she looks like at night! Sweet story too about going to midnight service in your jammies. I can see it all now!
Have a wonderful Christmas week!
blessings,
Debra

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Jane, I think I would find a special place for your angel and display her all year. She's beautiful. HPS xo

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

she is pretty.. love it.. thanks for sharing.. Happy Pink Saturday & Merry Christmas

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jane, your Christmas angel is just beautiful....so graceful.

Thank you for your prayers and kind words. I do pray your Christmas is blessed and joy filled.

Sending hugs,
Barb ♥

Lettered Cottage said...

We wish YOU a merry Christmas too Jane! Hope you have a terrific 2010!

Layla and Kevin

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh, she's beautiful and I loved your sweet story too.
Blessings,
Marcia

June said...

Jane, what a beautiful angel you have to enjoy for the holidays. She is gorgeous! I loved reading about your Christmas memory and to learn that you are one of seven. That's a houseful of love right there.
hugs

tales from an oc cottage said...

She's quite a beauty!

m ^..^

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful, Jane!

Merry Christmas!

SmilingSally said...

I love the tradition of church on Christmas Eve, Blondie.

We're in our home, and we've been blessed with an abundant supply of good helpers, but we've still much to do.

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Jane, your angel is gorgeous and I bet she does look perfect under the candle lite. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Happy Pink Saturday and see you in 2010, Char

bj said...

I am sorry to be late in getting by..Pink Saturday is so big, it takes me awhile to visit and I NEVER get to visit them all...

I LOVE your pretty pink angel. She is beautiful.

I hope your Christmas is merry and bright and very very blessed.
xo bj

GWENDOLYN said...

Your angel is lovely. I bet she cast such a nice glow at night. I am no good at taking those kind of pics either. I love your memories of Christmas midnight mass. precious. Blessings!
Gwen

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Merry Christmas Jane
May it be happy and full of joy!

Thanks as always for visiting me... I have to say the mac is going to take a bit of getting used to but i expect big things from it... hhahaha

Love this story... i remember trying to will myself to sleep but the anticipation was too much... Have a wonderful week... xxx Julie

Natasha said...

I love your little angel-she is just heavenly. Thanks for sharing your special Christmas memories too.

I hope that you and your family will have a truly Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2010.

Blessings and Christmas cheers, Natasha.

Charlene said...

Sweet angel! Brrrrrrrrrr I thought we were cold down here but, sweety you have us beat!!!! Stay warm! Hugs! Charlene

Janean said...

though i'm not catholic, i love the idea of midnight mass (in PJs!). what a sweet memory the angel brings back. she's beautiful.

jeanne said...

Dear Jane, your Christmas angel is gorgeous. I am so glad you joined Pink Saturday again. Your story of midnight mass is so special. We too always attend the Christmas Eve service in our Church.

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

Love, Jeanne

Jane said...

Beautiful porcelain angel!
I have wonderful memories of attending midnight Mass as well....I can't say I was in my pajamas :-)
Have a very Merry Christmas.
Jane

Federica said...

Your angel is really beautiful!
Thanks soooo much for all your kind words, they mean a lot.
Wish you a lovely Monday :)
Federica
xoxo

Torie Jayne said...

Such an adorable angel, Have a sweet day!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your pink angel is so beautiful!

We always went to midnight Mass and still do --I love the music and the laying of baby Jesus in the manger in the Church's nativity set as everyone sang Silent Night. My parents would allow us to open a few presents after Mass before we went to bed ..they were the presents that they gave us. In the morning Santa's presents would be under the tree! I kept the same tradition for my children when they were growing up. It always seemed to make Christmas so special.

A very Merry Christmas!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE your angel!
Merry Christmas!
ENJOY!
Fifi

Marina Capano said...

Your PINK angel is just beautiful!! ★Feliz Navidad - Merry Christmas from Only cute things★

XOXO

Laura said...

What a wonderful Christmas post.

Thank you for being such a supportive blog friend to all of us.

You are a real treasure!

Laura

Deb said...

Such a sweet porcelain angel!
Wishing you a Blessed & Very Merry Christmas Jane. xo

Marydon Ford said...

Cute memories, Jane. Mother would have crowned us had we worn pjs to midnight mass. Chuckle!

May your celebrations be joyous ~
Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Tootsie said...

she is very pretty!!!
Merry Christmas my friend and a safe and happy new year!

Linda said...

Jane,
Love your PINK angel...she is soooo PRETTY! Merry Christmas!

Blessings,
Linda

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hi Jane,

Yes RED is a fashion and lifestyle magazine which is quite popular over here in Blighty!

Mary Norden is the lifestyle editor and stylist and I love her work.

Have a brilliant Christmas and thanks so much for stopping by Down the Lane,

Sarah x

Mumzie said...

I love your tea angel...she's beautiful. I too remember mid-night mass on Christmas Eve, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Yvonne :)

Maryrose said...

Your angel is beautiful... and I love hearing about everyones traditions. Have a blessed holiday.
Maryrose

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey Miss Jane...lovely post! I'm so glad you have been able to be encouraged and get some stitching done! I wanted so desperately to do some projects and I'm so out of breath from running to get things done....hahaha...I'll do the projects after! Big smile!
Give yourself a big hug from me and we will visit...later!
Blessings,

Debbie

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Jane, that angel is beautiful! I love that she is pink too :) What a special piece! I think the funnest part of Christmas is the night before and waiting for morning :) I miss that feeling but love feeling it through my boys :) I hope you have a beautiful Christmas!
Hugs,
Amy

Sarah said...

Jane, I've been catching up on your previous posts, but just leaving a comment on this one. I haven't had much time to visit of late and wanted to see what you've been up to. I totally enjoyed each one. Your anniversary trip and join weekend with Cindy and her husband sounded like a great time. Such a nice idea to meet somewhere like that. I've made such nice friends through blogging. I wish I could actually meet more of them. thanks for sharing this beautiful angel. Happy Holidays! ~ Sarah

xinex said...

Your angel is very pretty, Janie. I love angels too. Somehow I feel that they bring peace to a home. Merry Christmas to you and your family!...Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, dropping back by to wish you a very Merry Christmas. You are such a sweetie, and I hope it's the best one ever for you and yours!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a perfect beauty!

Chari said...

Christmas Greetings, sweet friend...

Ahhh...your pink angel is just precious, Jane! You know, I just love all the Christmas decorations...and when it's finally time to put them back away...my house just feels bare!

Well my friend, I'm just making a few stops today...wanted to come by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!! May the Lord bless you and yours this wonderful Christmas season!!!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

Pat said...

How beautiful!! I hope that you and your loved ones have a very Merry Christmas!

Barb said...

Hi Jane,

I am trying to catch up a bit. You and hubby look amazing in that photo. What a well matched couple- 2 cuties! Happy belated anniversary. I know you will have many more.

Your Angel is so elegant, just like you.

Have a blessed Christmas. I treasure our friendship.

big hugs,
Barb

Liz said...

Merry Christmas! Many blessings to you and your precious family.

~Liz


PS Your angel is beautiful! :)

Chatelaine said...

A gorgeous angel. love the soft colors.

We used to go to Midnight Mass as a tradition as well. The candlelight was always so magical at midnight. Now that my dad is a Senior he wants to go to an earlier Mass. So we all go to the 4:00 Family Mass. Not quite the same but at least we're all together.

Have a wonderful holiday.

JudyBug said...

Love the pink Angel! Wishing you a very merry and blessed Christmas!

Knitty said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Mary said...

Happy Christmas Jane - hope the holidays are wonderful for you and the family.

Thru Pink Curtains said...

i love you little story!!! my married son says that for his tradition him and his wife go to the theatre in their pjs on christmas ...a very pretty angel too..merry christmas

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

She is just beautiful, Jane! Merry Christmas and Happy 2010!
Susan

xinex said...

Hi Janie! What are your plans for today? I am busy making the desserts for a dinner party I am hosting on 1/2. Tonight, we are spending Christmas eve at a friend's house. I am finally feeling a lot better. May you and your family be blessed with much happiness, health, peace and prosperity in the coming new year!...Christine

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just adore this little angel.
Are you being hit with more snow? I wish we could trade weather for a day. :)

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