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Friday, February 12, 2010

Love is in the air!

Love is in the air in blog-land at the moment!  Valentine's day has been on many people's minds so I thought that for Cindy's Show and Tell Friday I could show you some of my cute little cherubs.


I have also made a mosaic to share for Mosaic Monday over at Mary's place!



A cherub is a form of angel mentioned several times in the Bible. Today the word is usually used for putti- babies or toddler angels- in art. The putto is a figure of a human baby, almost always male and they are often naked and have wings. The cherubs that we are most familiar with are found especially in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.


The most famous piece of art that depicts these beautiful creatures would have to be Raphael's two Putti.
I love this picture so the first cherub treasure I would like to share with you is a reproduction print that my Grandparents gave us for our wedding.

Our print hangs right above our bed.








This little cherub is very special to me as he originally sat on our wedding cake, 16 years ago!


A final wedding memento that is cherubic in nature is our beautiful gold leaf wedding album that sits on an antique blanket box in our bedroom.



Isn't it lovely!

  

 




My next little pewter cherub was given to me by my parents when I graduated from University as a little good luck charm...it worked a treat as I found a teaching job before I had even graduated!





One of the other reasons that Cherubs are so special for me is because they remind me of the beautiful twin boys that we lost before we had Miss M and Master A. I was 20 weeks pregnant with them when they died due to complications with twin transfusion syndrome. I know that they are now little angels in heaven, always looking over my precious family.

 This next treasure was given to me by my Godmother the Christmas after my twins died and I display them all year around.


The final cherub treasure I would like to show you is a beautiful tapestry cushion that we have in our sitting room. It is another reminder of our little boys and I love it.


 

 Here is a mosaic of some of my beautiful little cherubs.

 

I have others but I might show them to you another day...maybe next Valentine's!

Thank you to Karen the beautiful graphics fairy for the lovely little cherub pictures and thank you to Cindy and Mary for having me today.

Thank you, dear friends, for coming to spend 5 minutes with me today and I hope that the spirit of love and happiness that is Valentine's day is with you all year long! 

 


Best wishes always,

37 comments:

  1. Hi there, adore the cherubs, so glad you popped by, so I ended up visiting you here! Have a lovely weekend! Don't forget if you want to post me your style dilemma/question, as a follower you are now entitled to!Sharon (UK) xx

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  2. Awwwwwwwww. Sad that you lost twins, I can see why you'd love cherubs so.

    My Show n Tell "Is HERE".



    Happy Valentine's Day Weekend!

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  3. Love your Cherubs and those pink roses look real; I think I can smell them,
    Rita

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  4. Just wanted to thank you for visiting me. I can't seem to get your pictures to open for me this morning...I'll check back later.

    Sue

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  5. The Cherubs are such a beautiful symbol of your loss as you will surely meet in heaven. Such beautiful pics and the pillows are beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Hi Natasha,

    Thanks for stopping by. Happy Valentine Day and have a nice weekend.

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  7. Bonjour Natasha,
    Oh what lovely cherubs you have - especially the two that symbilize your sweet twin boys - who are now in Heaven waiting for you.
    The gilt album is very beautiful as wre all the lovely cherubs from your family.
    Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's week-end my friend!

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  8. Natasha, angels are watching over you. Whenever I see a cherub now, I will think of you. Have a great Valentine's Day.

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  9. Oh Natasha! A beautiful way to remember your babies. Big hugs. x Anita

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  10. Can you believe I don't own a cherub...nope, not even one! Your decorations are lovely and the photo album is fantastic! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  11. lovely cherubs with bittersweet memories. so sorry.

    so very sorry.

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  12. I love your cherubs..and yes, you have two in Heaven..
    Happy ♥ Day, N!

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  13. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog...and leaving such a nice comment...your blog is just absolutely wonderful..so glad you stopped by.

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  14. oh..oh..Love The Cherubs...my favorites!!

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  15. Lovely collection! The vintage valentine is adorable too.

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  16. Hello Natasha darling, thank you so much for visiting my cottage and for the lovely words you left behind. I am here at your blog; however, unfortunately your photos are not loading, I was able to join your followers and hopefully post this comment. I will try to visit you again this weekend. In the meantime, have a lovely weekend and a love filled Valentine’s Day.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  17. Hello Natasha!
    Love your cherubs!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you!
    Take care, Laura

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  18. What a pretty show and tell. Your Cherub needlepoint pillow is adorable. Thank you for you visit the other day. So nice to meet you.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  19. I love love love the gold leaf wedding album, it's so unique and gorgeous!

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  20. Hi Natasha,

    Cute post today! The cushions in your beautiful sitting room look great together. Love the tapestry cushion, those memories make it even more beautiful!

    I'm turning in now, hmm, I see it's already morning over there. Well, a very Good Morning sweet Natasha. Please do enjoy your Valentine's day!!

    Happy Thoughts!
    Saskia

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  21. So many lovely cherubs, Happy Valentines day x

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  22. So many beautiful pictures!
    J found your blog just know and I love it!
    J whish you a wonderful Valentines Day!
    Many Hugs
    Kathrine!

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  23. What a beautiful cherubs you have. How sad you lost your twins, your little angels. Hug Antonia ♥

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  24. Hi Natasha,
    First may I say Happy Valentine's Day! I have to tell you how much I love angels too. First, aesthetically, because I think they are so sweet and beautiful, but secondly because of what they symbolize. I am so sorry to hear about your loss of twin boys at 20 weeks. It is heart breaking. I know what it is like to lose a pregnancy. I had 2 different losses before I finally had my daughter. The second one I was 14 weeks. I thought I was in the clear after 12 weeks and I finally let myself stop worrying. Big mistake! 14 weeks came along and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Needless to say when I finally was pregnant with my daughter I didn't move. My husband said I must have had the sofa surgically implanted to my rear end...HaHa, isn't he funny??? I feel like angels are special to me too. It is so neat that you have the angel print over your bed. They watch after you while you sleep. That is great. I used to have the same print over our bed for a while. Too funny :)
    Our two angels watch over us for sure.

    Thanks for sharing your angel story. It is always wonderful to hear from you. I hope you are enjoying day!!
    XoXo
    Gail

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  25. What a sweet show and tell. Your cherubs are so cute, the tapestry is just lovely.

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  26. Many angels...I like it too!
    Happy Mosaic-Monday...Luna

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  27. How appropriate to share for Valentine's Day and given the loss of your two angels. Love the mosaics and how you gave us the individual more detailed pictures and history. ~Jeanne

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  28. Natasha you cherubs are beautiful.........I will always think of your babies when I see cherubs from now on......God Bless

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  29. I had no idea that you lost twins. The cherubs were such a nice gesture from your Godmother what a very thoughtful gift.

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  30. Touching narrative - mementos of significant events in your life.

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  31. Natasha, I love your name. It is so beautiful. Sounds just like a cherubs name! I too Love,love cherubs. I have them everywhere and of course they are a must have on my Valentines. If you can find a book called Cherubs Angels of Love by Alexander Nagel printed in
    1994 you would be very pleased with the history behind the cherub! Hope you can find a copy! Till later, Shirley & Cupid

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  32. The cherubs are wonderful and so special to you. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  33. A heartfelt post - wishing you all the best.

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  34. Beautiful and bittersweet -- thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

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