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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,

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