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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Six Angels for Six Granddaughters

Hello everyone, 
Welcome back to My Cozy Corner. I hope you enjoyed
My Love Story for Valentine's Day. HERE
My husband and I had a quiet evening at home delighting 
ourselves on Lobster tail and salad.  We also watched the
Westminster Dog Show. The dogs are so beautiful, and
some are funny too. 
The rain stopped for a couple of days, and I worked out
in the garden raking leaves, pruning rose bushes and
grape vines. You can see by the photo above I 
have some daffodils starting to bloom and the rose bushes
trimmed. The irises will bloom in March.  I bought another
angel at Tuesday Morning a couple of weeks ago.
Now I have SIX ANGELS FOR SIX GRANDDAUGHTERS.
I started working at Tuesday Morning in July of 2011. I was 70 years old,
and I had been retired since 2007.  I was hired for inventory in June
of 2011, I took a trip to England and Scotland and when I returned 
I went right to work. The next spring (2012) the garden statues 
started to arrive at the store. I bought my first angel for my garden.
I was hooked.  The next spring, (2013) I found another one.
A pattern was developing. Now I had two angels.
In April of 2013, I retired from Tuesday Morning. I was (72) and
I wanted to travel, garden and update our home. The angel below
is the first angel I bought. 
I returned every spring to find another angel (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 )
Some are very light to move around 
and SOME ARE VERY HEAVY.
Now I'm 75 and going to be 76 in June. And the garden clean-up
is harder for me to do myself.  I've hired a gardener to help me
with the clean-up and digging some holes for transplanting
bulbs and bushes. I don't want to give up the benefits of
working outside, but I would like to save this old body
for traveling, photography, and table setting for my
blog. I hope I can keep gardening for many years to
come. Hopefully next week all the daffodils will be
in full bloom, and the yard will be completely clean
and ready for the February Journal photo shoot.
My granddaughters will be able to have an Angel 
in their yard one day...
I am looking forward to more sunny weather soon.
I want to play outside in my potting shed and have
tea time on the patio and under the pergola.
Thank you so much for visiting today.
Please come back soon.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:

Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

16 comments:

  1. How lovely that you've collected those angels for your garden!! Good for you to keep working and moving!! That's what's kept you so young!! However, you are smart to get some garden help ! Happy Pink Saturday! Dana

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  2. what a fabulous idea giving angels to grands. i just might start that with my 7 grandgirls and 3 grand guys...how fun and a lasting gift.
    I relate to slowing down...I no longer have a yard to worry with and I do container gardening on our patio...sure looking forward to spring...

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  3. Six grandaughters! You are blessed! Beautiful angels!
    ...Nancy

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  4. I just love this idea of an angel for each granddaughter! I have a stepping stone for each of my grandchildren now....I may have to look into some angels too.

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  5. All the angels look so pretty, enjoying the spring garden. I have 9 grandchildren, 3 girls - they are a blessing <3 Enjoy your week!

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  6. Beautiful angels and daffodils. Have a great week ahead!

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  7. Hi Betty,

    Your six angels are divine! I'm certain your granddaughters are pleased and grateful for their grandmother's thoughtful gesture. Your daffodils look so cheery and bright and beautiful next to that blue garden bench!

    Visiting from Mosaic Monday,
    Poppy

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  8. Hi Betty,
    Adding a new angel to your garden décor in the name of each of your 6 granddaughters is such a lovely idea, I'm sure they are thrilled to see them when they come to visit.
    I do like the mosaic that you created of them, if you could just add a link to Mosaic Monday in your list it would make my day.
    Happy MM.
    Maggie

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  9. Betty, I truly enjoyed the story of your angels in your garden and your time at Tuesday Morning. Tuesday Morning and book stores -- I've often how much fun it would be to work in either one. I'm sure, however, I wouldn't bring home any money -- just items and books! Ha! Happy Monday!

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  10. That is such a lovely idea! There may be a rash of angel acquisition throughout Blogdom!
    I like the way you are approaching your garden and your life in retirement.

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  11. What a lovely post. I love it. Please share! I hope you'll come over to the new Fabulous Party. This weeks theme is 'Warm Heart'. Your post is perfect to share! The party is over here:
    http://ourholidayjourney.blogspot.com/2017/02/fabulous-warm-heart-week.html
    Enjoy your week!

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  12. What a lovely sentiment, and how super to have six granddaughters. We are blessed with only one---but hoping for some others soon. But, gosh we are getting too old, so I totally understand, cutting back on the gardening. Looks lovely and I will enjoy seeing your blooms when they burst, Sandi

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  13. Your angel mosaic is lovely. Have a nice Monday

    Much love...

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  14. Collecting angels for your granddaughters is a great idea. I like the way that you have decided to recognize your limitations and choose what you want to focus your energies on. Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  15. oh !! so lovely six angels.. they are so, so beautiful...

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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I'm so delighted that you have visited my blog...
Thanks for your comments as I enjoy reading them.
Betty

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