Angel wings. Mmm hmm, you read that right. Have you noticed that they're everywhere now? OK, maybe not everywhere, but I have discovered enough of them to accidentally start a collection.
I am going to have to blame my dear friend Dawn for this newest
addiction collection. She inspired me so, with this post a while back, sharing another blogger's fabulous idea...and I ... went absolutely insane looking for wings online couldn't help myself. After hours of googling and searching The next thing I knew, I had found the perfect thing here. (and look at that price! Oh, how I love a deal!Oh, and I phoned in my order. They found the wing s under an incorrect stock number and took the time to walk my order through!A very helpful company. ) I ordered them, and they finally arrived last Friday.
Aren't they just, oh so dreamy? Oh, yes. They are... Heavenly. Oh so vintage looking. (in a John Travolta doing "Michael" sort of way...) I added the stars, greenery and ornaments to complete the Christmas feel. It's been hours of fun, deciding where to put this large Christmas decoration and adding my little touches from my holiday stash (I used some flocked faux mini tree branches from a little tree in my donation box, as well as some old ornaments and a piece of ribbon from a box of candy) to make it feel more vintage. (Please do not ask me how or where I will store the wings after the holiday...)
The dress-form-turned-angel ended up in the corner of my living room where it can be seen from the entryway as you enter the cottage, as well as from the dining room. It's totally unique and beautiful, with the romantic timeworn look that I was after. The best twenty bucks I've spent all season! **edited to add** Oh my gosh, I hadn't thought of keeping them up for Valentine's day, but yes, I do think I will. Also, another idea occured to me. If you don't have a dress form, or don't want to use one, consider this idea- tie them to the back of an old chippy wooden chair, and add embellishments. Set something equally fabulous in the chair...A totally different look! *sigh* I think I'll try this look for Valentine's Day myself.
If it weren't enough to have tracked down some feathered wings, a few days later, at my favorite store (say it with me ladies, give me a "T", give me a "J"...you know where...) I found these gold angel wings. (Are they fabulous, or what?!)I have them featured in the dining room next to my $8 WalMart feather tree from last year.
Well, of course you know I wanted 'em. Bad. I thought about them, dreamed about them, even. Coincidentally, that very same day, someone ordered another Gift Wrap kit (You know, Oprah says there are no coincidences...) and suddenly, I had the money to add these beauties to the newest collection in my cottage.
*sigh* Thanks Dawn. We're kindred spirits. You always inspire me.