Wednesday, May 06, 2009

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My little cherub collection is growing! Last month I went back to Move it Elsewhere and bought the cherub plaque in the back...thanks to Esther, one of my readers who saw me there and reminded me that I had written on my blog that I wanted to get it! I'm so glad I did! Thank you Esther!

Most of the pieces only cost a few dollars at thrift stores and on eBay but when you put them together as a collection they look a lot more expensive!
The one above was from eBay. It's one of my favorites!
I have these in my big blue cabinet under the stairs and as I was taking these photos Beau was sitting on the stairs supervising me. I usually take him out for his morning walk about this time and he looks mad at me for taking pictures instead of walking him!!!
I also have to share my beautiful delphinium that is blooming on my patio. I planted this in a big pot along with some other plants a couple years ago and every year I get more and more blooms! This is one of my favorite flowers...well, after hydrangeas, roses, lilacs and foxgloves.

As you can see from the counter on my right side-bar that I'm getting really close to my millionth visitor! YAY!!! To celebrate I'm going to be having a monthly giveaway on my blog....once a month, every month for a year! I'm also going to put up a Mr. Linky so if you would like to join in on any given month and have a giveaway on your blog you can log in with Mr. Linky...I'll have more details soon!


Glenda said...

Funny how dogs can communicate without saying a word.

As a fellow cherub lover, I can appreciate your collection. Those little buggers are all over my house.

OH, how exciting about the millionth visitor, it's like the old day's when you were the millionth customer in a store and they had all the fan fair about it.


desiree said...

Love your Delphinium. That blue/purple is gorgeous!

Esther Sunday said...

Doing the math, I am pretty sure I'll be the millionth.


Tracy M. said...

Beautiful collection! I also love cherubs and have a few as well.
Take Care,
Tracy M.

ramsam said...

Wave to your cherubs for me...tell them I said hello.

I will back for the title of Millionth Visitor! ;-)

just a little bit shabby said...

Absolutely love the delphinium! I have bought them in the past and after they bloom they die what am I doing wrong???
I, too, like cherubs but don't have as many as you!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

One can never have enough white pieces...your collection is beautiful! We'd love to link for a giveaway!!

Wendy said...

I love Delphinums but I have to replant mine every year. What is your trick to get it to come back each year?
You dog is so cute sitting on the stairs peaking through.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love the collection, Cindy and that photo of Beau is so precious. I'll check back for the Mr. Linky event(s) and join in the fun by having a giveaway too. The Delphinium is huge, you have a green thumb.

Allidink said...

I love your cherub collection. :) Your garden looks very nice. I think that is so generous of you to have a giveaway a month for a year.

All the best,

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You just have the prettiest collection ever! Everything you show looks like a million bucks!

Marilyn said...

What a nice collection of cherubs! There is something very soothing and uplifting about a grouping of angels. I'm looking forward to seeing any new additions to your collection.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

June said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your collection. I love angels and cherubs too, and am beginning to get quite a few. I love your post on your Sunday brunch. What a lovely table setting.

This And That For Sale said...

I love delphiniums. I planted several last year and enjoyed them while they lasted. Yours are gorgeous.

Mary said...

Your cherub collection is so pretty, are they ceramic?
I love your delphinium..what a lovely spot you have to have a cup of coffee.
I'm looking forward to your giveaway link. That will be fun. I'd love to participate in offering a giveaway. Mary

Marilyn said...

You are a spot of joy with every post I read! My delphiniums are just about 8 inches high now. Several will bloom this year for the first time--I hope I have one with that beautiful color you have. Our high school FFA (Future Farmers of America) have a plant sale this weekend and that's where we get ours.

debi @ life in my studio said...

Congratulations on a million! That's impressive...but then, so is your blog.
The monthly give away sounds fun...I'd love to join in on that one!

Ginger said...

I love all your cherubs. I hardly ever see them in stores. The one with Beau peeking through is precious.
The delphiniums are a beautiful color. I am wondering if they have a scent.
I like how you have all the pictures of your home, on your side post.
Congrats on having so many visits, that is amazing.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Cindy, I so love your blog - congrats for the well deserved "almost" one million visits.
Your collection of pottery is fabulous.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

The cherubs are just stunning grouped together.....but that delphinium is unbelievable..... I have never seen one so big and so full and soooo blue..... what a thing of beauty...

Jean said...

Cindy, your collection is great, and the delphinium is so beautiful. Have a wonderful day and congrats on having a million visitors.
Jean in Virginia

Rosemary said...

Wow amazing!
The millionth visitor!
That is exciting.
Love the cherub collection.
Happy Mother's Day!

Lee Laurie said...

I love your cherub collection! They are beautiful. I'm excited about the give a ways! Your flowers are so pretty!

Lee Laurie

Anonymous said...

Wow, a million visitors! That's an accomplishment.

Your cherubs are so sweet. It makes me want to collect some.


Gail McCormack said...

Hi Cindy
Your Cherubs are adorable!!
I thought I read somewhere delphiniums are good for the soil - as in good for companion planting.
I also love them - they give that wonderful cottage garden feel - I used to have a Cottage garden before the draught struck over here in Australia, it's survival of the fittest in our garden at the moment, it was lovely to see your photos

Goodness a Million visitors!! whew!

Wagonwife Designs said...

I love the cherubs. One of my favorites.
I envy your beautiful garden.
We are still waiting for more Spring weather here to help ours along.
congrats on your viewship! it is well deserved.

French-Kissed said...

Your cherub collection is wonderful! I also have a soft spot for these little darlings and have a bit of a collection going myself, but most of mine are fashioned of metals. Your white porcelain and ceramic grouping is stunning indeed and has inspired me to seek out some of these as well. Almost a million visits!!!! When it comes to beautiful, inspiring design blogs with original content you are a ROCKSTAR!!!!!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cindy,
A very sweet collection of cherubs. They do brighten a room!. Your delphinium is really pretty, the color is so outstanding it makes it stand out even more in the garden.
Enjoy your day,

LillySue said...

What a wonderful collection. Do you still get excited when you find just the right one to add to it?? I know the larger a collection gets, the more picky I get about adding to it, so when I finally do find a unique piece to add, I am Very tickled!!

Charlene said...

These fur babies get so used to the routines don't they. I can just see him sitteing there while you snap photos...

I have been thinking of putting a counter on my blog but, just another thing I need to get around to..... Have a grat weekend.

Debby said...

Love your cherub collection, they look great all grouped together. Congrats on all your visitors, that is one heck of a lot of people stopping by for a visit! Understandable, as you have such a beautiful blog.