Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 32

Thread: Angel Collectors

  1. #1
    Super Member starshine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,984
    I mentioned to a new member who had angel in her board name that I liked it and that I collect angels. She replied that she did too, and someone else has commented that they also collect angels. So I thought it would be interesting to see how many others on this board collect angels.

  2. #2
    Magdalena's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    State of Grace
    Posts
    1,873
    Blog Entries
    1
    I use to collect angels. I had a few and stopped. Why? Because now my friends and family always give me angels. So I guess I am now a receiver of angels.

  3. #3
    Super Member mrspete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    NC - USA
    Posts
    2,971
    I started collecting Angels several years ago. I wanted Katharyn Stevensons' Bronson Angels. Now I find there are several parts to it. I have lot of others. The clear glass ones from Makasa, Friends give me some Willow Tree and the Dreamcicles, I have a cute arrangement of them. I have Heavenly Somethings. Most of these I got from Ebay. Home deco started me when someone gave Mother one and I looked it up and found several. I have some handmade ones and porcelain ones. I have a set of six stone wear, made in germany. That only scratches the surfaces. Friends give me all sorts of cute things about angels and with angels. The Bag Angel for plastic shopping bags, I have two and they are precious. Door hangings, Tole Painted ones, Dancing Angels....Oh I can't name them all. I saw on ebay that Bronson angels had one that was lying on it's belly. Now I don't have one like that......but, not buying anything now days. I enjoy what I have. Thanks for asking.
    Blessings, Ruth

  4. #4
    Senior Member Born2Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    North Central Texas
    Posts
    656
    I also collect angels. The first one I got was at my husbands Christmas party. We played some game, I forget what but anyway I won and got to choose what I wanted. There was a beautiful angel playing a harp, so she was my first one. After that, it seemed that someone was always giving me an angel, even though they didn't know I collected them. Pretty cool I think.

  5. #5
    Super Member quilting cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lake Stevens, WA
    Posts
    1,897
    I'm the one who also commented, I think. I started when I used an angel on my (now 32 yo) DD's birth announcement.
    Have over 150.

  6. #6
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,480
    I collect angels too. Started with a couple of cross stitch angels I made and then it grew. I have since started collecting Tea pots and Tea cups so now I get all three at times!

  7. #7
    Super Member Qbee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    4,162
    I sort of collect angels...meaning that I really like angels so my kids and DH tend to get them for me alot :D

  8. #8
    T-Bones mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northern NY
    Posts
    1,938
    I collect them also. Mostly Willow Tree.

  9. #9
    Super Member SuziC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    3,711
    Me too. I Love Angels They have a very Special meaning to me and i will always make room for more :!:

  10. #10
    Moderator Up North's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North East Lower peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    6,502
    I also collect angels I am always looking for the guardian angel with the two children on the bridge, have about 6 of them also lots of others.

  11. #11
    Super Member thequilterslink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    NW PA
    Posts
    2,682
    i collect whimsical angels, not the beautiful ones. My real passions are tea pots, glass paper weights and fabric, not neccesarily in that order :)

  12. #12
    Senior Member hannajo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    819
    I do have a collection of angels, although not by my choice. I'm very involved in my Catholic faith. It seems that less religious people are comfortable with angels, so they always seem to give them to me as gifts. I actually started saving them and display all of them when I decorate for Christmas. Yay, I get to take them all out soon!

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,342
    Angels are my Christmas theme every year! One year I made hundreds of pasta angels and hung them on the tree till my last day at work before Christmas. I took off lots and gave everyone at work one and brought the rest back home to my tree. I still cover the tree with them and always offer anyone who comes to visit to take one or two or three or more off and take it home with them. Just a few weeks ago one of the girls from work told me she still has hers and was thinking of making some.

  14. #14
    Super Member starshine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,984
    Quote Originally Posted by Willa
    Angels are my Christmas theme every year! One year I made hundreds of pasta angels and hung them on the tree till my last day at work before Christmas. I took off lots and gave everyone at work one and brought the rest back home to my tree. I still cover the tree with them and always offer anyone who comes to visit to take one or two or three or more off and take it home with them. Just a few weeks ago one of the girls from work told me she still has hers and was thinking of making some.
    A friend gave one to me several years ago, made with pasta and painted it white. I have it packed with Christmas decorations and it is on my tree every year. I like your tradition of pass them on to visitors.

  15. #15
    Super Member quilting cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lake Stevens, WA
    Posts
    1,897
    You're lucky the bugs haven't found the pasta angels! Maybe only in warmer climates?

  16. #16
    Super Member Zappycat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    1,301
    I have a 21 year old daughter that has Retts Syndrome. She is severely handicapped and I collect angels for her.

  17. #17
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,522
    Come to think of it yes I have quite a few!
    Here is the very old that one I remade the costume on her. Because after all these years she needed it. Scroll down past the reindeer....

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-31685-1.htm

  18. #18
    Senior Member GrammaNancy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    North West, Washington
    Posts
    415
    I collect Angels, I have some vintage china and also the old paper machee ones. I also collect Nativities.
    Actually, :mrgreen: I collect a little of everything.... :mrgreen:

  19. #19
    just-sew-together's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Windy City Area...IL
    Posts
    248
    I also collect Angels......My favorites are Seraphim Angels by the Roman corp. Have over 100 of them... also collect Jim Shore, Boyd's, have many antique cherub trinket boxes and Cherub figurines....etc., etc., etc. My favorite... is a beautiful, agate cameo angel pendant that is my constant companion. Just too many to list but all in all I have around 300 plus. They are all in their original boxes and packed at present. Needed room for the mountain of fabrics that seem to be taking over my world. Prayerfully no one will ask about BEARS..... that's another MAJOR obsession.

    Sadly I am a major collector and I am married to a major collector. We've basically run ourselves out of our house...Hubby has all his collections visible as he has a very large room. I try to keep his collections on display because he never leaves his room except trips to the hospital......and he really enjoys having his toys around him. :) SEWWWWWWW I keep most of mine packed. :( WE had put money down on a 3 story Victorian BUT our dream had to be put on hold when hubby took sick 12 years ago and the reality of the situation is.... now it can never happen sew I've learned to accept what is. Priorities change as we age and realize what is important. Besides I have 'REAL LIVE ANGELS' in my world these days!!! :) :) :) Blessings come in many forms.

  20. #20
    Senior Member angelwatcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Idaho Panhandle
    Posts
    346
    I'm a collector too, though I don't have as many as some of my fellow angel collectors here on the board. I like hand crafted Angels mostly, have made lots and bought from other crafters. I make and sell Angel pins at craft shows. I also collect Angel Fabric and have a real hard time cutting it up as I don't want to chop off any heads or body parts. In our other home I had an Angel room, with blue ceiling and clouds, glow in the dark stars, and a forest painted around the walls. It was very peaceful up there. I don't have room in this house for that, so most of the Angels are spread out all over the house. I bought a small Christmas tree from Big lots last year with the hope of putting all angel ornaments from Hallmark on it this year and keeping it up all year. (I have a friend who keeps her pencil tree with her Barbie ornaments on it up all year and I thought that was a great idea!!) A great showcase. I also have lots of books on Angels and even my gift wrap and bags tend to be Angelic!!

  21. #21
    Senior Member angelwatcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Idaho Panhandle
    Posts
    346
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I collect angels too. Started with a couple of cross stitch angels I made and then it grew. I have since started collecting Tea pots and Tea cups so now I get all three at times!
    I've seen Gayle's cross stitch Angels, they are beautiful!!! I have patterns but haven't made them yet.

  22. #22
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,758
    I also like angels, especially ethnically diversed since our family is. We have several African American, Guatemalan and Hawaiian ones. None are of particular worth and I find them where ever I can.

  23. #23
    Super Member leatheflea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    martinsville Indiana
    Posts
    4,454
    I only collect the real ones.

  24. #24
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    9,194
    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    You're lucky the bugs haven't found the pasta angels! Maybe only in warmer climates?
    oh my, my, that made me giggle.

    I don't collect, but I have met at least two.

  25. #25
    Super Member starshine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,984
    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    You're lucky the bugs haven't found the pasta angels! Maybe only in warmer climates?
    oh my, my, that made me giggle.

    I don't collect, but I have met at least two.
    Maybe it is luck, or my guardian angel looking out for it. ;-) But it might be because she painted it completely with the white paint. And that may be it.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.