Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Sunday Song for Valentine's Day!

Love is in the air in blog-land at the moment!  Valentine's day is on many people's minds so I thought I could be angelic for a while show you some cute little cherubs.


Vintage Holiday crafts
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.
Sleeping Putto Léon-Jean-Bazille Perrault
Two vintage Christmas angels singing
Source
The Putto`s Kiss by William Bouguereau 



The most famous piece of art that depicts these beautiful creatures would have to be Raphael's two Putti.

Wikimedia
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 also very special to me as he originally sat on our wedding cake, 16 years ago!


Another wedding memento that is cherubic in nature is our beautiful gold leaf wedding album that sits on an antique blanket box in our bedroom.


 

 



The final cherub treasure I would like to show you is a beautiful tapestry cushion that we have in our sitting room. 


 

I have others but I might show them to you another day...maybe next Valentine's! In the meantime I hope you might listen to one of my favourite songs about angels from one of my very favourite singers. I will be linking this up to my Sunday Song post which is dedicated to all things romantic this Valentine's weekend.


Please enjoy Angels by Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams - Angels (Original)
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I am also linking today's Valentines post to these special Linky Parties:

and to 

Well, thank you, dear friends, for visiting 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,

16 comments:

  1. Very cute Natasha! Love the little pillow! Happy Valentine's Weekend:@)

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  2. Lovely post, Natasha!
    You are showing us some wonderful putti here!
    Happy weekend!
    Jacoba

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  3. I love all the cupids you chose to show today especially that sleeping one. So cute. Happy Valentine's Day and Pink Saturday.

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  4. Very pretty! I love angels!
    Sandra

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  5. I love cherubs too, always have! I have the picture Putto's Kiss hanging over my tub. Love all that yu shared here today, Happy Valentines Day! ;D

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  6. Natasha, What a sweet little needlepoint pillow and pretty wedding album. I didn't think to use some of my Christmas angels/cherubs for Valentine's Day. I'll try to remember to keep some out next year. All of my holiday things are piled high in the attic and there is NOW WAY I want to go searching for them now! LOL There are over 40 boxes and bins and who knows where those darn cherubs are?! Have a nice chocolate in my honor on V-Day! I'm trying to end my chocolate addiction.

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  7. Beautiful images you shared. I especially like the cherub that topped your wedding cake and that wedding album is gorgeous! Thank you for linking all of this beauty to the Valentine party. laurie

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  8. Hi Natasha,

    I enjoyed looking at all the cherub images...there are so many different ones...thanks so much for sharing. I'm visiting for Pink Saturday...hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie ♥

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  9. Another great Robbie song!!
    I need more cherubs in my world...just gorgeous. :)

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  10. Hi Natasha,
    thats a stunning collection of charming photos. Happy Valentine's day.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  11. I enjoyed looking at all of your cherub treasures! I have the same picture of the cherubs as you do..the one above your bed, but mine is a small picture and I put a couple of small cherubs on each side of the picture. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  12. What a beautiful post and I loved the song!

    Kat :)

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  13. I love the idea behind your blog, I'm the biggest Christmas fan and wish all that Christmas joy would stick around the rest of the year! x

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  14. Im so glad I found your blog!
    Love it!!

    Here it's my christmas blog:
    http://julegleder.blogspot.com/

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  15. Lindo blog lleno de amor..Los angeles me enamoran son especiales
    Gracias por compartir tanta belleza
    Tu nueva seguidora Victoria
    España

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Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976

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