Friday, November 16, 2007

Every time a bell rings

Remember those white feather wings Cindy sent me? Here they are. I lightly tinted them with coffee. Cindy's idea. I put the coffee in a spray bottle and misted them. If you have a pair of these wings and decide to do this be very careful. The feathers are adhered to cardboard and you don't want to get the cardboard real wet. I hit them with the blow dryer to fluff them up. The mannequin is cover with Christmas sheet music. At the top is "Hark the Herald Angels Sing". At the bottom is the quote "Every time a bell rings an angel gets her wings. This is from the movie "It's a Wonderful Life". The quote is really "his wings",but "her" wings was more fitting. The movie was made in 1946 and is a Jimmy Stewart classic. If you have never seen it, (I can't imagine where you have been ) then go rent it. Or wait till it gets closer to Christmas. It airs every year.


cindy said...! How COOL is she? I love it. Now see, you figured the coffee thing spray it...I would not have thunk it. I love it so. She's adorable. Ohhhhhhhh, that may be what I had to do with my last pair!
you rock!

: )

Natasha Burns said...

this is just fabulous!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Love your blog! Thank you so much for visiting me! Your daughter is gorgeous! I love all of your goodies!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!


Lori said...

I love what you did with the wings from Cindy...gorgeous!!! and how sweet you used the quote from "it's a wonderful life"...i just love that movie, and of course i bawl my eyes out every time i watch it!!!

Sandra Evertson said...

This is Wonderful!
What Perfect use for those wings!
Sandra Evertson

Joy said...

Oh my goodness, I just bought a pair of wings like this and had no idea what to do with them. You have inspired me! Now I know excatly what to do. Yay, another project!

Thanks for the visit :)


kansasrose said...

I LOVE this! What a beautiful angel and use for the feathers and the coffee stain is brilliant! Ya got it down girl! hey..thanks for the prayers and kind words. You are so sweet. xxxooo

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow that is fantastic. Love what you did with the wings.

Casii said...

She is absolute gorgeous perfection! Love her, love the fluttery wings, lovely altogether!

I can't wait to dig out my It's A Wonderful Life dvd. Is it too soon you think? lol

Gemma said...

Wow this is great.
Where do you live in Az.?
Maybe we are neighbors.

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello thanks for stopping by my blog,
I love visiting and your daughter is
beautiful, I see why you are so proud
of her. My 15 year old wants to go to
Paris to study in a exchange program,
I have to think about it, reminds me
of your wings on you little model. To let her go...... Thanks for sharing
and I will visit again soon Pinkie Denise

FrostingsNSparkles said...

That looks absolutely awesome! What a wonderful piece :) I honestly have never seen that movie :( Miracle on 34th Street though, I've seen a million times, and love it :) This year I will make a point of watching Its Wonderful Life

Monica said...

oh my I LOVE IT!!!!!
I saw those wings at Hobby Lobby in the ornament section ,might have to go get some before they are gone!
Thanks for sharing your ornament traditon. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Bejeweled said...

This is just beautiful! Love what you did with the wings!

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Wow love it! Nike!