Friday Favorites

For this week’s Friday Favorites I’d like to show you a little collection of mine that began with a gift.

It was Christmas 2001 and after the turmoil that had occurred in the world during the autumn of that year, we received this gift with the message that it would renew hope for a bright future.

She is appropriately named: “The Angel of Peace”


The gift really struck a chord with us and somehow seemed very soothing after the previous weeks of uncertainty that so many of us had been through.

I had never seen the resin sculptures of Susan Lordi before that time, and I’m not sure if it was because the first one meant so much to us, or if I would have been drawn to them anyway, but after that Christmas, I began to notice them in stores and found myself charmed by them.

Now, I’m at the point where I have several, and I’m out of shelf space to display any more! These are the ones that make us smile here at our house . . .

We bought this for our anniversary one year . . .

My daughter gave me this one for a Christmas gift . . .

I had to buy this for Sir Beads-a-Lot . . .

As a kid, I spent most of my summers at the beach . . .

I couldn’t resist this one – she seemed perfect to display during summer and fall!

By the way, if you’re ever out shopping and you happen to see me lingering over a display of these little sculptures, please grab me by the arm and remind me that I have no more shelf space, ok? Thanks! 🙂

Do you ever have to remind yourself that you don’t need more of “something”?



Friday Favorites — 12 Comments

  1. I love these too, does telling your husband there is no more room for fishing rods count? hehe!

  2. I have seen this line at my Halmark store. Funny how something catches your eye and pretty soon you are a collector!! I say, buy another shelf.

    xx, Carol

  3. I love these lil angels. I have two. One is holding a heart that my daughter gave me years ago and the another is a box. It is special cause Buddy (our Springer Spaniel) gave it to me on Valentines day. It has an angel holding a dog carved on top and inside are the words “Truly a Friend”. I love Buddy, but I love Dave more. He always finds the best gifts with such heart and love. Hubby is my best friend.

    I don’t think I would stop you from buying the angels, but maybe you could display them at different times? Move them around…lol

  4. I love clothes – so I have to remind myself that I don’t ‘need’ that item. My daughter says I should ask myself “Do I LOVE it’ If the answer is I like it a lot or anything less than that – put it back. Many times I shop with a friend and we are buffer for each other – put it back you don’t need that! Or ‘don’t you have one very similar to that?’
    But I love to shop. Now I’m shopping thrift shops – love that – it’s my new hobby.

  5. I need to remind myself that I don’t need any more vintage Strawberry Shortcake items. Really, I don’t…but if you see that rare miniature pvc that’s missing from my collection, call me asap. lol

  6. I’m not going to grab your arm, because probably I’ll say buy it, buy it, if you don’t I’m going to buy it for myself. The figurines are extra cute!, I’d love to have some, but they don’t sell them here :(. I need to remind myself not to buy a lot of crafts magazines, shhhhh!!!! it’s addicting!, but I looooooooooove it!!!

  7. My daughter has the Fathers & Daughters figurine in her room; she has a special bond with her Daddy! Such a cute line!
    I have to tell myself to back away from clothes. I gravitate to the same kind of stuff over & over and then have multiples of the same thing.(especially if it is on sale & I’m getting a good deal!) Just the other day, my daughter & I were shopping and I saw a lightweight coat on sale that I liked. I asked her if I should get it, she looked at me like I was crazy and said,”you already have one just like it!” At least I’m consistent!

  8. Hi Crystal,

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It is so lovely to reach out across the oceans! Beara is a beautiful part of Ireland. I live in Dublin – but at least we are close to the sea AND very near the Dublin mountains.

    It is a coincidence that I too have that beautiful angel with the sea-shell. My younger son gave it to me to remind me of all the wonderful holidays we had here in Ireland by the sea (and often wearing 2 sweaters!!).

    As I type this it is snowing outside – but I am off to my workbench to start practicing cutting out window shapes. Hope you visit me again soon Crystal. Best wishes from a very very cold Ireland, Carol 🙂 x

    PS Etsy shop is bare at the moment. I need a break from doll-making but will be back in a few weeks, no doubt.

  9. I have a Mother and Son one, and 2 teacher ones. They are cute!
    I love the purple swirl earrings that you have on ETSY. Saving my $.

  10. I’ve seen these too, and they are so, so sweet. I’m with Carol…buy another shelf! Paulette ;D

  11. They are really beautiful and I can see why you were attracted to them. Now not to deter your resolve for not needing more (and who does really?) but with some collections there may be alternate display ideas to be employed. For instance some of your pieces I can see suspended on 10lb test monofiliment (fishing line) and hung from your ceiling either in a cluster or around certain parts of your house. For instance you could suspend the angel over a mantel that displays family photos making it a mini vignette. Just a thought! 🙂

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