Monday, September 20, 2010

An Edearing Cherub

Hello Friends!
I was at a church fundraiser and I found this pretty cherub vase.
I was paying and the man helping me kept looking at this cherub and then looking back at me...he told me he had given this to his wife as a gift,the wife informed him she did not like cherubs. I felt terrible for the man as he seemed somewhat burly, and not one to buy a delicate cherub vase.
 I adore cherubs and told the man, I thought it was beautiful
Not only did I get a bargain on a darling vase I took the mans story as a reminder gift, that my husbands heart can be as tender as mine and to tread lightly.
As practical and unemotional as my own husband, Mr. Romantic, may seem, my actions and words have a deeper impact than I may realize. Ladies, tread lightly on your husbands hearts and be thankful when they do express themselves in a romantic way.
On a lighter note, 
I did have to fluff up the cherub vase with a wave of my magic Shabby Chic paint brush...

Make it Fabulous for Less Tip~I always keep a can of regular old Wal-Mart Latex paint around in white and antique white. I do alot of Shabbying items white and it is not cost effective for me to use spray paint on everything. Brush painting will save you alot of money in paint, try not to get frustrated, some items do take several coats with the brush.  Also, remember if you are distressing the item the paint job does not need to be perfect... a little messy is ok!

Since it is Monday, I think we need a little eye candy to get our day going!
And a strong cup of coffee to wake us up!
I am addicted to flavored creamers! 
My favorite right now is Carmel Vanilla Cream!

Have a lovely and beautiful day! Don't forget to hug and kiss your sweetie! 
I am joining Cielo at 
Show off your cottage Monday


  1. hi olivia! your treasures are fantastic!
    thanks so much for your kind words!

  2. What a wonderful story and a great buy for you.


  3. Olivia,
    Good Morning!! I love the cherub vase both before and after. Being a Victorian type of gal, I love the gold but I also love the white!!
    I have a supply of spray paint that I have picked up in various places for a buck a can. You never know when you will need to spray paint something!
    My hubby is very romantic and sensitive, more so than I am. He is the one who buys the mushy cards and I buy the funny ones. I will take heed and thread lightly on his heart because I do know how much he loves me.Thanks for that reminder!
    I am addicted to coffee creamers too. Working night shift for 28 years, I LOVE my coffee but I still love my tea too!!

    Have a great day my friend!!
    Loved that tea pot and tea cups!!


  4. Dear Olivia: What a wonderful post and a reminder about our men. We all love 'romance' but some have more difficulty expressing it then others. It may be but one simple task that can show us just how 'loved' we are. It doesn't always have to come in the form of a bouquet of flowers. Your cherub, and its story, are very precious.

  5. Love the post and instantly my heart dropped as the story was revealed... What a lovely gesture from the gentleman... There are so many whom would love to have a gesture such as this and bless hom for trying.... I love the cherub especially sporting it's new white look... Sometimes we as women don't realize we really hurt the one's we are suppose to love.... and the other way around... Just a sweet little reminder to be grateful...

  6. Hi Olivia!
    What a tender story and YES I know I need to protect my hubbys heart and watch how I say things!

    Hey, I have something I'd like to send you. It's a Letter *O* that is white w/pink painted roses and has some of my pink hand made clay roses on it too. It stands about 6 inchees. If you would like it, its yours. I 'd just need your addy.

    Have a great day!

  7. Hi Olivia,

    What a beautiful vase! Thank you for reminding us to tread lightly on our hubby's hearts. Mine isn't very romantic either, but when he does something sweet I try to praise him for it. :)


  8. I think this is great reminder not to just tread lightly on our husband's feeling but anyone who gives us a gift. We need to remember this person made a special effort to give us a gift. I hope the gentleman's heart was partially healed by your love for the vase.

    It looks great in it's new white gown.

  9. Olivia, You are so right! That poor man. I do love the vase !
    Have a pretty day!

  10. Olivia, I am so glad you came over for a visit and left a comment, so I could come and visit you. Love your blog and I am now a follower.


  12. I love your cherub's all shabbied up.

    How sweet.


  13. If his wife had seen it in white I bet she would've kept it! It's gorgeous!

  14. Olivia! there was a half of a cookie in the bottom of the cookie jar and it looked like it was from the day before! I was cheated! hahahah!
    Have a pretty day!

  15. I love your cherub vase, especially after you painted them! Cherub's is one of the things that I collect! What a sweet gesture on her husbands part. I wanted to thank you for stopping by for a visit and for your sweet comments. I love your blog and would love to join you as a follower, but my computer won't let me,as soon as I figure out what the problem is I will be joining. Blessings~~~ Daphne

  16. Hi Olivia,
    I really felt for that gentleman. As a single girl it would be so nice to have someone to spoil me and for me to spoil in return.
    Love your cherubs and that so pretty china.
    Smiles, Angela.

  17. Hi Oliva, The cherubs turned out great. Thank You for your visit. Have a good week....Julian


Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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