Sunday, January 15, 2012

Time For Angels

An Angel in the House

How sweet it were, if without feeble fright,
Or dying of the beauteous, dreadful sight,
An angel came to us, and we could bear
To see him issue from the silent air
At evening in our room, and bend on ours
His divine eyes, and bring us from his bowers
News of dear friends and children who have never
Been dead indeed, as we shall know for ever,
Alas! we think not what we daily see
About our hearths, angels that are to be.
Or may be if they will; and we prepare
Their souls and ours to meet in happy air,
A child a friend, a wife, whose soft heart sings
In unison with ours, waiting for future wings.

Leigh Hunt 1784-1859

 I will join:
Show off Your Cottage Monday  at The House in the Roses 
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Your Cozy Home Party  with Cozy Home Scenes
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tea Party Tuesday  at Sweetology 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea  at Antiques and Teacups
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life


Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

Great pictures, Sherry! Thanks for sharing!

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

A lovely post!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Nice quote! Also like the hour glass! I've been looking at several deciding which one I want!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love that poem, Sherry. Beautiful photos too.

Susan said...

So, so beautiful.

foreverdecorating said...

Lovely pictures and lovely book.

Shine said...

Thank you so much for beautiful! Almost made me cry it was so lovely...and a new one for me:) Blessings~~Shine

Sunny Simple Life said...

That is so lovely and I love the last two lines.

Unknown said...

What a lovely share.
Have a lovely week,

chateau chic said...

Lovely post! Mary Alice

Kathy said...

I am a first time visitor came from a linky party. I love your blog, filled with great photography. The poen is wonderful, thanks for sharing. Kathy

Debbie said...

Sherry, I just love the warm and romantic feeling to this whole vignette. The poem is the icing on the cake.

Beth said...

Sherry, You excel at setting up beautiful vignettes and taking spectacular photos - this is no exception! BEAUTIFUL!!
Hugs, Beth

CIELO said...

How very lovely--your photographs; nostalgia, sweetness and assurance. Thank you for sharing them and for also posting the lovely poem about the angel. When I first saw the photograph of the book and the poem I immediately thought--oh I so wish I can read that poem… and then, you had it posted it for us to read it. How nice! Thank YOU and thanks for participating in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday and bringing us here!


Antiques And Teacups said...

Such a beautiful photos and words. Thanks so much for a lovely moment.

Terri said...

Beautiful post! I love your large images. The poem is so lovely too! The cup you have shared to day is sweet, I love simple white cups and this one has a pretty handle too!
Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Terri said...

Oh, I thought I made a comment, but now it appears as if I did not?? So I shall again!
Your post is lovely, with your beautiful large images! The vignettes are so comforting. Your white tea cup is simple and sweet, I love the fancy handle. I love white china as it looks so beautiful with just about anything.
Your angel poem was sweet to read!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Faded papery roses with your antique book, a nice setting for tea today. I've never thought of angels as male, this surprised me in the poem.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a lovely post, Sherry, with wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing this with us.


Martha's Favorites said...

Sheri: A lovely poem. I love today's post. Thanks for sharing it! Hugs, Martha

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty...such lovely photos.

KathyB. said...

The poem gave me pause for thought, a lot of thought. Beautiful post. "About our hearths, angels that are to be.." written in a time when most families suffered the death of at least one child, maybe more. Very thought-provoking, and sad.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful poem and even prettier pictures. My mom has always loved hourglasses, so it was especially nice seeing yours displayed se well. All around lovely vignette! Thank you for adding this to my party. I appreciate you supporting me in my new party. I'll be by to see you on Friday!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Sherry,
the poem is lovely and so are the vignettes. All looks really romantic. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Beautiful poem and vignette! I'm visiting from the Cozy Home Party.

Kathy said...

Sherry, this is quite a lovely post! The image of the opened book, the dried roses, the hourglass books and cup is wonderful! I love that you shared the poem - what sweet thoughts of comfort! Thank you for sharing with A Return To Loveliness,
God Bless,

Unknown said...

your photos are haunting with that amazing poem...gave me the chills. Wow.