In this immaculate doll of heaven has been conceived,
No hands had shaped her, an uninvented innocence be-
Ring upon ring in haloes all around her, and not remote
But only there, dispensing of all the brought light a total
Even now her wings have assumed such shields of glory
and the pool beneath
Wheels with such wreaths of shining, the room is
ered and filled
By her tall and burning stillness and, an actual angel,
her suspension wars
For a whole minute against all the dark, as if I were a
from Swedish Angel by Winfield Townley Scott
As promised, I’m writing a series of posts on Nina Hartmann and how her style has influenced my decorating.
Angel wings are the first item on Nina’s list. She buys vintage wings made by mothers or nuns for children in Christmas pageants in European flea markets. Tough to find, but easy to make yourself. I merely bent bailing wire into a wing shapes, sewed scrap cotton net, painted stars with glue, then sprinkled German glass glitter on.
I can’t help feeling a little spiritual with angel wings in the house. They symbolize freedom and protection.
They impart intangible ‘heart’ in the home far more than any tchotchkes.
Avoid the $7 12" dollar store wings. I’ve seen them in magazines but the effect is perfume on a pig (they’re just toys for kids).
Check out handmade wings at:
Until next time, stay shabby!
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