Monday, December 25, 2017

Angels in Heaven and on Earth

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains,
And the mountains in reply,
Echoing their joyous strains
Gloria, in excelcis Deo!

Can you just imagine for a minute
what it would have been like to be
a humble shepherd out guarding your 
flocks and a heavenly host appears 
unto you bringing you the great news
that your Savior is born, and to come
and bear witness to the world through
all generations of that reality!

What wonder and joy that must have been.

My little angels are my grandchildren.  Those of you
who have followed me for some time know how most
of what I do is motivated by creating magic for them.

I love the wonder and joy in their little faces.

This is Jacquelyn.  You saw her when she was first
born and now she is a very astute and bright five
year old.

We had only one pretty angel costume for our
Night in Bethlehem and she quickly 
told me that I needed another one, and in a size
that would fit her better.

She asked to have a sleepover -all by herself -
the other night.  She had asked for that once
before and just made it into the house with
her cookie that we had stopped to buy, when
alligator tears began rolling down her face,
and she wanted to go home.

This time she spent the night and did so well,
and we had just tried on the new, better-fitting
dress, when she said she didn't feel well and
wanted her mommy.  I think it is beginning to
show in her face on this one.

Of course, grandma didn't know if she was just
a little homesick or what, but we got her changed,
and her things packed up, and just as we got 
into her house - sure enough - she really was
sick!  Oh no!  Not at Christmas time! 

And speaking of angels, I created this angel
mannequin this week.

Ever since we created our mannequins at
Halloween, I decided I wanted one for 
Christmas to decorate my home.

Of course, with the angel wings on the tree,
she needs to be set up close to the tree.

Everything was collected from my closet
and drawers - skirts, a jacket, a ruffled
vest, a set of gloves, pearls, and some
table linens.

I had purchased a black velvet mannequin
online.  She took 45 minutes to assemble.  Such
a fun last minute project.

I just love the beauty and glory
of angels.
May your life be filled with
earthly and Heavenly angels at
this time of year and always.

Wishing all of you and yours a very
wonderful Christmas, and may the joy
the good news of Christ's birth bring
you peace all year.  May you feel God's
angels surrounding you and lifting you up.
May you give glory to God on the highest.

Merry Christmas on this
Christmas Eve
Purple Chocolat Home.

Our whole bunch of angels.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Merry Christmas, Jacqueline! Nothing better than a big family and Christmas.

    1. We are so blessed to have them all live around us. I know that isn't the case anymore for most families!

  2. Oh, I feel the pain. You want it to work, but maybe it's just baby steps. I hope she felt better soon. What a truly beautiful granddaughter you have!

    Angels. Always good to have one on your shoulder at all times. I've felt mine many times over.


    1. Jane, I agree! I feel angels blessing me all the time.

  3. Merry x mas ....🌲🌲🌲❤️❤️❤️

  4. Such a sweet story! Angels need their mommies! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

  5. I hope your little angel is feeling better. She is beautiful, and so is your mannequin!

    Merry Christmas!
    Ricki Jill

    1. Thank you! She got over it quickly, then brother got it! I love the mannequin and she was so quick to put together.

  6. Your family is just beautiful and that Jacquelyn is a little doll. So sorry she was sick and do hope it was short lived! Lovely post!

    1. Yes, it was just that one day, so that was great!

  7. I got the link of your blog from Linda's blog.. as soon as I opened it I saw an angel smiling.. she is so adorable..

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