Friday, April 15, 2016

Broken Wing

I just bought this angel,

and when I brought him in from the car, I noticed this!  How did I miss that?  I guess I was so busy looking at the bottom of the statue for chips, that I didn't see that his wing was broken. 

Since Mother's Day is coming soon, I thought I'd put a necklace on him.  My son gave this to me for Mother's Day when he was little.

He has such a sweet face.

I have a thing about chips and broken items, so I was going to return him, but then I thought to myself,  "we have all been shattered at one time or another in life, well most of us, so it doesn't matter if the wing is broken.  He represents each and every one of us."  So, this little boy statue will stay in my home.  He makes me smile.  : )



a writing place said...

So true a view. So very true.

And none of us, are perfect, on any day. To me, this is very reassuring. I don't feel it is the nature of humans, to be perfect. We are always becoming. Always changing.

I don't want to achieve "perfection." It would signal that I was "done." And I don't want to be "done." I have a lot more living to do! :-)


Optimistic Existentialist said...

YES...keep it...flawed is beautiful :) perhaps it is a sign.

Lowcarb team member said...

He made me smile too, such a lovely face and your necklace just goes so well - as if it was meant to be ...

Enjoy your Friday

All the best Jan

Terra Hangen said...

The necklace suits the little angel to a T, and yes, his broken wing adds meaning to him.

Regine Karpel said...


LoveT. said...

Lovely :)

Have a wonderful Weekend Sheri, lots of Hugs <3

TinaTx said...

What a sweet little statue. Without the close-up I couldn't see the broken wing but I don't think it matters. I have my share of not perfect things around the house. Some I broke, some my kids broke, some were handed down to me that way and yes, I've even bought things that were less than perfect. Love the little necklace too.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

You are so right, Sheri! We are not perfect and neither are others. What a great lesson to reflect on. I have a little angel that has a broken wing that happened when we had an earthquake. I was able to repair him, but I too debated whether to keep him. Your special mother's necklace from your son looks beautiful on your angel! ♥

It's me said...

What a beautiful from me happy weekend love Ria x❤️

Susie said...

Sheri, The angel boy is too cute to return..he has touched your heart.You need to keep him.:) I told you I would find out about that polaroid camera. Liz said her husband ordered it from Amazon..but they have them at Wal-marts and Targets. She said they come in different colors too. How very nice. You may want to check them out on line. Blessings, love you, xoxo, Susie

Deserae said...

He is so sweet....I would keep him too!
Have a great weekend....

Susie Swanson said...

So true, i couldn't have said it better. I love broken things as well and I love it. i have one that's a girl angel with a tip of her wing broken but she means so much to me. hugs dear friend and thanks for the reminder. xo

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri he's a cutie even with a clipped wing. I say keep him and love him!

NanaDiana said...

Imperfectly perfect!!!! I have an angel with a broken wing,too. I have carried him around for many years and he has been mended and I love him more than if he were 'perfect', I think. xo Diana

Carla from The River said...

Lovely .... I love how you added the necklace.

xx oo
I will be on Spring Break ... wishing you a great week ahead.
Love, Carla

Patricia said...

He does have a sweet face, and I'm glad you kept him Sheri. A nice idea to add the necklace to a really attractive piece.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

Such a sweet little Angel and nice place to keep your necklace from your Son.
Have a lovely weekend


What a sweet little fella. The necklace is perfect there. You made me smile with your words of wisdom. I love what you said, "we have all been shattered at one time or another in life, so it doesn't matter if the wing is broken." ENJOY him each and every moment that he spends there with you.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I learned a great lesson last Sunday when I was photographing my friend at the home of a dear woman whose antiques spoke to me. It sounds trite, but those broken pieces she has strewn across her floors, tables and chairs added such a beauty not only to the photos I took, but we had a conversation about this "brokeness." Yes, we are all broken and will one day be broken "relics." Only those who appreciate antiques at this level might get this idea, but I've come to learn that there's nothing wrong with a wonky table leg, a broken wing.

I just bought a fun French settee from my friend Clara, and I love its age. It is in perfect condition with the exception of one small crack on the arm. However, the entire piece gives my home the LOOK I WANTED....a comfortable, French country look that can't be made with new furniture. So whatever the item, whoever the life, brokeness IS beautiful.

Holly said...

Oh that angel is precious and great message about broken wings.

Sherry said...

***we have all been shattered at one time or another in life, well most of us, so it doesn't matter if the wing is broken.***

imperfection, i've found, is a thing of beauty.
your angel is lovely in its current condition.
my wings have been clipped, bruised, beaten,
and torn. God makes all things beautiful in His time.

and i love the necklace. what a blessing to add that
to your angel. sweet adornment.

Amely Rose said...

Thanks so much for the comment on my latest post
it means so much to be and Iwanted to say THANK YOU in a more personal way.
you are amazing.

with love your AMELY ROSE

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Sherry,
Such a beautiful little angel. I would not even think of fixing the broken wing.. I think it adds such soul to the piece.. I visual reminder that even when we are broken, it does not effect our hearts.. After all, it's what's on the inside, not the exterior, right? Beautiful post Sheri.

Thank you for visiting.. Ok, that red rose is the one on the side of my house. The french rose is in the backyard. I am so happy you enjoyed.
Enjoy your weekend.

bbb said...

somehow the broken wing and the idea of it makes everything sounds so artistic

Teresa said...

Now that the wing is broken he's ready to be among mortals and he couldn't have chosen a better home with gorgeous people with lovely souls.
Wishing you an angelical week ahead.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Dear Sheri,

This sweet angel and his little broken wing were meant to be with you.
Because you see the beauty in all things, your loving and caring eye catch those moments in life, that many people do not see.

Have you ever read the Littlest Angel-in some ways this reminds me of him.
This necklace from your son is perfect on him too.
Yes, my dear we are all broken souls trying to do the best we can and love those dear to us with all of our hearts.
Wishing you a lovely Monday,
With love,

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, I think that your angel is perfect , broken wing and all…
Have a lovely spring day…

Stephanie said...

What a precious thought, my friend. You are right, none of us are perfect and in some way or another we have scars, breaks, and hurts. Your angel is perfect the way he is and I'm glad you're keeping him :)

I also love the sweet necklace as it adds the perfect touch. Love and hugs to you!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sheri, I'm so glad you decided to let the angel stay with you and have a home even with the broken wing. What a delight with the necklace your son gave you. I love this display. We all have imperfections and this is a reminder that life can still be beautiful. Lovely post my friend.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. So nice to see you and have you visit. I have missed you!! Enjoy the teacup/mug exchange visits.
Love to you, xo

CraveCute said...

Sheri your observation is so true. The necklace really adds a sweet touch! xx

Seawashed said...

He is so precious just the way he is. Beauty in the brokenness. xx

Anonymous said...

I have a thing about chips and broken items too...this was a good choice.