Saturday, July 23, 2011

There Are Angels Among Us...

The Cranky Queen, in all of her "moodiness" & sometimes "crankiness", does believe that angels walk among us. Human beings that have such a sincere, passionate & angelic nature, that God deemed them angels to bless our lives & help us along our life's journey. I bet all of my blog friends know someone that would be considered an angel...
 Well, I created this vintage~style altered art piece for the Cranky King's Aunt Joyce who lives in Missouri.  When visiting last month, I saw that she had various angels in her home. I also found this guardian angel car pendant for her because she drives like a "bat out of hell!"~LOL
Isn't this baby girl adorable? I added gold wings. Hence, an angel was born. The background is old bible pages attached to a vintage book cover
May You Always Have An Angel At Your Side...

Vintage buttons, a piece of an old necklace & tatted lace help add to the "aged" look of this piece.  I left the book cover's edges raw for extra texture. Bible pages from LUKE.

I made a flower using an old stained crocheted doily wrapped in rust~colored binding tape.

The bottom is "finished off" with coffee stained pom pom fringe, satin ribbon, vintage buttons & a cut piece from a crocheted doily.
Grandma Steers & Tiffany
I believe that Aunt Joyce is an angel...she is a wonderful lady & has unselfishly taken care of her Mother (Cranky King's Grandmother) pictured above for many, many years.  Grandma Steers turns 103 years old in November of this year!)  Aunt Joyce is there every day...seeing that the needs of her Mother are met...
Grandma is a "legend in her own time."  Her mind is still good telling us stories of her childhood. She is mobile via wheelchair, feeds herself, and speaks her mind when needed...


  1. She is going to love it! I hope for all of the same blessings as your hubbys grandmother when I am 103 ;O
    I love all the of little touches you added to it to make it that much more special Tiffany, when she opens it I just know she will be able to feel all of the love that went into it. t. xoxoxo

  2. Wow....I had all sorts of wonderful comments floating through my cranky little bird brain til I read "103" and they just went POOF! That's remarkable!! Your Aunt Joyce sounds like a angel - and your tribute to her is beautiful....Hope she slows down!! Have a wonderfully cranky weekend my friend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. Lovely post! And yes there are angels among us! Have a great weekend!

  4. Such a sentimental and sweet post. SHE looks amazing.
    Love handmade things like this.
    There are many angels in my life and I ever grateful and blessed.

  5. Oh I'm with you...
    there are definitely angels among us.

    Lovely and inspiring post ♥

  6. Tiff! A Great Angel Post! And I love your Angels Amongst Us ATC! It's Beautiful! Hugs,Tee

  7. Another awesome and creative work of art! I know she will love it. Melanie

  8. Tiff, she is going to cry when she sees this beauty. Love it. This was a beautiful post.

  9. Oh wow, this is totally gorgeous and I love the pic of you and your aunt...What a gorgeous post, my friend.

  10. What a lovely and thoughtful gift!I have presented your wonderful blog with the Butterfly Award! http://www.aboutamom.com/2011/07/butterfly-award.html

  11. Love your angels! Your artwork is fantastic! Beautiful! x