The Globe: What a Heavenly View

The Globe Newspaper: A Heavenly View

What A Heavenly View

Collector Joyce Berg may not have an angel on her shoulder, but she’s made sure every nook and cranny of her home is filled with the cherubic charmers.

Joyce and her husband Lowell, of Beloit, Wis., have collected 8,366 heavenly hosts and hostesses since they started “picking up souvenirs” on car trips in 1976. Adjusting her tinsel halo and Velcro wings, Joyce can joyfully go through the litany of each one. Says Joyce: “Whenever we come across a new angel, I carefully catalog where we bought it, when, what we paid, whether the clerk was bald – you know, all the important stuff.”