I want to begin by thanking Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com for her weekly Pink Saturday party. I have been away from my blog for a while, and Beverly is my inspiration for returning. Thank you, Beverly!
The party invitation said to share your snow/snowmen, so grab your cup of coffee and let’s go!
This is the inside of my hutch. Lots of snowmen!
We have twinkle lights inside and it looks so pretty at night. Keeping the garland on the top was a challenge. After frustrating both myself and my husband I finally gave in and let him put two small nails on the top. Now, the garland stays put.
This beautiful guy stands on top of the hutch. I love the way he looks with the red cardinal.
Check out the adorable one sitting on the door on the left. He has sand in his bottom, which helps him stay put.
Our home has lots of Americana decorations, so, of course, we had to have an Uncle Sam snowman.
My sister Helen bought this snowman rug for me for Christmas this year. Isn’t he gorgeous? Helen makes the best Christmas cookies in the whole world.
My mother-in-law got this adorable snow couple for me at The Christmas Tree Shop. Love The Christmas Tree Shop!
My husband’s cousin Beth gave me this precious mitten box years ago when my children were little. I really did keep their mittens in it. Now it holds my husbands cell phone charger and other electronic gadgets.
I love this snowman lamp! I am a teacher and one of my students gave this to me several years ago. His mom got it through the Avon catalog. Isn’t he precious?
This guy sits on top of our guest bathroom toilet. I thought I would spare you the picture of the toilet. He is a wise guy snowman. He is motion censored, and when you walk into the bathroom, actually when you walk past the bathroom, he talks. He says, “Ho, ho, ho, who’s gotta go?” and “Here in the bathroom don’t mind me. I’m here to keep you company.” and “Whatcha doing? On second thought, never mind. He, he, he.” and “Pull up a seat and make yourself comfy.” and “If you need any presents wrapped, I’ve got plenty of paper in here.” and “Are you okay? You look a bit flushed. Get it? Flushed!” He drives my husband crazy, but I think he is hysterical! He came from our local Hallmark Store.
This too came from the Avon catalog, about 20 years ago. My 24 year old daughter Shannon still insists that he gets put up every year. She has one in her bedroom too. Shannon loves to decorate for Christmas. I told her that when she moves out I hope she comes home to help me decorate every year.
This great guy was a gift from my mother-in-law too. The “Fresh Cut Christmas Trees” sign was handmade by my husband’s cousin Ken and his wife Isabel. I love handmade!
I love this snowman banner. We have a company called “Books Are Fun” that comes to school and sets up in the teachers’ room all kinds of books, gadgets, decorations, etc. for amazing prices. This only cost me about ten dollars. It is painted on a piece of heavy cloth, duck cloth I think. Every time I look at it I think, “I should try to make one of those.” But I never do. I should have bought twenty of them to give away, because everyone who comes to visit loves it.
This lights change color.
Placemats on my kitchen counter.
The white board hanging on my laundry room door. I love snow! The little wanted sign reads, “WANTED JOLLY MEN BEARING GIFTS.”
I live in North Jersey and we have had three good snow storms already this year. I watched a little squirrel all summer carry hickory nuts across my front yard and up into the woods. He did this at least six times a day from June through September. I’m thinking we are going to have a pretty stormy winter. He certainly was prepared for Superstorm Sandy.
I took the following photos one morning after a snowfall at sunrise. So pretty!
From my home and heart to yours,