Sunday, December 30, 2012

I Love Snow! I Love Snowmen!

Hi, everyone!

Merry Christmas!  

Happy Holidays!  

I want to begin by thanking Beverly at 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! Red heart

The party invitation said to share your snow/snowmen, so grab your cup of coffee and let’s go! Coffee cup



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. Smile


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. Red heart


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,

TERRY Coffee cup


  1. Wow, what a fabulous snowman collection! You must have a smile on your face all the time. I love the lamp, just adorable.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

    The French Hutch

  2. OH TERRI, the bathroom snowman with the plunger is just toooo cute. I can just imagine how your guests would get quite the surprise. His sayins are just adorable. You have a wonderful collection. Thanks for your visit and have a Happy New Year.

  3. Teri, good to see you back! I really enjoyed seeing all your snowmen. I love them, too, and hang mine on a tree branch with lights. Snowmen have a special place in my heart because back in 1997 I bought a framed print of a snowman holding a lantern with the verse "A lamp to my feet is your word, a light to my path..." which inspired me to write stories about a snowman called Gabriel and his best friend Poetry the Calico Cat ( We have snow down here in Maryland, too. Isn't it wonderful! I love your photos of your yard. It's so wonderful to be able to look out one's window at such a beautiful landscape. Snow really does make everything serene. May you have a Blessed New Year!

  4. HPS! Your snowmen are wonderful! Love the mitten box/charger holder :) and the plunger holding guy...too funny!

    We've had one snow and another is about to roll in. I'm hoping I get my run in this morning before it starts.....if it's snowing by the time I get out, I'll just walk for my last outing of 2012!

    Have a great and safe NYEve and a very happy New Year! Dana

  5. You have a lovely snowmen display!

    I am catching up with the PINK entries this week before the year ends! Hope to see you too!

    My PINK
    Happy New Year!

  6. Terry-
    I have just loaded your blog into my Grow Your Blog party-- so you are all set. Latest updates are on my blog -- see you on the 19th.