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Saturday, February 20, 2010
Look at this cheery little house in the wintry woods! I wonder what it's like inside?
I have been wanting to post some photos of my winter decorating. When the Christmas decorations come down, I leave out most of my "snow" decor like snowmen, snowflakes, icicles, etc. and then will often add other things to complete the winter decorating. Once Valentine's Day is over, spring is still a long, long way off up here. So glittery snowflakes and iridescent icicles fill the need for light and sparkle!
This was my back door in January. A dear friend made the "January" garland for me. I think it looks just perfect with the snowman sign beneath it. This is a mitten-themed card made for me by the same friend. This cute little cake dome was $5 on clearance at Marshalls. I have been wanting something like this for a long time, but was waiting for an affordable price. I will enjoy using it to display all manner of seasonal things. (I thought of this too late for Valentine's Day, but wouldn't it have been cute to display some felt Valentine sugar cookies, on a paper doily of course?) For now, I have a cute little glittery house and a bottle brush tree, all from Gooseberry Patch, in here.
This shows the entire hutch decorated for winter. The red "mittens" on the middle shelf are actually floating candles which my daughter gave me for my birthday.
The top shelf has just my favorite Proverbs 31 cross-stitch and 2 Thomas Kinkade candleholders.
Next is the glittery snowy stuff. The tag on the left was made by me and the little kids in the picture are me, my brother and cousin. The "Snow" card was made by the same talented friend who made the January garland.
A closer look at the snowman-themed shelf. Love those little papier-mache snowman containers with their wire handles and felt noses! Can you believe the 2 snowmen on the right came from a dollar store?
Hope you have enjoyed this look at some of the winter decorating around here!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.