Every year after Christmas I am on sensory overload. After having lived with excessive holiday decor for a month I am ready to strip everything bare. The problem is when I do that I end up doing the equivalent of spring cleaning and then I am sad that there are weeks of bleak weather still ahead.
I always keep my kitchen and dining room tables decorated in a Snow or Snowman themes (I blogged about them here, hum..... they look different this year, I guess I better blog about that!) through January but everything else is pretty cleaned out. This year I just wasn't ready to go all bare just yet so I changed over one of the Christmas trees in my kitchen from Gingerbread to Snowman and added a little Winter to my window ledge in the kitchen. After a weekend in the 70's with tons of rain and today in the upper 20's with freezing rain, I am so glad I left a little cheer.
I think I am liking this. I haven't put up my Snowman tree for a couple of years so I am excited to enjoy it this year. It is decorated with lots of ornaments and signs I made over the years, here are a few of my favorite ornaments.
My friend Genine and I got on a kick several years back and painted all kinds of ornaments. She still does....I slack! This is one of the favorite ornaments I have painted.
The snowflake snowmen are too cute....I have ear muffs
and Top Hats
I remember how much I enjoyed painting the stone and snow covered trees on this mitten.
Isn't this birdhouse snowman adorable? Sadly, I can't say I painted this guy!
My kitchen window ledge.
Love the glow!
These little guys are Dollar Tree jewels from years back. I love the detail on each of them.
Love, love, love this guy! He was my prize the first time I played Dirty Santa. I WAS GOING TO HAVE HIM and did what I had to do to get him. I don't get invited to play much anymore though :( I love his muted colors.
This little one was a gift. Very cute and whimsical but I feel sure it was to mock me. I have a tendency to fall not so spectacularly and neither does this guy.! At some point he lost an arm but I still love him.
So there you have it, my new way to ward off the January blues. Thanks for stopping by.