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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Holiday Show And Share – Christmas Collections II - Snowpeople

The American Homemakers Holiday Show and Share

This is the second week that The American Homemaker is sponsoring the feature, Holiday Show & Share: "The holidays are quickly coming upon us. Do you have a favorite holiday tradition? A favorite holiday recipe? A great holiday party idea? A holiday decoration you’d love to show off? How about a favorite holiday picture of your family? Let’s show and share our favorites. Each Tuesday from November 4th until December 23rd blog about something you love about the holidays and add your link to Mr. Linky."

For my entry today I will share the snowman collection I started last year. Here is a quote from my December 6, 2007 post where I introduced the new collection.
"As I was getting things together for Christmas decorating I found what turned out to be the last Christmas card I received from my brother who passed in April 2006. I can remember him calling me in December 2005 and asking for family addresses so he could send out his Christmas cards. This is the card I received from him:

"I remember thinking it was a lovely card. The snowmen are cutout and raised off the background, and have glitter on them. I had never collected snowflakes, icicles or other items with snow motifs. But taking out the card a few weeks ago, I got the urge to collect snowman items. A few hours later, in the Family Dollar store I spotted a pair of salt and pepper shakers. They were so endearing and cost one dollar. Then the next day at a thrift store I found a carved wood style snowlady wearing a top hat with a flower, a candle snowman and a wood photo frame with a snowman painted on."

"Then I found the 2003 Christmas card I received from my Dad who passed in November 2005. For many years my first Christmas card was from Dad. This particular one has snowmen as the motif. So I decided to frame it and the one from my brother."

Here are photos of the collection displayed on top the refridgerator and on the kitchen counter:

As the season went on and after the holidays I found many snowmen figures, such as Fitz and Floyd salt and pepper shakers.

In this thrift store frame I made a little sign:

I also had my three sisters pick out from my pieces so they could share the remembrance of our beloved oldest brother. Here is one of them, chosen by my sister in Florida:

See Angie’s blog for more holiday posts.


brettinsky said...

I love all the snowmen! I have alot of snowmen too!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Cute! But it is simply too early for me to think about snowmen with all these Pilgrims milling about. I entertain snowmen in January where our big snows show up. : )

Unknown said...

I've been collecting snowmen for more than 10 years. I've had to get picky about what I get! They are never "Christmas" they are just wintery. I put them out after Thanksgiving and keep them up until Valentine's Day. Each year I get myself just 1 from a more expensive collection like Jim Shore, Lladro, Belleek. The others are all gifts.

Irene said...

Oh Carrie, they so much seem to ejoy living in your kitchen!
Would you like a glass of lemonade? It is waiting for you at my place!

Skoots1moM said...

i love your snowmen...i have a collection that will be going in my kitchen during the holidays...
i also love Fitze&Floyd...I started giving my SIL their reindeer years ago and she has a beautiful collection of them...
snowmen are so happy, they make me smile :)

American Homemaker said...

Snowmen are so adorable. They're such a fun part of the holiday season :) I like your collection

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I love your snowmen, and how wonderful that they are a reminder of your brother and his last Christmas card. laurie