Sunday, January 9, 2011

Warm Winter Welcome

I have been having so much fun the last few months decorating my new space in the kitchen.    I love the change of all seasons and this space provides me the opportunity to be creative with different vignettes to reflect each season.  


With winter definitely upon us, my vignettes reflect just that.  On the top shelf, I have a “Warm Winter Welcome” sign, draped with a pair of mittens , snowmen topiaries and snowflakes all of which I made. 


I made the snowmen topiaries with a styrofoam ball and some Epsom salt.   I attached black buttons for the eyes and mouth and made him a burlap stocking cap with trim.  His nose is made with a wooden dowel rod that I cut, sharpened and painted orange. 


A close-up of my little winter friend.   


I attached him to my rooster candlestick by using floral clay and added winter greens. 


The “Warm Winter Welcome” sign, the mittens and the snowflakes were made by using coordinating scrapbook paper.  I used my Cricut to cut the mittens and snowflakes.  I added a white furry trim to the mittens and draped it across the frame.    


The top of the cabinet displays winter as well. 


I made the snowman plate from a thrift store find.    Sometime back in the summer, I purchase four charger plates for like $2.  I painted the inside of the charger plate  white, painted brown trim around the outside and added white polka dots.  I used my Cricut to make his eyes, nose and mouth and Modge Podged it on.  And to finish him off, I added a burlap bow. 


I think he turned out right cute!


Do you change up your decor to reflect the change of seasons? 


Thanks for the visit and I hope you enjoyed. 


I’m linking this post to:

Monday:  Keeping It Simple, Craft-O-Maniac, Cottage Instincts, Up in the Attic, Dittle Dattle, Boogie Board Cottage

Tuesday:  Coastal Charms, A Stroll Thru Life

Wednesday:  All Things Heart and Home


  1. Oh I love your Winter decor :) So cute!!! And the best thing is, it stays warm inside with all of it :) Have a great day sweetie!

  2. Hello dear Gail,
    I am always changing up my decor, but most definitely at the change of the seasons.
    Your vignettes and hand crafted goodies are so cute! I love all of the snowmen, the burlap bow and caps are just TOO cute! Your "new" scale looks great there with the snowballs on it. Everything is perfect, I love it.
    Hugs, Cindy

  3. Great vignettes! Love the scale! Stay warm!

  4. Oh Gail, I just love it, so stinkin cute is right!

  5. What really cute displays, Gail! I love snowmen myself. I had gone to the dollar store on Friday looking for styrofoam balls to make some myself {and some snowballs}, but they didn't have any! I also was going to use the Epsom Salts, especially after I used some as faux snow for a Christmas display and was happy with it. Your shelves and chest fit that space so well!

  6. Love it all. Such a wonderful area to decorate and the snowmen are fabulous. The mittens and the snowflakes are so creative also. I also really like your birdcage and the scales. Cute, cute, cute. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

  7. The snomen are awfully cute!

  8. Love that charger - what a great idea. It all looks so festive.

  9. I love the little mittens. Makes me feel warm. :)

  10. This is adorable and warm!
    Come share this at my crafty mondays linky party!!!

    I also have a $15 giveaway going on too!

  11. I just love your winter vignette! The snowmen topiaries are so cute. I really love that area of the kitchen where you get to display all your stuff.
    Have a great week.

  12. Such a cute winter the snowmen and snowballs!

  13. Your home feels warm and welcoming. I love your blog! As I scrolled through there were just tons of have great style. I'm a new follower!

    I'd so love your inspiration at my blog-party on Wednesdays: All Things Inspired, if you have a minute please drop in and link up!
    All Things Heart and Home

  14. Your winter vignette is really pretty and your snowmen are darling. What a unique idea to make a topiary out of them.

  15. I love your winter vignette. So cute. The plate and the snowmen are adorable. I just can't seem to get the righ look for my winter vignette on my shelf. Still working on it. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Such a cute vinette! Epson salts? I thnk I need to try that! Thanks for playing with me this week - I am now a follower!
    Bless you,

  17. Your vignette is so cute! Just be careful, we're having our third snow storm tomorrow since I've put my snowmen out after Christmas! Mine might be headed back to the box:@)

  18. How warm and welcoming your kitchen is with the Winter Vignett. Very clever crafting with the snowmen and the sign! Nice post for TableTop Tuesday!

  19. This is just precious!I love your little snowmen and their burlap hats. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Hi Gail! What a lovely spot in your kitchen! I love your shelf and how you've decorated it! You're very creative and the little plate you painted is just precious! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  21. Gail, Your winter decor is wonderful! I just love the snowman plate and the topiaries.

  22. Gail, I just became a follower. I have had so much fun looking at your lovely home and all your post (OMG it is 3am)I got so carried away seeing all your beautiful creations. Love the vintage Snowmen and the Snowman plate is just to cute. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful week. Blessings, Vicky

  23. Looks like something cute every where you look. I appreciate your explanations on how you made your snowmen. Great post.

  24. SO PRECIOUS, love it all, and every time you decorate that wall its just darling. Also could you add CraftOManiac to you link parties, if you haven't already thanks so much. Have a good one.

  25. Thank you for linking up to Masterpiece Monday. Your winter decorations look great! Mary :O)

  26. Gail, I just love this post!! Filled with so many lovely things and I ADORE those Snowmen candlesticks!!! So very cute!!


  27. saw this on All Things Inspired- how simply great! I love the lil Winter Wishes Sign, hehe, awesome job!

  28. Stumbled upon your blog via Coastal Charm, lots of great charm and inspiration! Happy to be your latest and greatest follower. Please consider linking up to my new blog bash K.I.S.S.=Keep It Simple Sunday. Also have a great giveaway. :)


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