Saturday, December 19, 2009

~ SNOW! and a few more decorating PICS! ~

Well this was definately a day for the record books here in Virginia and the most snow this So.Cal. gal has ever seen! We've got about a foot and it's still snowing right now! This is our backyard and that big mound is the BBQ! LOL
Here is the front of our house. Our youngest son had to be to work at 6AM (perfect!)....his car parks on the driveway and was pretty entrenched so we got up to take him which was quite the adventure at that hour! I took a couple of pics in the afternoon when I went back out to pick him up. This is our subdivision street, as you can see it hasn't been plowed but other's had driven on it including me earlier! You have to be very careful!
This is a pic of the street that you drive down to get to our subdivision, it's considered a secondary road and by the time I had to go pick him up it had been plowed but it hadn't been at 5-something in the morning and that too was quite treacherous but doesn't it look pretty!
I'll bet some of you who get snow all the time are rolling your eyes but this is all very exciting for me! LOL

While you're here I thought I would share a few pics of the tree I have in my office that I forgot to show you last time!
Most of the ornies were made by Shannon of Sweet Liberty Homestead, she sells on ebay and I purchased a few ornies from her last year and a few the year before.
There's little log cabins and barns and a couple different lanterns that have a hole in the bottom so you can insert a light from the strand up in there! Cute huh? I added a few candles and paper ornies and think it makes for a mighty cute tree!
Then lastly, I wanted to show you the blanket crane that husband made me using Kris' tutorial (Thank You Kris!) He did make a change to it, he modified the middle piece a bit and added screws to the top and bottom of it so it can move side to side. I have been saving that throw just for this! I also hung a little framed Christmas print on it for now.
I figured that today would be a good day to hang it so we did. I had a couple of pictures in that spot before but took them down to make room for the blanket crane.
Well that's all for now! This is the first time in my entire life that I've had snow around me right before Christmas and it's WONDERFUL!! Merry Christmas!!

19 comments:

Loretta said...

Oh Janet I am so happy for you! Your wish for a white Christmas has come true! Everything looks so beautiful draped in snow! It has just started snowing lightly here and we are expecting up to a foot! Enjoy the beauty of the season! Hugs, Loretta

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

LOL you were on my FB as I was over here!! Great minds think a like!!

Hubby did a great job on the blanket crane. The one Jill made me moves as well. She used dowels.

I hope you can stay in and safe and warm until the streets are cleaned up even more. You'll never forget this Christmas huh?

ohiofarmgirl said...

Snow makes everything so different. Ordinary things become more beautiful. We only had about 2 inches but that is ok...I don't like driving in snow so much.
Enjoyed your pictures. Dianntha

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Janet, First of all your little tree is amazing and the crane turns out beautiful. I am agree with you, I'm a girl from the Caribbean and this is the most snow has ever seen in my life. Since I moved to VA I had snow showers but this is my first big storm, we already had at least 20 inches. But everything looks magical and beautiful. I love it!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Janet....your snow is absolutely beautiful...from my view anyway...lol
We are used to this kind of snow so I love it.

Oh, wonderful job your husband did on the blanket crane....beautiful.
Merry Christmas.
Karen

big city prims said...

Ain't this a hoot?!?! Love it!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

I'm happy you are getting snow...it looks so pretty at your house! :)
everything looks so nice, your hubs did a great job on the crane!
Stay safe and warm...enjoy your snow!

Merry Christmas!

Carla said...

Love your crane and the snow is beautiful! It looks like Christmas at your house. Love your cabin ornaments.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Hi Janet - Welcome to what we get in Michigan! Isn't it beautiful though, but I think this time you got more than we did. I LOVE those little ornies on your tree that you put the lights in. I want some! I'm going to have to get my hubby busy on one of those blanket cranes too. Enjoy your first white Christmas! Dawn

Lori said...

Janet,
Your little tree is wonderful as is all your Christmas decorating! And your hubby did a beautiful job on the blanket crane. Lucky you!! Stay safe in all that snow. You have more than we do! Lori

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

Well my friend it is ALL your fault wishing for that snow that I have to shovel and shovel and shovel...LOL!! Luckily we did NOT get as much as you did...not sure exactly how much as I haven't been out yet - 'tis quite beautiful I will admit. Last night with the Christmas lights shining thru-out our neighborhood it looked quite "majestic" !! Sending warm, snowy wishes to you...Judy

Lisa said...

I didn't realize how many bloggers were in VA until this snow. lol I've lived in Roanoke for 24 years and I still find it exciting. It hasn't snowed like this here since the early 90s. I love your Christmas tree and those ornies are so adorable. The blanket crane is great! Hubby did a really nice job and I love the blanket, too.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your snow photos, I'm a So. Cal. gal myself. I came over from Preferably Prim. I'm glad I found your blog.
Blessings,
Marcia

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

JANET YOU ARE THRILLED WITH YOUR WINTER SNOW.. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER FOR YOU,,, SAD FOR ME THAT I DONT HAVE SNOW )~: BUT HAPPY FOR MY VA FRIEND AS HER WISH HAS COME TRUE... PERFECT!!! YOUR HOMEPLACE LOOKS LIKE A WINTER WONDERLAND, AND YOUR LITTLE TREE DECORATED WITH LANTERNS AND CABINS IS SHEER PERFECTION..
SENDING WET SOGGY HUGS FROM WA STATE TO YOU ... MERRY MERRY

ctlogcabin said...

Janet How pretty your home and road looks covered in snow... I'm so happy for you,
enjoy while it lasts.
Love your office tree...Shannon makes the best stuff, and you look like you have a bunch of it, lucky girl.
Don did another great job with the crane, and your blanket looks just right. Hugs ~ Connie xox

cynthialeedesigns said...

Janet,
The snow lookds beautiful!! So glad that you are having a white Christmas. I hear today that we might get some ice on Christmas day. I so hope not!!
Your hubby did a great job on the blaket crane. And I love your tree and the ornies that you have on it.

Merry Christmas,
Cindy

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

We have no snow, thank goodness, we are not prepared for it here. It is pretty though. The weatherman says maybe a dusting for Christmas. For us a dusting is treacherous driving. Can you tell I live in the South.

Your decorations are beautiful. I really like your blanket crane, it adds to your room.

Have a very Merry Christmas.

Maxine

Geri said...

Hi Janet! I luv the snow but don't like driving in it. The pics of your home and decor r lovely. That is the perfect spot for the blanket. I just wanted 2 wish u and yours HAPPY HOLIDAYS;)

Notes from the Homestead said...

Happy New Year Janet!!
May your 2010 be a wonderful one!! I have enjoyed getting to know you!!
Warm Winter Blessings,
Kim