Saturday, January 28, 2012

~ Looking For Winter ~

Good Saturday afternoon all!...can you see the bottom edge of this towel I have hanging on a cupboard door? says, "Looking for Winter", and that about sums up this season so far for these here parts! Winter is my favorite season, I love winter with a passion! snow too!...and so far we have had neither! With Winter being my favorite season and all, I save most of my snowmen to decorate with after Christmas. I went around the house today and snapped a few pics to share. The adorable snowman you see hanging was made by Tammy of Rock River Stitches:Pinkeep made by me from a pattern by The Stitcherhood:
An olde crock with a sprig of pine sits with a big olde wooden bowl filled with yummy pinkeeps...some made by me and some by others:
Another wintry display...the snowman head made by Barbara of Turkey Hollow Folk Art is a favorite!
With Valentine's Day coming up, I've started to mix in a few hearts here and there...this is a lovely Mercantile Pantry Heart that I sell in my shoppe along with a Hog Scraper Candlestick placed on an olde checkerboard atop the Seven Snowballs table square also sold in my shoppe:
This is what my foyer table looks like at the moment:
Atop the folk art cabinet that hubs made:
Sweet Eliza K. Wilson made by Norma Schneeman and the kitty on her lap was made by Betty of Squarenails:
Antique lighting along with a reproduction candlestick:
This might be my favorite hooked mat made by Stephanie of Old Colony is sitting on my coffee table and I place whichever jar candle I'm burning right on its tummy:
Speaking of the coffee table, here is my bowl that I decorate for the seasons...the adorable snowgal was made by Jenn of Rabbit Hill Primitives, the wee snowmen were made by Barbara of Turkey Hollow Folk Art, the largest pinkeep/pillow was stitched by Pam of Primitive Basketcase, and the other two pinkeeps were stitched by yours truly from a Country Rustic Primitives pattern...the Large Rustic Chopping Bowl is an item offered in my shoppe:
Fireplace mantel with my new tin sconces...I offer the candlelight version of them in my shoppe...the wooden bottles were made by Don and Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm:
Make-do chair, candlestand, and candlestick also made by Don and Pat...the hanging hearts were made by Barbara of Turkey Hollow, the hanging flax comb by Art of Old Colony Primitives, the wee angel doll was made by Jackie of T.F.C. Folk Art, and darned if I can't recall who made my kitty pillow!...I've had it for several years:
This display is on the little dough box table that hubs made last year...the iron pedestal bowl is an item offered in my shoppe as well as the Sweet Surrender placemat:
Last but not least, beautiful wax fruit made by Misi of 1890 Gable House:
Speaking of fruit, I would like to begin a small collection of olde stone fruit but don't know the first thing about it...for those of you who are familiar with it, if you would kindly pass along tips like what to look for and whatnot, I would be greatly appreciative!...I'm planning on searching for it on ebay and etsy for starters.

That's all for now...thank you so much for visiting with me!


HomeSpunPrims said...

Hi Janet, I love winter also! We have snow so come on up to Michigan and visit!! We could sit and stitch. Love all your pictures. You have such a good eye for putting everything together. hugs, Lori

Leeanne said...

I am a winter girl too. But I live in Whangarei, which is in the top of the North Island of New Zealand.Fondly know as : the winterless north!
I love your displays, so cosy and inviting.I hope you get snow soon or your many snowmen might melt!

Sheila said...

Hi Janet~
haven't had much winter here in Idaho either. Oh the mountains has lots of snow, but we've had brown dry grass all winter! So unusual too.
Your displays around your home are so comforting and peaceful looking.
Have a great evening.

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Love everything. Your home looks amazing as always.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Winter looks mighty fine in your lovely home Janet!! With all the trips I make with Lili in my car and all the trips through the hills back and forth to my folks, I am loving this snowless winter. As long as it is nice and cold, I am happy! I'll tell Mother Nature to give you my share of snow!! hugs my friend!!

~Sara said...

You have everything nice and cozy looking. Now you just need the snow. Your home always looks so nice and you have such a nice selection of items in your "store".Blessings ~Sara

Anonymous said...

We haven't had much of a winter either..Your home is beautiful and I love all of the winter touches you have around it..Have a great weekend..

Robyn ♥ said...

You know, I love Winter too. Don't mind the cold at all!
I love all your displays! I'm gonna have to make a stop over at your shop soon, I spied some great goodies!

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

It is all so lovely!!!! But Eliza's dress steals the show ❤!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Janet~ Beautiful displays~ love how you mention all the artist~ Been looking for winter here in Ohio also, feels out of sorts with all the rain~
have a wonderful day~

tj said...

...Gorgeousness around every corner at your home! I love it! :o)

...Yes, Ol' Man Winter hasn't been seen around here either. It's just sad. I too love Winter and snow, I'm feeling a lil' lost this season without it. :o\

...Btw, I don't know if you're familiar with Carole at Carole's Country Store. She had a post on her blog regarding stone fruit and she sells it quite often in her shop. She is very kind and a dear of a person, I'm sure she would tell you anything you wanted to know about the subject. In case you don't know of her, here is her link to her store:
From there you can go to her blog. :o)

...Thank you for sharing your home with us! :o)

...Enjoy your day!


ctlogcabin said...

Hi Janet ~~ I feel your pain in regards to the Snowless Winter. Love all your photos but I agree with Pam Eliza's dress and
that photo steal the show.
Love all your pinkeeps (as you know) lol
all very Sweet.
I Know nothing about stone fruit but will follow the link and see what Carol has to say. You know put out a question or a request to to these
Great Gals and somebody knows the answer
or will come to the rescue.
Love & Hugs ~~ xox

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Hi Janet,

You must have so much fun when the mail comes getting all those lovely pieces. If I were your neighbor, I would probably show up around mail time just to get a peek! Love them all!(and thanks for the mention) :)

I have some stone fruit but don't know much about it. I just buy what I like. Got some good deals on eBay so definitely search there.

Wishing you the best day!
xo Jenn

p.s. your package is on its way! (smiles)