Sunday, December 20, 2009
of snowflakes and snow
When we bought a new Christmas tree this year, I thought it would be fun to decorate it with all our Wendell August Forge pewter ornaments that we've collected over the years. Every year my mother in law gives me the ornament for the year from WAF...I have over 25 of them. My husband has always wanted an 'all pewter' tree, so with the fresh start of a new tree, I thought it would be the perfect time to try it. So, after the lights were on, I strung on the cranberry garland and put on the muslin bows. I then added all the pewter ornaments...but it lacked any pizazz...it was kind of dull, so I put on some red balls for color and then added some icicles. That was better, but something was still missing. Then I saw this snowflake pattern and this one and the rest is history. I cut snowflake after snowflake and as I put them on the tree, they just transformed the entire tree. I loved that they were free and they added the perfect something to an ordinary looking Christmas tree. Not only do we have snowflakes on our tree, we've got piles of them outside. We're going to have a white Christmas this year, thanks to the amazing 22 inches of snow that piled up here on Saturday. It was a gorgeous snow, albeit the blizzard conditions that abounded. We stayed home and with the wood stove cranking, the kids went sledding, I baked some cookies, we watched basketball on TV, (whew, the Mountaineers pulled off a win....barely!) and John plowed and blessed our neighbors. Then our adventurous friends piled in their four wheel drive truck and headed down for dinner. We had a blast visiting with them and their 3 beautiful nieces. (and yes, they got home safely and all was well) So, today, we'll finish digging out and enjoy the transformation that snow brings...both inside and out.