Thursday, December 17, 2009

OH NO! ANOTHER COLLECTION!


For Tablescape Thursday, I have set the table in my sunroom. During the holidays, my sunroom is the snow people room. Yep! It's ANOTHER one of Laurie's obsessive collections! Again, if you are extremely bothered by clutter, you'd better not look any further at this post! It could be very dangerous to your health (we're talking about your mental health here!)






Yes, I even have snow people salt and pepper shakers! (I know, I have a problem!)



The mittens that hold the flatware are tree ornaments that I found at an after-Christmas sale years ago. I've had the snowmen place card holders for too many years to remember where I got them. You have probably seen my "napkin under the glass plate" trick before. The dinner plates are Fitz and Floyd Country Plaid, which I purchased from a gift store that was going out of business years ago. My sister gave me the stemware for Christmas one year. I think the napkin rings were from Pier One.



I used a Christmas tree skirt as a table cloth, and since my summer-looking lamp seemed out of place, I put it in a snowman gift bag. Can you see the little snowman candle lamp next to the sofa? I purchased that last year from Lynne at Lynne's Gifts From the Heart. I also purchased a couple of other covers for it, so I can use it year-round.













When I was a child (many, many long years ago), Mr. Bingle was at the Lowenstein's store in Memphis during the holidays. My friend, Susie, made me that cute Mr. Bingle cutout.



There are obviously some snow women in my collection, because I know they are making babies in my holiday closet. There seem to be more each year!


The snowman-in-a-jar light is another of my purchases from Lynne at Lynne's Gifts From the Heart. Lynne and I both have a "thing" for snow people. I think Lynne is just smart enough to keep her males and females separated, so she won't end up with as many snow people as I have!




I'm so glad you got here before all of the snow people melted in my sunroom. Don't forget to go over to Between Naps on the Porch to see a lot of wonderful tablescapes.


A NOTE ABOUT ANDREW: Some of you have been so sweet to send get well cards for me to mail to Andrew. I'm not sure that you are all aware that Andrew is no longer in pain. His beautifully whole little body is now skate-boarding in Heaven. If you would like to send a sympathy card, I will be glad to forward those to his family. Thank you for sending the get well cards. I'm sure they brightened his days.


Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog. laurie

41 comments:

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Laurie
What a special setting you have here for your Christmas dinner. Beautiful to say the least. I wish I were as creative and talented as you are
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Chris said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful tour of your snowman collection. I would never want to leave that room. It is so warm and beautiful.

Merry Christmas,
Chris

mbkatc230 said...

Laurie, I never say "Oh, no, another collection" I always say, "oh, goodie, what is Laurie going to show us today!" You have the cutest things, and this room is a true winter wonderland. I bet the grandkids love it! Hope that you and your family have a joyous Christmas! Hugs, Kathy

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I know what to get you for Christmas! LOL Your snowmen collection is great! They are all so sweet and cheerful looking. Your tablescape is just wonderful! I love th mittens - how cute is that. The mirrored centerpiece is gorgeous and I love the trees on it!

Beautiful as always!

Manuela

xinex said...

Oh wow! Love your snowman collection. I am obsessed with them too maybe because they are shaped like John, LOL! I hope he does not read this. I am laughing so hard. ROFL! I have not seen you around and I miss you and I have to leave again tonight for California and I haven't packed and I still have to deliver at least 10 gifts to referring drs. in other cities(I have 30 all in all but if I don't start I'll never make it before Christmas). I am glad I get to see your home, it is so warm....Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH Laurie,
I am in Snowball Heaven!!! I actually gasp with delight when I see these pics, they just make me so happy! I do think you have some fertile snowman there! I also am giggling at Christine's comment,too cute! Hugs, Cindy

debbie said...

DEAR LAURIE,
OKAY THAT DOES IT.....I AM JUST GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE IN WITH YOU UNTIL CHRISTMAS IS OVER.
I COLLECT SNOWMEN IN ADDITION TO ANGELS. MY MOTHER AND MY AUNT ARE BIG TIME SANTA COLLECTORS AND THEIR SANTAS STAY OUT ALL YEAR LONG BECAUSE THEY LOVE TO LOOK AT THEM. THEY TOO GET SANTAS ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.
I LOVE...LOVE THOSE BEAUTIFUL LACE CURTAINS AT YOUR SUNROOM WINDOWS...THOSE ARE SO PRETTY.
BEING ONE THAT LIKES TO HAVE LITTLE PLACE CARD SETTINGS, I NATURALLY LOVE THOSE...THE TABLE IS SO FESTIVE AND BEAUTIFUL
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO SET EVERYTHING UP????? DID YOU HAVE HELP OR DO IT ALL ALONE???? THAT IS ALOT OF WORK FLOWING OUT FROM YOUR HEART.
ARE YOU HAVING ALOT OF FAMILY OVER AGAIN????? YOU ARE AMAZING. I WOULD LIKE TO GO SHOPPING WITH YOU ONE DAY.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME AND ALL YOUR LOVELY COLLECTIONS AND SHARING ALL THE MEMORIES ABOUT THEM.
ANGEL HUGS
LOVE
DEBBIE

Dixie said...

Clutter! Heavens NO! I would never call a beautiful display of wonderful snowmen (and snowladies) clutter... you've just wrapped yourself is a cloak of winter wonderland... just beautiful..

ps... I have the cutest pair of S&P from Lenox of snowpeople... maybe I'll pull them out and post a photo for you!

hugs. Dixie

Marla said...

Laurie, I have a snowman obsession too. They are so cute hard to resist. You should see my latest post featuring my snowmen, some of them anyway. Blessings, Marla

Shelia said...

Oh, Laurie! You've done it again, my friend. What a feast for my tiny eyes! I love your wonderful snowmen on the sunporch! ;) I love everything you have and how you display it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Laurie- You have quite a fabulous collection of snowmen! So fun to look at and see all these delightful men!
You put together a great table, detailed and you carried the theme through is just wonderfully. I love the little mittens that hold the flatware. Very fun and so nice to visit!
Merry Christmas.
Yvonne

ceekay said...

You are going to have to separate those snowmen and girlies....they seem to be busy during the summer!
You have some darling snowpeople...but then of course, you would!

Mrs. P. said...

Such cute snowmen!! I love your table and your decor. Very sweet :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your table is so pretty & festive looking. Don't know which I like best - your santa or snow people collection. I know your Grands love to come to your home with all your beautiful decor.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, you are an absolute "scream"!! I laughed and laughed!! Yes, we do love our snow people don't we? They always put a smile on my face, and after viewing your wonderful collection I know they put a smile on yours as well. Your home is like a magical winter wonderland.. hugs ~lynne~

Kathy said...

Your snowpeople collection is adorable Laurie, you cant help but smile when you see their little faces. I love your tablescape too, your tartan napkins are gorgeous and go so well with all of your china and treasures. I wanted to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday (our son is arriving tomorrow and I am not sure I will get any blogging time while he is here). hope you have fun and I look forward to popping in at BH&CWLaurie in 2010. Kathy.

vignette design said...

Laurie,
What a collection! Your tablescape is adorable with the plaid and snowmen. Even your glasses have snowmen! It takes a while to take everything in. Hope you are enjoying the season. --Delores

LillyB said...

Your snow men are beautiful. I share your love for these guys.
I did not know about Andrews passing. He is with Jesus now Praise God. I will continue to pray for his family...they will see him again.

Coty Farquhar said...

Oh Laurie,

Your amazing in so many ways and if I could do clutter like you do clutter I would be a very happy woman. I love your snowman room and I'm sure everyone who visit heads straight there.

I have been trying to find an old Christmas edition of my mothers Seventeen magazine just like you McCall's, they are so beautiful to have out at Christmas time.

It looks like your all set for Christmas, I'm not, I'm way behind this year and it's been so hot that I just can't seem to do much. It's 7 am and I have a long list of things to do today, but the nice thing is it's raining outside,mmmmmm a little cooler.

Have a happy day,
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Coty

KBeau said...

Love your collection of snow people. I just have one question. Where do you keep everything? You've got to be so organized to find it all each year.

Mellodee said...

Hi Laurie! I was just sort of wondering if you...uh...maybe I could...uh...you would let me sort of...borrow your house for my Christmas Party? No matter how hard I try, my place never looks as good as yours! So it would really impress my friends to gather at a home that really GETS Christmas. Hmmm, actually, I guess using your place wouldn't be such a good idea after all. No, the carnage would be too awful to behold (my friends can be a bit, well, shall we say, rowdy!) Thanks anyway. Never mind....

Maryrose said...

Hi Laurie,
Love your snowmen. Cute, cute, cute. Have a festive season.
Maryrose

Kathleen said...

RIP, for Andrew..prayers for his family..
Your table is amazing..and I am sending all my snowmen/people to you where I know they will have a good home! I can't do this stuff anymore..I am plum tuckered out, and not finished!
In case we don't touch base again before the 25th..a very blessed Christmas to you and yours , dear Laurie!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Isn't it kinda cruel to put snowmen in the sunroom!! HA! I love seeing all the great vintage stuff you have! I remember McCall's! Wish they still published! Your snowmen are adorable! I was sorry to here about Andrew. We think we have things that are hard to deal with!! Why can't we just remember to be grateful and give thanks for everything?! I will be praying for his family. God Bless! Lauralu

prashant said...

I love your snowman room and I'm sure everyone who visit heads straight there.

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Tootsie said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!! LOVE THIS!!

Linda Q said...

Laurie,
Totally darling table, love the snow flakes scattered and everything, to cute! And an amazing snowman collection, wow.
I feel better about some of my collections now, lol.
Hugs, Linda

Blue Creek Home said...

Your table is wonderful.
Lovin' all of the snowmen!
Rhonda

Bill said...

Hi Laurie,
I very much enjoyed meeting all your charming snow people! I loved the whimsy of all the talk of males, females .... snow babies in your holiday closet (oh my!)!

Here's hoping you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Bill

The Muse said...

I think I fell in love with snowmen when I saw Rudolph the animation (puppets)...Burl Ives seemed so pefect to play the snowman, didn't he? Like Sean Connery playing Bond..LOL...
Thanks so much for sharing your collection and the stories with your favs :)
I bet your home is a true winter wonderland!

PS so sorry to hear of the loss of young Andrew.

Keeping all in prayer,
The Muse

Sharing with Sherri said...

I can't resist snow people either Laurie! I've also gotta a thing for s&p shakers so I especially love those darling little couple you have!!

Lynn's snowman in a jar is such a cute idea too!

Sherri:)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I just love your "clutter" -- you have the most wonderful clutter collection ever! I think your house is a true holiday museum -- a "living" museum.

Just Breathe said...

Snowmen are the best. Your collection is absolutely wonderful.
I have some of the same ones. Isn't
it fun! Love your table too.

SmilingSally said...

Laurie, you are amazing! Your home is like a playland!

Ginger said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. It would take hours for me to see everything in your home, you have so many neat things.
I saw that Andrew had passed away, and was so saddened by the news.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

What a wonderful post. Talk about eye candy - a lot of it is real candy, too; hee hee. I can look at your photos again and again and see something new. Happy holidays.

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Okay...I'm coming from that magical Christmas kitchen of yours...I promise I won't be so wordy with this little note! Hehe! But I do want to say that I just adore all...each and every one of your little snow people!!! I love, love, LOVE your snowman Christmas tree...it's absolutely adorable, my friend! And...I also really like your darling bunny that is holding up that cute little snowman lamp!!! Just precious!!! What a great idea to use a pretty tree skirt for a round table...I have never thought of that but it's a great idea!!! You are always so creative and clever, Darlin'!!! I enjoyed seeing your pretties that you got from Lynne! I hadn't seen the snowman in the jar before...that's just adorable!!!

Well Darlin'...again, I just love your snowman corner!!! It's truly a Christmas Wonderland!!! Thank you for sharing your fabulous snow people collection with us...I just adore it!!!

Love ya, Sweetie...
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...I didn't know that Andrew had gone on to heaven, Laurie! Thank you for letting us know! I will definitely be holding his family up in prayer but I am so very happy for little Andrew...you're right...his days of pain are finished and I just know that he is enjoying all that heaven has!!!

Nishant said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful tour of your snowman collection

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Miss Janice said...

Goodness gracious, I thought I was on a snowman kick...but your collection is awesome. It's all just too cute!

kanishk said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful tour of your snowman collection. I would never want to leave that room. It is so warm and beautiful.

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~CC Catherine said...

How delightful all these whimsies are Laurie. I can't help but be so touched by your comment about Andrew at the end. Some precious little boy is now in Heaven I suppose. Even though I don't know his parents, I'll remember them in my prayers. Hugs friend! ~CC Catherine