Monday, January 4, 2010

Feelin' Frosty

As the first full week of 2010 begins, we are feeling a bit frosty here in North Carolina. Last night the weatherman said that a few days with mornings in the teens isn't unusual here, but a long stretch of them is.
Maybe even record setting. He seemed to be indicating that this January could set a new record. Brrr . . .

This frigid weather made my weekend job of putting the Christmas decor away quite pleasant since I could stay inside where it was warm. Well, that is except when I had to go into the attic which was a bit on the frosty side.

Once all of the Santas, nativities, angels, jingle bells & most of the snowmen were safely tucked into the attic until next year . . .

I decided to hold back a few of the snowmen and snowflakes to allow my breakfast room to fit right in with this frosty theme we seem to be having for the month of January.

Who ever said that snowmen couldn't work into my blue & yellow garden themed home?

These guys are ready & willing to be part of the winter garden theme.

Soon enough the birds & blooms will be inhabiting my home, but for now I'm content to hang out in my winter garden enjoying the frosty feeling from the comforts of a warm, toasty home.

In between taking down the Christmas decor, I've been doing a little blog reading. This morning I was reading
blog and was sorry to hear about her mishap while stepping off a ladder. I have recently discovered her blog, Sweet Up-North Mornings.
If you haven't visited her before, please do yourself a favor and stop by. It is a beautiful place that is filled to the brim with creativity & inspiration. If you do visit, I would encourage you to look around in her archives. Soo pretty.

May this first week of the new year be good to you,


  1. Oh Kim, I love the snowmen. I hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

  2. Kim, I love your snowmen! It is cold here. I think this is the coldest winter we have spent here and we've been here for almost 6 yrs.! Reminds me to much of the North!! Have a great day!

  3. Your snowmen are perfect for a cold and snowy January. They look so perfect in your kitchen..... I love the colors.

    No snow here in South Texas, but it sure is cold!!


  4. Oh Kim...I love your snowmen! I've been collecting them for ages and have so many, I can't even put them all out!

    It's very frosty here too...was 12 degrees without the wind this morning...brrr!

    Keep warm...hugz,

  5. Your decorations look right at home, especially if I don't think of you as being in the Carolinas. Gosh that is cold for you folks. Stay warm!

    Oh thanks for the link...I will check it out.

  6. How lovely! I left some "winter" looking decorations up too. We have snowmen in the guest bathroom and my winter snow village is still up!


  7. Oh, how pretty Kim. I always leave out snowmen after Christmas and decorate the porch for winter. I have an old crock I stick painted white twigs and little lights into and I have one of those icy wreaths with a snowman in the middle. I try to decorate for every season and that is the only way I could do it. Oh, I also leave an old sled on the porch with skates attached to it lite up. Maybe I am silly but it lifts my spirits in the winter months. So I love your snowmen and big snowflakes.

  8. Love all of your snowmen!
    It seems like it's cold all over!
    I really had to bundle up this morning when I walked.

  9. What a beautiful winter wonderland you've created, Kim.

    Happy New Year to you, and stay warm!


  10. Love all your snowflakes and snowmen you left out after Christmas. They look great and keep things from looking too bare after all the Christmas decorations have been put away!

    Happy New Year from Houston, TX

  11. Hi Kim,
    Happy New Year! Your snowmen are adorable.
    We are having cold weather, aren't we?
    We are about 15 degrees below normal. A Candanian blast of cold air, I hear.
    I wish I had my decorations put away but have had the flu bug or something. Oh well, it will get done and I will leave some snowmen out - like you.

  12. Hi Kim
    Your snowmen are very cute. Isn't this weather cold!!!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  13. Hi Kim,
    I just adore your snowmen, and they do go so well with all this frigid weather we are having, maybe we will get lucky and have some real snow and then maybe have our real snowman.
    I have been working on taking my decorations down it will probably take a few more days.
    I live in the sandhills of N. C., and getting snow is a real treat for us.
    Hope your week is filled with many blessings,

  14. Thank you, Kim, for your comment on my blog today! I LOVED looking through yours, and we both share a love for all things vintage. In fact, my 'new' (to me) kitchen has quite the 50's feel to it. (We recently moved into an old farmhouse, and I'm having fun decorating as time will allow...)
    I will be back to visit again!

  15. Kim, your snowmen are quite perfect right now, aren't they?! This is the coldest it's been in a long time! We are in the - temps at night and expecting more snow tomorrow. I know you are getting colder temps also. I do know Kathy and agree her blog and spirit is beautiful! Have a great week! Twyla

  16. Hi Kim,
    I just found your blog and love the snowmen. I guess NC and Florida are having very unusual cold stretches. I will be back to visit again and am checking out the blog you mentioned.

  17. Your snowflakes are so pretty! The snowmen look quite comfortable. It is chilly here in MA. Today, the warm sunshine feels good...

  18. Just love the blue and white snowmen--perfect for this frosty time of year. You people down in the Carolinas must really be feeling the cold! Here in Michigan we're a little more used to it and ready for it!!!!

  19. Happy New Year,
    I have been catching up with your postings today and have enjoyed my visit.
    I love all your blue and white snowmen.
    May all your dreams come true this year.

  20. The snowmen look great. Cold here in Texas, too!!!


  21. Blue is my favorite color! The snowflakes and snowpeople are all so adorable and fit right in their surroundings. Sending warm wishes your way! :) Blessings, Tammy


Your comments are welcome and appreciated.
I will do my best to answer any questions here in the comments section.