Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Day!

My highschool daughter walked around singing the snowday song she learned back in middle school yesterday.  Sure enough, she climbed in bed with me this morning letting me know that school was officially closed and then promptly went back to sleep.  I had to go take a peek.  This was the view out my front window when the sun was coming up.  I love the soft glow from the vintage nativity that a friend found for me a couple of weeks ago.  I need to build a creche but that will have to wait until the summer.

This is the view from my three-season porch.  The garden is under ice and snow, taking a long rest before next spring's awakening.  I sometimes wonder if the flowers need the rest because it takes so much energy to be spectacular for months on end.

I thought you might like a peek at the porch decorations while I was out here.  The Christmas decorations are pretty simple in this room.  Most things come inside for the winter because of the cold and moisture.  A little tree in a red pot brightens up one corner.

Floral pillows with tulle and silver ornaments give it just a bit of sparkle next to the church I covered with buttons one year.

A bit of greenery reminds me of the great flowers of the summer and what awaits in the spring.  

The colors of the wicker furniture really pop against the white of the snow outside.  Winters are l-o-n-g in Michigan so we need all the "pop" we can get!

A large Christmas ball that my Mom made hangs from the ceiling fan.  Just looking at it has me wanting to go make one.  Today sounds like a good day for baking, sewing and wrapping gifts.  I wonder if I can coax a certain helper out of bed.  Probably not, isn't that what snow days are all about when you are young?  Blessings!



  1. I remember making those Christmas balls from old Christmas cards. Looking at it does make me want to go and make one :)

  2. Oh, your porch is so lovely. Love the blue colors...
    We did not get the predicted snow, like you. Drove home from Ludington in a treacherous snow on Sat. got to Holland... no snow???
    It was north & south of us.. skipped the middle : )

  3. Snow days are wonderful! Enjoy being warm and cozy while sewing a crafting. So jealous!

  4. The Christmas ball idea is such a good way to recycle treasured Christmas cards! I will have to keep that in mind. We also got hammered by snow in our neck of the woods, too. I hope the snow stays on the ground for Christmas this year. We've had snow until around Christmas Eve for the past three Christmases. Then we get a warm up and it is all gone for the big day.

  5. Your home is so cozy and warm....and having a snow day makes it every so magical! xoxoxoxo Enjoy

  6. I love love your porch, Renee. Your cozy home is all ready for Christmas time! Have to hurry up in my home...
    You know what? I do the pajamas thing too on Christmas eve!!! My little ones and my husband, I think I should add myself to the list too ^_~
    Bought in the same (web)shop every year!
    Have a joyful week. xxxx

  7. I love snow. Grew up in Ohio but now live in Texas. When it snows we hurry with the camera to catch a picture even if only a few flakes. Loved your pictures! Have a wonderful snow day! I am baking cookies all day today. Two down and two more to go.

  8. Beautiful snow day!! What a snuggly kind of day for nesting in at home and making some wonderful baking (& crafting) memories...:)


    xoxo Gloria

  9. hi renee,

    what a completely adorable post on a completely adorable blog. love your furnishings!

    thank you so much for the comment you left for me on my recent post. i'm so touched.

    be cozy!



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