Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Simple Treasure, snowmen, warm my heart

As winter hammers the midwest with a bit of freezing rain and ice, I have a snow day. My simple pleasure today is sipping a cup of tea and gazing at my collection of snowmen.

The preschool children cut out paper snowflakes and we displayed them on the school window with the caption: Frosty's Baby Pictures.

Snowmen all start out as flakes, and these soft little snowmen make me smile.
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Take a look at the top photo. It is different from the bottom one, because I have replaced the juvenile snowman with a more suitable mature snowman.

We live on a main street which was clear today, so Hubby and I ventured out, and I found this tissue box cover snowman for a dollar at the thrift store. He is the perfect mate for Mrs. Snowman. Up until now, she was a single mother with all those kids. They make a cute couple and look thrilled with one another, don't you agree?


Sioux Roslawski said...

Hey, are you callin' me a flake? (That was a great line about the origins of snowmen.)

Donna Volkenannt said...

Your snow men are great!

Susan said...

Cute snowmen, Linda. I got a kick out of Frosty's baby pictures! ha! You're cute, too. Susan

Bookie said...

Sweet snowmen!No school today? Must be bad there. We have missed it yet again...but cold!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Linda, I adore snowmen, too. They are one of the season's cutest simple pleasures. We don't get the real thing in my neck of the woods (maybe once in a blue moon), but I have a big fake one in my foyer. Love it! So glad you joined us today. Merry Christmas!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

these snowmen are all so cute and it's pretty true...all snowman start out as flakes.

Barb Hodges said...

Hi Linda, I love snowmen too. One of my friends got me started on collecting. I send her a snowman or snowlady every year. I will send you a poem I wrote one year when I made a snowman gift basket. Enjoy your snow day!

Debbie said...

I love them too! This year, I'm putting them all over my kitchen, and I love it. Have you ever noticed how different they can be when technically, they are so similar? Yours are adorable.

Trish said...

I think snowmen are much cuter than many Santas I've seen! They always make me smile :-) You have such a happy little group there!
joy in Christ..Trish

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nice collection. I especially like the line about the snowflakes. (That was my dad's nickname for me when I was a kid.) :)

Linda O'Connell said...

Sioux, I don't know you well enough to call you names yet :)but some of my family members are flakes.

Donna, thanks, do you have a collection?

Susan, Frosty did start as a snowflake.

Claudia, yep, icey and so cold here!

Sarah, welcome and thank you. I will check out your blog.

Hi Barb, take photos of your snow family. Would like to read the poem.

Hi Debbie, Welcome, I'm heading over to your blog. Thanks for stopping by. A kitchen full of snowmen, hmmm. I might have to buy more.

Hi Trish, thank you for stopping by my blog. Snowmen have sweet faces, adn I'm with you, I like them better than Santas.

Lisa, I Snowflake. My dad used tooffer me a dollar if I could bring him a snowflake on my tongue. Foolish, determined little girl, I tried and tried.

Kathleen said...

I love snowmen too, they're always so jolly looking aren't they? I've just had a little read of your blog and enjoyed it. Would you mind if I copy your Chinese proverb for my blog. The sentiment of it just speaks to me. Merry Christmas.

Chatty Crone said...

Funny 'snow'men are made from the cold, but they warm your heart. sandie

Linda O'Connell said...

Certainly, you may copy the proverb. It spoke to me too! Thank you for stopping by. I will visit your blog.

Linda O'Connell said...

Oh yeah, those snowmen just make me so happy.