"Oh, it's a long, long while
From May to December."
Lyrics by K. Weill and M. Anderson
Performed by Frank Sinatra, April, 1965
But, turn that around and it's a
longer while from December to May,
and after all the pretty Christmas is packed away again,
things are looking rather bleak.
That's when this little convention comes to town!
All these delightful ones used to mix in with all the other Christmas finery
until I read an article in an old country magazine.
It was written by a lovely lady who lived in New Hampshire and,
why wouldn't a lady living in New Hampshire be an authority on a situation such as this?...
it's cold and when there is a good possibility of a blanket of the white stuff as far as the eye can see,
why not embrace it and
let the little snow-people show you the way.
So that is why every January,
when the weather outside is frightful, inside it's so delightful,
because a few of the men in white
pay a visit to the Cottage.
This little ensemble came about when we purchased some cookies at a bake sale.
The cookies were positioned on the plate in such a way that I could only see the blue paint.
They were very good cookies and didn't last long.
That's when I saw the snowman and
then a couple of days later,
I spotted this little dainty tea pot,
at a thrift store,
painted in almost the same way.
These are just a very small portion of the snowmen in my collection.
But, some did not make the cut this year. There will be other times.
Now let me introduce you to the newest members of our (snow) pack.
Please make the acquaintance of the Grand Duchess of Snow.
She actually started out to be a gentleman but turned out a little too large for what I had in mind.
I had picked up these feather boas at JoAnn's awhile back,
intending to make a wreath,
but when this figure turned out to be not what I had imagined,
I thought the feathers were appropriate as a gown.
Isn't it funny how people see things in a different light?
What I see: A regal and gracious figure known as Her Ladyship...
What the Captain sees: A candidate for Foster Farms!
May I now introduce you to Lord Victor and Lady Victoria Snow.
I am really pleased with the way they turned out.
(Even the Captain can only find nice things to say about them.)
In the Victorian era,
great soriees were held in the finest of homes and
only the very elite were invited.
Lord and Lady Snow were among the most honored of guests.
They thought their children might be able to attend with them this year,
but they still have some work to do on their manners.
Perhaps before the season is over,
they will be ready to join their parents.
I've been seeing beautiful woolen wreaths and garlands around Blogland this season,
and being the copy-cat that I am,
I thought I'd try my hand at one of each.
I like the small added touch of warmth
that the snow people must be craving
this time of year.
So, if you are a little blue after all the Christmas festivities are over...
...and you see a snowman shivering outside in the cold,
invite him (or her) in.
You will be surprised how much warmth
they will bring with them.
"Oh, do hurry Victor.
I'm afraid we shall be late for the Downton Abbey premier"...
"Don't worry, my dear,
we shant be late.
Albert is just now
bringing the car round".
Watch season five,
the return of Downton Abbey
on Masterpiece Classics,
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