Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Snow in the Kitchen

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
Thank y'all so much for all your sweet comments in wishing my back to be better...they worked!!

We had a house full of family...six adults and 3 little boys. The baby was teething and wanted to be held a lot, which was ok by me. My sweet DIL did all the cooking for Thanksgiving dinner while I watched the kids...not that the 3 1/2 year old needed watching. He so good and doesn't bother anything, so my job was easy.

Son, DIL and grands left early Sunday morning. We had an extended family party to attend that night.
So yesterday morning, I hit the ground running.
It poured rain all day, and we didn't get the wreaths up or any outside decorating done. As a matter of fact, the pumpkins are still by the front steps, but they will be gone today..

On top of all that, we're having a party at our house on Saturday, and I'm running about two days late with my decorating. 

Oh, did I say "snow in the kitchen"?

Yep! I wanted to use spray snow on some pine cones, and since it poured rain all day yesterday, it snowed in the kitchen.
I haven't used spray snow in years and forgot how long it takes to dry between coats.
Don't look at the mess on the table...the whole house is in transition. 
Here are a couple of hints of things I'm working on.

Here's a partial view of the mantel. I'll be adding fresh greens in a couple of days and tweaking things. I hope I don't get crazy and decide to do something totally different...no time for that before the party.

Fortunately, we decided to put the tree up before Thanksgiving, so we could take photos of the grands for their Christmas card.

Ours is a family style tree with ornaments we've collected over the years.  This year, we only put about half the ornaments on, and I think I like it better that way.

Here's a hint of what's happening on the breakfast room hutch. I'm doing something totally different from what I normally do...sort of a retro look with my red and white transferware.

I've missed visiting with everyone and all your great decorating ideas, but I'll visit y'all tonight to see what everyone's doing.

I'm late, but I'll be joining  Marty@ A Stroll Thru Live for
Table Top Tuesday.
Then let's go see Kim @Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.



Sue said...

I should spray some pine cones of my own, Babs. One of the ladies at the last bazaar I went to gave me a box full of them! I have enough for several wreaths, but when would I have the time? LOL Your tree looks lovely- good thing it was up to be the perfect backdrop for family pics! Enjoy your decorating. I just finished the 4th tree this morning. What was I thinking?

A Few Pennies said...

Your tree is beautiful; can't wait to see your mantel--I wish I had one to decorate! I just added some spray snow to my shopping list for this week--I'm gonna try that on some faux greenery--thanks for that inspiration. Have a great week. Patty

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

So glad your feeling better and had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Your tree is gorgeous.
It will be snowing in my kitchen today, decorating it in other words today, that is my goal!

Deb said...

Your tree is beautiful, full of family memories. Love it.

Debbiedoos said...

I love this. I just used that snow too on some pinecones, it turns out great.

Sonny G said...

your snow looks so pretty Babs.. We must be on the same wave length cause I was just doing snow in my kitchen too..
Love your deer and wreath~!


Anonymous said...

Hi Babs! Oh, your tree is gorgeous! I haven't used 'snow' in a very long while! Your mantle looks gorgeous and I love your Christmas ball wreath! Can't wait to see it all. Now you hurry up and get everything decked out so you can show us! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving with your family Babs, your tree looks gorgeous!! Martina

Alison said...

Your tree is stunning! I'm so pleased to have found your blog the lovely Barb on Bella Vista.

Ali x

Emreen said...

Wow ! What a beautiful tree - Love the red and gold combination... !!

Hope to see you at the party, Babs !!

Anonymous said...

I haven't used the spray snow in years either. I think we were out at the farm last time I used it.

We put up a family style tree for many years. The girls took home most of the family ornaments over Thanksgiving. I am happy to see them carrying on the tradition of those ornaments. We are paring down a tad. The family tree was very time consuming.:-)

Everything is looking beautiful at your house, Babs. I am looking forward to seeing more!

Kelly said...

So glad that you're feeling better and that you ended up having a good Thanksgiving afterall. Your tree is so pretty! I love all of the old fashioned ornaments on it. Looks like you gotten alot done. I've used that snow spray before on pinecones and wreaths. I love it! It does make a mess though. Looking forward to seeing more as you get close to the finish line.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hello Babs! I just found your blog from Essence of Home blog list!
Beautiful mantel and tree and I haven't used snow in a long time too! I will try it though because yours look so nice!
I'm your newest follower and hope you stop by soon!


Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh this all looks so fun. I am going to decorate with pine cones too this year...never thought of spraying them with snow. Brilliant idea. Can't wait to see your hutch and the transferware. I don't have one decoration up yet. Hopefully this weekend. Good luck with your party. I'm sure it will be wonderful!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Babs, All your decorations look fabulous. I love your tree and I can't wait to see more of what happens on your hutch. Beautiful red and white transferware and fabulous vintage Santa. Your home is looking great for your party.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

It's all looking so pretty! I have never used the spray "snow"! I love the look!!! I can't wait to see what else you will be doing. That red transferware is wonderful!!!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your home is looking very festive! I have never used that spray snow either, but I have a project in mind for it. I'm sure your party will be very successful.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, I love what I see of your decor! Can't wait to see it all! You always have such pretty things!

On Crooked Creek said...

Glad you're feeling much better, dear friend! Sounds as if a little family time was the perfect cure!!!Oh, how I remember using that snow stuff on the windows with stencils and then working until March to get it all off! Ha! Retro Christmas sounds intriquing...I'll be back soon, dear!

Debbie said...

oh YAY! I had wanted to do pinecones all snowy, but I was planning to use glitter. I feel like the biggest "duh" on the planet for not thinking about snowing them. I'll be doing that instead.

Everything you have done so far looks wonderful! Here's to getting it all done before the party!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tree is gorgeous, Babs! Your projects look terrific! I know about transition...but I've just got a mess!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tree is gorgeous, Babs! Your projects look terrific! I know about transition...but I've just got a mess!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It is all looking very festive at your house. You are busy busy.

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Very nice Babs. I love using ornaments that have special meaning to them...your tree looks lovely! Glad to hear you had a happy Thanksgiving!

All the best,
Rachel :)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your tree looks beautiful I haven't even gotten mine out yet. Hopefully soon! I love your idea of the red transferware- in fact I have some I'm displaying in my china cabinet for the holiday myself! Love your old santa in the sleigh piece- he's so quaint and old fashioned. Your mantel looks so pretty!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Oh, I love your tree chock-full of ornaments! Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments about the pomander tutorial. I'm following you now; I hope you'll follow back! Happy holidays!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks Babs for giving me the idea to spray some pinecones with snow...have not used that stuff in years.


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I haven't used spray snow in years also! When my girls were away at college I always used to put up the Christmas decorations for Thanksgiving too. Everything looks beautiful and I love the Santa in front of red transferware plate.

Lynn said...

It looks like your Christmas preparations are coming along very nicely. Your tree is beautiful and I can't wait to see what you do with the transferware. I'm your newest follower and I hope you get a chance to drop by Cottage and Creek and follow back. It just started snowing here in Buffalo ... tis the season!

Richard Cottrell said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.Richard at My old Historic House.

Alycia Nichols said...

I've just given up on the idea that I am actually going to get much decorating done! I'm glad you're on top of it!!! It's looking fabulous! I'm going to try to do the snow-flocked pine cones this year, too. I'm going outside during this decent (50 degree) weather we've been blessed with to get it done. I'm not sure how they'll turn out! I can already see that yours are fab!

Anonymous said...

I love golden Deer and Gold Wreaths together. Your tree looks very pretty. Pat

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOu are really decking the halls at your house! I am a HUGE snow-in-a-can-fan!!!!
Very pretty decor!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Looks great Babs!
I am trying to get my holiday thing on this week.
If you get a chance, stop by and share your favorite holiday gift or gifts to give tomorrow at my first linky party, Favorites on the First!


Savannah Granny said...

Sweet Babs, I am so glad you are better. The little peeks look great and the tree is gorgeous. Don't over do it for the party. Hugs, Ginger

Karena said...

Babs I am so glad you are feeling better! My rehab after hip replacement is going just great! Hard work, well worth it though!

Your tree is gorgeous! I love your "snow" project as well.

Please Come and enter the 1st of Twelve Days of Holiday giveaways! It is stunning!

Art by Karena

Unknown said...

Your mantel looks beautiful and I love the snow on the pine cones.Thanks for sharing,Joann

Sarah said...

Babs, the tree is gorgeous! You are way ahead of me. It all looks lovely, I know your dinner party is going to be a huge success.

Christie said...

Everything is beautiful Babs...I bet those pictures of your grands in front of that tree are going to be precious and make the prettiest cards! Love the red transferware and the vintage santa in front of it too :)
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Big hugs,

Barb said...

Babs, your pictures are wonderful. Everything is so lovely.

Barb ♥

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, everything looks beautiful, I know you're going to wow your guests, hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Jo Ann, thank you so much for swinging in to say hello and leaving such a sweet comment. hugs ~lynne~

Richard Cottrell said...

It sure is beginning to look at lot like Christmas at your house. Hope the back continues to get better. Thanks for stopping by to see Sissy Dog. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

You are so blessed...what a lovely sounding Thanksgiving.
Love that little Santa in the sleigh.