Friday, January 15, 2010

Old King Winter Came Out to Play...



And said I'm going to make this a very cold day
So he blew to the south - Whoooooooosh



One of my favorite lanterns - a surprise gift from my friend at Green Baboon Designs

The east - Whoooooooosh



And the west - Whoooooooosh



But when he blew to the north - Whoooooooosh



He said That's the best!


Our snow dog

The old north wind is my very best friend



And when we get together we make a
very, very, very, very, very cold day!




Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!
-Sing a Song of Seasons



Garden gnomes

We had a surprise visit from King Winter the other week and spent the entire day outside enjoying every moment. This was C's first real experience with snow, she wasn't sure at first and just kept saying 'cold, cold!' over and over again but then after a couple of snow angels she decided snow was fun and didn't want to go back inside.

We celebrated King Winter's visit by updating our nature table. K believes that the real King Winter looks like the one in Elsa Beskow's book 'Ollie's Ski Trip' so I contacted Mel at Haddy2dogs and had her make us a King Winter to K's specifications. As always Mel's work exceeded our expectations. K is thrilled. She made us the perfect Jack Frost as well.
We added some cute korknisse gnomes and a sweet star embroidered picture from our Seasons Round Exchange partner Knittermama, and called it a day.


My gnomes

King Winter's visit is a rarity where we live but I think we successfully soaked up every last second of it.
Wishing you many magical winter moments!!
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On a side note - Thank you for your responses to my last post. I had to laugh when I checked out Soulemama's blog later that day to discover she posted about making a quilt with the same fabric. How ironic!!

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27 comments:

Linda said...

What lovely photos and such icy weather... such fun:) Your nature table looks wonderful!

Nadja Magdalena said...

LOVE your photos! How sweet is that nature table display...? I haven't found a spot for one in our schoolroom, but it is high on my list of priorities for next year, although it may turn out to be a little shelf somewhere...

I think I'll be coming back to look at this post again and again throughout the day. Makes me sad that our snow just left us and it will be 50 degrees today!

Joy said...

Love King Winter! He's so adorable, as is the rest of your nature table. I'm glad you got to enjoy his spoils for a day. :) The girls look like they're having a blast.

lifeshighway said...

It is a well know fact that gnome will folk together for warmth on snowy days.

Glad everyone had a good time.

momma rae said...

lovely post, as always. your seasonal table is looking quite majestic! many beautiful treasures. :)

Eagle Loft said...

That is a beautiful nature table. It makes me wish for snow! We had a bit of a storm yesterday and last night, but all it brought was rain.

Heather said...

Your winter table is so breathtaking. It looks like you all enjoyed King Winter's visit, and the girls look so snuggly warm. Have a wonderful weekend

Jennifer said...

Everything is beautiful, and I love your little one's hats, absolutely gorgeous.

The Flaherty's said...

Love your nature table, it looks like a fun time at your house. Love your little gnomies, it seems that hat pattern is becoming the hat of the season.

boatbaby said...

Ooooo enjoy the snow! Your King Winter is fabulous. Mel is an amazing artist.

Kelly and Kelly said...

Your nature table looks great! I'm glad you got to enjoy the snow. We're kind of over it here but the kids still want to play in it. As long as it stays somewhat warm we can get out for a bit!

Kelly said...

You know, that verse is one of our favourites too. Beautiful King Winter. What a fun day you all had. Snow angels are wonderful.

Knecht Ruprecht said...

What a beautiful nature table again!
Thank You for Your comment, I can imagine what a nightmare it was with Your daughters dolls. I made a linklist some days ago and linked Your blog, I hope that is fine for You.

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

So nice that you got a real visit from King Winter. Your nature table is so very beautiful. We love Sing a Song of Seasons. I wonder if you have the nursery rhyme one, Lavenders's Blue Dilly Dilly. Really great!


How did I miss that great WIP post.... Your patchwork is beautiful! Log cabin is one of my favorites, though I don't know of any online resources at the moment.

tulsileaf said...

I love your nature table.Where did you get your cake stand that you put your things on?

Lovely photos, I wish it snowed here.

Little Lovables said...

what a lovely post, thanks so much for sharing!

natalia and family said...

Thank you for the beautiful pictures. Inspiring and amazing.
I am struggling a little with creating the blog format I like, how do I get that wonderful set up you have with three pictures on top AND the possibility of posting on the LEFT hand side of the posts?
Thank you again.

haddy2dogs said...

I love seeing my work find the perfect home! Thank you so much.

Redbeet Mama said...

I was just thinking that we needed to change up our nature table - now I am inspired -- yours looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

I am thinking red though and no snow - any suggestions?

Nicole

Beth said...

Lots of great fun, snuggles, laughs, smiles, and creation going on at your house these days! Beth

Julie said...

Hi - I came over from WomanWifeMama - love your nature table - what a lovely post to show it. Ours has some glittery purple and silver twigs on it, and I am in the process of making a Jack Frost, but it's been pretty slow going, so I'm concerned it'll be spring before he's finished - at least I'll be ready for next year.

Caren said...

I LOVE your King Winter! We finally took down the creche scene, and I'm hoping to make a King Winter this week!

Nicole Spring said...

Thank you everyone! Our snow is gone and I don't know if it will return this season but it was nice while it lasted!

Christine said...

i am so glad your family is enjoying the snow. i remember how you longed to play in it years ago. it sure looks like fun and i love your winter table.

lyneya said...

I ordered the flannels today! SO EXCITED! :) I'm not allowed to make my quilt until after the house is unpacked. Hold me to it!!! And I think I'll have plenty of leftover bits for other fun projects!!! :)

Kindermama said...

I love those mushroom boots....what brand are they? Don't tell me you added the embellishments yourself! :)

Nicole Spring said...

Ha,ha, I wish I was that talented!! :) They are by Livie and Luca. HTH!

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