"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Monday, November 5, 2012

I am growing snowmen on my farm..........

after I grow them, I dress them up!

Snowmen bodies begin with large gourds grown here on the grounds. After the gourds are harvested, they are placed in storage for a year or more until they are completely dry.

Snowmen arms are grown here on the grounds as well. The different trees (lend a hand)
providing these.

With some tools borrowed from Sweetie, the snowmen get built.

They then get a coat of snow white paint and some sparkly glitter.

Here they sit, drying in the warm Texas sun.

I loved this snowflake ribbon..........perfect for a snowman's scarf......
don't you think?

A few twigs of seasonal pretties dresses the snowman just right.

I fell in love with these snowflakes and knew immediately that they would be perfect for ..........

A snowman's hat!

Here he is ..........all dressed and ready
to welcome you throughout the house............
 

and to greet you when you come to visit!
Am I right in saying that some of you are probably building your own snowmen with snow at this time?
Which do you like to decorate with .................
Santa's or Snowmen??
I would love to hear!


21 comments:

Dorothy said...

I love those snowmen, what a wonderful idea!

Country Gal said...

Oh they are all so cute . I like decorating with both . Have a good day !

Debra said...

I love your snowmen,and the beautiful snowflake~I'm sure this is a very stupid question-but do you get snow? Now you know just how ignorant I am about other parts of the US!
It was spitting snow here today, and just the sight of it made me happy!

Terry and Linda said...

Ever so cute!! Here you are getting all ready for winter...I've been thinking of doing it but haven't gotten my mind and body around to it.

Linda
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http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

lil red hen said...

Really cute! I've made a few gourd snowmen in the past. Maybe a gourd Santa would be a good idea.

Kelly_Deal said...

Cute snowmen! TFS!

Bev C said...

Gourd heavens you are so clever Kathleen.

Happy creating
Bev.xoxo

Muddling Through said...

How pretty! That is such a good idea.

Sherri Farley said...

Very creative!!! I've seen gourd creations before but not like this.
Love the Snowflake hats.

Daisy said...

Those are so cute, Kathleen! So clever! :)

peggy said...

They are just beautiful and to think that you grew them makes them even moreso.

Patty H. said...

Oh1 I love them! I collect snowmen. I don't know why but they just make me smile.

Celestina Marie said...

Aren't your snowmen cute. What a darling idea to stack them and embellish. I love to paint gourds and have created many a snowmen but none as pretty as yours.

hugs, Celestina Marie

Magnolia Tea said...

Oh, how adorable! Your snowmen are the cutest I've seen made from gourds. Have a great week!

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

I love both snowmen and Santa, but like best the handmade ones created from nature. Great job on your gourd snowmen!

Kelly said...

Those snowmen are so sweet. I love homemade better than anything. The fact that you grew the gourds make them even better.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

These are genius! So cute!

Paula said...

Oh, Kathleen~ those snowmen are precious!

Sue said...

I do have some old fashioned Santa's but my favorites to decorate with are nativities and snowmen! I even have a snowman nativity! It is adorable!

Marie said...

What a wonderful idea! Very cute.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Very creative use of natural materials that you have available, Kathleen. We don't have a special favorite and have used both snowmen and Santas when decorating.