Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snowglobe, my version









Last year,
I needed a centerpiece for my
kitchen island. 




I had this great old
 green iron Christmas Tree stand,
and this odd round wooden
wheel thing (that you have all seen before).







Decided to pair them together for a base.
Added a big glass globe vase on top
and in order to have it stay in place,
I added a couple pieces of Stick-Um
 to keep it from moving.



As soon as I attached the glass, 
I added white tissue paper 
to build it up inside a bit to 
create a foundation for
the snow scene. The snow completely
covers the paper so you never see it!






The lighted houses came from Lowe's last season. Their lights constantly fade into four colors!






Added some old bottle brush trees 
and a couple of small flocked velvet
white deer in the yard and there you have it!


A water-less snow globe!






Linking up this post with:


Ivy and Elephants






No Minimalist Here








Savvy Southern Style



Twenty-Eight-O- Five



Privet and Holly




40 comments:

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I'm so loving this! It's perfect!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is very cool, great thinking to put all that together!!

AntiqueChase said...

Shut the front door! That is amazing!! Great marriage!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Beautiful what a neat idea I love it

The enchanted home said...

So beautiful and charming......love it!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fabulous idea Alison!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beautiful, Alison and so unique! Love the swag of garland over your sink.
xoxo
Me

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is really cute, Alison! I love how you used the two pieces together to provide a base. Such a great project to do with kids, too, to make them feel a part of the decorating for the holiday.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a sweet snow globe Alison.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is amazing!! You are so darn smart. I love how the pieces look like they were made for each other with a perfect fit. Cute cute!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Wow!! That's impressive. My potted poinsettia on our kitchen table isn't lookin' so great right about now.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Alison, that is so creative! I have always loved snow globes. Yours is very pretty and what I like is that it is one of a kind.
Shannon

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Alison, that is so creative! I have always loved snow globes. Yours is very pretty and what I like is that it is one of a kind.
Shannon

Kelly said...

That is genius!! That's the prettiest snow globe I've ever seen. Love those little houses that light up and how large your snowglobe is. It makes a wonderful statement piece on your island!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Wow!! I love this to pieces!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, this is the coolest thing ever! That was so clever of you! It goes with your home so well...truly a custom design! I love it!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You had me at the base. Love the two pieces. The globe is beautiful.

kitty said...

I adore that snow globe...perfection!!!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Alison, your snow~globe is so beautiful!... there is just something so enchanting about petite tresors under glass... xoxo Julie Marie

Richard Cottrell said...

You are so very clever. Richard from My Old Historic House.

michele said...

i love it. don't you love those creative projects where you just KNOW nobody else will have a water-less snow globe made with an old wheel thing as a centerpiece?!?

michele

Babs said...

That is the cutest and most creative decoration. It always amazes me...how do you end up with things being the right size,(tree stand and wooden circle) to fit perfectly and make something fabulous? :) Love that snow globe!

Town and Country Gals said...

Alison,
that is amazing! All the different elements together are fabulous! Love that you thought to put them all together, very clever!
Merry Christma
Rebecca
PS. I think I have pretty close to the same red plaid tin box you showed earlier. Mine is under Watertown Treasures. Love them!

5th and State said...

ingenious, thank you for sharing this amazing roject
debra

The French Hutch said...

Hi Alison, what a creative idea you had, and I love it! I love snow globes and I think it would be fun to make one. I will remember this one next year. I love the peeks of your beautiful kitchen too. I know the Polohouse is amazing at Christmas.
Blessings to you and yours.

Merry Christmas
~Emily
The French Hutch

Designs By Pinky said...

You have your very own "custom made" snow globe!!! It is wonderful! How do you turn the little houses on? They are adorable! The fact that the pieces all fit together so perfectly means they were made for each other! XO, Pinky

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So clever! Love it. I also love the fresh greens over your kitchen window and that adorable artwork over your stove. Too cute! Thanks for sharing the link.

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Upcycling at it's finest! Nicely done!!

Olive Cooper said...

That is large and in charge for your beautiful island.

Ivy and Elephants said...

It is just gorgeous and oh, so clever! It looks just perfect there on the counter. Fabulous!
Thanks for linking.
Hugs,
Patti

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Fantastic! Is that coconut? Perfect!

Gillian Layne said...

One of the coolest things I have ever seen! I would hate to take it down. :)

Linda said...

WOW!|!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful Alison! Love the greenery on the windows too!

Merry Christmas!

Lou Cinda

Michele Smith said...

OMG this is awesome! You are so very creative. I love it!

Merry Christmas!

Peggy said...

This was a marriage made in heaven! I love it. You have a great eye for vintage finds and new uses for them. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday.

Karen said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!!... I hope to make one for This Old House next year. Thanks for sharing!!.. never seen anything like it.

mississippi artist said...

I love this! Now you have got my mind going...what do I have to make one from?

Claire said...

Love the snowglobe minus water idea-like a village terrarium!! Your home is beautiful from your holiday photos of yesteryear! Thanks for your kind comments-my new tree came from the Home Depot!!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is fabulous, Alison!

Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!