Saturday, December 29, 2012

Little Snow Angel

A couple years ago
I got this moss-covered angel
topiary form for Christmas.
I had seen her at a 
local nursery gift shop, 
and she stole my heart.

has graced our holiday dining room
table in past years, 
and various other spots, 
but my most favorite spot for
her is outside 
our kitchen patio doors
on the table. 
(She stands about 3 feet tall or more.)

We got some light snow 
this week which makes her look 
even cuter, right?

She stands on a burlap runner and on the runner - fresh cranberries and birdseed.
All under a blanket of snow now.

(Side note: I have to smile every time
I type or write the word "angel"  ---
I am reminded of a story my mother
has told me from her childhood 
about a young admirer  
who wrote her a love note and it started it off:
 "To My Dear Angle Patricia...."  )
 I think of that every single time I write the word now!!!  LOL

How about you?
Any snow in your part of the world?

I know I have barely posted this month. 
And honestly, it has been killing me! 
I love to decorate for the holidays
and my house is decorated more than ever,
but as you know, I am unable to share anything
until the holiday issue of Midwest Living 
comes out next November.
It has been so hard for me not to post 
 on the preparations.
 But, I just have to wait 
until next Christmas 
and then.... it will be revealed.

Happy New Year, friends!


AntiqueChase said...

Oh, I love her! She just stole my heart too!

Olive said...

That is just a precious story and angel. I wondered where you where. hugs, Olive

The French Hutch said...

Hi Alison, I'm sure your home is glorious all decked out for Christmas. I look forward to seeing your magazine spread next November. Now, I'm enjoying your little angel in the snow. It turned cold here Christmas Day while on the 24th it was like a summer day!
Blessings to your and yours for a wonderful New Year!

The French Hutch

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Alison. I was wondering why you weren't blogging about your Christmas decorating, which I know is fabulous. I guess I missed the post where you told about being in the Midwest Living Magazine. I think that is awesome! I love the snow on your topiary angel and garden. It's very pretty. We are expecting more snow tonight on top of 2 very big snow storms in one week. It's crazy! It's also winter! Blessings to you for a wonderful New Year. I guess we'll have to wait until next November to see your home decorated for the holidays.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

She is adorable. No snow here, that would really be a miracle! But rain, which we always welcome.
Your angel is adorable especially with her snow frosting.

Happy New Year!

Susan said...

Your angel is adorable! I miss the snow, we do not get much snow here, mostly not any at all.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

So so pretty... your snow covered angel(or angle)! It's snowing here and everything looks so soft and clean! Alison, I have really missed your posts!!! Will look forward to a 2013 full of good things from The Polohouse!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, your angel is wonderful! Snow just enhances everything! Ironically, we got snow on Christmas day for the first time in many, many years! It was so perfect to be able to see a snowy scene, while enjoying our Christmas dinner! Can't wait to see your magazine spread! Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Alison, it's oh so difficult for me to wait till November to see what you've done. I know it is gorgeous. Fortunately a friend gifted me a subscription to Midwest Living. It starts after the first of the year. Love your snow angel. Happy New Year, sweet friend.....S

Leslie said...

Such a beautiful topiary! The string of berries is the perfect accessory for her. How exciting to have your home featured in next years holiday magazine:)

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year ahead!

ImSoVintage said...

Love your angel. We woke up to a couple of inches of snow today. First measurable snowfall of the season. Looking forward to next November :)

Designs By Pinky said...

It has been killing me, you not posting!!! I will SO look forward to next year when we can all see it! I LOVE this angel and thought maybe you had found her at a garden center. We got snow today, about 2 inches I think and it is over now. XO, Pinky

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Midwest Living, how fabulous is that. I can't wait to see everything. I love your snow angel, so perfect. I hope you have a very Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

Ron said...

I am missing the fab photos of your home. It is actually cold here in South Louisiana but no snow. I love your angel covered in snow. Snow makes winter photos so beautiful. xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

ALISON!!!! I LOVE THAT ANGEL! And the snow gives even more magic to an already lovely garden space. Don't you just love that even in the winter, our gardens can become alive?

CONGRATES ON THE MAY ISSUE OF THE MAGAZINE! What fun. Thank you kindly for visiting tonight! May 2013 bring you many joys my dear! Anita

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your angle is so beautiful and even more so with the snow on top! I love the sweet story about the little love note written to your mom! Counting down the days until November....:)

Linda in AZ * said...

*** This "makes my day", Alison, & truly LIT up my FACE!!! ****

~~~It sooooo reminds me of a dear friend's child's Christmas play soooo mannny years ago in Germany, where the lil'girl was seated in just about that exact/same position.... She had absolutely beautiful, long, angelically soft red hair... and she most surprisingly LOOKED JUST LIKE a little angel from heaven!

...And that's just ONE of the many, heartwarming reasons why "I BELIEVE!"....

Hugs for happy holidays, m' friend!

Donna White said...

She is so pretty! All that snow on her makes me feel so much better! I'm having a hot flash, as I just cleaned the floors and folded hot dryer clothes! LOL

Sharon France said...

This piece is lovely!

Karen Albert said...

Alison I adore your topiary angel. She is perfect wherever you put her.

I am so excited to see the magazine!

We have snow and more coming tomorrow!

All the best in 2013

Art by Karena

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love your I bet your mother bent herself into an angle laughing at THAT. Seriously, your topiary is gorgeous- I would have given her my heart, too- xo Diana

michele said...

it's killing us too!

your angel is precious outdoors--looks perfectly natural there.

i have dying to get some great shots of the magical trees glistening and the peaceful vibe in the woods but i'm still not quite up to it. maybe next week.

smiles to you, lovely.


PURA VIDA said...

What a sweet and whimsical post. The snow dusting is perfect, I just love winter when it looks like this. Thanks for your visits and nice words. Hope your new year begins with a most wonderful celebration

Laura said...

Your angel is wonderful and the story about your mother made me smile.

If 2013 goes as fast as 2012, we won't have long to wait to see your beautiful Christmas decor!
Happy New Year!

White Spray Paint

mississippi artist said...

I love this, beautiful against the snow! We have just this week gotten cold weather and I am already ready for it too leave!