Monday, December 5, 2011

Blue Monday - My Snowmen

It's Blue Monday! I've shown these pictures before; I hope you enjoy seeing them again.

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I grew up in the Maryland/D.C. area where it snows. My mother strongly encouraged my brother, sister, and me to go "play" outside in the cold snow. I hated the cold! I was the one pounding on the door, begging to be let inside, while my brother and sister had a blast making snowmen. Now I live in Florida, and the only snow I see is on TV.

I have a collection of snowmen--or snowpeople. My snowmen are faux, and therefore, not at all cold. Of course, there's a bit of our celebrated color Blue on each one that I'm showing today.

I bought the Freeze Family several years ago when my daughter-in-law had a House of Lloyds Christmas Around the World party. It's become one of my favorite Christmas decorations.

Mrs. carries a small tree, Mr. holds a broom, and Jr. is dragging along his sled. Notice, please, the little guy is dressed in Blue.

I've had this snowman paper towel holder for several years. His stand is Blue as are his mittens and scarf.

There's even a Blue and white trim on his hat. No wonder he smiles!

My first Christmas in Tampa, I bought this happy snowman just because he caught my fancy
and the price was right! Note the Blue gift in his arms.

Here's my latest acquisition, found last Christmas. It's a small decoration, but it's loaded with Blue.

How's your Christmas decorating coming?

Happy Blue Monday!

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2. LaVoice
3. Undeniably Sweet
4. Dhemz
5. Rose
6. Christmas Tree
7. Chubskulit
8. John
9. Photo Album
10. vhen
11. Omi S. and Bender Oak
12. FABBY: Tree, Mantel & Natvity
13. Mylene
14. Cildemer-France
15. Karen
16. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
17. Eden,Australia
18. Gypsy Lala
19. JOHN
20. dolphin show
21. Ranu, India
22. Pie
23. Tina´s PicStory
24. Shy - USA
25. Leovi - The Gates Of Delirium
26. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
27. Jouko
28. JennyHansson
29. A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
30. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
31. The French Hutch Choirs of Angels
32. alexa in nyc, usa
33. Roxxy
34. 4U2
35. Wrigley
36. Magical Mystical Teacher
37. Maria Gudinnan
38. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
39. Joy@Books And Life
40. My Third Eye
41. Dorincard: Greek blues...
42. Leah H.
43. lanie
44. KM @ more than seXy
45. Kim,USA
46. Mom's Place
47. Luna Miranda
48. Mom's Wish Lists
49. LadyD
50. Photographs
51. Mountain Mermaid
52. mizhelle
53. Cass at That Old House
54. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
55. Christine
56. Myrna -My weekend
57. Hagemor
58. 36 Weeks After
59. Deliciously Spicy Moments
60. Elaine
61. Not Enough Oxygen
62. Doni @ faithgracecrafts
63. Anne
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Dhemz said...

awwwwwww...really really cute!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Those are beautiful Sally!

Ordinary Hiker said...

I love the little snowman on the sled, he's super cute! I just dragged all my holiday decorations out, and I've made NO PROGRESS. Way to go for you!!!

Cildemer said...

So cute all of them!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a great week****

Diann said...

It looks like the day for Snowmen. And we have had nothing but rain. Thanks for hosting.


Eden said...

I love all of them especially the one on a sled.

Happy Blue Monday!

Mylene said...

They are cute!

Fashion Momma said...

I love the dolls!

My Blue Monday.

Tina´s PicStory said...

this little snowman is so sweet ♥

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

How time flies by. seems like it was yesterday when i saw this decoration in your Blue monday post and now enjoyed looking at it again. Happy Blue Monday ms. Sally hope all is well.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, It is early in the morning and I am linking now because I have to take a big turkey to a luncheon today.(my garden club) Bill set my alarm to put my turkey in the oven. However, he set it one hour earlier than it was supposed to go off. Sigh! I put it in anyway and now I am awake.

I love your snowmen. They all look cute. You have a fun collection. My sister collects snowmen too. Don't you miss snow just a bit? Smile! I am definitely waiting to be able to relax in the "calm" of winter. Snowed in kind of appeals to me right now. We are always busy.

Thanks for hosting Blue Monday as always.
xo, Jeanne

Bestfriend said...

wow they are really cute... I really like the last picture... the latest one.

Happy monday Sally

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Oh!! I just love all of your blue snowmen!!
So cute!!

I hope you are feeling well now??


April said...

Hey there, Sally! I guess when you live in FL., you have to create your own kind of snow, huh? So cute!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Good morning Sally...adorable snowmen! They have a lot of personality and character. Enjoy your week...we are enjoying NOT having any snow...could go an entire winter with weather like this.
♥, Susan

The French Hutch said...

Hi Sally, What a cute story, no wonder you live in Florida! Love your collection of snowmen. A great way for you to remember your childhood. Thanks for hosting and Happy Blue Monday.

The French Hutch

Alexa said...

That's such a cute collection, Sally! I'd probably miss snow if I lived where you do—but not the 19 inches at once that we got last year!

4U2 said...

Wonderful photos of your snowman! Have a nice blue Monday!

Mitt bästa jag said...

Cute pictures!
Mine is in hard steal :)

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally. I love your snow story. Your snowpeople are so fun, and they give you the look of snow with no cold.

joyh82 said...

I love snowmen too and have a small tree dedicated to them. Love your collection and not a big fan of the cold either.

Dorincard said...

Hi, Sally!

'Tis the season for joyous little things! :)
Snowmen are nice and perishable, like us.
But not the toy snowmen - they endure! :)

lanie said...

I like your blue snowman, very beautiful. I follow your site,happy blue monday!
Hope you could visit me here and follow me too Wifey Online Diary thanks

lanie said...

it's a beautiful snowman, really cute.. happy blue monday!
Wifey Online Diary


I love all your blue little guys, they're so cute! I love the one in the slay, he's adorable, actually they all are! Thank you for hosting, I got in so late last night that's why I couldn't thank you before and also for your lovely visit. Big hugs dear Sally. FABBY

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally! Love those snowmen! Please stop by later this evening as I need to add my photos. It is frigid here! Brrr....I feel so blue! Hee Hee!
Have a beautiful day.
Hugs and Blessings

Anonymous said...

Love your snowman collection! Very cute. I don't like the cold, either.

LadyD Piano said...

ADORABLE! ((Hugs))

Mary Bergfeld said...

Hi Sally, I just popped by to say hello and let you know I was thinking of you. I hope all continues to be well. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Loui♥ said...

Hi Sally..
just AWESOME !
love those snowmen/people!!
glad you are not contending with the snowy cold temps like me..
right now, i'd prefer the sugary white sands of home..
hope you are continuing to make progress on your road to recovery!!
warmest hugs..

Leovi said...

A very nice doll.

Marice said...

those are really cute! sorry for the linking up late!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful collection of snow friends, Sally
Hope all is well with you... still keep you in my prayers.

Fall is still hanging around my house waiting to be put away in its boxes. Then Christmas will take center stage... although I am listening to Christmas music now. A most wonderful Season of music.
Blessings... Karen

JLS Hall said...

I love your snowpeople, even though I really, really don't like snow. It's lovely in old movies and on Christmas cards, but not something I want to experience first-hand. I would love to be able to say "the only snow I see is on TV"!

Cass @ That Old House said...

I adore snowmen!!!!
Thanks -- I never tire of admiring them, they are just such charming ambassadors for winter good will.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally! I remember these little dudes and they're so cute!
Hope you're doing well and how nice to hear from you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

They are all so cute, love your snowmen!

LV said...

Sally, you picked the right guy for this time of the year. I love snowmen, but my sister is addicted to them. She has soooo many and leaves them out all year. Yours knew what your favorite color was as well.

xinex said...

Your snowmen are beautiful, Sally. My most favorite Christmas accessories aside from Jesus and the Nativity are snowmen. They are just so delightful to look at....Christine

Elaine said...

Love your snowmen..i have quite a few of them..

Dixie said...

I adore your snow people! Happy Blue Monday Sally... hope you are doing well.

blessings. Dixie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally! I hope this finds you doing well!!

Love your snowmen.....especially that clever paper towel holder!! Never seen one of those!

It snowed here (KC) last night...just a dusting thankfully!

Have a great week!!!!


cassandrasminicorner said...

Beautiful snowmen:)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Awwww, how sweet. I have a soft spot for those cute little cold hearted fellas. I collect 'em ya know.

Funny, 'cause I'm not a lover of snow of which we have right now. UCK!

God bless and have a great day sweetie!!! :o)

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Sally, It's great to hear from you.. Glad you are doing so much better. I too was in the hospital twice in October (total of 10 days)... Had a GI bleed and hernia surgery --with complications... I was quite sick --but nothing like you went through... I'm doing very good now other than a lack of energy. Merry Christmas to you all.

Love your Snow people. As you can tell from my blog, I love all of the different 'babies' at this time of year....


bj said...

I love all your blue Christmas decorations. So pretty.

I think it was the link on my comment that took me to your July page. Strange...anyway, when I typed in your address, all is well.
hugs and have a good weekend.
xo bj

bj said...

Well, I am SOOO having a Senior Moment today...
When I was on your Profile page, I clicked BLUE MONDAY instead of SMILING SALLY so naturally it took me to your Blue Monday page...DUH
Think I'll have one more cup of coffee and go back to bed. :))

Alfred Albert said...

Beautiful post....

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