Monday, December 7, 2009

~ Snowflakes...where are you? ~

My little Christmas Village
so magical
sweet tiny
paper-mache homes
glass glitter
bits of

wee wonders
that enchant
stir up

my mantle is
Winter Wonderland
right now
So why is it not snowing outside?
{for goodness sakes I live in Canada!}
I am longing for the snow
blanket my green world

I guess I will just have to head to the ski hill
{syd and myself taken last snowy January}
just look at those
amazing snow covered trees!
All I really want is a
White Christmas
{we usually have snow by now}
I know you will be here soon
please hurry


Unknown said...

Dear koralee, i adore your winter wonderland!! Looks at all the wee wonders in your little gorgeous and lovely! It takes me into total holiday mood!

I too adore snow...but too bad we don't get any here in this city of brotherly love. Look at the wonderful snow at your ski trip! I don't know how to ski and i really admire anyone that does! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

What a beautiful little Christmas village, such a special vignette.
Lovely photo of you two, out skiing.

I hope that you will get your snow soon and have a white Christmas. Happy week

Maria Confer said...

Love your little village. So cute.

I can't wait to ski!!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Koralee!
Your little CHristmas village is adorable. I'm sure you'll get your snow soon - hopefully a white Christmas.
ENjoy your week!

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Believe it or not, we had snow here in the Bay Area today! Crazy! A few little snow flakes fell upon Market Street in San Francisco! I'll be sure to send it your way - ha! :)

Unknown said...

Your village is gorgeous! I love the deer :-)

Jane said...

I too would love a White Christmas but in Melbourne it will be either coldish or incredibly hot. I love your little crystal village...

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I am sure the snow will be there soon careful what you wish!

Hope you are enjoying all the decorating, Koralee!

Hugs, Carrie

red ticking said...

love this post... i love snow too... from colorado so i will hope it snows for christmas!
my store is red ticking 2802 east madison 98112
we are open 11-5 on sat... would love to meet you.. x pam

debra@dustjacket said...

Oh my gosh, I just adore your winter village, the deer is adorable.

The photo of you and your daughter among the snow covered trees is gorgeous.

Come on snow...

Julie Harward said...

We are waiting for snow too! It seems it has snowed everywhere is generally doesn't snow...come on Mr. Snow...I want a white Christmas too! It started today, looked promising, then stopped..ugh! (We love skiing too, have spent many a day up at the ski resorts here in Utah with all our kids) Come say hi :D

Pinecone Camp said...

Love the snow, and I missed it here in Vancouver, last Christmas! Hope we have another white Christmas! Love your snow effect!

Unknown said...

oh! What a beautiful village, I love the little deer! x

A Pretty Trip said...

Gorgeous pics! I would love a white christmas one year - it would be so lovely.


Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

So pretty Koralee! And just how did you manage to make the snow twinkle down my computer screen! Very cute! Hope you get your wish. xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh you and me love darlin'! I live in Minneapolis, and no snow yet, but TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT they are saying! Maybe it will blow your way first and then come to us! Your decorations are magical and are my favorite type. Little homes, little creatures, what more could I want. Blessings to you, Anita

Tammy @ said...

Koralee, I just LOVE your little village, I have the same one! It really is a beautiful winter wonderland! I hope your snow comes soon and a little bit makes it south (doubtful, but I can dream...)

Best wishes,

Unknown said...

it'll come before you know it! we've had two snowfalls already and the kids are loving it! the first one is always my favorite! we are in the process of making an ice rink for the kiddos! should be fun! i love your new Christmas pictures!! xo susan

Anonymous said...

Hello! Your daughter and you look adorable on the slopes.The wonderful images are cute, I love glitter.

As far as the snow we are ready for tonight its coming our way.Its going to start out snow then change to sleet so if you would like the sleet I will surely send up there,LOL.Dont know what it is with us anymore we seem to get mostly sleet during these storms the last few years.

Have a great day!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Koralee..I don't know where the other woman from Utah who posted is, but in Centerville we have a major snowstorm happening right now! Already about five inches and still coming down hard... I would love to send some your way! Bisous... Julie Marie

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello koralee

I feel just the same! Although being realistic, would not get snow this early here. We have rain and plenty of it! Snow is all that I wish for. I love your little snowy house, so pretty.

You look like you were loving the snow being there in the photo, the snow covered trees behind you look prefect.

I wish you snow soon!
Warm wishes

Claudia said...

Your village is so sweet! I hope you get snow soon! Our little snowfall has mostly melted by this point. Here's to a white Christmas!


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

It all looks so magical and twinkly and gorgeous, Koralee. I hope that your wish for snow will come true. We rarely get snow for Christmas here in the U.K. Our snow usually arrives around February. Have a lovely week. XXXX

Sue said...

Jump on a plane, we here down south in Illinois have a winter storm warning for today and tomorrow. I don't like it, although I do think it is pretty.

I love your village...I have a couple pieces that are similiar, but not a whole village!

Monica said...

What a delightful snow village you have. I haven't seen one like that before. And your ski trip looked wonderful. I agree - we do need a white Christmas. Your little snowflakes falling on the computer screen are really fun!

Cristie said...

Darling show village. Snow is fallin where I am, no doubt for a white Christmas in the land of some of the greatest sking on earth- Utah!

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Koralee~
This blog is AMAZING! I not only see it, I FEEL IT! I SMELL IT! And it is like Heaven! YOU are SO CREATIVE and you make all sences come alive with your magical visuals!!
Thank you for always giving me a BIG SMILE!!!!!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love you Christmas village! I wish I had collected them over the years. The cute houses are more difficult to find and have increased in price! Thanks for stopping by to see my birds and cages. With a name like Bluebird Notes you should definitely have a bird or two!

Pauline said...

Awww, so sweet :o)

Rubyred said...

I love your little village.The snow covered trees are beautiful!
Rachel x

Null said...

Koralee, love the winter wonderland you've created for us!

I just got back from a huge art fair and saw a rhinestone deer that reminds me of your reindeer. I just posted a sparkling picture of it, so you may like to take a look.

Kissed by an Angel said...

I love the winter wonderland!! I love snow too!!!


Pretty Zesty said...

ok, I have to ask. I've been trying to add snow to my blog and can't find a good one/one that works. Can you share your html code for the lovely snow flakes and where you put them in your layout? I just love them. You picked such a subtle design too. NO worries if not! :o)

Brenda Pruitt said...

I hope snow reaches you soon! And I must say, you have one beautiful smile that seems lit from within!

Teresa said...

Hello Koralee!
Greetings from Bainbridge Island WA!
Delighted to find you!
When I popped over here I felt like I was looking at all the things that I adore!
I do love your snow village!
Can't wait to read the post below about the evergreen.
Would love for you to pop over to visit!
I posted today about my evergreen tree!
Delighted to find you!

Charlotte said...

Dear Koralee

Sorry I haven't been by for a while - just horribly busy. I am trying to catch up a bit now (typing in bed!)

Snow.... oh it would be heaven to have a white Christmas but not at all likely for us. Surely you will though won't you - being in Canada and all!

Love Charlotts

Susan said...

We are expecting a snow day here tomorrow in Massachusetts, USA. Perhaps the snow will head right up north to you!
Your village is enchanting, sweet little deer.
Thank you SO MUCH for adding my little bird to your sidebar.
I noticed a few snowflakes falling on your blog. How did you do that? Oh I would love to have virtual snow falling on my blog too!

shabby*vintage*dreams said...

Your Winter Wonderland is Gorgeous!!! I love the little deer!!! TOO cute!! I would LOVE to have a white Chritmas! NEVER happen here in the land down under :( maybe one year I need to pack up the Fam and head over there for Christmas!!

Winchester Manor said...

Hi Sweet Friend,

I just adore your Winter Wonderland and my that's a whole lot of snow! AMAZING! I hope you get lots of snow soon!

Thank you for your sweet words and prayers...I adore you Koralee.

Love and hugs,

Martha said...

Beautiful pictures...and oh the snow...I pray it heads your is mighty beautiful!

Teresa said...

So delighted you popped over to Bainbridge!
And is a lovely area!
Oh do have a nice visit to Seattle!
Will you be staying overnight?
Do you come over on the Clipper or drive?
Just to let you know...the little red cottages you saw were up in the mountains at the tree adorable!
Happy Night!
Are you a teacher? I read something that made me think you might be a teacher.
Up until this year...I have been teaching kindergarten and first grade.

Pretty Zesty said...

thanks for the tip on the snow flakes!!!! :o)

LuLu said...

Hope you get your snow very very soon! I would love a white Christmas! Your snow picture was breathtaking,

Susan said...

Thank you for coming by to share the virtual snow! Yes, I'm pleased to say I figured it out myself and even more happy you got to enjoy it on your visit! Now...fingers crossed you'll get the real thing!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I wouldn't mind seeing some myself. Not that it's possible. Aha ha. What a lovely little village! said...

What a perfect little snow house you have. Oh how I wish we could experience snow here in QLD Australia. It' so darn hot today!

June said...

Hi Koralee, that snowy photo of you and your daughter is so pretty. We don't have much snow to speak of here either. It's been so darn cold (-3 this A.M.) and I'd rather have the white stuff.
My wonderful giveaway arrived today, Everything is awesome. Thank you sooo much!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!~
I'm late coming to your new post ... that is Pretty!
love the snow and all the snowy pictures!
You must have snow before Christmas... We'll all put in some extra prayers for that :D

We've been busy here with some details for Rachael's wedding. Tonight we met with the caterer for over 3 hrs. sooo tired now...
It's always worth it to visit your blog though... makes me smile at the end of the day~
Snowy blessings to you! ~Maria

FEDERICA said...

Good morning Koralee!
The photo of you and your daughter is sooo pretty! Your little Christmas village is beautiful!
Have a great day!

bellaboo said...

Hello from England!
We always seem to get the snow in January..too late for Christmas,although this morning the forecast for next week was 'turning colder with possible snow'!
I love your sweet little Xmas village.


Kellie Collis said...

The best chance of having snow in Sydney is putting the gorgeous snow on my blog!! x

Rheea said...

I'm waiting for snow too! Only it will never happen here.. :( You make me want to spend christmas somewhere that snows. Hopefully I'll get to have a white christmas next year.

Love the photo of you and your daughter, so pretty!


Cate said...

I just found you on'Blooming on Bainbridge'. I just love your blog it is so interesting and full of the best photographs. You have captured the season so well..thankyou.

Fete et Fleur said...

How I wish it would snow here! Your sweet Christmas house is magical!


paige said...

What a beautiful blog! Would you like to swap links with us over at We'd love to have you! Have a great night! Paige

Splendid Willow said...

Koralee, I LOVE the picture of you and your daughter! I can understand why you enjoy snow so much! Thank you for your sweet e-mail. I am glad you liked the ornament and hope that you found a spot for it somewhere in your beautiful home. Happy weekend! OX Monika

Helen McGinn said...

I do love the snow but we seem to go from snow to slush in three easy steps...or not so easy steps with slush round your toes. Ah, Scotland, I do love ya though. :O)

p.s. I'm going to try and make one of those wee houses this weekend with the kids. Thank you for the inspiration!