Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Santa in the "SNOW"?

  I was going through my Christmas containers to see what else I was going to use and what could go back to the storage builder.  I came across what I thought was just a crumpled up ball of paper but once i picked it up, it was heavier than crumpled paper should be.  Amazed and thrilled, I found a tiny santa I thought I'd lost several years ago.  He must have fallen to the bottom of the box and larger heavier items had been stacked on top of him.. He's fine, came thru without a scratch. I knew he had to have a special place in the holiday decor this year in honor of his survival:)

There's more to this story:::    6 or 7 years ago, one of my Pom babies had a little infection in her eye. I bought epsom salts and followed a recipe from my Nana and it worked perfect.  It only called for an 1/8th of a teaspoon in a cup of water so I've had a 99.99% full container of epsom salts in the same cabinet , in the same spot for years.. But it wasnt there today~!  Nor anywhere else in the house that I could think of to search..  I started to think my tiny santa display wasnt going to happen since I felt I had to have snow..
  So I'm just passing on what I learned today..  Guess what else looks like faux snow- epsom salts- ice crystals or whatever folks have been using --  Powdered Milk~!  yep, thats right, powdered milk, which I had, so I used it..   We bloggers are nothing if not creative~! lol...  I think the government should hire us to figure things out at a rapid pace, start the proper steps to quickly turn situations around cause we'd be soooooooooooooooooooooooo good at it , not to mention the money we'd save the country..
Steppin off my soap box now and posting what we like best--  the PICTURES  lol
Silver tray and candles from the dollar store- bottle trees from my stash and powered milk snow from the pantry.. White deer from somewhere online , I forgot the name of the store and they were over priced anyway..

  This vignette is at the end of my bar that faces the living room.  Since I'm not actually decorating in there this year, this gives folks who come thru the front some holiday prettys to look at too..
Sweet tiny santa is so happy to be out of the box... bless his lil heart.

 Do ya'll think I have enough candles going in this area lol...I love all the twinkling of the flames.

Santa and I appreciate you visiting us.  We promise to have cookies and tea next time..

God Bless Us, Every One.   Tiny Tim

Love and Hugs
I am participating in these parties.  Do make sure to click the links and pay them a visit. There will be lots of inspiration and beauty to enjoy.. Thanks ladies for hosting these great parties for us so we can show off our Stuff and see others folks new creations too...

Kristen's Share Your Creation Party

Kim's Wow Us Wednesday

White Wednesday At Faded Charm


  1. Very happy to be out of the box! Looks very pretty Sonny!

  2. Hi Sonny...

    Ohhh...your little white Santa vignette is sooo pretty, my friend! I love all the white...the candles, reindeer, and Santa! Such a soft and beautiful Christmas display...truly picturesque!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us today! And...thanks about the powder milk for faux snow...tip! Great idea! And...I totally agree, we really are a creative bunch! Hehe!

    I sooo enjoyed your visit and sweet note, dear friend! Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

    Warmest wishes,

  3. Love your milky white snow. :) And you are exactly right, we are a bunch of amazing fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants creative people. I am glad you found your long lost Santa. I have had similar situations and it makes you all giddy when you find something. I love this vignette - beautiful!

  4. Wow... beautiful vignette! I'm sure you are thrilled to have rediscovered your little white Santa; he is charming. Happy WHite Wednesday :)

  5. Sonny, I love this vignette! I have been looking for something to add a slightly snowy, "sparkly" look to my mantle this year. Your snow ideas are so creative. The photography for this post is fabulous. It's like being right there in the middle of this scene. I had to do a double take to realize the size of everything! It's wonderful!

  6. Sonny, this is so pretty!! It's truly magical! You are so creative!! What a great idea for snow! This is just beautiful!

  7. It is all very pretty. I used salt for snow yesterday.

  8. Your display is so pretty...good use for the snow! I laughed at the deer comment....like don't bother looking for them, you could find a better deal elsewhere!! I don't know, it just hit me funny!!

  9. Sonny, I love your Santa Survival! He looks so happy to be out of the box and living in the winter wonderland you created. Love your powdery snow idea!

  10. Soony, what a pretty vignette! I'm so glad that your Santa was found & now has a home. Great ideas that you gave for "snow"!! I have epsom salts in my bathroom!!!

  11. Lovely Sonny, love the softness of your vignette. Good idea for the idea. Beautiful design.

  12. Sonny I love all the candles... Everything looks beautiful...OH and by the way good idea

  13. Your little Santa vignette is so pretty. Thanks for the tip about the powdered milk.

  14. Lovely display. Who knew that powdered milk would look like snow....and it does! Love the idea.

    I'm visiting you from Savvy Southern Styles, Wow Us Wednesdays and I'm now a new follower.


  15. Hello Sonny,
    Nice to meet you ~ I'm your newest follower! Your vignette is so beautiful! Don't you just love finding those hidden treasures that you thought you'd lost? I love your deer, by the way. I've been looking for some like that!
    Hugs, Cindy

  16. Glad your Santa turned up -- it's always fun to find something you thought disappeared. (Actually I have a list, beginning with the corkscrew.)

    Your vignette is beautiful!

  17. What a pretty vignette, Sonny! Your Santa is perfect in it! I think your "snow" looks better than epsom salts. I used them last year on a silver tray. I've had that happen, too, where something falls to the bottom of the tote and I think it's just paper and bubble wrap at the bottom. I did a clear out this year though while I was decorating, so I think "everyone's" been accounted for! : )

  18. I'm so glad you found your Santa...he is beautiful and looks super in your pretty vignette! I love candles, too, and these are wonderful in white. Love the idea of the powdered milk as snow!


  19. Sonny honey I just love love coming by here.
    You make me happy! Your Santa is so sweet and I am delighted he is being honored in a special way this year since he spent last year at the bottom of a ole box. lol
    Seriously I love your arrangement. Even the milk as snow is pretty. Your right some of you out here are just too dang smart and creative and then there is that ole grandmayellowhair.
    Thanks sweetie for coming by and entering my giveaway. I can not tell you how Happy it makes me to be ask to have this giveaway. It came at a time when I needed it.
    Also your so sweet for putting it on your sidebar
    Love your holiday spirit lets hope it rubs off on me
    Sending you much love

  20. What a beautiful vignette Sonny! I'm so glad you found your little white Santa....he's adorable.

  21. I wasn't going to decorate this year, but your surprise Santa reminds me of all my treasures looking forward to some freedom. Guess I will decorate for the thrill of seeing all my old friends.

  22. Morning Sonny,
    What a wonderful and beautiful white Christmas
    display. Just love it....so elegant, and your lil
    Santa look perfect along with it.
    That is neat, powdered milk, I have used epsom salt or reg salt before. Well, the old saying necessity is the mother of invention is so so
    true. When I need to do something and don't have what I need on hand I am always racking my brain thinking what else would look like that and some pretty good ideas come................
    and you are so right, they should hire us bloggers we could probably get things straightened out in a heartbeat! Couldn't do any worse that is for sure!! lol

    Have a Wonderful Christmas Season my friend,
    Blessings, Nellie

  23. Gorgeous vignette. Thanks for sharing the idea about the powdered milk. Very innovative!

  24. As always, you are brilliantly creative. Beautiful, and I always enjoy your Christmas decor. I'm so happy to see you checking in on me, and don't worry, I'm adjusting.

    Life is just flowing by, but not very creatively flowing by so there haven't been any posts. Two rooms, craft and guest room in process with some work but still mainly a mess. Working on a tree that seems to fit the theme of this year but it's not done either. I'm actually enjoying the process so much more knowing that all my good days have to be great days because when the bad days come, I have to remember there will be a great day tomorrow.

    We did get the hot pink bedroom painted (it took 3 coats) and furniture moved from one room to another. It made more sense to have the smaller bedroom the guest room. There is a vision but time and money will play that out.

    We traveled to see the kids before Thanksgiving and that was wonderful. We are hoping Steve can get a transfer to the area where they live so that we can live closer to them. That could take years or never happen at all and there's no leaving a great job with great medical benefits, of course, to make a move so we are praying God will unfold our story. Life's hiccup has made us rethink so many things in our life.

    Big, big squeezy hugs to you, Marla

    Wow, long comment :)

  25. Hi Sonny ... LOVE it all.I could spend all day here looking at your blogs, but must get busy and get my decorating done. I am working on a vignette using faux snow. I bought snow at the Craft store yesterday and it looks great. Hope to post this soon. Maybe you will pay me a visit sometime. Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures. I am a new follower for you.

  26. Sonny,what a great idea! Beautiful vignette!Thanks for sharing your lovely post,they all are great.

  27. I love your vignette, Sonny! You Santa looks great in it! Thanks for stopping by today, it's so nice to hear from another North Carolinian!

  28. Hi Sonny! This vignette is gorgeous! Powdered milk? You're truly the smartest one and it looks so pretty! :) Just don't pour any water on it or your kitty would go to down drinking it! ;)
    Love your sweet little Santie and your over priced reindeer! :) You are just the best at this!
    Be a sweetie,

  29. What a beautiful. magical spot for your Santa. I wanted to let you know your blog header photos are beautiful too.

  30. Who would have thought to use powdered milk?! That is such a brilliant idea. The vignette looks wonderful.

  31. Morning Sonny,
    What a beautiful Thankful you shared with me this morning. It so touched my heart! God is so good to show us what we need to see when we need to see it! and I have found the more thankful I am the more the Lord seems to bless, and the less I see
    the negative side of life. The bible teaches us to give thanks in all things..........that means even the bad things........doesn't mean we have to feel like it, we just have to do it out of obedience, and when we do we see God supernaturally work in our lives, I love it!
    Thanks for sharing His supernatural working in
    your life this morning.
    Probably want be long till that pain might just be gone all together, or you just might not notice it as much...............
    Blessings and much love to you!

  32. Hi Sonny, such a beautiful vignette....so soft and soothing to the eye and such a sweet post. I enjoyed it totally.

    Barb ♥


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