Thursday, November 14, 2013

Snow Globes

 
I'm dreaming of Christmas.  I love this time of year.  Forgive me for posting about Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I usually go out of town for Thanksgiving and don't do much decorating for that holiday although, what I don't do in decorating, I am sure to make up for in eating! lol
 
One of my very favorite Christmas decorations...which make my giddy and revert to 6 years old...are SNOW GLOBES!  I like everything about them.  Not the kind with the off tune music box connected to the bottom, but the old vintage-y kind...
 
A few years ago we had a Christmas Open House to raise money for a friend who was adopting from Ethiopia and I decorated the kitchen table with snow globe desserts.  My kids got to devour them after everyone went home and I think they were a hit!  I got the idea from a Country Living magazine and I think I will try to do them again this year.


 
They are a little messy and I did them quickly so they weren't JUST as I wanted them to be, but  I have big plans this year to make a few adjustments and improvments.  Basically, they are cream puffs mounted on a peanut butter cup base.  Very fun and a real hit.  The sky is the limit with ideas!
 
Another idea that I did last year using a gumball machine was a lot of fun as well...

 
My little snowman inside is Russian.  Easy to do and brings a smile to many faces!



Yes, maybe a little premature on my Christmas posting...but I am just sure you will forgive me.

XO, Kristine