My dear blogger friends, you will be shocked at what I am about to tell you, but I must. :)
After 5 Seasons of NOT watching Downton Abbey, I finally watched the 1st episode of the 6th season Sunday night!! I tried watching it before now, but just couldn't get into it. Well let me tell you, now I am hooked! So I went to the Public Library and checked out all 5 seasons and have spent a lot of my last 3 days watching it! I am off work until the end of January so I have a LOT of time to catch up.
While sitting inside watching these episodes, I got a fire going in the fireplace and couldn't help but long for some good old snow! Here in Missouri we have had but only one snow and that was in November and not a big one at that!
So I took a little break from Downton Abbey and quickly threw together this fireside snow post.
Many of you have such wonderful snowmen and snowflake decorations that inspire me, but I do not have much. So Frosty's hat and some sparkly ball ornaments that resemble snowballs will have to do.
Bellows are not really snow related but you know me and my ephemera so out of the Victorian Scrapbook came these two paper bellows. The larger one is a store advertisement. I thought it interesting that they both had a light blue bow on them.
In front of the warm fire is a great place for a good book or two.
This little"vest pocket book" was published in 1875 but copyright date is 1865.
It has charming illustrations, and with such charming illustrations as that, one must have a cup of tea
on the paper mache tilt top tea table for a little more comfort.
And now to the foyer where Frosty's hat and the snowballs will go.
I'll leave my scarf, gloves and earmuffs there so I can be ready for a snow, hopefully very soon.
And with that I must go watch more Downton Abbey, her Ladyship is expecting me. Thanks so much for joining me today and have a wonderful week!
Thank you to Jann over at SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY for featuring my New Year's post.
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