Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Glitter Village


It snowed on and off almost all day yesterday! You don't know how rare that is in this part of Georgia - we don't usually get snow until February. I was inspired by the snow to make my own snowy, glittery village. So I pulled out my little glitter houses from last year.



Here are some closeups.




That glittery deer is the only new thing I bought - $10 at Target. I saw a standing one at TJ Maxx but it was $29!





The little red cottage is actually a ornament and so is the snowman and the glittery tree.



Do you see the little bell in the church steeple?






I'm feeling very glittery and snowy this year. So I think I'll put out decorations with that in mind (which is sort of unfortunate because last year I did red and lime green). I'll just have to work some of that in somehow! I hope to have all my Christmas decorations done by the end of the week. I don't intend on doing too much...but we'll see ~ smile.




48 comments:

Diana said...

Ooh...I love glitter! And a whole village of glittery goodies? Even better! Great job! :)

salmagundi said...

I love glitter at Christmas, too!! And the glitter that remains hidden on everything for two months after!!! I'm fortunate enough to have the snow village that was on my grandmother's mantel at Christmas. Have a good day. Sally

laurie said...

I love your glitter village. So pretty, and all of your little extra touches add so much. Now I'm ready for some glittery snow! laurie

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, how pretty that little glitter Christmas village is! I love it. I decided to get my light up village out this year & put it on the sideboard in the DR. I'm working like crazy to get all mine done this week too. Gotta clean up this mess!

I was in Atlanta Sun. & came back yesterday, so saw a bit of those showflakes. Very strange this time of year. One of my dear friends lost her father to cancer, so I went to the funeral yesterday.

Mrs. Rabe said...

That is really cute!

My kids are wanting snow - enough to sled and play in, and a big snow for Christmas! :)

We don't usually get as much here as the rest of the state does, so some it would be a real treat for us!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh how perfectly charming...

I've had my eye on some houses at TJ Maxx, but so far I'm resisting the urge. If I see these little villages sprouting up more and more, I may lose all self-control.

Kelly said...

I LOVE it! Especially the trees.

Shilo said...

Precious! I love it!

Heather said...

ooh how pretty!

Adrienne said...

Hi Manuella -
I thought your village was cute last year and I think it's even cuter this year! What a fun little place to let your imagination go. Thanks for sharing it with us today.
~Adrienne~

Lady Katherine said...

Oh!I love the glitter! It sparkles! I a village no glitter, have not put it out in years, Maybe I get your spirit and pull out somethings.

Devita said...

wow! those are beautiful! love it! you have talent!

Lady Katherine said...

Send me some snow! I loved the old days when we made snow ice cream, Just a few snow flakes and some sleet, here.

Emily said...

How cute and glittery is that. Wow! Love it!

Ali said...

Your glitter decorations are gorgeous! I'm so pleased to have found your blog via No Place Like Home.

Ali

Mom on the Run said...

Those are so cute--I love your village.

I just read an old post that said you live in the Jonquil City. I am in Blue Devil land, just down the road. I live between the Mountain and the Square. Are you coming to the Pilgrimage this weekend? My favorite time of the year!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Manuela, I just love that glitter village. I have been on a glitter kick too. Those little houses are just beautiful and that sweet little reindeer....I just love it! ON your other post, I love that red table and all your black and white checks. That's my kind of decorating! Have a lovely week!
Debbie

Rue said...

Hi Manuela :)

Your glitter villiage is absolutely darling!! I love Mr. Snowman :)

Right now I'm in the process of cleaning AND decorating and I hope to have it done by the weekend, but we'll see.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your daughter :)
hugs,
rue

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love your glitter houses...did you make them?

glorv1 said...

Manuela, I love your glitter village. I am going to take out my xmas decorations this weekend. Looks real good. Have a great evening.

Jean said...

I love your glitter village! Beautiful! jean

Betty said...

Manuela,
Your glittery snow village is gorgeous!

I haven't started with Christmas decorations yet...so much going on...maybe the first of next week...

Blessings....Betty

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Be still my heart!!!!! What a thing of glory and beauty. I'm so happy that you took so many photos of your glitter village. And yes, I saw the little bell in the steeple. : )

Betsy said...

Adorable! Your pictures remind me of a Mary Engelbreit magazine!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh.... your little village is so dreamy.... looks like a Swiss Miss should live there..... love all that glitter...
HUgs
Linda

Kathleen Grace said...

I just love these little glitter homes and churches. Adorable!

Sue said...

Love the glitter houses...I thought I was dreaming when I went out to get the mail and it was snowing....by the time I walked back up the dirveway it had stopped...thought I had gone nutz....

Carla said...

How sweet! It looks all cozy tucked in together like that.

Mrs. Pivec said...

Oh, so pretty! I love the little bell in the church steeple!

Cottage Contessa said...

Very nice. Have a lovely day!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

bj said...

I love glitter ANYTHING and your village is precious.
Merry Christmas, bj

mrsjones6 said...

Hi Manuela! I love glitter this time of the year. Your little village is so cute and charming. We had a bit of snow on Monday as well. It stayed up on the mountains (just a fine dusting) but quickly melted here. I hope that you have a wonderful week. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your holiday decorating.
Jen

Mimi Sue said...

I'm loving the glitter this year too. Target has little glittery trees in the dollar section for $2.50. Pretty cute. Mimi

Victoria said...

Oh wow, I love the glitter village! You must be north of Atlanta because we didn't see one flurry. :( Overall it's been so much colder here this year than last!

Kim's Treasures said...

I LOVE your village!!! Oh sooo pretty!!!

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

What a LOVELY Glittery Snow Village! Very sweet with a wonderful old-fashioned feel - I love the older ornaments like the little cottage & church! And I love glitter! Very pretty!

Enjoy your day!
Kathy

Storybook Woods said...

Snow what a treat. I wish we had some. Making a snow village on a snowy day sounds perfect. Clarice

AJ said...

Love, love, love that little village! So cute:)

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

I love your glitter village, it is so beautiful!!! I love glittery things!

The table you painted red in your previous post is so pretty! The black pom-poms look lovely on your lamp as does the plate you added the rub on to. Very creative!

Blessings, Paula

Katy said...

They all look so pretty!!! I love them! :)

Christina said...

Such glittery goodness. Thanks for sharing all the pretty with us!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

I love your decorations from last year. Can you give us a tour of your home? Take lots of pics and show us all your cute rooms. From the pictures it just looks so beautiful. I loved the black framed pics with the tiny wreaths! I want to see more! :)

Karin

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love it all! It is glitter goodness at its best. cherry

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

The glitter village is so adorable! We had snow and flurries the other day too. It really made me feel like it was Christmas....
Hugs,
Penny

Deb said...

Hi Manuela! I just love your glittery village. I love what you've post today as well the wrapping of the picture over the fireplace was great. I wasn't able to post a comment though, did you plan it that way? Deb

Susan S. said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog and so happy to discover it! Your decorating is inspiring. Plus, check out my blog....we LOVE the same colors. What's NOT to love about black, green and red!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

The glitter village is precious! And I love your photos from last year...you could have passed them off as this year's and I never would have known the difference! :)
Carrie

Amber said...

This wintry village is so adorable! I love all the pics of your home - your home looks beautiful!