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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Winter Swan

I first saw this gorgeous swan at Home Goods back in early December.   She was a little pricey for my decorating budget,  but I thought if she was still there after Christmas...and on sale....I would bring her home.   I couldn't load her into my cart fast enough when I stopped into Home Goods yesterday.

I love the fact that she can come out at Christmas and stay until spring.....maybe longer cause I REALLY do like!
Look how she sparkles from the top of her head to the......

tip of her wings!

I put her on the coffee table and added a simple bouquet of frosted flowers.....

and a few other winter accessories

Speaking of coffee tables.....had any of you noticed my ottoman was replaced with a huge coffee table?    After Christmas our daughter couldn't find a large ottoman to put in front of her sofa....what could I do but give her mine!  
 I bought this big coffee table several years ago at a yard sale ($10) .   I used it for a while and put it in storage with the idea that I would sell it in the next yard sale that I had.   That never happened as I love to go to sales but hate to give them.      I thought it would be perfect to serve snacks on New Years Eve,  so H dug it out for me.     I kinda like it again,  so maybe I'll keep it a while longer.
The photo on the left was taken on our front porch December 28th..................I took the one on the right this morning,    Other than the snow has melting  in our neighbors yard across the street,    nothing has!

  Some sweet young men came by and blew the snow from in front of the garage so we could get our car out...wouldn't let us pay them.   The snow on the porch may be here til spring!

It snowed again this morning,  so I think I'll just sit here in my chair and stay warm for the rest of the day!


  1. Wooooow, the swan looks pretty amazing

  2. This is why I love coming to your blog. Your pictures are so big & beautiful . After christmas it seem like a let down. Not in your house I can tell. This swan is so beautiful . I love your coffee table & how you have display the swan. It is a winter wonder land. I was glad to see you sitting in your chair. You look so cozy. Thank you for sharing your pretty work with us.

  3. I love swans. My wedding cake topper was a porcelain swan and the wedding invitations I made had 2 swans facing each other forming a heart and it opened down the middle. Swans represent love to me, though I found out that they can be quite mean--gorgeous but mean!!!

  4. This swan is very romantic and such beautiful. How many snow!

  5. You and your daughter sound just like my daughter and me. She "borrows" stuff from me all the time and sometimes I even get it back.

    I want to know how you lucked out and had something still waiting for you at Home Goods. I usually pass on something and head back the next day only to find it gone. I guess it is because that swan absolutely belongs at your house.

    Thanks for sharing at Share Your Cup.

  6. All that snow! I think sitting in that chair sounds perfect!

  7. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing and attending the blog hop:)

  8. Penny,
    The swan sure is a beauty!! We have not even had our first inch of snow yet here but it is now seasonably cold!!


  9. What a gorgeous swan! I just love all the sparkles :) And can I say I'm jealous of all the snow you got! We have hardly gotten any this year. Thanks so much for linking up at The DIY Collective! We hope to see you next week :)

  10. Your swan is beautiful. Great find and was meant for you!

  11. Your swan is a beauty, Penny! I love the sparkle and in the wintertime why not have some sparkle around the house! After the heavy rain we just had the snow is pretty much gone but they're calling for a snow storm on Wednesday. *sigh* I don't like winter!! Thanks for sharing.


  12. Don't you love it when you pass up something you want to wait for a sale and it works out in your favor? Your swan is beautiful and looks right at home on your coffee table. She could stay out all year! Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  13. I'm not sure which is more beautiful, the swan or the snow outside! Love them both! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  14. The swan is so pretty Penny! Wow the snow is tall! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  15. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  16. Beautiful beautiful beatitud!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at #merrymonday!


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