Monday, November 19, 2012

Snowmen on Main: A New Town Tradition

I have shared with you about the tradition of the Walk of the Scarecrows that our neighboring town of Middletown, MD does each year.  We really enjoy walking around and seeing the various scarecrows! My neighbor is on the town committee, she thought it would be a great idea of Myersville had something like it just to gather up some town spirit.  (Have I mentioned how much I adore small town living!).  Since this is the first year and she is in charge and the town was providing 20 wooden snowmen, (which my neighbor who built my headboard, cut out the wooden stockings, and more, cut out), my neighbor asked her friends, including me, if we'd like to decorate the first ones.  Does Emmy like cupcakes?  Heck, yeah!  I wanted to decorate one!

I thought for a few days about how I wanted to decorate mine.  I knew that no matter what I wanted him to have a vintage look.  I decided on a red and aqua color scheme with a vintage looking face, and very classic.  A few days later I headed to a flea market and found the perfect plaid scarf in just the colors!  I also found some vintage Christmas bulbs which I strung for him, painted a picket with candy cane style stripes.  I also used a jig saw to cut out a cardinal and a top hat, which I embellished with red velvet ribbon.  And literally, the crowning touch was some vintage look Mica glitter I had on hand.  I added glue to the top of his hat and sprinkled it on.  I am sure the weather may have some effect on that, but I am ok with it.  The face was inspired by images I found online of vintage looking snowmen.

Are you ready to see my creation?  Emmy says he looks like Frosty... so with no originality whatsoever, we have named him Frosty.  But it's classic, retro, and perfect for him.


Here is the cardinal on his picket...

A closer look at his face... (The hole under his nose as well as the one lower on his body are where he will be attached to his post).

Here is his string of vintage light bulbs....
 And the mica glitter... I love this stuff!

So there you have it!  I can't wait see the rest of them on Main St.  For all you locals they will be up for viewing this weekend!

Also, I have a quick announcement!  The winner of the Charles Emerson chevron bangle giveaway is....


Erin, thank you so much for hosting an awesome giveaway from your awesome shop!  I hope my fox is on its way.... ;)

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30 comments:

Storywood Designs said...

Love it Cassie! He has the sweetest face... and you nailed the vintage look.

Cathy Wall said...

What a delightful idea and your vintage snowman is just perfect! You will have to share the whole bunch...!

Ange said...

He's perfect! I love his face, so friendly looking. You did an amazing job and should be proud of your Frosty. I hope you'll be able to share with us some other snowmen throughout town. What a great idea!

Julia Konya said...

Lucky Carmel!
Love the snow man!

Eclectically Vintage said...

He melts my heart! I'm sure he'll be working it on Main Street - showing off his fabulousness!
Kelly

Dana Frieling said...

So cute and friendly! Are hearts next for Valentines?!

DecorandtheDog said...

He's so darling! I love small towns too. I think ours needs snowmen lining the street!

Twice Nice said...

He's adorable Cassie! Happy Thanksgiving to you guys!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love that your friend is bringing this new tradition to your town! Fun. Girl you are keeping the glitter business going these days! Your snowman looks so cute!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

So. cute! I love the extra touches you added-the lights, candy cane striped pole and the redbird. I'm sure she'll be wanting you to make more! What a fun event!

pam {simple details} said...

Frosty couldn't be more fun & festive! I bet he would be a big hit at the barn! :)

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I love your snowman - how fun! Woohoo - so excited I won!!!

Bliss said...

Awesome. As a member of our small towns revitalization committee you can bet I made note of both the walk of the scarecrows and now the snowmen on main.

Bliss

Richmond Thrifter said...

CONGRATS CARMEL! Shipped out your bangles this morning!!! PS Snowmans adorable!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Frosty looks awesome! I love him! Make me one? ;)

Ali Richardson said...

He is perfect!!!!! I love him so much and wish I could walk down Main St. and see him in person. I wonder if he will come alive at night and dance around. Love u!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

Oh, how I love him so. He is fantastically sweet and vintage looking. He is going to be a BIG hit on Main St. xo

Allison said...

Frosty is fabulous! He will put a smile on everyone passing by. What a wonderful tradition your town has. I love that. Congratulations to Carmel.

Maury @ Life on Mars said...

So cute and jolly! Great job!

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Just adorable. :)

Julie Boarder said...

Fantastic! What a fun idea to do. I hope you will do a post of all of the snowmen like you did with the scarecrows - please?

Renee said...

Frosty is just adorable ... great job! What a neat tradition!! Gosh, I hope I can get up there to visit sometime this year (well, maybe next year). And, please do a post featuring the snowmen!

Renee said...

Frosty is just adorable ... great job! What a neat tradition!! Gosh, I hope I can get up there to visit sometime this year (well, maybe next year). And, please do a post featuring the snowmen!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

what a fun idea! love that picket!

Holly said...

Cassie! Your snowman has the happiest, cutest face ever! Fun tradition. You would love New England - small towns with quaint shops around a town green. Holiday festivities and crafts fairs...I couldn't believe people lived that way when we moved there in 2003. So cute!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a fun idea! And the snowman's face is so cute....and I love the name :)

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
karianne

Bella said...

Love him!! Hope you take some pics of the others around town too.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

How cute is he?? Love the retro vibe -- who knew snowmen could be cool?? ;-)
xo Heidi

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Frosty is adorable! And I just love those community based events!

Megan said...

That is the most awesome Frosty!!! You did amazing and your lucky I don't live close I'd totally make you paint one up for me :)