Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Cutest Snowglobe EVER

Oh how I love my dear Patricia's painting talents!
And this winter cutie can even stay out until the snow melts!
This is my eldest daughter's mother-in-law's talented hand.
 She (Patricia) gave me this toile painted wooden charger plate
for Christmas 1999.
It is truly one of my most treasured items.

The first picture on this post I took the liberty of adding falling snow
through with Picmonkey for a bit of fun.
(The original isn't splattered with the white stuff.)
I just got a little carried away celebrating the pretty snowfall we had recently, and the beautiful winter we're having....
...which incidentally Patricia hates with every fibre of her being -
which is probably why she didn't splatter this pretty painting
with extra snow bits, perhaps? Haha.

It is so danged adorable!
Look at the sheer joy on the snowman's face!
Note the stuffed animal with snow bits on his paws.
The fuzziness of the earmuffs and pom-pons look real!
Everytime I see this I smile.
It brings me such happy feelings.
Does it do that to you?
 Does it put joy in your heart
 and make you smile, too?
And in 13+ more years painting practice she has gotten even better,
if that's even possible.
(She really amazes us with her mad skills!)
To respect Patricia's copyright, please don't reproduce these images
 in ANY form without permission first. Thank you for understanding.


  1. Lovely plate, Michele! You know how much I love this sweet images...
    I wish you a very Happy 2013! Feliz 2013!
    Besos, Silvina

  2. Adorable...looks as if the snowman is very happy with a visitor it is a great piece to leave out for the winter.

  3. It is absolutely "danged adorable" Awesome.

    Happy New Year.


  4. That is just adorable and it certainly makes me smile too ;0)

  5. That is so cute, Michele! What a great gift and she really is so talented. I can imagine you will be smiling every time you look at it!

  6. How adorable and sweet! Gorgeous, so warm and if it was mine it'll put a smile on my face mine is now! Thank you for your sweet and kind visit and I'm so looking forward to continue our visits in the new year. Wishing only the very best for 2013, my dear friend.

  7. What a talented mother-in-law your daughter has! I love the detailing and the sweet smile on that cute face!


    PS It made me smile, too!

  8. Darling!
    What a talent... to be able to take something so ordinary, and make it into something extraordinary!

    Thank you for sharing with us.

  9. That is so adorable and such a sweet gift! Patricia is a talented lady!

  10. The charger is adorable Michele, Patricia is a talented painter. BTW, I kind of like the snow on it myself.

  11. What a wonderful gift from your daughter's MIL. She is very talented and you're so lucky to have that wonderful charger. I can see why it makes you smile!!

  12. Hi Michele,
    Patricia is really an artist. To see this painting must put joy in every heart. All the details are so nicely made. Its a wonderful gift an you are really worth to get it because you treasure every details so much. Thank you for sharing this wonderful wooden charger with us. And thank you for your visit and the sweet comment. I wish you also a wonderful New Year.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  13. Oh, I can see why you love it! :) It really is darling! :) I would keep it out all winter too. :)

    Happy New Year!

  14. Such a beautiful plate the snowman makes me smile. The sweet image reminds me of childhood carefree happiness:)

    Hope your have a nice weekend and that the new year is off to a great start.

  15. How can't help but smile!!!!!
    Happy New Year!

  16. She is very talented! I have a friend who paints like that. She does the tiniest work and it just amazes me. Happy New year :)

  17. What a beautiful painting, and so cheerful. Patricia has a great eye.

  18. I wish I could paint like that. She really is an amazing artist! I can see why it makes you smile. It has a lot of personality when you study the details.

  19. its charming. Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again soon. I posted the new giveaway! xo

  20. That is indeed a gorgeous piece, and it makes me smile too! I never learned to paint and am always so wistful about it when I see others' talents on display. Maybe I'll just try to "up" my photography skills this year instead!


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