Tuesday, October 26, 2010

~VINTAGE SNOWMAN and a Makeover in the Works~

"I'M READY FOR MY MAKEOVER MR. DeMILLE"

Last week while jaunting about my town I found myself in my neighborhood ROSS STORE and found this amazing wooden SNOWMAN.  Now...I actually saw one exactly like it last year but it came into the store late in the Season (which is unusual) and so I passed on it.  I kicked myself for weeks afterward because although he looked truly amazing dressed in the traditional colors of the season I couldn't stop thinking about  refashioning him in a softer and lighter color palate.

Tisk...Tisk...  You snooze, You lose!

Also...I don't normally purchase decorative finds that are large in size because I hate storing them year after year.  But...when I saw Old Frosty make a second debut I didn't hesitate to snap him up.  Since my Mr. AGPMan and I did some intense cleaning and clearing out this past summer both our garage and attic are looking pretty fine...  Of course this made room for a FEW new treasures...
TRANSFORMATION is COMING

Over the weekend I spent some time giving Mr. Frosty Man a repaint.  I left the white of his chunky little snowman body in it's original condition opting to recolor his hat, gloves, scarf, vest and birdhouse...
TOTALLY CHARMING GUY

Now...I'm back in my studio today finishing up the painting and glittering of new Christmas Ornaments for my A Gathering Place Website.  I hope you'll pop back in tomorrow and view Frosty's Makeover.  If you love the softer side of Christmas, complete with sugar pinks and minty greens, then I think you might just LOVE his transformation!

I'm off to create!

Have a beautiful day~  Love to you...

29 comments:

Mari said...

HELLO SWEETIE,

I HAVE OFTEN DONE THE SAME THING PASS ON AN ITEM THEN WENT HOME AND WANTED TO KICK MYSELF IN THE A**...LOL, I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE YOUR SNOW MAN REVEAL :) I KNOW IT WILL BE JUST GORGEOUS :)

XOX~MARI

Lee Laurie said...

I can't wait to see his makeover! He is gonna be so handsome.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Rebecca P said...

You are so talented, I can't wait to see what you do to Mr. Snowman. I bet it will be wonderful.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are such a tease, Rebecca... where is YOUR version??? ;-)

He is going to be too cute. Can't wait to see. In the mean time, I hope you have a wonderful week. I am heading out in a few to go on a little trip. I didn't get your package in the mail last week because I felt bad ALL week long. I'm better now, but if I don't mail it before I leave to go, I will mail it after. As long as you are home, we're good to go!

XOXOXO,

The March Hare (aka Mrs. Magpie)

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Rebecca :) Thanks for stopping by; this was my son's last game for the season. Don't know yet if he will play for the Varsity team next year...he really loved playing this year so I'm thinking he most likely will next season. I can't wait to see how Mr. Snowman turns out with his makeover, but I know he will look FABULOUS!! Happy creating!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

MosaicMagpie said...

It will be exciting to see him.
Debbie

Carolyn said...

Oh, I can't wait! I know he will be so special with the softer colors! :)

I too have done that so often pass up something....thinking, oh i don't need that ....and then later, regret it! Glad you got a 2nd chance with Mr. Frosty! :)

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca!!!! You are SUCH a tease! I was SURE I was going to see his fat little body all pasteled out at the end of the post. Hmmmpfff...and I am working tomorrow so won't see him unless I can sneak some break time at work! Hugs anyway! Diana

Patty C. said...

I Love Snowmen at Christmas - I can't wait to see him all finished :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I know Mr. Frosty is going to look wonderful!! I LOVE glitter! The snowman also looks great!

I know what you mean by big. I once won a huge plush nutcracker and although the kids loved him, it was like storing a human being! lol!

Have a good week, Rebecca!

XO,
Jane

Tammy said...

I can just see you pinkafying him now!! He is adorable in either state for sure. I've been looking out for cute CHRISTmas stuff but so far, nothing that stops me in my shoes! Can't wait to see him. Hugs. Tammy

Nichole said...

I can't wait to see the changes! What fun :)

Rita said...

Have fun! We can't wait to see him! Glad you didn't pass him up this time.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Rebecca, I can't wait to see the transformation!!! hugs~~ Daphne

myletterstoemily said...

he was destined to be yours! looking
forward to your creative frosty touches!

Tammy said...

Hi Rebecca!

How is my favorite Oklahoma blogger friend? Your frosty friend is so cute but definitely needs a makeover. I am so excited to see what you do! I know it will be just gorgeous! I loved your post from yesterday about your daughter. By the time I finished it I was in tears. It was so beautiful and I could truly feel the love you have for that special girl. I hope you are well. I wish you blessings today and always! Love Tammy

A Hopeful Heart said...

I have missed you!! With your blogging break and my own time constraints the past week, I don't think I've visited you in two weeks. Far too long to be away from your sweet-spirited blog.

Anyhow, that little Mr. DeMille quote, is rather like the ending quote from one of my favorite movies...Sunset Boulevard. (See, I can turn ANY conversation to classic movies!!)

Your snowman is very cute!! And I love Ross. It's my favorite store. Just Saturday I was there, and I got a great collection of leaf-shaped plates for $8...one large plate and 6 dessert-size plates. I can pretty much always find something to buy at Ross.

Anyhow, hope all is well and that you're having a lovely week.

Love,
Patti

Karen said...

I am looking forward to seeing how he looks. I am sure I will fall in love with him!!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Like all of the other ladies, I can't wait to see how he looks! Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter... she is simply stunning, just like her mama... xoxo Julie Marie

sissie said...

You are such a tease! I just know he's going to be fantastic.

hugs
Sissie

Lisa said...

I'm glad you got to get him after all...he was meant to come home and live with you.:) Can't wait to see his makeover.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh he's gonna be a real "softie" I know. Great idea! Can't wait to see how you give him a makeover!!
love ya, dear!
Debra

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

What a cutie.... he's gorgeous Rebecca & I know what an amazing transformation those blessed hands of yours will turn him into....

Lyn xxx

Sheila said...

OMG!!!! I love, I mean LOVE, I mean absolutely "LOVE" snowmen and this one is adorable. Can't wait for the transformation....
I know it will be great.
Can you email me a picture of this one I would like to use it on a card. My email is
bosses_slave@yahoo.com
Thanks and have a blessed day.
Sheila

Kathy said...

I know he'll be gorgeous Rebecca!
You'll do your magic!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Thank You for your prayers...

glenda said...

I'm ready to see him in his new finery...he's adorable..snowmen are my favorite...
don't work too hard....
love and hugs,
glenda xoxoxo

June said...

Oh I know I will love what you do to Frosty. Of course...I love everything you put your hand to Rebecca, so no doubt he will be the dapperest guy on the block!
hugs to you,

Sherry said...

I will look forward to seeing your new Frosty. I love what you do with the softer colors for Christmas.

Ana said...

Oh Ms. Rebecca,
I cannot wait to see him all done. I can only imagine how beautifully handsome he'll turn up. I'll be back. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

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