Friday, January 7, 2011

Friends Till Spring



It's cold outside, there isn't much blooming, and soon the garden will be covered with winter blankets in anticipation of the arctic blast expected early next week.




But during the bleakness of winter, there are some friendly faces here at HFTS to warm one's heart till springtime flowers begin to bloom. As with my Many Faces of Santa post that you can view here ~ No words are needed.













































Thank you to the ladies who are hosting each of the following memes. Please click the links below to join these weekly parties.

Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

43 comments:

  1. You have a wonderful collection of snowmen! I'm hoping we don't get enough snow to make the real thing!!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Jane

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  2. I love snowmen. They are always smiling AND they make ME smile. These are adorable little guys!

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  3. What a lovely lot of cheery faces to brighten up a gloomy January day!

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  4. Love it Sarah! Unfortunately I did not add one snowman this year, but I'm keeping my eyes open, and there's always next year:@)

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  5. Oh, Sarah... I love snowmen! Those are just darling, too. I loved every happy little face.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  6. Your snowmen are so wonderful! You inspire me to start a collection of snowmen to decorate my house after Christmas. Kit

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  7. What a great collection of snowmen, each one a work of art.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. That's a lot of snowmen, I didn't think you had that much snow on Texas!

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  9. Hello Sarah,
    what a cute collection, they all have so nice faces.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  10. There's something about a snowman that always makes me smile..................friendlier than clowns (a lot of children, including my little 5 y.o. neighbor is terrified of them!), and as they are around just briefly (the real ones), I love seeing them in gardens as I drive by.

    Nice collection Sarah - and perhaps we'll be building real ones this coming week - 6-8 inches possible again here!

    Happy weekend................and be sure to go see The King's Speech if you have time - the most awesome movie in every way!!!!

    Warming hugs - Mary

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  11. Yay..such a beautiful whimsical post!! Always such joy visiting your magical realm!
    Hope you are having a wonderful start to the new year!
    Kiki

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  12. What a delightful collection of snowmen! I truly hope we don't get the ingredients to make one next week, but my niece is hoping we do :)
    This weather is crazy, it was flat out gorgeous yesterday. Kat

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  13. These are wonderful! My favorite is Mr. Crooked Grin with the red scarf and black hat. I named him.

    I love snowmen.

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  14. What a charming collection of snowpeople to cheer and warm you through the cold winter -- I'm sure they make you smile! (us too!)

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  15. I love all your snowpeople and they are good for reminding us that fun can follow the let down days after the holidays. And just think, Valentines Day is just around the corner!!!

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  16. Sweet snowfolks...I leave a few up during January.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  17. Love your snow people! I have several too. I didn't eve put them out this year. But Mother Nature is taking care of the white...all over the place!
    Have a great weekend, Sarah. Just listening to the reports about the shooting in AZ. They are saying a child was killed too...making me sick! Hope the report is wrong.

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  18. Love your snow people. I have many but they seem to be missing.....now where are they hiding. I esp. like the jack in the box one of yours. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Ah...Sarah, your collections are endless and each more adorable than the last. I must admit, even my snowmen got packed away with Christmas. I needed a clean slate!

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  20. Sarah,
    You have a great snowman collection. I like the one with the apple green hat, he is so stylish. Very nice!
    Sherry

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  21. Your Troop of Snowmen are So Delightful!!! They make the most wonderful collection and who can't SMILE looking at their faces!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  22. I love all your snowmen and women and girls!! We are expecting 6 inches of snow tomorrow night, how about you? we Had a beautiful white Christmas and it was the best gift I could ask for. Thank you so much for reading my post. You always have such lovely photos and I there is a smile on my face as I looked at your snow family!

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  23. Love all your snowmen. Here in my part of Texas we may have our own snowman by morning.

    cathy@Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

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  24. Sarah, I'm dropping back by to say, "Happy Seasonal Sunday"! I decided to join y'all today. I'm glad I got to ogle your cute scarecrows again. They really are DARLING.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  25. What an adorable collection of snowmen! I love all the happy faces - they make me smile, too! Linda

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  26. What an adorable collection.
    Stay warm!

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  27. I love all of your cute snowmen, Sarah! Did you get hit by those big storms today? We'll be building snowmen for real tomorrow...or maybe sleetmen! lol Hope you are warm and cozy today!...hugs...Debbie

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  28. Great snowman post-thanks for your comment on my blog-I'll be sure to check it out!

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  29. Cute snowmen, Sarah. They are probably my favorite Christmas characters....Christine

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  30. Hi Sarah! Oh, look at all of your sweet little snowmen! Hope they will be the little warmness for the cold winter! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  31. I have a thing for snowmen! They are tall, and handsome! You have such a nice collection Sarah! I love them all.

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  32. Another fun collection from you! They would be in good company here~ we're expecting a wintry mix tomorrow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's more snow than ice :-)

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  33. Your snowmen have such sweet faces, Sarah! They are definitely
    cheerful winter companions.

    We are also expecting snow again thsi week -- hope it doesn't bring two feet like the last storm!

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  34. Snow people are just so charming, and you have such a wonderful collection of them. I love the one coming out of the box, and also that one with the "book page" hat. Each of your snow people has such personality. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. (It's snowing here now, but I don't think we expect much accumulation) laurie

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  35. Apron Thrift Girl is starting a collection meme later this week. I hope you share.

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  36. Oh Sarah, You have the most adorable snowman collection! They just make me smile!

    Nancy

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  37. Oh Sarah, You have the most adorable snowman collection! They just make me smile!

    Nancy

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  38. Oh! Look at all those sweet snowmen faces! So cute! Who couldn't love a snowman? :)

    ~Liz

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  39. Hi Sarah,

    I have never seen such a wonderful collection of Snowmen...don't know why but they always bring a smile to my face...I lived in Chicago as a small child and remember the fun of making real ones. Thanks for sharing your impressive collection,

    ~jermaine

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  40. Soooooooooooooooooo "frosty"! Great snowman collection - Happy White Wednesday - Tanya

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  41. Sarah,
    I LOVE your SNOWMEN! My Illinois penpal wrote years ago, "I don't put my snowmen out in my decor until all the Santas have been put away for the Season." It was great advice which I have followed since.
    Snowmen really bring a smile to our faces when bleak winter weather sets in! Thank you for this adorable posts!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  42. Love the snowman collection..they are so happy! Personally I love the snow. We're supposed to get a storm this weekend and I'm planning on staying in as much as possible and making Valentine's cards. Hope you have a good weekend!

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