.: As the snow continued to fall we invited our neighbor over for a Wintry tea :.On these days we are feeling the cold nipping at our noses and cheeks, calling us back indoors with neighbors and friends for wintry tea parties at home, exchanging gifts of handmade breads, granola and simple handmade.
.: This enamelware is just the right size for little hands to share a real or pretend cup of tea :.
We are enjoying the peace of this season celebrating these days after Christmas which have been so richly layered with a beautiful mix of the winter wonderland outside of our door paired with the warmth and creativity that we savor while indoors.
.: Festive ribbons from packages adorning my daughter's hair :.
These days after Christmas have brought us much time nestling in, enjoying new toys with lots of imaginative play for the children. They choreograph spontaneous puppet shows with their new handmade puppets. They especially love to make their own music and dance with new vibrantly hued play silks.
.: Each one of my children are enjoying this sweet iron and ironing board :.
The coziness of home in winter also brings with it baking cookies as an excuse for more teas to be consumed and a chance for me to play with my food while creating.
.: I had too much fun with these button cookies! My favorite thing was when my children asked if they could have another "button" :.
We are enjoying the warmth of the woodstove in the evening while our oil lamps are lit. My husband and children draw and create beautiful worlds on paper and I start to weave with my new loom.
.: I have wanted a loom since I was a little girl and now it is here! :.
The evenings find us creating many colorful window stars in excitement of the sun shining through them bringing color and warmth into our home against the white backdrop outdoors in the morning.
.: With beautiful kite paper our windows are being transformed! :.
This past year has been incredible! May this new year bring with it just as much magic and light! We will find ourselves bundling up once again on this evening of the new year clearing out a spot in the snow and lighting a camp fire, shouts of Happy New Year will be heard echoing across the snowy mountainsides.
.: A new 'forest gnome' doll made with love by a very sweet friend! :.
Warm wishes to all of you in the newness of the year!