Sunday, December 19, 2010

Nature's beauty frozen within itself

Today the snow was dancing all around us, like apple blossoms falling from the sky.  It was beautiful; it was magical. Slowly turning everything it touched into ice sculptures and bringing Christmas day a little closer.


 I decided to capture the beauty of winter into these ice tiles.

By shaping an old vine wreath into the various letters...

Placing them into foil trays ....

 I  poured water into them...

...and allowed nature to do the rest....

Nature's beauty frozen within itself.....





I thought of spelling the word NOEL, but I want to display these throughout the winter season.  Can you picture these looking so beautiful with a candle shining behind them?

You can write out 2011 for New Year's eve, the word LOVE, or your family name...it's all up to you.

The kiddies are off for the next couple of weeks and I can't wait to frolic in the snow with them and pirouette on ice patches until we fall and laugh at each other.  I do believe that those little moments are the ones that will remain with them for a lifetime.  Like the words frozen within the ice, when the ice melts, the words will remain.  Just like that, the memories you build will stay in your children's hearts even as the seasons change.

It is my hope that you find time to slow down and cherish those little moments with your loved ones during this holiday season.

much love,
Lucy



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38 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful! Really captures the essence and like you said the moments we should hold on to for a life time.

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  2. Beautiful!!! Such a simple idea yet it looks amazing!

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  3. What a COOL (pun intended) idea. I plan to try this after we get back from visiting our DD for the holidays.

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  4. That's awesome! It makes me a little cold. but it's awesome nonetheless. :)

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  5. Lovely! These almost made me wish I lived where it snows. I could use my freezer to make these but they wouldn't last long or be enjoyed outside of the freezer. sigh.

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  6. This is the coolest thing I have seen all year! I am in love. Super fabulous! :)

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  7. This is beautiful...absolutely amazingly beautiful. I wish I lived where it snowed just so I could make this!

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  8. What a lovely idea and a stunning execution! I bet they look amazing with lights behind them!

    If we have another cold snap, I want to try this!

    - Alicia {Protodoom.com}

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  9. Just the prettiest ice sculpture ever! Quietly peaceful and lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. So clever and so beautiful!!! I would love it if you would link these up tomorrow :)

    Stacy @ Not JUST A Housewife

    www.happyhappyhousewife.blogspot.com

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  11. What a beautiful, natural outdoor decoration! Very clever!!

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  12. That's amazing! Totally creative.

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  13. Hello! I found you at Cottage Instincts and I am loving your blog! I wanted to invite you to enter my $50 American Express giveaway and my link party that are both going on this week! Keep up the great blogging and happy holidays! -Dana

    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/12/50-american-express-giveaway-ends.htm

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  14. Amazing! So beautiful - hope your neighbors have told you how neat they are.

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  15. This is so amazing. Thanks for such wonderful ideas, I am following now!

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  16. This is truly a work of art!

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  17. This is wonderful!Hopping over to your wonderful blog to say hello. I hope you'll join me too. Hugs!

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  18. SOOOO pretty! :) love this idea and love your photos! Thanks for linking up this week. :) Rebecca

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  19. Those are so pretty and so clever and so ... I want to go and make some myself. I'm totally inspired. Can you imagine how pretty they would be on your front porch welcoming guests for a party.

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  20. Completely IN LOVE with this idea. Now if only we could get some snow over here!

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  21. we are enjoying snow right now and i think that nature does not show beauty as much as your pictures do

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  22. I love this! Too warm here in California right now to last long, but gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Merry Chritmsas!

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  23. Oops! I really can spell. (And I DID preview it!) Sorry-and do have a blessed CHRISTmas!

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  24. This is a really cute idea! Love the creativity!! I'm your newest follower...come check out my blog when you have a chance :-)
    Shantel @
    www.itsapricelesslife.blogspot.com

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  25. That's beautiful and very creative. I wish we got sno like that here in West Texas. We were lucky for it to be in the 50's on Christmas!!

    I'm a new follower, and I found ya from My Backyard Eden :D

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  26. Very creative idea and so lovely......I usually make ice wreaths by filling my bundt pan with water and evergreen sprigs and putting it outside to freeze. Then I tie a big ribbon on it and attach it to one of my hooks where summer baskets once bloomed.

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  27. these are so cool!! If you have a chance come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com.

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  28. This is awesome! It looks great on your stairs. I am featuring this today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "Featured" button.

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  29. this is such a fabulous wonderful idea - I'm going to make my version with the word HOME! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  30. Your ice tiles are fantastic, Lucy! That will be another of your terrific ideas I "borrow" for next year! ;)

    Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to having you join me each week.

    And please be sure to come by and enter my fantastic year-end giveaway. Click the picture in my sidebar for details.

    Blessings and Happy New Year!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  31. How unique and beautiful! I love this! You should link this great project up to my Link Up Your Favorite 2010 Project Party here http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com/2010/12/link-up-your-favorite-2010-project.html

    (Or any other awesome project, too!)

    Happy New Year!

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  32. LOVE these... seriously... it rarely snows where I live, but I'm thinking it would be fun all the same...

    hmmmm....

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  33. I featured this today on my blog - todays top 20! I'd love for you to stop by! :)

    Amanda
    todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  34. That is so gorgeous and so clever! I love it!

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  35. These are stunning. I can think of so many variations on this. If we try anything, I'll be sure to link to you.

    I found you via The Crafty Crow :).

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