Dec 8, 2010

Icy Mirror...


Growing up in Los Angeles
a White Christmas
was completely out of the question...
just like the pony
that topped my Christmas list each year :-)

(click photos to enlarge)

Even though I have been in Washington
for over thirty years,
 a White Christmas is still rare here...

So if it seems
 I am a little obsessed with icy
Christmas scenes...

I have learned...
Sometimes,  you have to create your own dreams :-)


Today I turned my dining room mirror
into a frozen wonderland..

 I have shown you this mirror before...
Here when I painted it
(the new antique white, 
 is so much better for a winter scene!)
and
 Here when I dressed it for fall...


I bought the branches at Michael's years ago...

The tiny crystals are so messy
I swear every year I won't do it again...

But I like it too much
and can't resist...

 I add glittery stars,  icicles and crystals
to complete the deep freeze...


The corners of the mirror are sprayed
with frost spray...

The icy pattern crystallizes right in front of your eyes
and washes off easily with Windex....


My Frozen Dream...

I am joining
The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Beyond the Picket Fence for 100 ideas under $100
and
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

Come be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by today...


34 comments:

Suzann said...

Bella,
I love your Winter scene you created, I have been in Florida for the last 33 years and I miss the Michigan Christmas (but not six months of the year) I was raised in.
Thank you for sharing it is so pretty!!!!
Suzann

Lori Lynn said...

Very beautiful...but I've never heard of Frost Spray! Pray tell where it can be obtained!!!!
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Sherry said...

This is gorgeous!! I want one! Well, I will just have to look at yours. It's fantastic Bella!!! Love it.
Sherry

Blondie's Journal said...

I have to look for this frost spray...for when we don't have the real thing!

Your mirror looks awesome! You really created a frozen look!

Xo,
Jane

Mari said...

OHHHH HOW BEAUTIFUL BELLA, YOUR MIRROR LOOKS AMAZING :)

XO~MARI

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh goodness Bella- This is absolutely beautiful! I love the stars and the entire vignette is gorgeous!

texasdaisey said...

I completely get it. Snow at Christmas is a bit rare here too. We did get blessed with an all out blizzard last year which had never happened here before. Longing for another this year so I decorated with lots of white and snowflakes, etc.
Debbie

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Absolutely breath taking! Love it. Feeling cold just looking at it. Light the fire!

Vicki said...

This is just beautiful. I agree with Tammy above...got the chills just looking!

NanaDiana said...

I felt shivery cold all over looking at all your beautiful pictures. It was either that or MyHero turned the thermostat down to 65 again! It is gorgeous..as always! Hugs-Diana

Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful effect this makes! Pretty, pretty! Jq to u

Grannys Attic said...

Very pretty. We had snow on Saturday and now it is very cold in NC. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi Bella
So Sweet :)
We have some snow here now, but I still have Roses in the Wintergarden,,,,,it´s nice :)
Hugs from Sweden
Håkan

Mike and Sarah said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Can you come over and do mine? I live in WA too. I enjoyed the white Thanksgiving and am hoping for a white Christmas too!!

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Well, no ice but you create it yourself and very pretty and almost realistic!
It is freezing here and Monday it will be 18°F for Georgia... that's cold!

Lots of love and stay warm too.

Mariette's Back to Basics

finishingtouchinteriors said...

Snow does make everything look magical doesnt it. I live in England & it snows around christmas but never christmas day maybe this year we will be lucky. The mirror looks fabulous your house must look totally magical with all these beautiful creastions Bella a proper winter wonderland x

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Well, you have captured the essence of a frosty winter scene perfectly. As I look out my kitchen window I see the same sort of snowy wonderland, minus the deer though!
Judith

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
You are creating a wonderful winter wonderland-I enjoyed catching up with you.I love your little white house scene too.
We do not have any snow here now either- our winters have changed as we used to have all kinds of snow by now sometimes even in Oct.
I do hope we both get some soon!

Carolyn

Gail said...

It's beautiful! Love the idea.

stefanie said...

oh, its magical!!!

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Oh, wow beautiful is this Bella!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Oh..I do love it! So icy....Merry Christmas!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Bella... how very beautiful!... I love your frozen dream, you are so creative... I love how it all reflects so pretty in your mirror... your home must be a winter wonderland for sure... xoxo Julie Marie PS I always wanted a pony too and never got one... bummer... do you think it's too late for us to ask Santa for one??? ...

Rebecca said...

This is so pretty-we've got snow right now and I love it-makes it feel more like the Holidays!

Dawn said...

No wonder you home is shown in magazines =) it's beautiful ALL year round

Love Dawn xx

Heaven's Walk - said...

That looks like something right out of the "Nutcracker" ballet or something, Bella! I just saw Frost Spray at Hobby Lobby today and wondered what it looked like. I can't believe how cold and wintery you made that mirror look! Really wonderful!

xoxo laurie

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Did you make those stars? I love glitter! I'm writing a blog post about a glitter garland that I made this past week.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh Bella, your mantel is absolutely stunning! You go girl! Have a great weekend.

Judy

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
I am definitely inspired! I have a huge mirror over our parlour fireplace. I think I might try this idea next year. I have those same sparkly, glittery branches and you are right; they are messy!!! But they are so pretty! Right now they are on my white theme tree, so this will be a next year project!!!
Gorgeous!!!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Made me look three times! I'd bet these pics don't even do it justice. Amazing!

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Suzanne of Pieced Pastimes said...

How pretty! It reminds me of the ice storm we had here last year. Just lovely!

Miss Sandy said...

Pure gorgeousness!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I'm back. SNS #60 sidebar feature for your gorgeous creation. :)

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Gypsy Heart said...

I love this! Looks beautiful and just like an icy winter wonderland. I just moved so no decorating for me this year...thanks for sharing so I can enjoy other's creativity.

Have a blessed holiday!
Pat