Monday, January 26, 2015

Skates, my favorite winter door accent


We are anticipating over a foot of snow here in Massachusetts. We expect that at least once a season in New England, but that does not mean we welcome it. It is charming to look out the homestead windows.But someone has to shovel it!  In this post I am sharing some older pics where I decorated the homestead with ice skates. My go- to winter icon in decorating my doors is vintage skates. My front door here boasts black skates with a plaid scarf , silver balls and silver stars. The silver reflects nicely with a spot light directed on it. 


I painted these skates picturing a snowman on a blustery day for my friend for Christmas a few years ago.A bit of fur and glitter sparkle placed in front of the fireplace. 


I am not a gifted skater but plan to try it again this winter. I should probably stick with watching the skating competitions, but am going to try.


Here, I simply added big red pompoms to the white skates. They remind me of  the red fur pompoms I had on my skates as a girl. A little fake snow was attached with a glue gun and accented with red check ribbon bow. A great bonus for decorating with ice skates is that you can keep them up all season long.
Stay warm and
thank you for visiting the homestead.

Karen

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5 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Your door skates look brilliant! Such a great winter decoration. I hope that you don't get too much snow! xx

Karen Doyle said...

thank you so much Amy, the snow has begun
thanks again,
Karen

Robin Johnson said...

Your red and white version is so cute. I'm loving the big pom poms!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Karen,
These are just soooo darn cute...love the pom poms. They will be featured at my party on Monday.

Blessings,
Linda

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Skates make great winter d├ęcor! Love the red pom poms and that gray door is absolutely stunning!