Monday, November 21, 2011

snow flurries

Its snowing in there.
When I saw an article on Martha Stewart.com explaining how to make snow globes, I made a few figures .
After all I grew up on snow globes like these above, all from California. (From an antique website)
So I went out and found supplies, distilled water and isopropyl alchohol too;
I rushed back home
washed a jar
When the figures were glued on lid (roughened up with sandpaper to make glue stick) I waited 24 hours and added the ingredients to the jar; Filled nearly full with the distilled water, a dollop of glycerine and another of the alchohol and a tablespoon of glitter. I shook it, definately the best part.
Here's another one drying. Now when I go to the grocery store, I can't keep away from the bottled goods section. I'm looking for a more globe type shape. I think I'll have good luck in the orange marmalade section.
Hope you all have a thrilling Thanksgiving!
xxx
juliewhitmorepottery.etsy.com

40 comments:

Judy Shreve said...

Love these!

A Mermaid's Tale said...

Oh Julie, how magical! Happy Thanksgiving ! x x x

lynne h said...

oh, i love the snow globes (what's in them - your magic!), but that book, that book!!!

xoxo

Shelley said...

I made these in the past...it was so much fun...My daughter still has the ones I made for her and displays them every year...thanks for sharing and God bless.

Librarian said...

My mum used to collect snow globes until her shelves nearly burst with them; now they are still on display in her bedroom but she has begged us all not to add anymore to her collection :-)
You are the only person I know who makes their own snow globes!
Love the little plate with the fox and the ilex around it.

The Secret Hermit said...

ooh so much fun, they look great!!

Zulma said...

Que precioso !!!! Julie !!!encantador... espero que estes bien , te envio mil besos amiga !!!!todo mi cariño para vos !!!

millefeuilles said...

Snow globes! Quintessential childhood memories. My daughter's ADULT flute teacher collects them.

That book looks so alluring and, oh, please can we have another look inside?

Many warm thoughts drifting across the sea to you from France.

millefeuilles said...

I hope my comment got posted! Blogger keeps eating them up.

woodland wanderer said...

loveliest loveliness Julie!
how much fun to eat all that jam to get those bonne mama jars. i love those jams any ways and collect those jars. i have been wondering to create snowglobes myself, but i am afraid i would not find those ingredients for it, and maybe i am too lazy to try because i can not just use glue, glitter and tap water. *hah*.

Claire said...

Hey Julie, what fun making snow globes, they look wonderful.

I love the shape of Bonne Maman jars. Unfortunately, I've never seen them in supermarkets here.............

Now, that autograph book and your beautiful painting, that really is something else...........

Claire X

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

So cute!

Katrina said...

Oh Julie they are enchanting. Made me think of Mr. Tumnus in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, wandering through the snowy forest with his muffler round his neck.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your snow globes are so sweet! I just love everything you make.
Some of the mustard jars have rounded shapes that might be fun to work with.

gallerydarrow said...

SO cute! You have a lot of jam and marmalade to eat.

Happy Thanksgiving! xo

farmlady said...

What a wonderful idea. Your figures are perfect for a snow globe.
I would love to see more in some different glass jars. It's just a great idea.
I remember those old California snow globes. Wish I still had some. I think I had some 1950's globes from Disneyland. Now they are in antique stores for way more money. Aaggh...

The Cloth Shed said...

Oh what a brilliant idea for your little figures. I remember having a little snow globe of the nativity scene as a child and never tired of shaking it to make it snow!
Julie x

Erin said...

So cute! What a fun project!!! :)

Crafted by Carly said...

What a gorgeous blog you have. I'm so glad I just happened upon it as I was browsing around blog land! I saw those Martha snow globes too - and wanted to have a go at making one. Yours look so magical!
Carly
x

sharon said...

Fantastic job Julie! They are both dreamy and enchanting!

cabin fever said...

It's always such a pleasure to see what you have been busy creating.......LOVE the new snow globes - and that autograph book - the BEST!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, dear Julie. I'll say hello to Portsmouth and The Library for you......

XO Liz

Valerianna said...

Enchanting!

Country Rabbit said...

soooo special, how delightfully sweet x your creations are so lovely- love the christmas plate especially x

susan jenkins said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!
xx

ParisBreakfasts said...

It's always thrilling around here... You really must go to France - the plethora of glass containers is mind boggling. As one on the lookout for new watercolor containers it's a goldmine. For your purposes it would be like winning the lottery!

Laura Farrow said...

what a fabulous idea!! I love it! SO cute.

Aprilgirl said...

I think snow globes magically transport me back to my wonderful childhood. I think your beautiful and whimsical creations do the same for me. Wishing you a Very Happy Thanksgiving, Julie!

A Brush with Color said...

Wonderful, Julie! And I am just loving my charming, delightful dish and spoons that you sent me--Thank you so much! I will treasure them!

Lori ann said...

dear julie your snow globes are the best i've ever seen. with your precious little painted trees and animals and houses. i love them.
we have made them in the past too, when my children were young, but they were not much to remember, like these, whimsical and so very special ones.
xox

sam said...

Your snow globes are perfect! What a wonderful way to use the Bonne Maman jars!

Zuzu said...

These are as sweet as can be! Happy Thanksgiving, Julie!
~ Zuzu

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Thanks for sharing the fun Julie. Love your little snowy characters. Enjoy the holiday. x

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

What a great idea - They are fantastic!

Sheila said...

Oh that is just too cute!!
x

Helen Philipps said...

This is SUCH an exciting idea! I love snow globes, and also little scenes in a jar (last year I made a tiny reindeer snow scene in a jar), but I never thought of actually MAKING a snow globe! It does help though that you have your own adorable little pottery figures to put in it and make it especially charming. I hope you find the perfect globe shaped jar you are seeking. xx

Vickie said...

I love snow globes! In fact, hmmm...I have an almost empty jar of Bon Maman strawberry preserves in the fridge right now. Guess I know what I'm having for breakfast! Thanks for following along on my Vienna trip!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Aren't you the clever one! I love your pottery in the snow globes!

Keeping our girl in my thoughts and prayers!

Have a lovely week!

Barbara said...

Oh! how clever and such fun and in your French Jam pots.

Theresa said...

OMG!!! These are fantastic!!! If you ever do a owl pumpkin one let me know (big Halloween fan). :0)

cr-mics said...

Haai Julie,

Thanks so much for the inspiration. I immediately used it in my childrencourses. Yesterday the first few were ready and the children were sooo happy with it. I'll post a little video on my flickr photostream, in honour of you. I hope you enjoy! Happy holidays!

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