Weather Forecast

Contributor post by Cindy Humphrey of Cynhumphrey says:

The winter, spring, summer and fall seasons each have their own weather associated with them. What is your favorite? Do you like waking up to the sunshine? How about playing in the rain? Perhaps you are the type of person who loves a walk in the crisp fall air? Maybe the colder weather in winter is your favorite? Whichever it is, many of our daily life activities are affected by the weather forecast.

In this post we are going to be showing off some wonderful weather related items. I encourage you to check out these beautiful items and learn a little bit about the inspiration in creating them.

Judy Merashoff from Jam’s Craft Closet says:

This vintage resin thermometer was hanging outside the sun room of my first home overlooking the pool area. My pool was not heated, so I needed to know the temperature to be sure the pool water was warm enough to swim. The Florida sun does help in raising the water temperature pretty quickly. Even in Florida, the temperature does drop, especially at night. This unique and lovely thermometer helped me to decide if I was swimming or cleaning. Most of the time I was swimming.

Vintage Resin Thermometer

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

Let it snow! These are round stud earrings with a sparkly snowflake pattern. Perfect for those holiday parties!

Snowflake Earrings

Gonet from Gonet Jewelry Designs says:

Brrrr.  Even though there is ice and snow, you can warm up with the ice princess earrings.

Crystal Quartz Earrings

Connie Lee from Bungalow42 says:

Let the sunshine in. One look at Bungalow42 and it’s pretty obvious that I am partial to sunshine.

This fondness for sunny days was most likely instilled from childhood. As a girl growing up in Texas, I only saw snow once in my childhood. There was barely enough slush to cobble together a miniature snowman.

Most of my childhood memories are bathed in sunlight; beach days at Galveston Bay and more than one Christmas day attired in shorts.

My shell earrings are an ode to those fond childhood memories of days spent walking sunbathed beaches collecting seashells.

Seashell Organic Earrings

Barbara from MermaidsHatbox says:

Let it snow.

Defy the rainy and snowy days with a lucky colored hat. The hat is made of coated cotton with an extra width brim, to protect again the wet and windy conditions.

Waterproof Women’s Hat

Stock Lane Studio from Stock Lane Studio says:

A low winter sun casts shadows on an old red dog house buried in deep winter snow.

What I love is a year full of all four seasons. I just love what every season brings to the outdoors. Being part Akita and mostly German Shepherd, my dog is not a big fan of the rain or the heat, but he LOVES the snow. The minute he steps outside he tries to bury his entire body in the snow. He is a great snowshoeing companion. We bought him a brand new fancy modern Igloo dog house for his back yard spread, but I rarely see him set paw in it. His preferred abode is this old crumbly red dog house. Sitting perched up on a hill, he is well protected and can survey the land and thinks he’s king of the county.

Winter Snow Photograph

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

What fascinates me in the phenomena of weather is light. Every region of the world and every country on earth has its own unique light. This is related to the unique conditions of this place on earth. I live in central Europe and gray misty mornings are often here. I like a fog. My friend, who moved to Australia, says he had a big problem to adapt to the strong sunlight in that country and he misses that gray.

For me, this is the experience that is associated with spring and autumn and the moments spent in the wild nature. Fog is also the subject of many works of art. I introduced wild birds in the scenery of a forest lake covered with autumn fog. This is a pastel drawing and this technique allows me to show many shades of colors and create a subtle mood.

Wild Birds Pastel Painting

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

Let the fireworks began!

This dog bandana reminds me of the summer when we celebrate 4th of July to be exact! I absolutely love when it’s the perfect weather to actually wear flip flops and not get sick.  The colors of red, white and blue on the flip flops represent the 4th of July a summer holiday very well.

Red, White And Blue Flip Flop Dog Bandana

Happy New Year – 2016

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

How are you celebrating the arrival of 2016? Here are New Year items from members of the Christmas In July team.

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

Hip Hip Hooray!

New Year’s Eve is all about a party: celebrating with lots of noise, drinking champagne, staying up to see the fireworks the ball drop in Times Square.

New Year’s Day is a nice meal with cherries jubilee for dessert. If I’m with my kids or relatives, we usually squeeze in some family movies and slide shows to reminisce.

StockLaneStudio

StockLaneStudio

Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

No welcome to the New Year is complete until after the Tournament of Roses Parade – whether seen in black and white or colour it is a sure-fire way to ring in another year. That’s what New Year’s is all about – tradition!

TheOldBarnDoor

TheOldBarnDoor

Heather from ArabellaBlossoms says:

Butterflies for a new beginning. New Year’s Eve/Day is often the time when we make resolutions to tidy and reorganise. This desk set is a solution to a problem. Designed and handmade by me for a published magazine commission, it is a one-of-a-kind set. Suitable as a gift for someone special or for yourself to brighten a study or work area.
ArabellaBlossoms

ArabellaBlossoms

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls says:

As a seller of Vintage items, we are always trying to find fun and different Holiday related items. This great graphic Mid Century Modern Paper Tablecloth and napkins set, is for those crazy New Year’s Eve Parties, where the next day all you have to do to clean up is throw it away!

shabbyshopgirls

shabbyshopgirls

Alexandra Richards from EyeLoveKnots says:

When I received a new set of crochet hooks, I knew I wanted to make one pattern that I could use them all on, and so I decided on a cute star applique. I thought they’d make great appliques for Christmas hats and cards, but made in a sparkly thread or yarn, they are also great to decorate the table with for the New Years Eve Party!
EyeLoveKnots

EyeLoveKnots

Natalia from expressyourself says:

These handmade snowflake silver light and shiny, I decorated with colorful glass beads. Great for New Year’s!

expressyourself

expressyourself

Marjorie Scenna from mscenna says:

Who doesn’t love a little bling for New Year’s Eve? These sparkling pearl and crystal beaded earrings are sure to add a touch of sparkle to your special outfit!

mscenna

mscenna

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says:

Start your New Year off in the most personal way you can. Share a glass of champagne with your significant other in style. Monogrammed champagne flutes are not for toasting once at your wedding. Keep the love light lit when you have a personalized set of champagne flutes around for any occasion.

The champagne flutes are made of 100% lead-free crystal and personalization is included. Choose from any of our design options, substitute any font from our selection. or request a custom order for any special request. We specialize in making your purchase personal and invite you to message us for any ideas you have in mind.

DesignstheLimit

DesignstheLimit