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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Decorating with Ice skates for the holidays!

Hi there! hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far.
My in-laws  from Buffalo are in and we are busy having a wonderful time
Everyone seemed to like my ice skate. Notice I say Ice skate, as in singular.



I only have ONE white one.  My Mom scored it for me, and I am happy with just one, as it is special and so cute.
You know we must be different anyhow:)
This year I did find a black pair of Men's skates and not sure what I will do with them.
In the meantime, let me share some inspiration of decorating with ice skates....






Source: google.com via Kelly on Pinterest

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As you can see there are so many cute ways to incorporate ice skates into your holiday decor...
I say pick up a pair next time you see them!


And look how adorable these are from Etsy by Brooch boutique

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and see you Sunday night for the Holiday copy cat party.

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42 Comments:

Blogger The Garden Bell said...

Oh, I'm going to loss it right now. As you will read. I made a surprise visit to "another" or the "other" G.W. today. I had a pair of skate in mind. Thinking that up here in snow country they would be an easy score. But, not a white one to be found. There was a pair of black ones I passed up one for 6.99. Dang it to all, now you have me running back there first thing in the a.m. to stand in line with the same 12 angry men to snatch them up. That last pair is "too die for cute" and I think me and my paints just might be able to handle that. I'll be back for another peek. Here's to having a good weekend. Cheers, Kate

December 2, 2011 at 7:05 PM  
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December 2, 2011 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I decorate with a pair of white skates every year. I love how they look.
http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/2010/12/merry-christmas.html

Your single one is so cute!

December 2, 2011 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger laurie said...

looks so pretty but we use our skates all winter, maybe I should have kept some of the old ones!!
I think they look lovely hanging on the mantle, we hang ours by the fireplace to dry out, I guess I'm decorating and I didn't even know it!

December 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Kerin said...

Love the skates!
I took ice skating lessons as a teen, and just seeing ice skates sure brings back happy memories.

I saw a pair hooked together (from the inside) and filled with greenery,and pip berries, etc..
So cute!!

Have a great time with your family :)

December 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Skates much be the in thing this year. I'm seeing them everywhere for the holiday.. pretty samples, Deb.

December 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute ideas with the skates and enjoy your family time.

December 2, 2011 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Audrey said...

Enjoying your post. Love the look of the single skate. Enjoy your family.
Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures

December 2, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Ruby Jean said...

Oh So VERY cute.. You should stop by and See my DIY Winter Ice Skate Tutorial... :) http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/11/diy-winter-ice-skate-tutorial/ I also just showed how to use them to make an Ice Skate Garland... Of course these aren't REAL ones... :) but still cute!!

December 2, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Hope Filled Living said...

Very pretty....I love the mantel decor!

December 2, 2011 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cute ideas Debbie! Have a great weekend, Martina

December 2, 2011 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I love the look of decorating with skates. My Mom said she scored a vintage pair...too bad she lives so far away =(

December 2, 2011 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger sabri said...

hope your enjoying time with your family..

December 2, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

Oh my heck Debbie!!
I went away for 1 week and I feel like it was 10 years!!
Your skate is adorable. I never thought about using one to decorate with!! You are so innovative!!!
xxDaniella

December 2, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

You know, I saw a pair of skates at a consignment shop about a month ago. I stared at them for the longest time. They spoke to me, but I didn't listen. Since seeing your skate & now all these beautiful photos, that's all I want are those skates! Tomorrow I'm going to see if they're still there, but I doubt it. Lesson learned.

December 2, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I like the idea of hanging it on the front door!

Carol

December 2, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Ginger Zuck said...

Very cute and creative Debbie. Love the skate decorating.

December 2, 2011 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

HI Debbie Dear! I like your little lone skate! :) Like all of the ideas you found! Enjoy your company and have a great weekend.
I'll be coming to your copycat party! I can't wait.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

December 2, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger ReFresh ReStyle said...

Love your skate....I've been looking for one or two! So cute!
Debbie

December 2, 2011 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Love, love love the photos of all the iceskates. Have never thought of ever painting a pair like the folk art one. Clever, just to clever and just adorable. Thanks for sharing such cute ideas. I was just at a thrift store qutie aways from where I live on Wednesday and they had several pair. I thought about buying a pair but didn't. Well I'm going back tomorrow to see a play in the same small town and you can bet your booties I'm grabbing a pair and have a hey day decorating with them. Thanks for the inspiration. Just so fun!!

December 2, 2011 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love ya Debbie..Thanks for being a loyal follower of mine your the best my young friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

December 3, 2011 at 3:45 AM  
Blogger M.O.T.B said...

I am going to ebay to look for skates right now!

December 3, 2011 at 4:26 AM  
Blogger Cindy Adkins said...

OH MY GOSH--I LOVE these skates!!! How totally gorgeous, Debbie!!
XO
Cindy

December 3, 2011 at 5:16 AM  
Blogger Tam said...

Hey Debbie! First I want to say, you are one of my favorite Bloggers! You are always so happy & fun... I look forward to opening every post from you - Thanks!
I also used skated in my decorating, love them as they are so nostalgic! I posted on my blog & I'll be joining your link party this week. Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings...

December 3, 2011 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I really love that "snow" mantel with the pair of ice skates hanging in the middle! I wish it was cold enough here to ice skate outside. I see that in movies and always think it looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing these inspirational pics.

December 3, 2011 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger CAS said...

Love that you are not detoured by only one skate because it is adorable! All the inspirations are great, too!
CAS

December 3, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

I love putting out my boys' old double runner skates. I have a pair of white skates for myself, too, but I usually leave them with the rest of the skates for actual use. Maybe I should use them for my seasonal decor, too. Great images! Thanks for sharing.

December 3, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Melodee said...

really darling! wishing I had a pair to display, too!

December 3, 2011 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I just posted about ice skates too! Have a fab Saturday Debbie!

December 3, 2011 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Kristens Creations said...

Hi Debbie, those painted skates are adorable! I do love seeing ice skates mixed in with holiday decor. Thanks for joining my party the other day! Oh, and I saw the magazine article your mom framed for you...it looks wonderful! I know you are so proud of it. I hope you are having a good holiday season so far...I am just trying to keep my head above water right now, later on I can relax. Have a great day! Kristen

December 3, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

I just found a great pair at the Goodwill the other day! I hung them on my wooden sled and set that out on the front porch. I love the snowy mantle too cute!

Have a great weekend!

Megan

http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

December 3, 2011 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Who would have thought? I love all your pictures but especially the one of the skate on the door...like a wreath only not! I had white ice skates when I was a girl. They had light blue laces and blue yarn pom poms. I have no idea what happened to them. Wish I did. Thanks for the trip down memory lane...Have a great weekend!

December 3, 2011 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Love the ice skates. I could never do that. Course there wasn't much ice down here. I bet you could ice skate.
Love the pics. Hugs, Ginger

December 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Very cute, Debbie. Love all the inspiration...Christine

December 3, 2011 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Very pretty! I used to decorate outside with a pair of skates . . . they deteriorated after many years of Northeast winters! Love yours hanging by the fire!

Happy weekend!

December 3, 2011 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

So many great ways to decorate even with just one....love them all!

December 3, 2011 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Designs By Pinky said...

I have been SEARCHING for a pair of ice skates forever!!! Years!!! Literally!!! Not a ONE to be found:(:( Love your single one and love the inspiration pics! Have fun with the family!!! XO, pinky

December 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Jann Olson said...

Hi Debbie, I too love vintage ice skates. Your skate looks darling hanging from your mantel. I have 3 pairs. One mens black pair like you found hang from a hook in our Snowman Christmas bedroom. The white ones hang from a wreath on my front door. I love both of them. But then last year while vacation in Wisconsin I found a darling black childs pair with red laces at a thrift store. They say Lake Placid on them. I think they are my new favorites. They hang from a vintage sleigh on my porch. I will be sharing it At The Picket Fence for the party. All of the pics you showed are just darling. Excited for the party to begin!

December 3, 2011 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Grace InAZ said...

My favorites are white ones on white. What a clever idea! Thank you!
New follower. Stop by & follow me, too. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/. Hugs, GraceinAZ

December 3, 2011 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Love your Mantel, and all the wonderful ideas for decorating with skates, Thanks!

December 4, 2011 at 2:21 AM  
Blogger Natasha in Oz said...

I wish I has skates as I am loving the great ice skate décor I've seen in blogland for Christmas. It might look a bit strange here in Australia though as it's summer here!

If you have 5 minutes to spare I would be so honoured if you could join in with my weekly Pinterest link up and link up this post!

I will be back tomorrow with my copycat post from my Christmas blog! See you then.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

December 4, 2011 at 3:02 AM  
Blogger mississippi artist said...

Very cute, but I think I might have a hard time finding ice skates in South Ms.!It has still been in the seventies here.

December 4, 2011 at 7:53 AM  

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