January 2013 Etsy Finds

The First Snow-Fall
by James Russell Lowell

THE SNOW had begun in the gloaming,
And busily all the night
Had been heaping field and highway
With a silence deep and white.

Every pine and fir and hemlock
Wore ermine too dear for an earl,
And the poorest twig on the elm-tree
Was ridged inch deep with pearl.

From sheds new-roofed with Carrara
Came Chanticleer’s muffled crow,
The stiff rails softened to swan’s-down,
And still fluttered down the snow.

I stood and watched by the window
The noiseless work of the sky,
And the sudden flurries of snow-birds,
Like brown leaves whirling by.

I thought of a mound in sweet Auburn
Where a little headstone stood;
How the flakes were folding it gently,
As did robins the babes in the wood.

Up spoke our own little Mabel,
Saying, “Father, who makes it snow?”
And I told of the good All-father
Who cares for us here below.

Again I looked at the snow-fall,
And thought of the leaden sky
That arched o’er our first great sorrow,
When that mound was heaped so high.

I remembered the gradual patience
That fell from that cloud like snow,
Flake by flake, healing and hiding
The scar that renewed our woe.

And again to the child I whispered,
“The snow that husheth all,
Darling, the merciful Father
Alone can make it fall!”

Then, with eyes that saw not, I kissed her;
And she, kissing back, could not know
That my kiss was given to her sister,
Folded close under deepening snow.

Can you guess what this month’s theme is ? Yup, it’s snow.
They look cozy, right? Well, these leggings are not only comfy but quite fashionable. Sold by Addmein for only $11.99, these Winter Snowflake Leggings for teens are only available in certain sizes.
This amazinglky detailed picture, appropriately named Scarlet on Snow, came from the WhitesideHollow gallery. The photo is sold for $15.
I just love the glowing effect that is portrayed in this painting, titled Glowing Tent in the Snow. Skillfully created by the painter and shop owner kathrynbeals this print goes for $30.
This unique necklace depicts snow falling from the sky in a beautiful way. Something about this Snow Cloud Necklace is calming and reminds me of wind chimes. This masterpiece is sold by DoughLadyDesigns for only $32.
Find more winter themed items in the Treasury List!

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