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My Favorite Christmas Decoration

Do you remember these votive holders that I have on my kitchen windowsill? They are my favorite Christmas decoration.

Decorating with candles for the holidays

They are called Kosta Boda Snowballs.  Their tag line – Created In The Snow Of The Seventies by Ann Warff.  I have collected 8 over the years. I love them!

 I was recently shopping at HomeGoods to buy some goodies using a $50.00 gift-card that I won in the HomeGoods Mom Cave contest that Kate at Centsational Girl had. (Thanks again Kate – I had fun on my shopping spree.)

If you are familiar with HomeGoods you know that as soon as you walk into the store – china and glassware are to your left.  I usually head there first and browse through the store in a clockwise direction.  On the first shelf I looked at I saw one of these snowballs. I got pretty excited as I haven’t seen one in a long time and figured it was meant to be since I just posted about them.   I happily placed it in my basket and continued shopping to see what I else I could find to spend the $50 on.

Decorating with candles for the holidays

Since it is a “snowball” you can leave it up all winter long – not just for the holidays.

Holiday Candle holder ideas

 I would love to find a few more of my favorite christmas decoration – will just have to keep searching.



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  1. I love the Snowballs too and have the set of the 3 sizes and a medium. Go to the website for the Uffda Shop in Red Wing, MN. They have an excellent stock of Kosta Boda and Orreffors votives. They will shop anywhere in continental US. Great shop!

  2. I have never heard of these but now I am so intrigued. They are gorgeous! I love that they really look like ice! Thank you for the chance! :D

  3. Those snowballs look beautiful. How nice of you to be willing to part with one. Merry Christmas!

  4. This is a beautiful piece. If I don’t win, I am sure whoever does will enjoy it very much.

  5. Ohhhh please I love Kosta Boda but never seem to find affordable pieces. I was lucky enough to visit on of their faktories in Sweden years ago.

  6. My mom has several of the snow balls and I have about 6 Kosta Boda bowls, so I’ll let others win the snowballs. How much, at Home Goods, were they? Just curious. This is very generous of you since it’s going to cost a fortune to ship. Oh wait…you probably know this but get a USPS box that it will fit in and there will be a max shipping of $10-15. They are the flat rate boxes.

    Your window display is gorgeous. Katharine

  7. Love the snowball candle holders… have never seen anything like those. i love that you can keep them out all winter long, too.

  8. Hello! I just found your blog…I’d love to be entered to have a chance to win the snowball, I’ve never seen them before! We don’t have a Home Goods store here hopefully someday!

  9. So pretty! I don’t have a Home Goods store anywhere close to me, so I’d love to win!

  10. Love your blog!! I’m also a blog-chic, but not quite as crafy as you. Just bought a new house and I’m itching to decorate as inexpensively and fashionably as possible. Your site is giving me good vibes! :)

  11. I’m heading over there, for sure! I loved these when I saw them on your blog and wondered where I could find such a “frosty” and wonderful addition to the window ledge!

  12. I would love to have one of those. Thanks so much for the opportunity. (I don’t have a Homegoods anywhere near me.) Merry Christmas.

  13. REEEEEALLY??!! Oh, I just loved those from the moment you posted them! Don’t you love a good find?? Ü Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  14. I love that you introduce me to a whole line of decorating that pretty much has been hit or miss- thanks for so many wonderful ideas.The Kosta Boda votive is wonderful and I.just.think. it would fit right in with the chilly Christmas weather we are having in Florida! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  15. That is so lovely. Also generous of you to share your prize winnings. I know one lucky person will enjoy the snowball.

  16. I can’t believe you posted today about the snowballs. I remembered your post before and wrote down the name of the manufactuer. I just looked on Amazon today and saw that they had the single ones or a pack of 3 – each a different size. I didn’t have the money to purchase today, but maybe I’ll get some Christmas cash – or better yet, win your giveaway! wow, that would be nice and how sweet of you to do something like that. Christmas Blessings to you and yours.

  17. Now I have to go to the Homegoods store in Illinois. I keep hearing about what good stuff they have. What an awesome giveaway!!!

  18. Oh Diane…how lovely! Your decorating is fantastic…loved the snowballs in your kitchen window and I assumed they were a family heirloom….to discover you found one at HomeGoods….wow….love it!