I put off decorating until I really have to then find it's not so bad. I don't do a lot, but I do enjoy seeing my special ornaments on my "Quilt Tree", many given to me over the years by special quilt friends.
Here is a little look at our home ready for Christmas:
|The Quilt Tree--mostly quilt-related ornaments|
|I am probably the only person you know with an A-6 ornament--from my days in the Marine Corps--I love this thing!|
|The mantel--with two of my greatest treasures--tiny stockings made for me by Judy Murrah--the note she included with them are tucked inside|
|Two of my favorite photos of my boys with a couple Christmas characters--and a painting gift from Stella last year|
|Once the Quilt goes up, the living room looks ready for Christmas|
|A special gift from close friends who lived in Germany years ago and sent us the best gifts--a wooden Nutcracker is on the mantel|
|A housewarming gift from Ellen 20 years ago--this lives on the dining room year 'round but looks especially perfect there now|
|A fun mini-quilt I have made several times--the 12 Days of Christmas by Temecula Quilt Co--the first block has 1 fabric, the second block has 2, the third has 3, etc.|
How do you decorate for the holidays?
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Best Wishes--whatever makes you happy at this time of year.
Lovely! I've found that the older I get, the more quilty all of my seasonal decorating gets. I really like that! :)ReplyDelete
I made the "12 Days of Christmas" with Temecula Quilts too. I love mine and am making "Tiny Tree" with them this year. Well, I'm collecting the patterns so far but will catch up this week hopefully. Are you following this one too? The next QAL for me will be the TQS BOM with YOU! It's beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
I might jump in this week now that things are about ready for Christmas. Of course, I still have to prepare the January 1 blog for Afternoon Delight, that takes priority this week.Delete
I love the twelve days of Christmas! I didn’t know they did that pattern. You should teach that one Barbara. I’d love to take it. My tree is also filled with memories of past and present friends.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos and quilts. Thank you.ReplyDelete
What wonderful decorations! Everything so so beautiful. Treasured gifts from friends through the years are always special, too.ReplyDelete