My Alpine Home

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Winter Wonderland. . .

There is no snow upon the ground outside, but inside it’s beginning to look  a little like a Winter Wonderland’.

Friday morning I started the yearly ritual of decking the halls for Christmas.

I still have a lot more to do, but thought I would share a bit.  Couldn’t decide what to share first. Guess I’ll start with the master bedroom.

I made this quilt, appropriately titled, Winter Wonderland’ four or five years ago.

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The middle blocks are red work stitchery.  I had so much fun making it.  I just pulled from all my red, white, and cream scraps.

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The outside blocks are pieced.  I wanted to make it fit our king bed so I added a couple of extra borders.  A small ticking one and a larger red cream floral.  I added red rick rack and scalloped the floral border.  Really, I was amazed (surprised) lol! that I made it  fit our bed so well.

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A collection of some of my snowmen decorate the fireplace;

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Last year the stockings were the only thing hanging on the fireplace.  This year I had to work around a T.V.  Not quite as cute, but gotta let those men have their T.V’s.

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Another new addition to the room is our red cabinet.  I sure had fun decorating it for the first time.

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I just made the garland with burlap left over from my son’s wedding.

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Thought of hanging ornaments down, but opted to keep it plain and simple.

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Inside is a collection of small snowmen and a few quilts.

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This little table I painted red was a D.I. find for $10.  I bought the red hob nail lamp at a yard sale for $15.  Looking for a chimney that will fit. The cute frame I bought at the ‘Harvest Moon’ boutique.  Needs a snowman pic.

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I bought this sparkly tree after Christmas last year at Smith and Edwards.  WAY over priced at $70.00, but for $35, I’ll take it!

It already had the silver balls so I just added a few snowflakes

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My friend, Peggy gave me this darling birdcage picture holder.  I changed pics to Christmas and winter ones.

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Last year I had a bit of an advent fetish.  I had seen this large linen one in Pottery Barn years ago and saved the pic.  I never had anywhere to hang it at my Highland home.   Decided that it would fit perfectly on a wall in my bedroom.

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Here’s a few close ups.  I gathered the bark while on vacation in Wisconsin‘

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My P.B. copycat cost me A LOT less.  I bought the canvas for $30 (using a coupon) at Hobby Lobby.  My SIL gave me the linen.  She made one also, so I gave her a few ornaments in return.

A lot of the ornaments I already had.  #’s 10, 13, and 15 were my mother’s.

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My friend, Diana made this cute gal for me years ago.

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This one was a Christmas gift from my SIL, Laurie.

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I love my ‘frosty’ fella’s.  If you’d like to read a bit more about my obsession, visit this post from last year:  http://jannolson.blogspot.com/2010/12/men-in-my-life_7362.html

I love the looks of fresh fallen snow.  I t just wouldn’t be Christmas in Utah without it.  Although, I wish it wouldn’t hang around quite so long afterwards!

Here’s wishing you a ‘White Christmas”!

Jann

I will be linking this post with:

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

Little Red House for Mosiac Monday

The House in the Roses for Show off your Cottage Monday

c.r.a.f.t. for Making Monday Marvelous

Bunny for Bunny Hop Wednesday

Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

One of my favorite blogs is giving away a darling Christmas book.  Go check it out:

http://sweetbeecottage.blogspot.com/2011/11/time-for-annual-christmas-giveaway.html

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39 comments:

Pattie said...

Jann it's so cute it's looking like Christmas at your Home....

Helen and her Daughters said...

That quilt is amazing! I love red work. The burlap garland is great too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is absolutely the most beautiful quilt I've ever seen! I've only seen one redwork quilt at the fair and yours is even more wonderful! WOW! It must have taken a long time to make it! ♥

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Everything is so pretty, but that quilt is unbelievable! Just gorgeous, the work u put into it....you are VERY talented!!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,

Your Christmas bedroom is gorgeous!!
Love your quilt is that a crab apple hill pattern?
I would love to try something like this, you have done an amazing job on this one Jann. Love the scalloped edges too! Okay now the cream bench love the colour did you paint it yourself?
Love the redwork pillow here as well. Can you tell I just love all of your redwork!!!
Well done...
All the Best,
Christine

Shannon said...

I keep saying this...I can't help it though. I love your sense of style. This is absolutely to die for. So beautiful!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful! So festive, it does look like a Winter Wonderland!

eileeninmd said...

I just love your quilt, very pretty. Your decorations are pretty. It does look like you are ready for Christmas. I need to get started with my decorating. Lovely photos.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wonderful decorations thruout the house and I specially love the quilt, it is gorgeous and you're so talented, wish I know how to make quilts! Thanks for visiting and for the sweet comment... and yes, I haven't showed my most fullest part yet, it is cluttered at some points of the house too!, lol. Thanks for sharing.
FABBY

Lavender Cottage said...

Your Christmas decor is lovely and the red quilt a real masterpiece.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your quilt is beautiful. The decorating just brightens up this season. V

Mary said...

Oh how pretty your decoration are! I love your beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fantastic!! You have so many amazing ideas here..I love the quilt you made. I am really liking all of the red and white...going back to take a second look...thanks for sharing!

E. Charlotte said...

What lovely decor you have! I love that quilt so much! :)

Sarah said...

Lovely Christmas decor, but your red work quilt is my favorite. What a great idea1

mary said...

Wow awesome decoration!

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Teagarden said...

What a lovely Quilt and a lovely decoration!
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

Diane Writes said...

Wow Jann! It feels so Christmas in your blog. Your background image and all those decors.... I can't wait for the happy season.

Kris said...

Wow Jann, you have been busy!!! Love all of your Christmas accents. Your quilt on master bed is fabulous!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

OMG!!

Simply stunning!!
I just love red!!
That quilt is to die for!! You are so talented!!

Thanks so much for your visit!!

Hugs,
Deb

Ingmarie We said...

Your quilt is just fantastic. You are so gifted, really an artist. Also lovely Christmas decoration.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

It's all so beautiful I don't even know where to begin! I love your quilt. Red and white is a favorite combo of mine, though I have never really decorated completely with it. You do a great job. The advent calendar is wonderful...do you take the ornament of the day and hang it? It's so pretty. Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

All of your christmas decorations are beautiful!!
You have been a very busy girl!!

I'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow me.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

So pretty and it does look like Christmas is ready at your home~

Scribbler said...

What a beautiful quilt. I am studying your photos for ideas since I am cozying up my BR with red and white for winter, too.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your quilt is really beautiful. I can see someone really enjoys the Christmas season!

Vicki/Jake said...

Awww, I love snowmen too but more on the grungy side:) You are just so creative with your holiday decorating, I love it!

Angela said...

another huge smile out of me..and oh my goodness..that cabinet..hang on I need to get a Kleenex to wipe the drool off my face..LOL...

Naturegirl said...

You have been a busy lady! Love the master bed quilt!Happy season!

G Inspires said...

I love the way the red pillows makes the red in your quilt pop....stunning! Thank for sharing...visiting from The Bunny Hop

Marigene said...

What a lovely bedroom...the quilt is amazing.

Andrea said...

I love your Christmas quilt, and the stack of quilts in your cabinet =) I have so many quilt patterns to make, and some wonderful Christmas ones, but have yet to find the time to get it all done =)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Your bedroom is beautiful!! That quilt is just stunning!! I LOVE it!! And the red cabinet is perfect!

Lou Cinda

xinex said...

I love our beautiful quilt, actually I love everything!.......Christine

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

So many things to admire! Your quilts are very special and I love the bench. Looks like you are having a great time decorating!

Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I love your Master Suite...its beautiful and the Christmas quilt you made is amazing....your room is so full of love with your home made Christmas.
I would never want to leave this room.Its just perfect!
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Bunny Jean said...

That quilt is so pretty, but then I am partial to red. It looks like it was that size all along. You were very clever to adjust it to fit your bed.

Thanks for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party again this week!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Joy Burkhart said...

I love your redwork quilt! You did a beautiful job on all of it! Your home looks so warm and cozy, too!
xoxo
Joy
visiting from Bunny Jean's

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