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.
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.
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.
A collection of some of my snowmen decorate the fireplace;
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.
Another new addition to the room is our red cabinet. I sure had fun decorating it for the first time.
I just made the garland with burlap left over from my son’s wedding.
Thought of hanging ornaments down, but opted to keep it plain and simple.
Inside is a collection of small snowmen and a few quilts.
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.
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
My friend, Peggy gave me this darling birdcage picture holder. I changed pics to Christmas and winter ones.
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.
Here’s a few close ups. I gathered the bark while on vacation in Wisconsin‘
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.
My friend, Diana made this cute gal for me years ago.
This one was a Christmas gift from my SIL, Laurie.
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”!
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