Tuesday, December 2, 2008

On to Christmas!

Thanksgiving's done so it's on to the Christmas decorating. While many of my friends were out on Black Friday shopping, I was getting the Christmas decorations out. My daughter used to love to put the decorations up the day after Thanksgiving. This job was much easier when she was here helping but now she has her own home to work on.

Above is my "Return to Sender" quilt but with the Christmas colors I used, I have been calling it "Christmas Cards". I had my quilter do a generic quitling design instead of a Christams one so I could leave it out beyond Christmas.
Here are some little bits of oclor on a shelf in my kitchen.
I even have a tree up in the great room where the day before there were 27 people having a sit down dinner. There's nothing quite like taking out each ornament and remembering who gave it to you, which child made it, what trip you were on when you bought it, etc.
And here is the great room mantle. I have two other mantles to decorate and one of them is done but I haven't touched the other. I love Christmas decorations and can't wait each year to get them up, especially this year since there is so little time between holidays. I hope you enjoy getting your decorations out and reliving the memories they stir up.

15 comments:

  1. Welcome back from feeding the masses!!!

    Quite enjoyable to see your decorations and tree. Thanks for sharing. Also, okay the quilt - LOVE IT! The close up on the quilting is lovely, too.

    Excellent. Simply fantastic.

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  2. Hi Chris -
    Your decorations are so nice. Your tree is pretty. I have just begun to put some decorations up. My sweetheart stayed longer at his hunting trip than originally planned so I couldn't get the decorations down from the attic until he arrived home. I have a lot to do in the next few days and will slowly get it done. My mantle is decorated and I'm enjoying it.
    ~Adrienne~

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  3. Your decorations are so traditional in their look and I just love that. Our trees are very similar and I used to crochet snowflakes just like the ones on your tree.

    Your Christmas Card quilt is so very nice.

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  4. Hello Chris, thank you for sharing the pics of your Christmas preparations. I love this part of Christmas as you do.Every year I buy one ornament/decoration for the following year.Also, your Christmas Quilt, beautiful. Regards Lyn

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  5. One of my favorite parts of the holidays is getting out the decorations . . . . so many memories *s* Your home looks lovely and festive!

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  6. What beautiful decorations you have! You are way ahead of me. I don't think a person can have too many Christmas quilts, do you? I have my Xmas Return to Sender out on display too. That is my favorite.

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  7. Hi chris.
    What lovely decorations you have.How fun!! It was fun for me to decorate my apartment this year for the first time :) I love all of the ornaments, and the skirt for the tree, just everything! :) I hope you are doing well and enjoying the Christmas season!!

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  8. My daughter helps me with our day after Thanksgiving Christmas decorating also...she's only 14 so I have a few more years with her help, but every year I think how much I'm going to miss them when they have their own homes!! I love your Christmas Card quilt :)

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  9. Your tree looks wonderful Chris & I like your "Chris" sign :-)

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  10. I love all your decorations....Where can I get the pattern for the return to sender, I've tried every where. I love it and you did such a great job.....I miss doing that in my house. With every one spread about, no one is coming home this year. I miss my house and the warm fire....living in an apartment is the pits at time. So thanks for sharing with us all the homey ness......Lyda

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  11. Love decorating too and each time i get a decoration out of the box I remember a past time. Loved it when my children were small and they helped me. There was such excitment.Now the excitment is when they return home for Christmas and see it decorated.

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  12. For Lyda and anyone else wondering, the "Return to Sender" quilt pattern is from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. Many online quilt shops carry it.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your pretty decorations. Love your quilt!

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  14. love your tree, everything looks so Christmasy

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In glory I will stand,
A crown perhaps upon my head,
And a needle in my hand.