Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Glitter and Styrofoam . . .

There's not much sewing going on here, but I am making great progress on my Christmas To Do list, especially the decorating.   Everything in my house has a thin layer of glitter topped with pieces of styrofoam, even Cooper, even us.  Once everything is unpacked and I can move from decorating to cleaning, I hope the situation improves, although really, Cooper and I don't mind a little glitter, the styrofoam, not so much.

I like dishes, Christmas dishes are my favorite.  I keep the kitchen table set with this place setting, and yes, I pick it up and move it for every meal we eat at that table, which is maybe just once a day.  I like the dishes  and enjoy seeing them out, so I don't mind the daily plate shuffle.



This is the reason we have so much glitter in our house.  I replaced our old 12 foot Christmas tree with this 9 foot one.  This tree is dusted with glitter to give it the look of a tree covered in frost.  I really enjoyed decorating a 9 foot tree over a 12 foot tree and look forward to this tree settling in and the glitter staying in place.  I'm also going with a white and silver theme in the living room this year, a nice change from the red and gold I've had the last 8 years.



Although you know me, I had to have a little red in that room.  I normally hang "Oh Christmas Tree" in the living room in December, but this year I decided I wanted something a little dressier and went with "Red White and Wonderful" instead.


"Oh Christmas Tree" is on the quilt rack with "French Vintage" in the sunroom.  (I've had the quilt rack for over 7 years and have no idea where you can get one too.)


The red couches are ready for Christmas, on the left is pretty little quilt a friend sent me for my birthday, on the right is Vintage Holiday.


Since the tree in this room is decorated with nothing but snowman ornaments, I thought this adorable snowman couple should hang out here too,  in between the two red couches.



Besides Cooper's quilt on the floor, the other quilt in this room is "Scratch", a Miss Rosie's Quilt Co quilt.


I'm hoping to get back to my Kate Spain Christmas Round & Round this week, the perfect project for December sewing.  I hope you're making progress with whatever is on your To Do list too!

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23 comments:

  1. What a beautiful home! I love your tree, and the pops of red just make everything so pretty. Thelma, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

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  2. Прекрасный дом! Очень уютно, елка потрясающая и квилты очень гармонично вписываются в интерьер :)

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  3. Very pretty and live all the Christmas quilts and decorations....love this time of year and we had snow here yesterday so looking a lot like Christmas ...Yea!!! Thanks for the lovely tour of your home and looks festive.

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  4. The simplicity is just stunning; I love seeing the quilts displayed. XOXO

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  5. Your new tree is absolutely beautiful! And I love the tree skirt.

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  6. You know what the say about glitter.....it's the herpes of the craft world. hehehe

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  7. Hi Thelma love seeing your Christmas decorations and your home. The table looks so inviting. Love the rear view of Cooper I don't think I realised how long his legs are!!! We had Christmas cards with glitter on this year and it went everywhere, including Treacle who sat by my feet when I was writing them!!!! I hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas. Susie x

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  8. Everything looks so beautiful! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

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  9. Everything is wonderful!!! You can NEVER have too much RED! LOL

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  10. Your house is just lovely. I like the white walls as they make all the accent colors jump out.

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  11. Love love love the silver and white. The tree looks gorgeous. I have done absolutely NO decorating yet. Unless you count the lights that stay up in my studio all year…hhahah Your home is just lovely and warm looking. :0)

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  12. It is so pretty and Christmasy at your house!

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  13. So perfect and so pretty! I love the candles in the window too! Look how big Cooper is! I'll bet he is as big as you when he is on his hind legs!

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  14. Beautiful decorating, Thelma! I haven't done any at all yet.

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  15. Lovin' the decor Thelma! Your home is so pretty and festive!

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  17. Love your decorations! Thank you for sharing them with us via photographs. It looks like it is bright and sunny there too. That always helps keep Christmas Spirits bright -- figuratively and literally! We are still digging out from a weird weekend of ice here in north Texas.

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  18. Your home looks beautiful. I love seeing how others decorate for the holidays. Gives me inspiration to do some decorating myself.

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  19. I have those same snowmen! They are pretty darn cute. Your house looks beautiful. Not too much but certainly Christmasy!!

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  20. Can you show a picture of the quilt on the floor in your sunroom?

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  22. Your decorations are wonderful and the quilts are the perfect touch.

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