As promised ~ here’s a peek into how I decorate with quilts for Christmas. I love decorating and playing around with the décor in my home. This year is my first Christmas in this home (I moved this year). So it’s been fun to play around with things – it’s been very different than my previous home I was in for 28 years!
I don’t really use the traditional Christmas red and green. I’m not fond of the color green so I use it sparingly. Mostly just in plants. Blue is my color and it gets worked into every season! The picture below came through my facebook feed asking “what is your Christmas color scheme”. So, what’s yours?
This is mine. This little striped ornament pretty much says it all!
Welcome! This is my dining room where there will be quite a few Holiday meals this week!
A little closer look ~ I love creating vignettes where everything is “connected”. Arranged so that everything blends together and could be considered one unit. The quilt on the wall is hung low enough to be part of the vignette with items on the buffet overlapping the quilt a bit.
The coverlet draped on the top of the buffet was a find this fall at a vintagey sale I went to. I was so excited to find it! It’s long and a bit narrow, either a twin, or I think it may have been intended to be used as a tablecloth. A coverlet is a top that has been finished with a back, no batting or quilting. They were summertime covers for beds. This coverlet was hand pieced and has a beautiful red crochet finished edge.
At another one of those vintagey sales I purchased these two side tables for my living room. I loved the shape and the two shelves. I didn’t want a bunch of stuff to dust or more clutter so I’ve just placed a folded quilt on the bottom shelf. It adds color, interest, and softness. Neither of the quilts are “Christmas Quilts” but they just bring in the color I’m after.
I rarely use tablerunners in the traditional fashion. I love draping quilts. They soften the edges…… of everything! A quilt rolled up in a basket for a little more color and simplicity.
A Christmas Tree Skirt of course! This is the supersized version of our Centerpiece Tablemat pattern.
I have an ottoman for a coffee table right now. I love layers so I’ve got a light gray matlesse, layered with a square quilt set on point.
Anybody out there remember “Snowman Sam”? He was the very first Sweet Treasures pattern – exactly ten years ago this month. My home has a room off the main area with double doors that is very open to the rest of the main area. Since I don’t need an office there, I’m turning it into a play room for the littles in my life. They can be near everyone when we are together but not under foot. It works out really well.
So that’s my style for Christmas. A little vintage, glitter, red & blue, and a lot of fabric. Quilts make a house a home. They add softness and comfort. Use them any way. Hang them, drape them, roll them, cuddle under them. ENJOY THEM!!
Now that I’m all decorated, we’re waiting for Santa (wink, wink)!
Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~ Terri