Christmas House Tour 2013 continues

and we’re in the other end of the same room as last time.

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and even though most of the Christmas touches are the same as last year, it’s not the same couches, so the arrangement looks a little different in places.

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The Arctic Saint Nicholas wallhanging sits a little high on the wall now, because these couches are a lot lower. Maybe by next year, I’ll have a different quilt to hang in that space. I already know from a few years ago, that the triptych works perfectly well on the wall behind the Jim Shore nativity,


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so it wouldn’t be going out of rotation.

Especially as I only just  – well, recently only just – made these cushions to go with Arctic Saint Nick:

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using small motifs that were originally printed along the bottom of the main panel fabric. I did simple quilt-as-you-go Log Cabins using some of the same fabrics as those wonky ‘Stack and Slash’ star blocks that are framing Saint Nick and a bound edge like you’d do on a quilt. Simples.

I never used to go blue at Christmas, which is a bit funny because my last house was entirely blue. Maybe I felt that it just wouldn’t look sufficiently Christmassy, but when I got the blue ‘patchwork’ nativity,

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it was so different from anything else that I had at that stage, and it was obvious that a few touches of blue were needed … and … they’ve just kept on creeping in.

A bit of blue in the Santa Claws table runner:

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a couple of my Danish Christmas plates , with white-painted reindeer,

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and a new find: an advent calendar mini chest of drawers. I didn’t really do anything with that this year, but next year it’ll be fun filling all those tiny drawers.

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Shabby painted vintage chairs as side tables, piled with some of my collection of Christmas books

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and I figured I’d better unfold the quilt on the back of the couch so you could see it properly

[ a Stack-and-Whack from I think the late ’90s ]

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Crochet snowflakes – stiffened in PVA glue – hang from the light fitting like a crystalline chandelier

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and finally a view down the length of the room so that you can get a sense of how it relates to yesterday’s post.

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Yes, I know there’s stuff under the table. Someone left it here after my birthday last weekend. if I hide it, I’ll forget where it is.

Oh yeah, there’s another, very early [ 1985 ] Christmas Star quilt on the back of that other couch.

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One thought on “Christmas House Tour 2013 continues

  1. vAL gROOMBRIDGE says:

    looking gorgeous as always!!

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