After a week of spending most of my time in bed. . .& then feeling a little better last Saturday. . .
. . . for a few hours. . . at least . . .
. . . there hasn't been a lot of decorating completed around here. (Add to that fact - that Dad tossed two of the three brand new boughs that were purchased last Christmas. . . after he had tossed all of the boughs from the previous year!. . . Hmmm - maybe I'd better check to be sure he doesn't dislike them! lol!) But - I did get a couple of decorations down from the attic & when you add quilts with those little touches . . . it is beginning to look a bit more festive around here.
My quilt 'Bittersweet' (from my Comfort & Joy book) has it's own special place on the dining room table. I love this quilt. It's made with various fabrics from several of the 'Mrs. March' & 'Quilter's Basic' lines by Lecien that I love to collect. It's been washed a few times so that it has that wonderful vintage-y quilty look that I love so much.
And - since we haven't put up a tree for the past couple of years. . . (I've decorated with boughs instead. . .) - I have had fun finding ways to use the vintage (& vintage reproduction) mercury glass ornaments that I love. For this setting, I placed them - along with a wonderful snowflake & some pine cones that are covered in cut glass glitter - that is aging beautifully. . . (!) - in a crystal bowl - so that we can see as much of them as possible.
Now that I'm feeling a bit better . . . (& am really tired of working from my bed!) . . . Hopefully in the next few days - I can take you a few other places around the house & share a little more holiday cheer (meaning. . . I can get them finished!)
Until then. . . Hope you staying warm & cozy!