Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merry Christmas from Canada!

Hi and welcome!
Hope you're all enjoying these last days of the year.
I thought I'd share a few photos from my home with you.
I'm addicted to Pinterest!
It was there that I got this idea of turning a tomato cage upside down and wrapping it in lights, creating a "tree" for my front porch.
And also, stuffing a bunch of lights into a burlap sack--so simple.

As you enter, you'll be greeted by Eggplant, a Lakeview Primitives doll pattern, holding a Christmas Blessings cross-stitch pillow (pattern by La-D-Da).
Look straight ahead and this is what you'll see. 
 I stuck a few white poinsettias into this vintage carpenter's box and stuck a little snowman and a few greens into an old sifter.

Look up and this is what you'll see.
It's not exactly a Christmas quilt but it does have stars.
(You can find it in my At Home with Country Quilts book.)
 I put the tree in the center of the window.  I love all the lights!
My Ikea stars stay up all year.

My "Home for Christmas" tree-skirt lies underneath the tree.
 This is my favourite cupboard.  I hung a few ornies on the knobs and put a Christmas pillow on the chair.
 What's Christmas without a few sheep?
 My favourite home-made Santa--a Pineberry Lane pattern--sits on top of an old Bible and quilts stuffed into what used to be a wood-box.
 Here's my fireplace topped with my Santa collection.  A little creche sits on the floor beside it.
 A handmade rug from Primitive Gatherings sits on the coffee-table.  On top of it is a pantry cake (also handmade) surrounded by greens.  Beside it is a little quilted sachet stuffed with greens from last year's Christmas tree.
 This poinsettia is already looking kinda straggly but I still love how it looks in an old sieve filled with pinecones.  It's sitting on top of one of my penny rugs, on top of a big old tin.
 I tucked this little Belsnickle into another rusty, old sieve and put a few greens and pinecones around him.
These old sacks are my kitchen "curtains".
I love how my Merry Christmas penny garland contrasts with them.
Of course, you need some primitive gingerbread boys in a wooden bowl.  These are from a new pattern of mine, now available at  Just in case you've forgotten where to find me!

I wish all of you a wonderful Christmas and a new year filled with joy and dreams come true!