Thursday, December 19, 2013

Its beginning to look like Christmas!

With less than a week till the BIG day,
 its beginning to look and feel like Christmas around here.
Shopping, gift making and preparations have kept me busy.
Here is a little glimpse of some of my decorating this year.
My kitchen table is very festive, and of course that's my tree in the background.
See the glass bowl with little presents?

l have been busy making selvage coffee mats,
and most have been gifted to my dear friends.
These below are mine, and you get to use them if you come for coffee!

Part of my Jim Shore Santa's.

These copper wire birds were too cute, and so 5 of them came home with me,
each representing a member of the family,
 and of course, they each have their own personality's!
Some home made Santa's from my friend Robyn.

Big Santa on the right and little mini pipe cleaner Santa in the middle
 joined my collection today.
Thanks Robyn ( a different one)

There's a few antique Christmas quilts around as well.
l love decorating with them at this time of the year.
l know l haven't kept up with the blog as often as l should,
 and so l appreciate that you still visit.
 l have a new Ipad that l can take pictures on,
and have downloaded the blogger app,
 so lam hoping that in the future l will be able to
 post easier when l am away from home.
For those who do instagram, you can also find me there,
( @quiltsinthebarn )
where l often post little snippets of daily life here at QITB.
And l have finally joined the facebook brigade!!
l am loving being able to stay in touch easier,
 especially with those overseas.
So, if l don't get back before Christmas,
 l wish you all a very merry and joyous Christmas day,
 and may the year be filled with much love,
 happiness and wonderful times creating lasting memories.
Thanks for visiting.


  1. Love your Christmas decorations, must find myself some Jim Shore!

  2. When i saw the pictures on your blog, it feels lik i'm home. There are a lot of similiarities between your home and mine especialy at Christmas.
    Wish you a verry merry Christmas from The Netherlands.

  3. Your little wire birds are so cute! Love them. You have a very festive house! Enjoy your holidays!

  4. Your home looks ready for Christmas. Thanks for the pictures. Have a great Christmas and New Year!

  5. Christmas is definitely here, no denying any longer. Best wishes to you and all your family and looking forward to 2014, including a few visits to the barn.

  6. So festive! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and yours!

  7. such a pretty festive Christmas displays you have. I think my problem is that I am not festive enough - I need to get new decorations and start to go crazy - maybe it would make it more fun - I have kind of let it slide since it is just the two of us.

  8. Your decor is lovely Linda!! I'm enjoying following you on Instagram. Merry Christmas!!

  9. a very merry Xmas and relaxed 2014!

  10. The sled with quilts piled upon it is just divine . Merry Mhristmas to you too.

  11. So pretty - the red and white quilts folded on the sled will be in my dreams!

  12. love your Christmas decorating those coasters too.
    Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014!

  13. It's wonderful to see your home all dressed up for Christmas. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and lots of happy times in 2014!

  14. Beautiful antique quilts to decorate with for Christmas and I love your Jim Shore's Santa collection....I must admit I could not resist buying another Jim Shore Santa to add to my collection this year.
    Best wishes for a lovely Christmas with your family.

  15. Everything looks so fresh and pretty for Christmas!
    Your selvage mats are wonderful, especially that zippy striped binding.

  16. Merry Christmas Linda.

    Love all your Santas.


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