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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Blog Hop Day!


Hello and welcome to my blog, Pinkadotquilts. I hope you have enjoyed visiting all the blogs in this Holiday Favorites Blog Hop 2019. I know I have enjoyed seeing how quilts are used to celebrate the Christmas Season!
This quilt hangs up year round but looks pretty perfect in December. I do love this quilt and it makes me happy every time I see it.



I hang seasonal quilts in my front hall and this one went up right after Thanksgiving! I love vintage things and the blues and pinks in this quilt add to that vibe!


Some of you may remember the quilt along years ago called "Beyond the Cherry Trees" This was the start of mine that was going to be queen sized. As you can see it is now a runner! At least it is being used.....


The early morning sun is shining on my Putz houses. I have vintage ones and new ones.


This is the only place I want to see deer in my yard!!! How about that little pink one. I think all of these were purchased at Target a few years ago.


Vintage Putz houses.


This little cherry quilt works for many seasons but I love how it contains some of my Christmas treasures. I love mixing the new and the vintage. The cookie jar is one of my favorites!


Here's a great gift for that hard-to-buy-for person. My daughter bought this for me last year for my birthday. I think if you go online you will be able to get more information.


Very vintage pictures are my favorite at Christmas.


Along with my tinsel tree!


This scrappy runner was made using leftovers from Christmas/winter fabrics and is perfect on my island counter that gets a lot of use. It is easy to wash if I spill something on it.

I love this scene and my grandchildren love it too! They are always playing with the cars! The pincushion truck was given to me by fellow blogger, Barb Vedder of Fun With Barb who will be along later in this hop on December 18th.


Here is a quick and fun craft project. Find a glass jar, vintage is especially nice. Fill it with Kosher Salt, this one is regular salt because the store was out of kosher. Use miniature figures found at craft stores and little tiny bottle brush trees and place them inside. This snowman is a vintage candle that I have used for years.


This is a candy jar with a giant deer!


Another easy project is to add pom poms to some presents. We saw these at a craft sale this past weekend for $7 each! Mix up red, green and white yarn for some added punch or better yet use your leftover yarns to make them colorful! This is a good idea for anytime!


We received this very old (1800's) Governor Winthrop desk from my mother-in-law when she down sized. It is the perfect place to highlight some bottle trees and a new  "old" tree skirt.


I always am looking to add my own spin on things and have collected sewing tomatoes over the years and placed them in a big jar. The red is perfect for Christmas and just plain fun!


A favorite quilt and a pillow made by a friend adds some holiday color in my family room.


Stockings are from MODA a long time ago and represent each of my 4 children, with the snowmen looking on.

With 9 grandchildren, I'm going to need a bigger table for the pictures!


I have done away with a big tree and do a table top one now. I love using my Santa quilt as a backdrop on the table. The grandkids love it! My hope is that when they are older they will remember that great big Santa on the table! The snowman quilt still needs a binding.



These 2 little quilts always get comments on how cute they are! One hangs in the kitchen and one in the powder room. I keep them up all winter long.


Lastly I always decorate my plants with all kinds of holiday picks! It's so easy and the colors really brighten and add to the holiday feeling throughout the house. The white trees on the ends are decorated with twinkle lights and special ornaments from the grandchildren.


This is the best part of Christmas to me. The best presents ever!


The blog hop has been so much fun! Please be sure to hop on over to the other blogs and see some other wonderful things! Thank you Lori for a very inspiring hop!

24 comments:

  1. Love the New Old tree skirt, the Santa table cloth quilt and the table runner. It's all fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
    Merry Christmas and A happy New Year.

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    1. Janet I was unable to reply directly to you so I hope you see this! Thank you! I have cut down a lot on my decorating and only put out the things I really love!

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  2. Oh what fun and so much inspiration! Love your vintage decorating, the beautiful star quilt, your table runners, vignettes, Santa . . . and just about everything! Thanks for sharing your goodies with us :)

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  3. What beautiful Christmas decorations...I love those little putz houses--I have a few, too...Merry Christmas hugs, Julierose

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  4. So very fun and what a great idea for the trees in a jar!

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  5. Wow! So many things to love in your post!! The gnomey snowglobe and envelope little quilts are especially cute. Where did you get that giant Santa on the quilt? I bet the kids will remember that. It is so fun!! I love all your vintage touches!! Merry Christmas and thank you for being part of the blog hop!

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  6. Kelly me encanta tu decoraciĆ³n , hay muchas cosas bonitas.
    Felices fiestas para ti y tu familia
    Saludos

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  7. So much fun for the grandkids to explore when they visit. I love the idea of the little trees and Santas in the glass jars. And the snow-globe mini quilt is just precious. Thanks for sharing this peek into your Christmas wonderland!

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  8. You have so many delightful vignettes for the holiday. You've collected some sweet mini treasures to display, especially in the jars. So clever.Love the red and white lone star quilt and how you adapted the vintage applique designed blocks into a table runner. Thanks for sharing all your marvelous ideas.

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  9. So much fun to see all your decorating ideas! Thanks for sharing your creative energy - I'm inspired!

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    1. Angie I was also not able to reply directly to you. Thank you for stopping by. I had a lot of fun "staging" my pictures for all of you to see!

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  10. Your red/white/green quilt that hangs up year around is one of my all time faves! Love it so much. Always wonderful to see your fun Christmas decor. Mine is all country/prim look so a much darker Christmas color vibe if that makes sense. Yours looks modern and happy.:)

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  11. So many ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. I love your family portrait.

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  12. SEW much Holiday goodness at your house... Enjoy!!

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  13. What a beautiful post! I love everything and really like the little decor in the plants near the sink. Genius idea. ;)

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  14. I love your quilty decorations. Merry Christmas!

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  15. What a bright and cheery post - especially because it is grey and dreary here. Thanks for the fun tour.

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  16. Your decorated house looks lovely. Your quilts are amazing!

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  17. Wow~ I loved seeing all your vignettes of vintage Christmas things. I have to make a salt jar - so fun and cute. Your table of Santa photos really tugs at my heart. You have an amazing array of christmas quilts. The snowglobe is adorable.
    What a nice collection of the Putz houses. You have such a great eye for arranging! ho ho ho indeed at your house!

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  18. I forgot to add I LOVE your cherry Tree runner!!!

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  19. I so love all your decorations! I especially love the first quilt at the beginning of your blog and am wondering if you can tell me the pattern name as I'd just love, love, love to make it! Thank you, Jan janicelashley@gmail.com

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  20. Be still my heart, your quilts and your ideas, especially the vintage jar with salt and the tomato pincushions, you are amazing! I am so happy that I visited and will be soon starting a small Christmas display quilt for our home, for next Christmas. Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your lovely home with us.
    Connie :)

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  21. Beautiful decorations and quilts. Merry Christmas.

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