Many of us have collected
Christmas decor over the years
and then realize we no longer have a place
(or the energy) to pull it all out each December.
What to do with all this stuff?
My friend Denise had the perfect solution.
She placed all of her collectibles
she no longer wanted
on tables in the backyard
and hosted a beautiful
for all of her friends.
We were treated to a buffet of delectable food
and then invited to do a little shopping.
Why did we feel
to spend our $$ this time of year?
We were invited into Denise's
decorated to the nines
with Christmas quilts in every room.
As quilters we were in for one
visual treat after another.
Denise is one of the most
creative people I know.
With a background as an Interior Decorator
She has a knack
finding unique spots
for just about everything.
In a guest bedroom the curtains came down
and a quilt went up...
red and white valance sections
that give a touch of even more holiday color.
But the best part
*yes even better than the quilts!
was being greeted by the
of little bells.
Denise's two dogs
Cocoa and Sundae
donned their best
for this special occasion.
They weren't quite sure what all of these people
were doing in their house,
but tried to smile their best
through all of the extra attention.
In Honor of pets,
all of the proceeds from the sales
are being donated to
the Humane's Society
There were no prices on the items.
Denise suggested we contribute what we
felt comfortable and then place an amount
in a slot on a covered box.
To all of our furry friends:
Tomorrow I will share with you
more quilts from Denise's home tour.