Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Has Gone To The Dogs

 Many of us have collected 
and 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
or needed 
on tables in the backyard
and hosted a beautiful 
Open House
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
so enticed 
to spend our $$ this time of year?
Keep reading!
We were invited into Denise's 
beautiful home
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 
for organizing
 finding unique spots
for just about everything. 
 In a guest bedroom the curtains came down
and a quilt went up...
 With added 
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
Christmas finery 
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 
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.


KaHolly said...

This is an awesome and ingenious gesture!! Thank you so much for sharing and for illustrating the post with such beautiful pictures. I was especially enamoured with the snowman quilt.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

very nice! I have several boxes of things that are packed away that I no longer put out anymore.

Needled Mom said...

That's a great idea!!! Her home looks so pretty, but the dogs don't look thrilled with their Christmas attire.

Sherrill said...

Ooo, did you get the name of that red and white quilt pattern on the bed?!! BEAUTIFUL!! And the dogs were adorable.

Rahna Summerlin said...

What a great idea! I'm keeping a mental note of that for next year. I definitely need to get rid of lots of Christmas stuff, it gets to be overwhelming trying to weed through so many boxes every year.