Wednesday, December 5, 2012

the golden magazine-christmas annual

 Thank you for your sweet comments on my Christmas quilt, and I am so glad you are enjoying the vintage recipes, as much as I am! 
Awhile back at an estate sale I bought this sweet magazine. The Golden Magazine-Christmas Annual published in 1966. It has such adorable graphics. 
Here is one page that I thought was cute. Can you find the mistakes? This poor family is really confused on the holiday ;) I'll show you some more pages later this week! 
 I made some pretty Christmas pom pom flowers. They are always so fun to make and just add a sweet handmade touch to a room.
A couple Christmas pillows I made last year. The dresden flower one is where my love for dresden's all started! ;) 
 I just finished making these simple, but cheery pillows. They may eventually get some crocheted scallops, but that will have to wait for now. The calico triangle one was an unfinished quilt block from an estate sale, and it reminded me of Christmas, so I added some red and white polka dot fabric and made it into a pillow. 
And, that cute Santa had to make his way into a patchwork pillow with some vintage eyelet lace. 
The beginning of another Christmas quilt. I have had this charm pack sitting around for a while, so I started sewing those pretty squares together yesterday. I am planning on doing a small patchwork tied quilt like this one I made. These are becoming my favorite type of quilts to make! 
The Christmas tree is up and decorated with all the vintage ornaments that I have collected this year. It is fun to think how many Christmas' these ornaments have been through, and I am so happy to make them part of my decorating. 
We have a small tree this year and I have always wanted to put it in a bucket. So, I piled some rocks inside and put the tree in with water. I was a little nervous it wouldn't hold up, but so far it is doing great! Yay! I think it looks too cute in it! And, added to my vintage ornament collection, a sparkly heart ornament made by a talented and dear friend, Renee of My Vintage Mending! So beautiful it is!! 

Wishing you all a most lovely and joyful day! 


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  1. I love everything about your vintage Christmas...the cute pillows and especially the dear little tree. Happy, happy!

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  2. what beautiful cushions and those pompoms look so cute!

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  3. Oh my goodness. You have such sweet decorating style. Aren't you pillows and pom pom flowers just delightful! Gorgeous tree. Christmas hugs!

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    1. Thank you Kim!!! Christmas hugs to you, too!! xo Heather

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  4. Heather, I love all your vintage ornaments, I have Shiny Brites on my tree, too! Blessings, Jean

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    1. Thank you Jean! They are so wonderful, aren't they! xo Heather

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  5. Practically perfect in every way! Your Shiny Brites and aluminum pail are absolutely adorable! Your first magical homemade Christmases are the best!

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    1. Thank you sweet Tammy! They are indeed! Blessings to you and get some rest! ;) xo heather

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  6. That little guy smashing the stroller is hilarious! Blessings on you Heather

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    1. I know, isn't he funny!! They are quite the family! ;) xo Heather

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  7. Heather! good evening! more adorable things. my, where do you find them? your quilts are so festive and cute. have a great day tomorrow (it's 9 pm soon here) (hug)

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    1. Thank you Renae!! Have a lovely day, too! xo Heather

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  8. I love those vintage tree ornaments.

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  9. I love your x-mas quilts and pillows Heather. I bet they make your house so cozy this time of year! And the tree looks great in the bucket!
    Erica :)

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    1. Thank Erica! They definitely do make it a cozy home! My little tree makes me smile everyday!! Have a lovely night! xo Heather

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  10. This post is a visual feast Heather. Your cushions are fantastic, I adore your Christmas tree with it's vintage decor and the book illustrations are fun!

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  11. I love that you were able to rescue and use a quilt square from an estate sale and an ornament from Renee is ALWAYS a treat!

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    1. Thank you Kathy!! I do love to rescue and make these treasures into something new! ;) Have a great night! xo Heather

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  12. Everything looks so beautiful, Heather. That magazine was a great find, too.
    Hen x

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  13. Sooo much prettiness! I love your pillows and ornaments - we've just put up a small tree this year too and yours looks just perfect in its bucket!
    Have a happy day
    Xx

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  14. love pom poms and christmas trees!!!
    xxx Ale

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  15. It it's all looking so festive over at yours! Your Christmas makes are fab-u-lous! :)

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  16. Wonderful ideas, I love the pom pom flowers in particular!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  17. Hi Heather,

    The socks upside down on the mantel
    The pumpkin
    The hose being wrapped around the tree, about to be cut by the wee boy
    Mum hanging clothes on the tree
    The tree sitting in a kettle
    The tree's too tall....and so it goes on :)

    I just love those illustrations!

    I absolutely adore all the festive cushions, especially the Dresden flower! and your tree is adorned so beautifully. I'm quite envious xx

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    1. Hi Sharron,
      Good eye on all the mistakes!! A crazy family they are! Thank you so much!! Have a great evening! xo Heather

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  18. Don't you just love the vintage magazines? And your pillows...well I'm just not quite sure what to say! Lovely!

    chris

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    1. Thank you so much Chris!! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  19. Im loving the little book those pictures are so very cute. I have just recived 2 little childrens magazines in the post today from 1955 there very sweet. I adore that father xmas fabric and your cushions are lovely and how cute are those pom pom flowers ;-) Your tree looks very pretty and im loving all your vintage decorations, dee x

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    1. Oh, I am sure the magazines you received from the 50's are adorable!! Thank you Dee! xo Heather

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  20. Great book. Beautiful pillows and I have the same container for one of our trees...That charm pack is beautiful...I love her prints. Smiles..Renee

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    1. Oh fun!! I am really liking the bucket more than the stands. I am looking forward to her new line coming out in spring!! ;) xo Heather

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  21. Heather all your decorations are so cheery!! I love your quilted pillows that you made and your Christmas quilt will be so cute in that fabric, I love it!!

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    1. Thank you so much Clara!! ;) xo Heather

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  22. Hello sweet Heather! Every post you share is so delightful and cheerful! What a blessing you are sweetie... and so creative!!! You inspire me so much! I love the vintage magazine and the page with all the mistakes. That made me laugh. The illustrations are so cute and colorful! I love your Christmas pom pom flowers! They are so sweet! I would love to make some for my table. Would you be willing to do a tutorial? Please don't feel any pressure, as I know this is such a busy time of year... but when you can I would love to see one! I love how you put them in an old mason jar and the quilted runner is so pretty! I love all of your beautiful pillows too! I am going to have to make some Christmas pillows. The fabric you used is adorable! You are talented and make your home a happy and cheerful place to be. Your tree is beautiful and the vintage ornaments are lovely! What a great idea to put your tree in the bucket. Love it! Thank you for sharing sweetie! Wishing you a lovely and joyful day too, sweet friend! Much love, Paula xo

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Paula!! Too sweet you are!
      For the pom pom flowers, I have a Clover pom pom maker in a few different sizes that I use to make them. Here is the link to where I bought mine, and I am sure if you have a local fabric store they would carry them,too.
      http://www.amazon.com/Clover-Large-Pom-Maker/dp/B000WV1XGC
      Once I made the pom pons, I just hot glued them to little branches. I can definitely do a tutorial on how to make them, too. ;) Let me know if you get the pom pom maker, and actually I have even seen some people make them without one, but I have never tried.

      Thank you for always leaving the sweetest and encouraging comments!! They mean so much!! Have a beautiful night! xo Heather

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    2. Hi sweetie! Thank you so much! That is wonderful and I will be sure to get the different sizes. I have my yarn, so I just need the pom pom maker. Thank you for the link to amazon. I love amazon! :D Thank you for letting me know how you made these. Do you think I could also make a garland? I was going to crochet a chain and sew them on it, as well as what you did. I love how they look like flowers! You are so creative, sweetie!

      You are welcome dear heart! Thank you for all of your sweet and encouraging comments! You always bless me and they mean so much to me too! I am so happy to be visiting you again, I missed you sweet friend! Have a beautiful Sunday! xo~Paula

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    3. Oh Paula, I think a garland would be beautiful!! I can't wait to see it, and you definitely inspired me to make one!! Have a blessed night!! xo Heather

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  23. I love your sweet and adorable pillows! Your tree is looking wonderful too!! What a sweet gift from Renee! Sending Christmas cheer!! xo Holly

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  24. I love all your pretty vintage Shiny Brites! And I love the big tub that the tree is standing in. Every year I tell myself I'm going to do that, (I've got the tub out in the garage) and every year I forget until after I have the tree decorated. Not gonna happen now. I need some new brain cells for Christmas!

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    1. Thank you!! Well, maybe next year you can do it!! I'll try to remind you! ;) ox Heather

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  25. Hi Heather ,

    Such colorful pretty vintage ornaments, and your quilts and pom pom flowers are so pretty as well.

    Have a blessed day,
    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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  26. Your tree looks very lovely!! And, those pom pom flowers...too cute!!

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    1. Thank you!! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  27. What a wonderful magazine you found! Lovely fabric choices, too, for your charm square quilt top and pillows.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Have a lovely night! xo Heather

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  28. I am sitting here and thinking in my head at how so talented you are! LOVE your pillows and love your vintage ornament tree. Let's see...I was six years old when that magazine came out...so guess I am "vintage" as well. LOL.

    Keep making magic at your house cause it is soooo cute!

    Happy Christmas!

    Becky

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Becky!! Too sweet you are!! Sending you Christmas joy!! xo Heather

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  29. Heather, your sewing is so beautiful! And that magazine is wonderful -- issued the year I was born. :) I love your sweet tree -- just the perfect touch with all those vintage ornaments. Looks lovely in the bucket. Happy holidays ! Tammy

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  30. I love the magazine and it's graphics. Your pillows are really pretty too. But your tree looks so vintage in the bucket with the balls on it. Beautiful!

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  31. I loved the magazine especially the amusing Scarlottles! Your Christmas makes are all so lovely, and I really love that aqua santa fabric! How pretty your tree looks with its vintage ornaments, you have captured that look beautifully.
    Wishing you a wonderful festive weekend.
    Helen x

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  32. Oh you lucky girl. You find the best graphics what a super cute magazine. Your pillows are beautiful. I am in love with that Santa.
    Hug
    donna

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  33. super super cute bulbs and I am loving these vintage mags and little booklets
    you are finding!

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  34. Hi I just found your blog and its so adorable!! I am your newest follower!
    Daisy

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