DAY 5-STASH & STORE
I just love this…everything at my finger tips…not constantly looking for my ripper, or my tweezers…Stash & Store...reg. $11 Sale $8.80..choose your color, grey red, navy and aqua. (I picked the grey…but I’m thinking I need the navy too! I know you Bernina Babes will want the red one!)
Pocket Power Snips…this is a slick gadget…all compact and who doesn’t need a snips
Mini Seam Ripper…I love these little rubber ended rippers…
Martelli Tweezers– best tool for peeling fusible and placing the shapes…you know if you have ever taken a class from me…I start using this and they start running to the notion table to get theirs…it is super sharp…you don’t really have to pinch…you just touch it and it grabs into the fibers…
White Clover Marking Pen…the best marking pen for wool…needs to used with a light touch and a back and forth movement and it rolls on and never brushes away…will remove with steam.
Green Fixion Pen- This is the color fixion pen I use the most…awesome for marking stems and tracing…will iron away with heat…will come back with cold.
Our Primitive Gathering Promo Ruler…my favorite size for cutting triangle papers!! Easy to move around and cut with.
PACKAGE DEAL…everything shown here for one great price!!!Reg. $44.15 now $32. Does not include the Sharpie…do not know why that is there…but this is what I use to trace on my fusible web…so they must have thought that was on sale too!! LOL!!!
Click HERE to go to site to order Today’s Needful Things…
Since I had the party the other day today I will show you all the decorating we did at Anchor Point this year…in case you don’t know what Anchor Point its…it’s the name of our house…you gotta be a little eccentric…right?
as you walk in the front door this galvanized bench greets you….
then this is the view into the living room..
then as you walk around…
I love the red/black buffalo check…but who says you can’t have both?
the photo bomber…he loves getting his picture taken….
I am working on new stockings…so I did not hang the old ones this year…I liked with cleaner mantle…
These are more of Sweetwater’s INK printables… and then close-ups of the shelves…somethings I leave out all year..others I put away…
Little Man and Baby O’s table…that Tree is Rosemary…I just hope I can keep it alive!
I love these letter boards…I think we may be carrying them in the shop soon!!!
Here is our how our (mine/fisherman & Jeter) bed is decorated for Christmas…
Jeter is very happy to model another quilt again…His modeling services are really good but he might be a little on the pricey side…
So I hope you enjoyed this post and all of the decorating…
To comment for today prizes…tell me what your favorite item is in these posts…the antique quilt hanging in the LR…the quilted Santa? What do you like best? I get lots of requests to show what our home looks like and such…and I do not want to seem like the” Oh look what I got type”… I know we’ve worked hard and saved for what we now built as our forever home…so please take this for what it is…a labor of love and I’m willing to share it…many quilters have visited here as well.
So what’s on your to do list…I have cookies to bake and some presents to send out…Merry Preparations!
304 responses to “12 Days of Christmas…Needful Things…Day 5 & Anchor Point decorated for Christmas…”
Your home is so beautiful…I love Jeter the best! 😉
It is all lovely! The little bag with the truck on the quilted window bench is sooooo very sweet !
Merry Christmas! Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2019!
– MaryAnn Jalbert
Eagle River, Alaska
Thanks for the tour. Favorite is letterboard (Im a teacher). Hope you do sell these.
Merry Christmas to the Bongean Family
Having a relatively quiet Christmas. Need to deliver some wrapped presents and enjoying a beautiful holiday at our home in Jackson Hole. Haven’t spent Christmas here in a few years –great fun seeing the mountains all snowy and bright.
Everything is special–I expect you are thankful for your loyal customers.
Our Farmhouse Christmas Party (Friday Sewing Girls at the fabric shop) is today! and what do I love the most in the pics. No question…..red/white quilts!!!!! Love your whole house and glad you worked hard to be able to build it! Paula in KY
I love the old trucks, Jeter, the red heart pillow and the letter board. Please carry them and let us know when you get them. Have a Merry Christmas!!
Beautiful decorations. My favorite is Little Man and Baby O’s table. And the Rosemary, let’s see what it looks like next year!!! I’ll be waiting for the photo!!
I did my family room in buffalo check. Love it.
I love everything about your house tour pictures. Love the tree on your table and all the beautiful quilts. I also love your fireplace and all your built in cabinets. What a beautifully thought out and decorated home. Merry Christmas!
Wonderful home. Good for you getting things that you have worked hard for !! I love the whole house, but really love the red & white quilt on the bed ( Jeter too). Have a few gifts to purchase & goodies to
make yet. Happy Holidays !!
I love the bench in the entryway! You have a gorgeous home and should be very proud of all your accomplishments ❤️
I love the quilt on your dining room table and the tinsel tree on top of it! Thanks for sharing pictures.
Jeter. The best part of my holiday is my family. As an animal lover, seeing people treating their pets like family makes my heart so happy.
My favorite item is the galvanized bench. Wherever did you find it? Decorationwise, I love all your bottlebrush trees. I enjoy seeing your home in every season. Thank you so much for sharing. Also love the comment that Jeter is her favorite!
I love the Letter Board,☺️🎄🎅🏻
That quilted Santa of yours is my favorite every year! We have a lot of the same decorations and I absolutely treasure every red and white quilt I have! Your home is beautiful – I wish you more time at home to enjoy it – you have such a hectic travel schedule! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Your home is so beautifully decorated! It is hard to pick a favorite-I love so many displays. I am partial to the trees in the basket in front of the fireplace-it made me smile,(tugging on an old memory). Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Thanks for sharing, Lisa. Everything is just beautiful,
Did you choose your decorating colors around Jeter because he goes perfectly in every room. Merry Christmas
I’m loving the shelves and storage on each side of the fireplace. So many Christmas display pieces! I love it all !!! Your home is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it!
Oh Lisa, it’s so very hard to pick one thing I like the best. Your home is absolutely beautiful! I love all the different types of pine trees that you have. Our “forever home” in progress is in the woods so I love trees! Have a very, very Merry Christmas with love of well deserved relaxing!
I love the red and white star quilt on the bench with all the snowmen. Now I am going to have to make a quilt like that! Everything was just beautiful and so homey.
I love your home all decked out for the holidays but especially like the quilt hangar in the corner with one post to hang the quilt over long and narrow. Where did you find that one? I’ve been looking for a red truck to add to my decorations on my bookshelf but waited too long to start looking. Maybe next year.
I also love the one post quilt hanger, where can I get one?
I love your home, and the aluminum tree on your dining table. I have my husband’s grandmother’s tree, and it is a very fond memory every year! Merry Christmas!
Your home is beautiful and yes, Jeter is my favorite too 🙂 Have a wonderful Christmas!
I so love the Quilted Santa… I’d love to have one. Your board is awesome… Love your house & you decorate Sew tastefully!
Unless you own your own business NO one can even begin to believe the blood sweat & tears that are put into making everything run smoothly!
Merry Christmas to you and yours🎄
I just love the quilted Santa (I believe it was from last year find)- but really enjoy seeing all of the Santa’s around your place. Thanks for sharing – Merry Christmas
Thank you for sharing your house, it’s absolutely beautiful! If I had to choose, it would be the letter board! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
I love the simplicity of your decorating. everything appears and feels very festive and Christmasy but without a mass of clutter. i think it is an art to be able to achieve that effect (an art which i dont have- LOL).
I love seeing your decorations–it’s so inspiring. Besides all your red/white beautiful quilts, your buffalo check pillows on your sofa are wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Lisa. You rock!
The table you have for Little Man and Baby O! I have a similar set that was my grandma’s; I set it with a tablecloth that has mine and my sibling’s hand prints embroidered on it.
Merry Christmas : )
I love how inviting your home is. I feel like I could walk in and be very comfortable and has a nice chat while stitching. I am partial these days to the plaid. We just had a new grandson named Jack. His nursery is decorated in these plaids because it’s lumberJACK themed! I wish you and you family a very Merry Christmas!!
You’re home is beautiful, I love everabout it, but my favorite thing is the red and white antique quilt. Thank you for sharing photos of your home. I’ve been following you for a long time and watched the progress of your home being built.
I love the antique wall quilt and all the trucks!
The thing that intrigued me most were the black swing away hangers on either side of the living room opening. Different from most quilt hangers and very versatile. Your house is amazing.
Thank you so much for sharing your home; and there is not just one photo to love; I love them all…..My favorites are the quilted Santa, the silver tinsel tree with red balls on the quilt top table with the small vintage table on the side; the Santa with the bottle brush trees and of course, Jeter on the bed with the Merry Christmas sign.
Merry Christmas to you and your family !!!
Your home is so lovely!!! Hard to choose a favorite but I think it’s little man and baby O’s table….and that rosemary tree❤️🎄
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. Your red and white quilts are so inspiring. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
It’s all so lovely but since I collect Santas it has to be your quilted Santa! HOHOHO! 🙂
I love the grey quilted bench seat!!!! Also really like your quilted Santa. You’ve done such a beautiful job designing & decorating your forever home. And worked/working really hard too!👏 you rock!🎄💕
It was a joy to see photos of your lovely home. It’s beautifully decorated! I love the bottle brush Christmas Trees all around. They seem to be making a come back lately, and I sure do relish seeing them. Merry Christmas!!!
I love all the photos! You have a beautiful home, I love your decor. The galvanized bench in your entry with the quilt and snowmen is my favorite.
Lisa, I love both but what I really love is your window seat! Your house is beautiful! Merry Christmas from a fan 😊
Absolutely stunning home! Love all of it but especially the way you decorated your bedroom. Red and white quilt my favorite. Also like the buffalo check. Decorated 2 of my rooms in that for Christmas and my tree is Red buffalo check and snowmen! Thanks for sharing Lisa!
First and foremost , Jeter. Then your quilts in entryway and ion your bed (of course Jeter here too) love your kitchen, especially sink area. I see your Kerry pillow peeking in a chair. I made 11 of them for friends this year. What a quick and easy projects and everyone loved them I have mine in my mantel with your red Sweetwater cans
Love the red truck with Christmas trees! It inspired me to find an old metal truck that is the same green color that my first car was; a 1970 Ford Torino. My grandson always rearranges the trees!
I love Little Man’s and Baby O’s table. Your home is beautiful!
I want to know how you store ALL those decorations!!! The place looks beautiful – right out of a magazine.
Your home is beautifully decorated! I love your style. The entry way bench is my favorite with the sled skate and beautiful red and white quilt. The dog pictures both run a second though. Very fun! Thank you for sharing.
Lisa, my favourite thins is the lights above your kitchen island, as I just put the same one in our remodeled place! AND the red and white feathered star quilt is lovely, on my “ to make in the near future” list. Thanks for sharing with us, and happy holidays. Jill in Phoenix/Calgary
Lisa, your home is beautiful!! It shows your labor of love, very well thought out and built! Thanks for sharing pictures of it with us! I love the red/white star quilt in the living room!
Beautiful home. I like that even Jeter matches your decor!
So much eye candy, love all of your decorating but my absolute favorite is the letter board.
That big red heart propped against the little tree on the grandchildren’s table is what this season is all about! Beautiful home!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home, Lisa. I love seeing your amazing quilts, the view from the windows, the vintage children’s table and chairs, and of course, your wonderful Jeter.
Your home is amazing and thanks for sharing. What a beautiful decorating job. The red velvet heart on the table caught my eye right away. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Your home is beautiful! I love it when you show how it’s decorated. My favorite is the red and white quilt in the foyer. Your foyer looks so inviting with that quilt and those adorable snowmen. For me today is present wrapping day! Merry Christmas
The color themes in your home is what struck me. They are so clean and simple with such a calming effect. And so easily added to because of its basic quality.
I love the letter board and the Durkee pepper tin.
Your home is so inviting, thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas 🎄
Your home is beautiful, thanks for sharing. I love that you let your dog on your bed, so do we. Quilts can be washed. I have lots of Lasagna to make today for a family party here at the lake on Saturday at noon.
Merry Christmas Lisatoyou and your family.
My favorite is your red and white quilts. And your home is beautiful. Merry Christmas.
I love all of what you have done. Your home is so inviting and comfortable. It makes me want to emulate you and yours and have my home look like yours!
Hope you enjoy every moment of your holidays with your family. Your hard work shows everywhere.
I love your quilt hangers, with the quilts draped over them. It is such a soothing home!
I love the quilt covered cushion in your window seat!
Just one thing? I will take your kitchen! Ha… so happy to see you livin’ the dream. Everything looks like a magazine. I do love those red and white quilts. I have one in the works and that has inspired me to get it on the list of things to finish this year! Merry Christmas.
Beautuful home. I love the joy blocks with treesand the xmas board above headboard in bedroom. I badically love it all.
Love, love, love the red feathered star quilt!
I absolutely love how you have decorated your home. My two favorite decorations are the red and white quilts on display (red is my favorite color) and the quilted Santa. Too bad there is not a pattern to make one of these for myself. It would be a great addition to my personal Santa collection.
I love the entire house! It’s just gorgeous! Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and Christmas decorations! I love the serene picture of your beautiful dog on the bed but my favorite picture is with your snowmen on the bench below the stairs! Just beautiful! Thank you for all you do and Merry Christmas to you and your family!
I love you Santa from Oma Mae. I saw it last year and contacted her and now I have one too. It sits in my dining room. Your decorating is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
First of all, I love, love, love your overall decorating theme. Your use of red and white quilts throughout your house – quilt on your table, the quilt on the bench, and the quilt on a hangar behind the sofa, the quilt above the dog bed , etc – is striking in its simplicity.
All of your quilts are a given favorite but I also love all the collections of things you love, from Santas to mini trees to red trucks, they all add to the lived in and loved look.
Thank you for sharing your home with us! It’s lovely. I love how the red and white quilts pop out at you. My favorite decorations (I can’t pick one) are the red and white quilts, the tinsel tree, and the velvet heart on Little Man’s table.
My favorite is the bench display at the front door.
Everything looks welcoming.
I love everything about your home, the decorations are all wonderful. If I had to pick a favorite it would be all the red and white quilts, so warm. Today I am making crock pot fudge to take to relatives later this week. Merry Christmas!
I so enjoyed seeing your home all decked out for the season. What I loved most of all was Little Man and Baby O’s table and chairs. I love the well-worn look and the homey feeling it gives the rest of the house. Your home just shouts “Welcome”!
This is hard to choose but I like the wall mounted quilt arm that you hang quilts on. I remember some time ago you told us about them. I am headed over to you website to see if you carry them. Your home is beautiful. Love the red and white quilts. Thank you for sharing the photos.
I love everything (!!!) but I’m fascinated with the swing arm quilt holders.
Lisa, your home is absolutely beautiful. I appreciate it because we know what hard work accomplishes. I love, love all the red and white quilts and also the simplicity of your decorating. You see it, enjoy and let it bring you the peace of the season. Have a joyous Christmas 🎄
I think my favorite thing in your post is Jeter. What a cutie! Don’t get me wrong, your house is beautiful but 🤷🏻♀️ that dog is precious!! ❤️ Merry Christmas!
Your Wisconsin home is beautiful! One of my dear friends just moved to DePere and I’m hoping to visit your beautiful state soon! Merry Christmas from Texas! 🎄
I love the red and white quilt on your bed…and that you are not afraid to use such a treasure! Even sharing it with Jeter!
I love that bench covered with the red/white star quilt…..with the snowmen on top with the sled and ice skate to the side. So inviting. This just struck something in me. An old-timey Christmas….simply beautiful.
What a beautiful home! I love all the red and white quilts and the sign above your bed. All your little touches make it so spectacular. Have a very Merry Christmas!
So honored to see your wonderful home ! I love the red and white quilts . I really love Jeter on them !!!!
Today bake and wrap – bake and wrap ……
wishing all comfort and joy
Love the cover you have on the window seat and all your Christmas decorations ( not overwhelming) Thanks for sharing your space
Love! What a beautiful home and decor!
Your home is beautiful, and beautifully decorated. Thank you for sharing
Love the letter board! Your home is awesome.
I love the red and white quilt on your bed. Thanks so much for sharing your forever home.
I love the quilted window seat cushion and all the red and white quilts!
I love everything about your house. If i had to pick one well i love all your different trees in your home, i do the same thing put a tree in every room. But the one that stands out is your silver tree with the red balls. When i was young we came home to a large version of this tree and we all burst out laughing as it looked like an apple tree to us? We were kids, five of us, and well we were uspet for not having a real tree?? Needless to say my mother took it right down and a real tree we got, I feel bad about that now but seeing it in your home it is a real good memory for me of my mom trying to be part of the times, and coming out from the the depression that was very hard to do. It really has become a special memory for me, Thank You for that!!
I love it all, as I see things, like the primitive Santa’s, that I have in my home. Of course I would love your home! I’m also an antique lover and quilting grandma.
I love all of your decorations and your lovely home. I hope you get to spend more time enjoying it with your family!
I guess my favorite is the quilted Santa!
And Jeter looks especially fine on the red and white quilt!
Everything is so beautiful. I love the quilts but my favorite is the buffalo plaid pillows. Thanks so much for sharing. At the moment I have a monumental cooking making mess and I just want to move to your house and leave it for the elves to clean up.
My fav is the quilted Santa!
I love everything in these photos! You are the best decorator, but I especially love the bench with the red and white Ohio star quilt and the snowmen on it…the whole vignette. I also love the jars with the old aluminum cookie cutters and the ‘have yourself a merry little christmas’ sign, and of course Jeter. He’s very photogenic.
Thank you for sharing your home. My favorite is the little truck embroidered bag with the truck. What is it with little red trucks?
I love all the vintage Santa’s and the different kinds of trees. Both are items I have in my decorations for Christmas. I also collect little houses.
Your home is beautiful! My favorite decoration is your collection of patriotic Santas with flags. I just adore them.
All of your red and white quilts
All of it is pretty special Lisa and you should be proud of what you created.. my favorite is the table for the kids with the rosemary tree. I would feel pretty special having my own little table. Gorgeous home! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
I liked Merry Christmas letters over the fireplace mantel. It was a hard choice as I loved Santas, trees, pillows, quilts and especially how clean your home is.
Sew much eye candy. Difficult to choose just one thing that is my favorite. I love, love, love the red and white quilts. The Santas ( since I too am a collector of Santas ) and red trucks (only have one of those) come in 2nd and 3rd. Everything looks wonderful, warm and inviting. Beautiful home.
I love the red & white quilt with the snowmen. Great display! I really enjoy all the pictures you post of your home. Always great ideas for displaying quilts. I really like your tinsel tree too! We had an aluminum one when I was growing up! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful home and decorations. Happy holidays to you and yours.
I love the white and red quilted Santa on the table top behind the sofa. It looks like an heirloom and so comforting. The close second is the shelf with the silver Santa/tree collection in front of the mirror. You have decorated beautifully for the holiday! Thanks so much for sharing.
Are you kidding me?? a favorite? I love it all! The red and white quilts (all) are splendid. I was wondering about the one on back of the chair by the big tree. It looks like a New York Beauty/drunkard’s path variation? Is this one of your designs? Cheers to you.
Love the letter board. Something to use all year round. With a small house it’s nice to use things that can be decorated for all the seasons.
My favorite was your entryway…the total scene. Thank you for the decorating inspiration!
Everything is so lovely. The letter board is one of my favorites and al the wonderful pillows. Thank you for letting us see your space.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home Lisa. I can see that it’s a labor of love and one to be proud of, it means so much when you’ve worked so hard to have it. What’s not to love? It’s all my favorite! I love anything red and white and the quilts are fabulous!
My favorite isJeter on the bed which shows everyone that quilts are to be loved and used by all members of the family. Enjoy!
I always like peaking inside your beautiful home any season, you deserve it all. Would love to spend a week with you. My favorites are the foyer, the tinsel tree, quilt at the cabinet, and Jeter on the bed. He is beyond adorable, needs his own modeling career. Would love to see more quilts in the cabinet. Forgot to mention the food press by the sink. Wishing you and your family (and extended family) a beautiful, safe, Merry Christmas, and wonderful Holiday Season. We all love you very much.
Wow/ hard to pick a favorite! But if I must, the Santa and trees by the fireplace, and the Santa and trees on the cabinet. And I love the live plants with your decorating. You deserve all that you have because I know you work your butt off!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!🌲
Your home is beautiful! You give me inspiration! I haven’t been able to decorate much this year since we just moved into our new home in Sisters, Oregon. I’m almost at a point where I will be able to sew again!! Your red and white quilts are stunning! Thanks for sharing.
Oh my gosh, I just love how you decorated the bench with that beautiful red and white quilt and all those snowmen! The sled with a skate hanging on it fits perfectly tucked into the corner too. As for your needful things for today, I really need to get several of the stash n’ stores. I picked up the tweezers several years ago, and they’re amazing!
Love all the quilts!!
I forgot to mention that I LOVE that Durkee’s black pepper container on the window sill, it’s fabulous!
Your home is beautifully decorated! I love that how you decorate doesn’t make it seem cluttered up….very tastefully done. My favorite(s) decoration is your foyer bench w/ the quilt & snowmen! Coming up 2nd is the tinsel tree.
I like the Santa on the wall . But then your House always look Wonderful , Hilary Merry Christmas
Love overall appeal of your home. My eye is drawn to the red and white quilts and quilted Santa but the red makes everything POP!
My favorites are the little things throughout the kitchen and the fact that you can put them in places and still have space to work without them being in your way! What a treat to have that! We all know how hard you work to get what you have, you deserve it!
Thanks for the tour! I love the quilt on the window bench and the little table for grandkids.
Love your window seat cushion – something you made I”ll bet. I see you, too, are a collector of trees – especially bottle brush – and santas. Your quilt hangers are great for big quilts and big rooms. I’m afraid they may be too big for my rooms.