Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Christmas at Home


On the 7th day of Christmas
i posted 7 Christmas presents.......






i think i have almost finished the decorating of the house....... i think...... though every time i see a corner missing some Christmas dodad i tend to add a sprig of holly or a clump of red berries......... BUT for the most part and except for the tree .. it is done!



Welcome to our Christmas condo (done in Victorian style - or as close as i could get it)




This is my white feather tree in the front hall - now if i can just keep the cats from thinking it is something for their amusement - all will be well.........


This is the top of the antique desk that came from my grandmother's house... a little greenery and a couple more of my Christmas fairies with a candle or two for effect............


This is the top of Sir's TV cabinet.......... more greenery and candles.........


For all the chocolate lovers that will visit over the holiday season..... a glass vase filled with assorted Lindt chocolate.......... Fortunately for me we have a Lindt outlet shop just around the corner (more or less)


The lil crocked table on the landing is the perfect place for my Santa sleds.........


This year i bought a garland for the china cabinet....... bless Sir.. He climbed up and screwed in brackets to hold it on each corner so i didn't have to duct tape the damn thing down !!! Now i just have to find the extension cord so i can have it lit up.........


You've all seen this before.......... my Victorian village ..... it is set on the tea wagon in the corner of the dining room....... and thankfully this year the cats are too busy claiming the feather tree as theirs to notice the nice soft woolly "snow" is back. Last year - every time i left the house - the damn cats would climb up... squiggle round and make a nice lil bed...... to hell with the houses and people !!!


Another side table in the dining room holds my collection of Santa Clauses........ plus two chocolate ones that will be claimed ( i am sure ) by my two eldest grandkids..........


This is the wreath that hangs on the front door....... i bought a plain green one this year and added bits and pieces to carry through my theme........ each year i can change what is on it to fit the theme........ (yeah yeah i know.. i am more than a little Christmas nuts!!)


This small table sits in my entrance way.......... holding a gorgeous Christmas basket i found on one of our cross border shopping trips...... filled it with greenery red berries and pine cones...........



These lil houses on my dining room table came with centerpieces from the first 3 Christmases that Sir and i celebrated together............ they have wee tiny lights inside and look very ....... Christmasy......all lit up at night time.

And that my dear friends is Christmas at Home...............


This weekend is our annual tree decorating party...... where granny and Gramps host the grandkids for a day of tree decorating, cookie making, and whatever other craft i can find to keep their lil hands busy............... trust me... next week i will post pictures of our tree in all its glory !!!


Both Dae and BlaznScarlet got yesterday's bit of Christmas.. it was indeed the candles............ Can you find today's bit of Christmas???


6 comments:

Hisflower said...

your decorations are lovely! what a warm holiday season you will all have!
Merry Christmas to you both!
hugs,
Hisflower

Dae said...

I can't wait to see the decorations in person!

BTW new Christmas decoration on the blog the Christmas Fairy (Wow does that bring back memories of Christmases past)

BlazngScarlet said...

Your house looks just lovely!
You did a fantastic job.
The plain wreaths are what I have too.
I like to change them around.

Love the fairy ... she's a beauty!

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

Like the fairy, we always had a fairy rather than a star or an angel on top of the Christmas tree, in my parents house, when I was a child. The house decs are looking very nice.

Prefectdt

swan said...

Your place look charming.
The cats snuggling in the fluffy snow reminded me that ALL my various kitty cat people (except for Miss Callie who currently lives with me)have been convinced that the creche that my father built for me years ago is a "cat house." It measures about 12"X18" and stands about 15" tall. I usually lay a bed of straw in the bottom for all those "nativity scene" people to stand around in. Until Callie, I've never had a cat who didn't climb in at the first available opportunity, kick the people out on the floor, and snuggle into that nice straw for a cat nap :-)

swan

selkie said...

your place, as usual, is looking AWESOME. Last year's was nice, but I'm totally digging this year's theme BIG TIME.