Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas 2011

I've thought about writing a post many times....but I've come to the conclusion that I took to many pictures and felt a bit overwhelmed with it all.

So, in order to finally sit down and write something I'm just going to have to limit the pictures.

It's been two years, I think since we really decorated for Christmas.

By the time I finish getting ready for the show I am done with decorating.

This year was different.

We were to celebrate an early Christmas with my side of the family and we would do that at our house.

Sometimes you need a good excuse to clean and decorate and I knew I'd get things done around here if that happened.

We didn't go up to the mountain and get our tree as we've done in years past but I was pretty happy with my Home Depot tree!

I decided to decorate it with hand-made decorations as well as different things I had around the house.

Also incorporating some vintage ornaments in just the right colors.

I picked up some vintage cookie cutters the week before and thought they'd look pretty sweet on the tree also.

A few hand-made ornaments.

This origami bird took a lot longer to make then I thought it would so we only have one on the tree!

I ended up putting a second smaller tree in the kitchen surrounded by my little village people.

But that vignette soon came down after the village kept getting pillaged by the local "little monster".

The village was doomed!

Santa Claus would not make it for Christmas because he would be carried off to who knows where!

Little "blue boy" was always missing!

So this year the village people went into hiding and are safely tucked away in their boxes.

Another vignette takes its place.

And the village is at peace again, as well as Little Sister aka "little monster".

Here she is resting waiting for her next big adventure.....which, by the way, happened this morning!!!

Merry Christmas!

P.S. Santa was need to worry!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

my dog just ate my snowman hanging from the back door. Afraid to put the presents under the tree!

Merry Christmas, your home looks so pretty and festive.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Merry Christmas!
(that poor doomed village...adorable, but best kept tucked away)

Elaine said...

Ha, ha ! 3 kitties in my household and I put up decorations at my own peril.

I am reduced to a tabletop tree and decorating top shelves of bookcases.

June said...

Hi Debbie,
Your tree is beautiful this year!!! all your pretty handmade ornaments are so pretty. Little monster loves them too I think. Isn't it funny how much chaos they can cause in a house. It's a good thing that they are so darn cute.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!!

Florence said...

Love your hand made ornaments. Oh those kitties! Merry Christmas! Hugs! Florence