Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Decorating

I am one of those who starts dragging out the christmas items, the minute my guests leave on Thanksgiving.
This year we have the new kitty Dora and my sons cat who seems to have decided she lives in the cellar.
Every year I find new cat collectible ornaments and my tree is covered in cats, even the tree topper. Well, with Dora, I decided it was not a good idea to put my collectibles up with her and the hard wood floors.

So, I am going simple this year and using what I have and a few found items. I am trying to keep it simple and prim, but there are just some items that sneak their way into the decor;)

I thought a cheapy walmart tree would be easier and smaller to fit in the space. Now of course I wish I had gone with an alpine tree, but for this year it will do. I added a couple of my ornies and some old ones I made years ago, along with ones from swaps and friends. I put my vine wreath on the wall for now, but I would like to find or make a skinny ladder to go there. It is still a work in progress. I still need to make some vintage ornies from print outs I found on the web. The decor is based on cat proof prim, hehe. If you notice the rocking horse under the tree, that was a repro I bought years ago. The sun has faded the colors and the cats ate off most of the tail, so it looks like a real antique now, lol. The kitty doll is one I made. Someday I will get back into making dolls again.

Here is a simple setting I did with poinsettias and an old cat, I just can't seem to get rid of. The beautiful quilt topper was made for me in a quilt swap.

This is one of my favorite finds. I found it in a plastic bag in a salvation army. It is an old childrens nativity and the tree was with them, so I always put them together. I still need to put up my nativity sets. One my son bought me and I have added to it and the other is a plastic set that we bought after we got married.


A Painted Journey said...

Your house looks so Christmasy... I haven't started yet, maybe next weekend! Love the nativity set! Thanks for asking about the prints on my blog. I'm afraid that I don't have patterns for any of the ones I put up for Thanksgiving! Have a great week!... Donna

Miz T. said...

Your tree looks lovely, and the skirt is perfect for the prim country look. You have motivated me to begin pulling out my Christmas decorations. This time of year always make me wish we had a larger house because I have to put so much away before I get out more. Your decorations look wonderful, and your ornaments are purrrfect!

Joanne said...

Debbie - love your prim looking Christmas! Especially love the kitties of course! joanne

moosecraft said...

What a beautiful prim tree Debbie! I don't know which I like better? The handmade ornaments or the rocking horse under the tree? I did enjoy the story of how it got the "antique look" LOL! Another good find with the children's nativity!

Liz said...

Hi Deb.....Thanks for leaving a comment Brown & Hopkins blog....I hope you found what you needed to visit our shop! I absolutely love your punch needle work! If I only had the time, that is what I would love to try, it looks so relaxing!
Hope to see you soon, please introduce your self!

Jacque said...

Looks great, Debbie! I am not decorating this year, so will be especially delighted to see what everyone else is doing.

WoolenSails said...

I am still working on it. Adding a bit here and there when I find neat things at the thrifts.

This is actually toned down for me, lol. I still have garland and paper cuttings to make;)