"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor



Monday, December 15, 2008

Decking The Halls




Greetings dear reader. Happy Monday! I thought I'd show you a few corners of our home that we've decorated for Christmas. As you can see by the baskets and wrappings on the table in the photo above, I was making progress in the night. First, I'd would like to show you a lovely gift sent from my friend Linda and her Annabelle doll, Annabelle of Oregon to our Annabelle. You can read more about our Annabelles on Suzanne's post here. This treasure trove of miniature gifts is to be opened each day starting St. Nicholas Day, Dec. 6th all the way through January! We are having too much fun with this.




Unfortunately, the gifts were too much for this wicked mouse to resist. Even though she looks darling in her Tasha Tudor style red cape, she is still a wicked, wicked little mouse.



She gathered up all the gifts that would fit into her little basket. She even carried off the lovely new shiny red coat stand so she could use it to hang up her cloak.


It seems these two even made off with the miniature Nativity set sent last year by Annabelle of Montana. Sigh.

We will leave these two little imps to their treats and wickedness while I show you a few more pretty little things.






...like one of Jerusalem's fantastic banners....




I've had this angel since I was a little girl.



This is just about the skinniest Christmas Tree I've ever seen. It belonged to my Grandmother, Gracie, as did the white glittery dove resting at the top. I have this in my bedroom on top of a dresser.




A Danbury Mint Corgi Christmas Tree
This photo is entirely too dark, but you get the idea :)










This just in: New information has surfaced as to why the Grinch

became so, well, Grinchy. Apparently he had auditioned for Project Runway and was

rejected. The Grinch, as it turns out, is just a big old green artist and crafter....


Have a fantastic week my lovelies! xo -CS ^..^

28 comments:

Suzanne said...

I love seeing your treasures and the mice, love em! I just bought a couple of mice at my cousins, will have to show you. Open your packages and take pictures!!!

dollybelle said...

OMG! I love your corgi nutkin village! The cat looks like he may want his very own village though...or else...hee hee!
Very cute!
xoxo
Dollybelle

Lori said...

what an adorable post!!! thanks for sharing your pretty little Christmas!!!

Jorgelina said...

Adorable the small mousse.
. All the pretty details. Kisses

Corgidogmama~ said...

Cat, absolutely charming post! I love it all, but, the corgi Christmas tree is the ultimate! Oh my stars, I turned immediately green with envy which is such a grinchy thing to do!
Sigh....I'll just covet in a polite way instead!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Absolutely adorable!

Fete et Fleur said...

What a fun post and your decorations are wonderful!

Merry Christmas!
Nancy

Maria said...

Love the Believe banner! Fantastic! Thank you for sharing your decorations with us today! Have a blessed Christmas!

Tanya said...

Aw, I love this post! Everything is so charming!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

How absolutely enchanting!!
:)
Merry Christmas!!
~Becca~

Miss Sandy said...

I think I know those two bad mice! Did they escape from the pages of a B. Potter book? Very cute post and the Grinch better watch out because that cat looks kind of hungry! Cute post. Have a Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

Cat--This is your best post yet! The Christmas decorations are lovely and charming. Molly wants to know how to get in on the Annabelle gift giving :)....she loves presents! Please post pictures of the Annabelle gifts!! Merry Christmas! SMG

a corgi said...

loved all the decorations! the corgi tree is priceless!!! thanks for sharing all :)

betty

Michele said...

I LOVE your miniatures!! I've always thought it would be fun to do but never have. You home looks gorgeous and your trees are so pretty. I've seen the corgi tree in the Danbury mint flier - I like your picture better. Its very cute. Thanks for sharing your treasures with us!

Carol said...

I love all your festive little critters! Thanks you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

Merry Christmas!

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN post! LOVE this time of the year!

zentmrs said...

Love your village! Your home is beautifully decorated - thanks for sharing!

Charlene said...

Beautiful decorating...I was surprised to see the reference to Tasha Tudor. Love it! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Maria Rose said...

Wow, you really decorate! You put me to shame.

Steph said...

Beautiful Cat, just beautiful!! Love u

Ivy@PaperElixir said...

Oh my, what a great house tour! LOVE that corgi X'mas tree! In fact every corner of your house is festive and beautiful, so jealous :P

flutterbypatch said...

What a pretty house you have Cathy. It must have taken many hours to get looking so beautifully festive. Dare I say it...there is something almost English about it but I'm not sure what (hope that doesn't offend!) The little mouse in her red cape is wonderful. As you might remember I have one of her long lost cousins and I think I will have to make her a Christmas cape just the same...love it. Wishing all the two and four legged friends in your family a very happy Yule and lots of fun times to come in 2009. Love Eli

Karen Howell said...

Wonderful post and pictures! I love your blog. Adorable Danbury Mint corgi tree!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

I missed that angel...how adorable!!! So nice to put a face to the blog and what a beautiful face it is!!!!Merry Christmas sweet girl..Jennifer

Storybook Woods said...

Can I move in with Annabelle. I love her home. Clarice

dreameyce said...

BEAUTIFUL decorations! We didn't do much this year, but plan on getting back into the swing next year. Shame on us!

Dances with Corgis said...

CORGI CHRISTMAS TREE!!!!

*jaw drops*

You had me at the tudor-style coated mouse, but then the other shoe dropped at the corgi christmas tree.

Wow.

MC said...

I love your decorations! My mom has the same Stief mouse house--she got it from FAO Schwartz in 1965 and wondered it if the same one you have?