Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wishing You A Really Gaudy Holiday



Ho, Ho, Ho! I have managed to drag all manner of tacky, gaudy decor and display it merrily for all to see! I have cords everywhere, so watch your step!


Note the artistic sign.... created by yours truly. This is how one writes when one's hands are numb with cold. Oh, it is the thought that counts ....... can this be my Christmas card to everyone? Good, I am done with that, then!


My mother made these for me years ago...... I think it should be my theme this year. Mice..... so appropriate, since I have been in a war with rodents all year. These mice, though, can sick around ........ well, except for the one Wall-E, the wonder dog ate.


They look so happy to be beneath the tree, don't they? Must be the innocence of youth and rodents.




This mouse is one of my creations. I worked for a fabric chain in the late 80's. The store displays were made by the employees. Hence the mouse riding the candy cane. I just noticed that the wind blew his hat off.



There is more tackiness to be captured on film and displayed here for all of blogland to feast their eyes upon. I have been such a busy little bee. Hmmm, you never see bees depicted on Christmas scenes. Maybe next year.



Three batches of cookies have been made. Tomorrow I will be restocking my pantry with all the staples and five more kinds of cookies will be made. I will be standing in as a grandparent at the elementary school for Hannah and Logan who are in residence until their Dad's work on the pipeline is done. After that I will go out in search of cookie tins. I like to give cookies to all the campers who happen to be here. We have a brand new baby in the park








13 comments:

Alix said...

Yowza! I love the knitted mice! And your homemade door wreath is wonderful! I am truly embracing all things kitschy, ticky-taky, and overdone this year.

Your place looks positively warm and inviting. Sorry your fingers froze. Please don't get mad at me, but it's sunny and 80 degrees here today. Not for long, but I just had to rub it in. Hehehe.

Off for a nice walk around the hood.

SkippyMom said...

I love the mice! They are like my snowmen to me, I think - and your sign is awesome.

Come over and visit me - I have a give-a-way! I am glad to see you are getting in the spirit, so come and win a Christmas gift :).

Hugs! [PS check your mailbox :)]

Stephanie said...

The mice theme is cute! I collect snowmen - really should put some of them out...

scarlethue said...

I have a white porcelain tree that stands about 2 feet tall, with little porcelain mice all over it. It lights up. I inherited it from my great-aunt, an antique collector, and it's my favorite decoration.

I just posted a cookie recipe today. I'd love to hear about yours!

Sanetha said...

So glad you have gotten into a Christmas spirit!! You inspire me!

ellen abbott said...

The only thing I miss about not celebrating christmas in the tree with all the ornaments.

Glad to see you've been busy.

Rae said...

Cute decorations. It probably wouldn't feel the same for you without putting those memories on display. You have really been busy. Decorating tends to be a lot of work with all the unpacking and repacking needed. I do less each year because of it.

otin said...

uh oh! The Christmas bug is getting to you! I need cookies!!! :))

The Good Cook said...

You are IN THE SPIRIT!! Good for you!

lifein3dee said...

Adorable decorations! I'm so glad to see you getting into the holiday spirit. Fake it til ya make it! LOL

Nancy said...

Sounds very festive in your neck of the woods!

Brian Miller said...

i love all the decor! especially the sign! and while you are making cookies...well i love cookies...and so...smiles.

Pat said...

You never cease to amaze me with all your decorations! You certainly go all out for every holiday! Love the little mice! Mmmmm......nothing like home made cookies! Yumm!