Monday, November 26, 2012

Let's take a peak

When I drive around I always notice beautiful houses. There are sections of our town that have the most beautiful, big old Victorian homes. I love to drive by them and pick my favorite. At Christmas, it is magical to see the lights and all the decorations that only enhance the beauty of these homes.  I would never want to pay to heat them during our winters, though. Their bills must be shocking. I just want to go inside and have tea.

At Christmas, I love the little house ornaments; the cottages all decked out for Christmas. If you can peak inside the windows, all the better. If they light up....well, that's the best.

We have a large house that sits near our Christmas tree that lights up and shows off the Christmas activities going on inside. I don't think you ever get too old to be intrigued and delighted with an ornament like that.   Since our tree won't be up until next week though,  I'll have to show it to you then.

But let's take a look at one of my little houses. It sits on my step-back cupboard.
I love the little presents sitting outside the window.
How about that dog on the roof that's as big as a camel?

Let's take a peak inside the windows. There is lots of activity going on inside as preparations are being made by Santa and his elves. Can't you feel the excitement?

Mrs. Claus is on her tip-toes reaching the tree top. Santa looks like he is practicing his "HO HO HO's" or maybe he's saying "Martha....get a move on, will ya!"

Little house of my favorite things.

                                                Now let's take a peak at the woodstove...
Cali is resting and more comfortable tonight. I took this photo just as she joined 3 others, Lily, Ed and Annie around the fire after she  had a successful visit to the litter-box. The antibiotic (Convenia)  that she received will work for 2 weeks (hopefully). Her appetite is good and she enjoyed a bit of tuna as a snack. Excuse the dirty floor around the wood-stove as this thing is working over-time these days.
Thank you for your nice comments for Cali today.

"Where's Audrey, you ask?
Well....right behind me."

"Hi Folks" 

I am going to send you off now to visit a blog that will delight you so much this Christmas.
If you love little decorated houses during the holidays please pop over to take in the beauty of Manuela's Christmas glitter-house mantel.  
It is beyond beautiful.

                                                                 hugs, Deb


  1. Thank goodness Cali us able to use her box. Was it renal failure or a UTI where there is that constant sense of urgency even when the bladder is empty.
    Whatever, we are keeping your dear girl in our prayers and sending love and comforting purrs her way. God bless her.

    1. She is in renal failure, Kari and was given antibiotics in case there is some infection. It seems to have helped her to use the box and feelmore comfortable for now.

  2. I'm happy too that Cali is comfortable. They are our babies and my heart breaks when they don't feel well. Your little cottages are just magical. Love how it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, XOXO

  3. Thank you for telling how Cali is doing tonight and that she was able to use the litter box.
    More prayers and blessings.
    Love how your home is looking like Christmas!
    Lily, WA, USA

  4. What a sweet little house! I'll be putting up my snow village for the grandkids soon. ~ Maureen

  5. Hi Deb,

    I just love your little house! How wonderful that you can open it and peak inside! What IS that dog doing on the roof??!

    Thanks so much for the link to my glitter houses!

  6. I love that the cloth looks like snow!
    More nose kisses for Cali xxxxxxxx
    Jane x

  7. Sending more sweet kitty hugs to Cali! I'm off to visit the blog you recommended! Hugs, Linda

  8. Cute decorations! It's always fun to get them out this time of year.

  9. Your new header is beautiful, Deb!

    Hope all is well with you today!

    Lily, WA, USA

  10. As usual, I want to scoop Audrey off the screen and into my lap!
    {I bet she'd just love that!]