Sunday, November 25, 2012

Shopping around the house

I have vowed to not buy anything new for Christmas decorating this year.
I am shopping at home and it's amazing how much fun it is just to use what you have and use it a different way.   The evergreen is off our tree in the yard. Absolutely free and beautiful.

 and I have changed my center-piece again. I'm a woman...I can do that.
I think this one is my favorite. I'm using some of my china this year.
I left the top plate for Christmas candy.
I'm keeping it very simple.

Audrey..."Hi Folks."
You didn't think she wasn't here, did ya?

Audrey likes when I change things up. 
I'll be baking pumpkin loaves and muffins this week for the freezer.
These are a big hit over Christmas.

The old cabinet left today and will now hold my daughter's china.
I'm happy I didn't have to sell it. I wanted to pass it down. 

The town is looking very festive now. On the day of the parade everyone decorates the outside of their home. I'm going to show you in a later post how beautiful our town looks right now. It is
'lit up like a Christmas tree' downtown.

I came across this photo taken last Christmas of our handsome Mr. Ed. sitting with our kitchen tree.

I just love this old man.
Looks like Audrey is already bored with decorating.
It's time to get out the cat toys.

I said "farewell" to Dominique today but she is booked in again soon so I will be able to give her a big Christmas hug.

She is such a darling cat.  
I think Santa needs to leave her a little red mouse. ;-)
hugs, Deb 


  1. Love all the pic of the wonderful cats...and I know what you mean about decorationsI will be doing that next the fresh greens

  2. decorations are always so tempting. I am afraid I have not been strong. New ones have made it into my house. LOL!
    Wishing you a fantastic week Deb!
    xo Catherine

  3. I love using evergreens in the house...makes me think of old fasioned Christmases with plum puddings, carollers at the door and girls in crinolines.
    Jane x

  4. Squeeeee! Ed! Oh, squeee, squeee! Mad for that little man, I am.
    How comforting it must be for Dominique to have someone who knows and loves her care for her when her family is away. Lucky kitty.
    You can never go wrong with fresh greens, holly, pinecones, acorns or anything from nature

  5. It's lovely Deb....I can smell the evergreens....I have vowed to do the more buying Christmas after 40 years of this...I could open my own store...trying to pass down the vintage Christmas to children now. Lovely post of the beauty of the kitties!

  6. what a brilliant idea for a centre piece. I have a cake stand and may try something like it to (but it won't be as good). My boys tend to pull things off tables and chew! Gorgeous kit shots! thanks for visiting us. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

  7. I always enjoy seeing how you decorate your table! That Audrey is a hoot! I'm trying to only use what I have this year also. Just so much and no need to buy anything new! hugs, Linda

  8. I love Mr. Ed, and what a lovely picture of Dominique...

    a new follower to your blog,

  9. There must be a trend this year to use the decorations we already have by shopping the house! I, too, am doing that along with so many of your readers. And I have a tiered plate that I think I will use in a way very much like you did! Lovely! Great idea!
    I just adore dapper Mr. Ed and that photo is just too beautiful! Classic! Is it going in the side bar with Christmas Elf Sierra? Maybe?!
    Love to all,
    Lily, WA, USA

  10. Forgot to say that I am happy your cabinet is now keeping company with your daughter's china! Well, glad sort of... :P ! I do love it!!! It is great to keep it in the family!
    Love to daughter and her new cabinet!
    Lily, WA, USA