Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Decorating for Christmas

Hey everybody, Truffles at the keyboard! Today I wanted to show you a little of the Christmas decorating we've been doing and how big of a help I am around the house.

Here I am helping to unpack one of the Christmas boxes. I believe in completely throwing myself into a project.




Once we finished unpacking everything, putting the tree together and into place, I made sure the tree skirt was laid down properly. This is prime napping real estate, after all.


After Mommy pulled out our ornaments, she told me that many have mine and Tara's names on them. (Actually, with the exception of the various angels, snowmen, and Santas with our names, the entire tree is cat ornaments!)


Her favorites are these purr-sonalized tortie ornaments:


Most of the rest of our Christmas decorations are cats too:


This is our feline Nativity:


And our sleigh full of Grumpys:


This is just a small part of Mommy's rather large collection of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol dolls, figurines, ornaments and houses. (It's her all-time favorite story.)


We hope you enjoyed our little tour, and we would love to hear how you decorate for the holidays. Do you do any theme decorating?

30 comments:

GLOGIRLY said...

Oh my CAT!!! You have a whole sleigh full of Grumpies?! hehe!!!
Your decorations look beautiful...and very special too. We love things that remind of us those we've loved. It's so wonderful to remember them around the holidays.

Now WE have to get decorating! :)

Cascadian Nomads Bethany said...

Amelia has been helping with the decorating too! So far she has knocked tacks on the floor, bitten through (unplugged) light wire and shredded some tissue paper. Do you need some more help at your house Truffles? I'd be happy to send Amelia your way!

I do so love all your feline themed holiday decor and A Christmas Carol is one of the greatest books ever!

Marii Lg said...

Awesome! I adore holidays! And pets adore if they can participate!

The Island Cats said...

What a good snoopervisor you are, Truffles. And those ornaments and decorations are pawsome. We have lots of kitty ones too.

Susan Willett said...

A sleighful of Grumpys. That sounds like a song lyric to a pawsome Christmas carol. And Truffles, you are a great helper. I don't know how anyone could decorate for the holidays without your help.

Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

Anonymous said...

Love all the cat ornaments! No theme decorating but I probably have enough cat ornaments to do a small tree. My Ling & Ming like to "undecorate", so unbreakable go on the bottom of the tree, for their play.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

You have the best decorations ever. I have never seen a kitty nativity-that is the best. And your Grumpy collection is bigger than mine. Good job helping your mom, you didn't even break anything.

Lida said...

OMG this is too cute! You look like you've been a massive help in this project, good for you! :) I love the cat nativity and the grumpys especially!

Kitties Blue said...

Mom is in love with your ornaments, especially the kitty nativity. She started decorating yesterday as well and had lots and lots of help from us. We must say she was less than appreciative! Most of our decorations are bears, especially Muffy Vanderbear ornaments. Ho, Ho, Ho, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

What a cute ornaments :-) LOVE the feline nativity but those Grumpys is a bit scary. Golden Woofs

Laila and Minchie said...

Love all the decorations! All of ours are also cat themed!

Talent Hounds said...

Great decorations!

Groovy Goldendoodles said...

Looks like you're ready - I'm so jealous, haven't even pulled my stuff out of the storage room yet.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Now climb the tree and make sure those ornaments are on ok
Lily & Edward

Marg said...

Those ornaments are just fantastic. Lots with your names on them. Our Christmas theme is Rudolph. Love the pictures.

The Swiss Cats said...

Wow ! Your ornaments are lovely ! Great Christmas decoration ! Purrs

Colehaus Cats said...

OMC! Those are adorable! LOVE that nativity scene. Purrs...

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We love all of your ornaments! Mom needs to get ornaments that have our names on them. We like that idea, maybe she can do that before next year.

Anonymous said...

Wow Truffles, y'all hav sum pawsum decowations. We just luv them all. Mommy collects kitty stuffs too, but nuffin' nearly as cool or as extensive as yous mommy's. Hav fun.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Caren Gittleman said...

Oh my you are such a help Truffles! I LOVE your ornaments and the "Sleigh Full Of Grumpys" is a total hoot!! Pawtastic!

Kelsie Merwine said...

Wow Truffles, you are such a great helper! Maybe you can teach Mauja and Atka a thing or two ;)

Nerissa said...

Wow. When you wanna complete a project, you really wanna complete a project. That box would have totally distracted me. I'd probably still be nappin'!

Purrs,
Nissy

Dolly theDoxie said...

Mom is enjoying Christmas so much more this year because when she hangs up her kitty ornaments she isn't sad now that she has a cat! Under the tree is prime real estate here too, for dogs and cats. Rhette hasn't been too impressed so far, in the past the highlight of decorating was the empty tree box! Love Dolly

meowmeowmans said...

Truffles, Mommy is so lucky to have such a great helper. That looks like quite an undertaking!

Your ornaments are beautiful!

Mary @ Stale Cheerios said...

You look like you are being a great helper!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What beautiful decorations. And they just wouldn't have been able to be decorated the same way without your capable help, Truffles.

Lone Star Cats said...

We're gonna take pics of all our decorashuns - once they're up!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful decorations! You did a great job helping your Mommy get ready for Christmas, Truffles. I really like the personalized ornaments. We don't usually do much decorating other than the tree. There just isn't enough space in our apartment for it.

Marie Symeou said...

Wow... those are really beautiful decorations!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Deanna Stevens said...

Love the pictures, The Nativity is so sweet, love it :)