12 Dec 2008

SHOW & TELL - Christmas Decoration

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This time I didn't have to look for something to show and to tell about ! I finally put my Egyptian holliday souvenirs away and decorated our house or more exactly the Living room for Christmas. There is no Christmas tree yet, because I never put it up before two weeks before Christmas.

That stands on our dining table

and here is the mantle (Melli will recognize the cats she sent to me last year !)

A Santa on his sleigh

Even the Bamboo sprouts had to have some stars

on the radiator

The sofa with Arthur, meditating about crimes to commit

On the TV cabinet

Our little crèche, (the big one hand made from Mr. Gattino is in the attic, because we don't celebrate Christmas at home but with our son in Amsterdam).

The traditional German Christmas mill

and of course the Advent wreath with the 4 candles. On sunday the 3rd candle will be lit.

a very small "Welcome" !

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Since Sunday the 14 th, we also have a Christmas "tree" it is the smallest one we ever had during our almost 40 years of marriage ! But we won't be here on Christmas we will spent it with our son in Amsterdam and there will be a very big tree !

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It is so fun to see your Christmas things mixed
with all your wonderful kitty collectibles! I see
you have lots of angels, I have a few from Germany
that I will be showing on my blog before Christmas! Of course I love your "Mill" such a
traditional German item for Christmas. I've never
owned one. Is this one used with candles?

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I like how you've spread your decor and cheer around the room! So festive!

Anonymous said...

Your home looks very Christmassy!!! Love all the decorations. You probably meant you decorate the tree two days (and not two weeks, correct me if I am wrong) before Xmas, following the German tradition. Yes, I read your posts :)
Enjoy your Friday!

Unknown said...

So excited to see another christmas mill/pyramid - I blogged about mine in last week's Show and Tell.

I love to see other people's Christmas goodies. Thanks for sharing yours.

I am blogging daily until Christmas Eve about my decor, traditions and food here in Northern Ireland.

Puss-in-Boots said...

I love your gold fairy between the two cats. Your house must look lovely with all the decorations you've put around. I've put my tree up but I haven't decorated yet. That will happen tomorrow if Mitzi and Bella don't wreck the tree first.

Hootin' Anni said...

All so beautiful Gattina, as always. I do, I do remember the cat that Melli sent you...and I LOVE the blue cat...is that azure? Or Lapis?

Anonymous said...

Love your Christmas touches everywhere! Your Christmas Mill brings back memories as I spent a great deal of my childhood in Germany.


blahblahblahs said...

hello gattina,

long time no hear from me, i like your christmassy motif ;) I have been out of the blog world for a long time, I didn't even checked my blog till today since my last entry. I have been extremely busy - no time to really read blogs or even write one. will be going around your blog now since I have a few minutes. I haven't forgotten you at all. ;)

Linda C said...

I love all your decorations:) They look so sweet in all the various locations around the house.
Linda C

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Your decorations are very festive, I've enjoyed looking at them. Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit!

Carla said...

Love your page, and your home! Your decorations are so neat (AND love the kitties in the background-real and not so real:)

Julieann said...

You have a great collection of Christmas decorations. Very nice.


Lois Christensen said...

Everything looks pretty and ready for the tree! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a lot of cute decorations you have. I really like the way you have your awards displayed on the sidebar.
Christmas hugs,

Jean said...

Your living room is looking very festive! Thanks for sharing. Jean

Melli said...

LOVELY! Just LOVELY! I certainly DO recognize my teeeeeeeny little cats sitting on you mantel! They swam such a long long way all across that BIG ocean to get to you! I love your little angels! And we used to have one of those German Christmas mills when I was little! I wonder what became of it ... I notice your new MAGIC table cloth too! Your home is all FESTIVE now! I'm sorry Mr. Gattino doesn't get to move his 3 kings closer and closer each day this year... that's sad!

Dr.John said...

Great decorations. I enjoyed them all. But I was surprised those are American style Santa Clauses . I expected St. Nicholas.

Being Mrs Miles said...

The mill is just INCREDIBLE - but all your decorations are beautiful! Thanks for sharing

Lisa Cobler said...

So many beautiful decorations! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so festive..! Your Christmas decorations are incredible.

TorAa said...

Christmas all over.
Must be fun for your beautiful Cats.

Kelli said...

Wonderful decorations, Gattina! I especially love the sweet angels.

Anonymous said...

Hello Gatina,

Thanks for visiting my show and tell. I enjoyed seeing your Christmas decorations. Your Christmas pyramid is LOVELY!

Anonymous said...

WOW! That's a lot of stuff! Kudos to you for getting it all out! lol. I bet it took forever! Nice stuff!

Anonymous said...

Very festive! I'm all about hanging stuff from Egyptian cat ears. Love it! Glad you joined in the tour even though it's too early for your tree.

Merry Christmas from She Lives!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

So glad I can comment again. Beautiful Christmas decorations.

Lesley said...

Love your decorations....they really get me in the holiday spirit....