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Sunday, December 15, 2013

OH CHRISTMAS TREE - OH CHRISTMAS TREE



Lili and Waldo taking their morning nap by the Christmas Tree.  For some reason this year they like to lay by the tree and look at the lights - they are not bothering anything, just like to be there.

Here are some of my favorite ornaments on the tree - this is my granddaughter Kelly, taken last year.



My son gave me this beautiful white fluffy bird - she is so  pretty.


Lili and Waldo just dreaming of turkey that they THINK there going to get.




Here are some of my many Santa's  Don't you just love the rooster pillow given to me by Kelly last year for Christmas.  She never forgets to get me something with a rooster or chicken on it.  Don't you just love the grand kids....



This beautiful Santa was made by my very best friend Phyllis from Around the House about 8 years ago.  Didn't she do a fabulous job on Santa.  The details are so very good. 




This is another favorite of mine - purchased at Shinoda's Wholesale store .  They always have such wonderful delights there.



A different angle of the Christmas Tree.



So there you have a few of my decorations in the living room along with my sweet babies.  Will be posting more of my decorations in the kitchen, dinning room, front porch and back patio - until then  ...... Wishing all of my Blogging Friends a wonderful Christmas.

Lili, Waldo and I love reading all of your comments.

Mary


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58 comments:

  1. Hi Mary,

    Firstly, so happy to see you posting more often as I always look forward to visiting your beautiful surroundings!

    Now, to today's post: the most precious accessories, ornaments or gifts are always those that are either handmade or chosen with the intended recipient's hobbies/joys/interests in mind, are they not? The rooster pillow from your granddaughter, as well as Phyllis' charming Santa, are two examples of this, and they just see, to bring that person closer to you during the holidays.

    Lili and Waldo have to keep dreaming of their own sugar plums, until you bestow them with an equivalent! Your tree is pretty and bright and trimmed to delight!

    Have a lovely week!

    Merry Christmas!

    Poppy

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    1. Thanks so much Poppy for your lovely comments. I have only been blogging a year in January so I am quite new to this. I should have post more pictures of the tree, but I wasn't happy with them. I will be posting my Candy Cane tree in the kitchen and some of the delights that I have in the dining room.
      Yes you are right about special gifts that are handmade by friends.
      Have a terrific week.
      Mary

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  2. Mary,
    Your Christmas tree is so pretty, and your house adorned with festive décor. I am loving all the RED and the Santas, and the fluffy bird your son gave you is special. Everything looks so nice, and your home says "welcome" to me. You are into the Christmas spirit, Mary, and that is so nice to see. Your dogs are enjoying the season too!

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thanks so much Sheri for your comments. I got into Christmas a little more than I wanted to LOL. Couldn't help myself. Now that I am older I will have to scale back more as it is just to hard and the thought of taking down all the Christmas decorations is to much. But I LOVE Christmas. The bird that my son gave me is stunning - she is sitting on a gold ornament - so pretty. I thought I had taken a picture of a glass hummer that my son gave me but it didn't turn out.
      Have a great week Sheri.
      Mary

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  3. Your decorations look so pretty! My dog also likes to sit beside the Christmas tree. I think he loves Christmas.

    Merry Christmas,
    Amy Jo

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    1. Thanks for your comments - I do love Christmas. Waldo the BC chewed up one of the wrapped packages this morning because I didn't go outside with him quick enough. He has NEVER done that before. I think the dogs like to look at the lights.
      Have a Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  4. Your tree is just gorgeous, Mary! What sweet photos of Lily and Waldo just laying there, enjoying the view! They are so pretty!! I love your cute fluffy bird ornament, and your santas are just beautiful. And the French rooster pillow is tre bon!

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    1. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. Can you tell that Christmas is my very favorite holiday. I have really scaled back since I am older now as it's just to much to do.
      Waldo chewed up one of my boxes this morning - didn't hurt the present but now I have to re-wrap it. I didn't go outside quick enough to suit him this morning. He never does anything like that. Hope Katie is being a good girl.
      A Very Merry Christmas to you.
      Mary

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  5. Hi Mary, your tree is gorgeous. I love the color and how pretty it is with your toile drapes in this room. Lili and Waldo are darlings by the tree. Such sweethearts to be so good and not bother anything.
    Love your Santa collection,your beautiful ornaments and your grand daughter is so pretty. Love the pillow she gave you too. And the sweet bird from your son is precious. Christmas at your house is beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your décor.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  6. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I didn't put out all my Santa's this year as it got to be to much decorating. But I do LOVE Christmas. Waldo was naughty today he chewed up the corner of a box that I had wrapped for Kelly - didn't hurt anything, but now I have to re-wrap. I think he was mad because I didn't go outside with him when he though I should - are we spoiled? Yes we are.....
    Have a Very Merry Christmas.
    Mary

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  7. Mary, your tree is stunning as is all your decor. Love the two doggies, too. xo

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    1. Thanks Barbara was fun getting all the decorations out and of course the doggies had to help LOL.
      A Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  8. Hi Mary, I love all your Christmas decoration your Dog look so cute next to the tree your Santa and your grand
    daughter is so cute your Christmas tree is gorgeous,
    Merry Christmas
    Blessing
    Isora
    XOX

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    1. Thanks Isora for your kind comments. My granddaughter is the love of my life - I only have the one. So glad you liked my decorations and dogs.
      Have a Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  9. Mary...your home looks beautiful and festive. I love the pretty ornaments, Kelly is a beautiful girl! And you have a wonderful Santa collection! I do snowmen, very small ones that can fit in my small house! lol!

    The pups look so content under the tree. Mine act very aloof around mine, I can just sense them thinking, "Wow, these people are weird. A tree in the living room!"

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Thanks Jane for your kind comments. Of course I think Kelly is beautiful but I;m her grandma. I didn't pt out all my Santa's this year only a few. I love snowmen also and have quite a few - wanted to do a little tree with snowmen but didn't, maybe next year.
      Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  10. I love your livingroom and it is perfect for the holiday season. Beautiful christmas tree guarded by the cute dogs I see.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments. Yes, the dogs seem to like the tree for some reason this year.
      I love my red couch and it goes so well with Christmas.
      Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  11. I love your tree!!!…and the very special ornaments…you have such a wonderful collection of Santas..and yes, grandchildren are the best...

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments. Didn't put out all of my Santa's out this year as I put the Village up.
      Yes, I do love my little Kelly so much and I get to see her soon. Yea Yea Yea.
      Have a Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  12. Just love the all of the colors on your Christmas tree! Glad to see the pups enjoying the lights. Dogs are so funny on the spots they decide to lay. I really love your red couch!! Very pretty Christmas decorations!! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Liz. I love my red couch also and it goes so well with Christmas. This is the first year that the dogs like laying by the tree. Go figure....
      Have a Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  13. I love all the color, the wonderful Santas and your beautiful tree.

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    1. Thanks so much Carol - I do like color and the red couch goes so well with the decorations.
      Have a Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  14. Your tree is just gorgeous, Mary. It is fun to see someone using so much color. I absolutely love it. Your little granddaughter is beautiful and I love your rooster pillow. Isn't it fun when kids "get it" and try to please you? God bless you- I hope you have a wonderful night- I am off to bed!!! xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana. Yes it is great when they "get it" and I love that little girl so much. Thanks for the compliment on Kelly. Can hardly wait to see her.
      Have a wonderful and a Very Merry Christmas .
      Mary

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  15. I love that your dogs are included in everything!!
    This makes me happy.
    xx's

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    1. My dogs think that they are human LOL. They sure keep me in line, where ever I go they go too.
      Have a wonderful Christmas.
      Mary

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  16. Mary,
    I just love seeing your dogs by the Christmas tree... like a Christmas card...and your tree with it's ornaments is just beautiful...Merry Christmas friend..
    Love, Mona

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  17. Thank you so much for your lovely comments.
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.
    Mary

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  18. Hi there Mary ! Your dogs are unbelievably cute :) Love your colourful decorations. Happy Christmas :)

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    1. Thanks so much - of course I think my dogs are cute and spoiled rotten LOL. They are my buddies everywhere I go they are right behind me or by my side.
      Have a Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  19. Your tree is lovely! IF I were a dog, I'd want to lay right next to that, too.

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    1. Thanks so much. They do like the tree. This is the first year that they have stayed by the tree and they want their picture taken also. Go figure....
      Have s Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  20. Hello Mary,
    What a pretty tree; your red is just beautiful! I see some toile there in your room as well and I'm a big fan of toile anything. Your doggies are really smart to lie there next to the tree and yet not touch anything. Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comment today. I hope you have a lovely and joyous week.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thanks Sandie, I love toile and have it in three rooms. Red and White in my bedroom, black and white in the den and the the yellow and red in the living/dining room. I guess you can tell that I love red and have it in every room.
      Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  21. Hi Mary! Oh, your tree is so lovely! I love the garland in it, or ribbon, and the large balls! Just so pretty and your fuzzy babies are keeping watch. Pretty Santies too. I love Phyllis! How nice to know her in 'real life'. The Santa she made you is gorgeous. Take care and thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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    1. Hi Shelia.... So glad that you liked all my pretties and my babies. Phyllis and I have been friends for over 40 years and have lots of wonderful memories. Stop by and see my Christmas in Fullertonville post.
      I want to wish you and Mr. Precious a Very Merry Christmas..
      Love
      Mary

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  22. I love how colourful your tree is. It's really lovely and I undesrtand why napping next to it is all the trend right now! I wish the three of you the best of time for Christmas, hopefully with some turkey!

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    1. Thanks so much Magali, yes I do love red and have it in almost all my rooms. I will be visiting my son and granddaughter for Christmas. They live close to San Francisco.
      Have a Very Merry Christmas.
      Mary

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  23. Oooooo, I am lovin' all your gorgeous REDS, Mary!!! Beautiful displays!
    I didn't know that Phyllis made Santas. I have not visited her blog in a long time. Must run over there to say "hi"
    I'm glad you jogged my memory. Thanks for that & for sharing all your pretties.

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    1. Thanks so much Rett. Can you tell that I love red ....it was fun decorating this year since I am retired and loving it. I wasn't going to do much but got caught up in the Christmas spirit.
      Have a wonderful Christmas.
      Mary

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  24. I love your tree and your beautiful dogs! I am your newest follower!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments and for following me. I am following you back.
      Have a wonderful Christmas.
      Mary

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  25. Hi Mary, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful Christmas tree and decorations. They all look so nice in your house. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Julie at Julie's Lifestyle.

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  26. Thank you so much Julie for your comments. I am so glad that you like my decorations. It's been fun decorating this year since I have retired.
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Mary

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  27. Everything looks wonderful, the tree turned out beautiful and all the decorations are very festive, love the red and always love the red and gold pillows on the couch...great job

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    1. Thanks Phyl. I know you love those pillows - what a great find that day at 50% off and they still were expensive, but I LOVE them. I'm happy with the way the decorations turned out.
      Mar

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  28. Oh so pretty. All of your decor is so beautiful and your tree is stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty for hosting, you are the one who inspires us...
      Merry Christmas
      Mary

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  29. Mary, everything looks gorgeous. Your tree is so pretty, and I love the photo of the dogs enjoying the tree. You know I love your Santas. All of them are beautiful. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and 2014! laurie

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    1. Thanks Laurie. Guess this will be the first year that Dillon will really get into the Christmas spirit - he will have a ball!
      I didn't even put all the Santa's out this year - still have more.
      Wishing you and yours a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. Saturday I'm on my way to Las Gatos to see my family and I can hardly wait to see my granddaughter.
      Mary

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  30. Your tree is just gorgeous Mary....I love all the happy colors you used to decorate it! Those two sweet dogs are so cute laying there by the tree...patiently waiting for their Christmas turkey! Have a blessed Christmas..hugs, Penny

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  31. Thanks Penny for your comments. I really love red and use it a lot in my home. For some reason this year the dogs like to lay by tree. Maybe they are hoping that there are some treat under the tree LOL
    Have a very Merry Christmas.
    Mary

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  32. HI Mary! Thanks for popping in to see me and your sweet comments. I'm still enjoying your beautiful Christmasing!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  33. The tree is so beautiful! It is all the decoration you need. Love it!

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