Thursday, December 11, 2014

A little decorating update



We have sunshine today! Finally got around to cutting some cedar boughs. Picked up a few pine cones too, as Mama used to say, "such as they are".  Not many out there. Look who likes my basket. I should tie on a red bow and sit him on the hearth "as is"...



A touch of cedar helps and since I can't seem to get things right this December, this may be it, with the decorating! Somebody else likes my basket...





I suppose the mantle looks a bit better with the green added and the smell...I love the smell of cut cedar...


And yet another kitty cat has crept in...



Red beads are added to the tree. I loved the suggestion of popcorn. That would be really old fashioned, but then I remembered Eli! Could he resist the popcorn. We haven't found yet anything he won't eat...



Gosh, better get busy! There's lots of leaf raking to be done and as I said earlier, we have sunshine today. I need to be out there in it!

I surely do appreciate your stopping by. I just love you friends out there!

Sincerely,
Henny



38 comments:

  1. I would love for Santa to leave me a little grey beauty in a basket at Christmas. He is so darling. I didn't realize you had 2other cats, Henny. They are all beautiful. I love your mantel and tree. Very festive. Deb

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    1. Yes, two others. Bickett and Dumperoo. That's why Poppy didn't want me to keep Smokey. By the way, Smokey has been coming inside lately! :) Yay!

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  2. Oh, forgot to mention how sweet the kitty with her tea ornament that is. Love it.

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    1. Deb, I thought of you when I hung it on the tree. Thank you.

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  3. It's all looking so lovely! The hearth is really inviting!..I mean REALLY!!
    Jane x

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    1. We need to build a fire in that fireplace and enjoy the hearth even more. Thank you Jane.

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  4. Your mantel looks so pretty and tree so festive. Cats have the greatest sense of curiosity, don't they? :-)

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    1. They sure do! So much to tear up and get into! Thank you Sue.

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  5. Christmas decorating and raking leaves! We could almost do that this year, it is supposed to be 45 F on Friday...I am hopeful:) Everything is looking so festive and cozy there:)

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    1. Those two just don't go together, do they? Isn't 45 warm there for this time of the year?

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  6. I love your decor. It is just my most favourite style and so relaxing and comforting. Have a wonderful Christmas season. x

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    1. Thank you so much. Thank you for visiting. I want to visit your blog to read more. Thanks!

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  7. The green just finished everything off beautifully, that and the cats!.. The mantel is a real delight.

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    1. Thank you! Cats do add something to Christmas pictures! :)

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  8. So very cozy and inviting Henny !
    Cedar is my very favorite greenery, the smell is deliciously Christmas.
    Love those kitties, they really do seem to enjoy the extra decorating, so many hidey places, baskets and boxes sitting around.
    Love the shiny beads and ornaments, we used to make cranberry and popcorn garlands, but my daughter was the one who spent hours making them, and now I have to be content with wooden red beads...lol.
    So lovely.
    ~Jo

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    1. I would love to have the wooden beads. These shiny ones are some I found in a box stored in the shop. Thank you Jo.

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  9. The cedar boughs were the perfect finishing touch. And the tree is beautiful. It doesn't look a bit like a Dr's. office!

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    1. You remembered! I'm glad it doesn't look like a Dr's. office. :)

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  10. Awww, your kitties are so cute! Looks like we have a lot in common with our decorating styles. I love how you used your cedar. I may just have to do that myself! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. I'm glad I got to visit you today! Merry Christmas :)

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  11. I love your decorations! The cedar boughs are perfect and I can almost smell them! And I see the cats are enjoying the Christmas season in their own ways!

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    1. Cats really do enjoy Christmas. There's so much they can get into! :)

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  12. It's looking lovely, furry friends and all.

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  13. If anyone can get me in the Christmas spirit, you can!
    Love the snaps of your down-home decorating.

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  14. I need to cut me some cedar. Maybe I will have time tomorrow. I love the kitties in the basket and I also love the kitty ornament.
    Love you

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    1. Thank you Vicki! I do love cedar. It smells so good. Love you!

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  15. I like the picture of the "Injuns" on the mantle piece.

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    1. Thank you! We always liked the "injuns" too. :)

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  16. It's looking great! The cedar was the finishing touch. As soon as I get these last two markets done this weekend, I'm getting the decorating finished.

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  17. You must work all the time with all that you take to the market! How do you ever keep up!

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  18. Mama, it is beautiful! I cannot wait to see you Saturday and then at Christmas! I love you!! Your girl Lynn

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    1. Lynn, thank you. Can't wait to see you. We just don't get to spend enough time together. I love you!

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  19. I am ogling all the red on your tree - really like it. I'll have to give that some thought for next year.

    I'm so behind this year and I know its because of losing Natural at the beginning of the month. Just didn't feel like thinking about anything for about a week. Now I'm slowly picking up speed.

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    1. Janet, I've thought about you a lot lately. It's easy to understand your not feeling like decorating. Losing Natural was a hard thing to go through. It takes time.

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  20. I love your beautiful blog. =) Each time I have dropped by, it brings a smile to my face and sunshine to my heart. I LOVE your mantle, your kitties and your beautiful tree. You have the most wonderful way with decorating. Blessings, Valerie

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    1. Valerie, thank you so much! I was just looking at your blog. You are so talented! You make such pretty things!

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