Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas decorations

Dad and Mom go all out for Christmas. At least, they go all out within the limits of their budget. Mom entered a poetry contest this year that would have gotten us $1,000 worth of lights plus free setup and takedown, but she didn't win. Sad day, too, because her poem was the bomb! So, I guess Maya Angelou or someone wrote the winning one.

It all starts the day after Thanksgiving:

No Black Friday for them! They did that one year and then swore never to leave the house again on that day.

There's a Christmas tree in their entryway and a wreath on the door:

Plus a fireplace and mantel with stockings. This is my first Christmas, so I get my very own stocking! Yay!

Mom must really like the Willow Tree figurines, because I am told in very stern tones to "Leave it!" when I even look at the things. Sheesh...

I was very disgruntled to discover that there were Westie figurines in the house as well, but no pug ones! This is a travesty of epic proportions. Maybe I'll have to eat a Willow Tree just to show them.

Mom is a superious decorator, and can rock homemade arrangements like no one else.

This year for Christmas, Mom's mom and dad are coming down from Wheaton, IL for Christmas, and then the day they leave Dad's mom and brother are coming down from Asheville, NC and Lafayette, IN (respectively) for a few more days. And this is the first time I've ever seen them! So, I look forward to scoring lots of "Aaaaw, you're so cute!" snuggle time. Because I AM that cute.

Anyway, Mom and Dad have a tree downstairs too for the guests.

They're all fake, but that is the way Mom and Dad like them: easy to take down, easy to set up, and cheaper after about 5 years. Oh, and no needles EVERYWHERE. Their first Christmas they had a real tree and that was a total disaster, according to Dad.

Oh, and did I mention lights? Everywhere? And Dad's STILL putting more up. Yikes.

I think I'm going to like this Christmas stuff!


Rachel said...

ooooh - I looked at that Willow Tree nativity online, but it's a little out of my budget for this year. It is beautiful though. I had a very dear dear dear friend who passed away the day before Thanksgiving last year who gave me a willow tree figurine every year for Christmas. They mean a lot to me now.

Aniemother said...

Congrats on your stocking! I hope the fill it up nicely for you come Christmas!


Leah said...

Oh, I have always wanted the Willow Tree nativity scene, too.

Your trees are so pretty! We especially love the one in the entryway. It's huge! And your stocking is awesome, Puddy!

The Devil Dog said...

Mom hasn't even gotten started on her outside lights, much less the indoor stuff. She is still sewing. Hmmm, we'll see what she gets done.


Nevis said...

Love the decorations...I need to put mine up!

Angus Mhor said...

Wow! You're parents are SERIOUS about decorating! It all looks really great! There really oughta be more pugs, tho'!

christmas said...

I love looking at others Christmas decor. Your Christmas tree and homemade decorations are too good. I would have never thought that those are made at home Because they are so well designed that no one can imagine that they are homemade.

christmas said...

Your tree looks wonderful! I love it. And I love your tree quilt! I've got to figure out what to get out for decorations this year -- we've got two very inquisitive kitties which makes for some odd decorating choices at Christmas

Ronin_The_Pug said...

AWESOME! Love your X-mas decorations! We have a fake X-mas tree too! It's better because I don't eat it! :P

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Wow, we love when the tree and all the decorations go up!! Our Mom is working on ours, too! We have an I Love Your Blog Award for you at our Blog. Please stop by and pick it up when you finish decorating!
Your FL furiends,

TooCutePugs said...

Wow! Your parents do a great job! Your house is so festive.

And yes, you are that cute and deserve all the attention you can get.

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Devyn said...

Everything is looking beautiful..! That Christmas tree is my favorite.

Clover said...

Hi Puddy!
Thanks for sharing your Christmas decorations with us! Looks very festive at your house. :)
Love Clover xo

Sandra y Coco said...

Hi Puddy! I hope you are warm and cozy at home!
I gave you an award. See you!

TooCutePugs said...

We left you an award on our blog!

Pearl & Daisy