Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Decorations

Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom!

I sneak in a few personal (and cat) posts from time to time. Since Christmas is about family, I will be bringing you some more Bel Air photos  on Christmas Day. Son, make sure the snow plow man clears your driveway before we arrive.

Since I have been busy and we are going to Bel Air for Christmas, we decided not to drag out the 500 pound tree this year. We put up a small tree and decorated it with some of our authentic hand-made Russian ornaments, brought over from Russia. Yes. I am of Russian heritage.

All of our ornaments, even when we display our big tree, are the sturdy Russian wooden ornaments that cats can't destroy. I usually decorate the tree with red or gold lights and use contrasting red or gold ribbons. But since we will be away and had no time for entertaining this year, I scrapped my traditional tree. I will be happy I did when it comes time to put Christmas away.


The Header reads Merry Christmas - in Russian, of course.

And here is one of five reasons why we can't have fragile bling-blings on on trees. He looks so innocent.

Skipper wishes all cats, especially Gray, a  Meowy Christmas.


Anonymous said...

.....Stopping by to Wish You & Yours a very Merry Christmas ! !

Barry said...

The ornaments are beautiful Patty. And look sturdy enough to resist any cat.

Hope you have the Merriest of Christmases.

Patty said...

Thank you Marilyn. The same to you and your family.

Patty said...

Yes, they are Barry. Every once in awhile we find an ornament on the floor but we put the sturdy ones near the floor. They are all sturdy but some of them, especially the solders, have fragile pieces. Those go nearer the top. However cats sometimes love the tops of the trees. A few years ago, we actually had a living cat tree. I walked by and four cats were sleeping on different levels inside the tree, one very near the top.

Aren't you glad Lindsay is a dog?

Cynthia L. H. said...

Oh, I love the ornaments!!! The details are wonderful. I have an aunt who taught me how to paint like this, years back... "tole" painting. Makes me want to get out my brush and paint a set!
Love the "living cat tree" comment, too. I can just picture it!

imac said...

Cute kitty and the trees look beautiful.

Anonymous said...

thanks for visiting me!

that cat is just so sweet!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Merry Christmas Patty!
Love that kitty shot too.

J9 said...

Merry Christmas Patty! And I can't believe you got Skipper to sit for the antler treatment!

A Scattering said...

Love the beautiful ornaments and the photo of Skipper is priceless! Gray is sending a "Meowy Christmas" back to Skipper. Looking forward to scenes from Bel Air.

Rebecca said...

I love your ornaments.

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

when i came back, i go directly to your chrismas decor's post.. i was anticipating design ideas from respected artists like you.. thanks for the up-date.. i miss you patty. i used to be in facebook now (loidabllagas@aol.com), but bloggersworld is still the best..

belated merry xmas to you and may you have a blessed new year ahead..

where's reggie?