It's time! Time for the 2013 Holiday Homes Tour, hosted by Jen on the Edge. (I am a little early posting this but I couldn't contain myself any longer.)
I'm always doing something unusual with my wreath. This year is no different. Number one, it's not a wreath because my boy scout never showed. Wreaths at the market were $22. Two fronds were $8. Homer said, "Spend the rest of the money on cat food!" Number two, you can see that my cats were the inspiration. Bacon snowflakes for Homer, mice and yarn for Fifi.
You just can't put a real hat on the cat.
So we put it on Ferd the roof stork instead. Ferd needs a little touchup!
The real tree is a bit smaller this year. But bigger than last year's food tree.
I have plenty of tomato cage trees. Pop culture. Cats, of course. And the handmade ornaments, with my favorite two. I just made a 4th tomato cage tree yesterday but I don't want to redo the collage!
Santas took over the mantel.
Elves found a forest of mushrooms.
And the pièce de résistance, the showpiece, the highlight: Pink and Sparkly. Even a flamingo there for Debbie. "Wow, it looks way better than I thought it would," said Ernest, having previously seen the tree in a naked state and low on the ground. I put it on a stool for more height.
My recession tree (2010) is no more because Handy decided to be helpful and take it apart. "I thought you took it apart every year." He clearly doesn't read my blog.
Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Here are this year's home tour participants.
If you'd like to visit my prior years, here are the links:
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012