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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The smoke's cleared

Hard as it is to believe, there is no smoke in the kitchen today (only because I didn't cook!), and all is clear for taking photos. So, I thought I'd show you the Christmas decorations in here.
Starting with the bar...

Thanks to Cami for the idea of putting cups on a cake plate!
The island...

The Christmas card holder on the pantry door.

The countdown calendar (of course, we didn't find it until 12/5, so there's "make-up candy", so I've been told, from the 1-4th, waiting to be eaten!)


I started collecting clearance Santa plates, mostly, but not limited to (sounds like a lawyer, doesn't it?), Fitz and Floyd, so poor hubby hates the "seasonal changing of the plates" because it requires a really TALL ladder, but he's sweet enough to play along, nonetheless!

My personal favorite....
My wabbit....


Sorry about shining the light in your eyes! Guess you can say you've seen the light! ;O)



The top of the fridge.


And by the desk...(sorry for the messy desk!)

And the baker's rack... (the weather here today is ICK-O!)

And finally, this isn't in the kitchen., but...I have to admit to having a small "mean streak", and one of my favorite things to do is turn the sound on this Santa that is on my door coming in from the garage so that he frightens some unsuspecting person coming through the door when they open it (Lord, forgive me!). Santa says, "Ho, Ho, Ho", and starts singing "Jingle Bells" really loudly. Justice is served when I sometimes forget, and he frightens me too! :O) Think he needs a new ribbon/bow!



Now, if you haven't received this on e-mail, you might want to spend 5 minutes with your husband or significant other taking a look at this You Tube video. Trust me, if men get a clue from this video this holiday season, I believe WE WILL ALL have a merrier Christmas. It's called "Beware of the Doghouse"....(Sorry, I'm not a smart blogger...I don't know how to post the video any other way). Just try to watch it past where the husband enters the doghouse! So, enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twivg7GkYts

I hope to post more trees & vintage Santas later this week. TTFN!

32 comments:

Kristen said...

That's the best video I've ever seen. I will be sending it straight to DH b/c I know he hasn't gotten my gift yet!
Love your kitchen and the singing Santa is awesome!!!

profenretraite said...

Ohhh Tar...You have a fabulous collection of Santas! I love your Santa plates. Your DH certainly is a sweetie to change them for you. I love that cute cardholder! I think I might even enjoy cooking in such a festive kitchen!...Debbie

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I'm new here! What a great blog you have :)

Chris said...

Well now, you just have to know that I love your Santa plates, I have a few but they have to stay hidden in the cabinet cause I'm not as lucky as you, to have a place to display them. :( sniff sniff.

Hugs,
Chris

squawmama said...

Wow Tar... you have the largest collection of Santa's I think I have ever seen... Incredible... I hope someday Of I am ever passing near your house on our travels I could see your beautiful home... LOVE all your HOLIDAY decorations... you're my kind of woman... Have a great day... Love YA

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Bo said...

Hi Tar...your post title scared me... I thought you'd had a fire!
Oh, that Santa tree is the cutest thing ever...I LOVE the way you've decorated your kitchen...there's not a forgotten spot anywhere & I love that! Now about that video... someone did a great job making it---I'm going to send it out to my email pals... Big hugs, ♥ Bo

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Funny video ~ I got DH to watch it with me!!

Your Singing Santa is kinda scary looking!!

Love all your Santa plates ~ oh how I'd love to come visit you!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Not Your Average Belle said...

Get out! More Santas? I am in in-law present idea heaven over here!

HoneyB said...

L-O-V-E your Santas!!

tam said...

Your kitchen looks terrific! I don't think I have ever seen soo many Santas in one area before! What fun that must be!
~Tam :D

duchess said...

Very pretty. What a collection.
I love the color of your kitchen. Our dining room was that color in our last house & I miss it.
Hope you're having a good week.

Dee said...

i have to say although I love your Christmas things, that Kitchen of your just sets everything off so beautifully!

nikkicrumpet said...

Your Santa collection is AMAZING!!! That is a GAGGLE of Santas for sure! The video totally cracked me up...but I'm a bit worried there might be a female version of the dog house. I bought my hubby an iron for Christmas..seriously...it's what he wanted lol. But then I asked for a Shotgun and food storage...so hey...we might both need a big doghouse to share!

mbkatc230 said...

What an amazing Santa collection, I especially love the Santa tree. But I do have a suggestion, I think you should send me that gorgeous green pitcher so you will have room for more plates lol! Kathy

Melissa Miller said...

What an awesome Santa tree. So cute!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! I LOVE those old Santa mugs!!!!!!!!!

M ^..^

Janie said...

I love your Santas! You're an awesome interior decorator.

I bet you charge $$$$$.

laurie said...

Your kitchen looks SO great! Love all of your Santas. What a happy place to cook. laurie

Gollum said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous--love the tole tray.
Santa plates are so pretty!

emily said...

Love all your Santas! How fun! The color green in your kitchen is really nice too!
~emily

The Charm House said...

Beautiful!! I love your Santa's! And your family looks lovely! Love to be in your kitchen! So inviting!
Hugs,
Yvette

Shelia said...

Morning, TD! Oh, what a wondrous kitchen you have! It's so cute and I love all those little Santa cups and that is a clever way to display them! Your kitchen is just wonderful. I'm a little envious!! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kristen said...

I don't like our chandy but with the decorations it's better. I'm trying to keep the dining room simple b/c we will have 11 people in there. Glad you like it

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Tar, you always make me giggle!

I LOVE your Santa tree! I did one once but I wasn't happy w/ it. It didn't look nearly as good as your's! Maybe it's the red tree you used? Anyway, I love your's & maybe I'll be copying you next year. ;o)

I was going to post that video on my blog...you beat me to it!!! Isn't it hysterical? I thought it kinda odd, that hubby didn't laugh at it, as hard as I did. LOL

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love your collection of Santas and cups and just everything. Your kitchen decorating is wonderful!

Lynette said...

Love all your Santas - they are great!! Your kitchen cabinets are so pretty too!! And, I love your corner curio in your breakfast nook! Our weather has been like "muggy soup" the last couple of days here - yuck!!
I am off tomorrow until Dec 29 - yeah me!! First time in 17 years that I've been able to take off for the holidays!! I may not be blogging as much as normal, but I'll be thinking of y'all -
Have a Merry Christmas ~

tam said...

Aww Girl you are so awesome! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet msg! You are such a good blogger buddy! Have fun while you are traveling!We have had so much snow here it is just amazingly beautiful-I love it!
May You and Your Dear Family have a Safe-Wonderful-Magical-Memorable Christmas and New Year!!!
Much Holiday Love-Tam! :D

ann said...

YOUR HOME IS LOVELY.I THINK I'VE SEEN THE VIDEO,BUT I'LL GO BACK AND DOUBLE CHECK ANYWAY.
I HAVE BEEN MEANING TO GET BACK TO YOU ABOUT MY HUBBYS SHIRT.WE SHOP BOTH LOWES OR HOME DEPOT,DEPENDING ON WHO'S THE CLOSEST,SORRY.
ONE DAY WE WERE AT HOME DEPOT AND HE HAD THAT SHIRT ON.PEOPLE WERE EYEING US AND LAUGHING,IT TOOK US AWHILE TO CATCH ON.IT WAS HIS SHIRT.WE LEFT QUICKLY.HAHA
HE WEARS HARDLY ANYTING BUT NASCAR SHIRTS,BUT I HAVE TO SAY THIS ONE IS HIS FAVORITE.
YOUR HOME IS LOVELY.I LOVE YOUR KITCHEN AND ALL THE SANTAS...ANN

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

OOOOHH I LOVE love love that Santa tree!! Did those all come together or are they different? I tried to enlarge it but couldn't! That tree is my favorite!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Love your collection of Santas. Your home is so pretty all decked out with your holiday trimmings.
Diane

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the Santa mugs!
Sandra Evertson

Carol said...

About those Santas? Yeah - what THEY said! The mugs are my favorites.

Merry Christmas from She Lives!