it takes a tiny village

I love Christmas for many reasons. One of the recent ones will have to be the rise of miniature ornaments. Everyone uses them for their Christmas villages or general holiday decor. I use them for my miniature projects.

Case in point:

Santa Claus toothpick holder with a plateful of breakfast food will become a planter for my mini cafe. He can also be the “announcer” of the Drink of the Day or something like that.



red, black, yellow

Wow, I cannot believe 2011 is about to end. And that next year, the world will end. Woot. I kid; I don’t think the world will end like that. This “end of the world” business is a gradual thing, in my opinion. Who knows, it could be happening right now. Or it started when Britney Spears shaved her head.

Sorry for the rambling nonsense. I intended for this post to  be happy because I was going to show you our Christmas decorations!

Random wooden rod + tinsel + Christmas ribbon + Christmas ornaments + black ribbon =

That shelf thing above the windows is one of the wall perches we had built for the cats. You may wonder if placing the Christmas ornaments near where the cats hang out is a good idea. My answer: It depends.

Snow doesn’t care about them, thankfully. Chino finds them boring as well. Ghost and I had a conversation right after I hung the decorations since she was sitting on that top perch. We had several exchanges of “No!” and “Meows,” which ended with her walking away. She’s a good cat. Egg, on the other hand, is proving to be harder to convince that the Christmas ornaments are boring things. Sadly, a stern “No!” sounds like “Let’s play” to Egg. I combine a “No!” with a finger wag, she stops swatting the ornaments, but this mischivious glint in her eyes remains. She’s a silly cat, Egg.

Update: We woke up one morning to find the decor about to fall to the ground. I blame Egg, of course. I have since transferred said decor to the door of the boyfriend’s office.

I had extra balls after I ran out of wooden rods so I placed them inside clear jars and displayed them near the books. The books’ spines are facing the wall because their colors and words are trying to steal the Christmas spirit.

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