A Very Beanie Christmas

Years ago, a friend of mine said upon visiting my home during this time of year that it looked like “Christmas threw up in here.”  Well, of course I took this as a compliment!  I decorate like a crazy person at Christmas and I pay no attention to tasteful, matching décor that looks like Martha Stewart has been all up in herr.  I like color, shiny things and TOYS, TOYS, TOYS!  This year I employed my army of Christmas beanies to give the joint a decidedly goofy charm and I wanted to share this Beanie splendor with you all.

Some of my decorations are actually reverent.

Some of my decorations are actually reverent.

When my kid was little, she called this the “Activity Scene”.

I have kitties, bunnies and chickens in my Nativity.  Don't you?

I have kitties, bunnies and chickens in my Nativity. Don’t you?

I do have a few traditional tableaux evident in my house.

The decorated hearth

The decorated hearth

Decorated chandeliers and shiny, glowing things on the table.

Decorated chandeliers and shiny, glowing things on the table.

The TREE!

The TREE!

Tiny snow globes with Holiday scenes.

Tiny snow globes with Holiday scenes.

Santa holding a kitten.

Santa holding a kitten.

The mysterious Christmas penguin who magically appears on the stairs the day after Thanksgiving.

The mysterious Christmas penguin who magically appears on the stairs the day after Thanksgiving.

Mr. Nutcracker stands guard over the nesting Santas.

Mr. Nutcracker stands guard over the nesting Santas.

And of course everyone has a Ren & Stimpy for Christmas, right?

And of course everyone has a Ren & Stimpy for Christmas, right?

Christmas rodents!

Christmas rodents!

Don't forget Hanukkah Bear!

Don’t forget Hanukkah Bear!

And who doesn't have a glowing chicken with a Santa hat right?

And the traditional glowing chicken wearing a Santa hat.

What? You don't put a costume on your bar sink faucet?

What? You don’t put a costume on your bar sink faucet?

A Christmas tree made of Beanies.

A Christmas tree made of Beanies.

Lurking in every corner, waiting to give Christmas cheer.

Lurking in every corner, waiting to give Christmas cheer.

Beanie Santa and his helpful "elves"

Beanie Santa and his helpful “elves”

I hope you enjoyed my crazy decorations.  I wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas with your families.

My family.

My family.

🙂

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Absentee Blogger

Howdy friends and neighbors.  It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted anything, and although I don’t really have a theme for today, I’ll try to entertain you with some tid bits of information and some nifty photos.

I began decorating for Christmas and Rowdy & Sam took many opportunities to enjoy the chaos and turmoil.

We think you should leave this comfy blanket on the stairs all the time Mom!

We think you should leave this comfy blanket on the stairs all the time Mom!

Buster was particularly fond of this dapper Christmas bunny.

Why can't I have a vest and hat like that guy?

Why can’t I have a vest and hat like that guy?

Of course my chickens always help to add to the Christmas décor.

Chicken and Christmas both start with CH! I'm always having brilliant thoughts like that.

Chicken and Christmas both start with CH! I’m always having brilliant thoughts like that.

Rowdy is always enthralled by the beauty of the Christmas tree.

This is her best attempt at "swooning" with joy.  Later I found some sap in her fur.  :)

This is her best attempt at “swooning” with joy. Later I found some sap in her fur. 🙂

Of course she might be horrified to learn that her beloved Daddy hunted down and killed this tree with his bare hands!

I swear I could hear it scream.  :(

I swear I could hear it scream. 😦

The Beanie Babies are doing their part to add to the festivities, but more on this in a later post.

Be prepared for Christmas Beanie overload!  Santa and his Christmas pony are just the tip of the iceberg!

Be prepared for Christmas Beanie overload! Santa and his Christmas pony are just the tip of the iceberg!

And in news completely unrelated to the holiday season, I upgraded my iPhone and designed my own cover.

I know you want one for your very own, but this is a very exclusive design.  :)

I know you want one for your very own, but this is a very exclusive design. 🙂

And Mr. G.T. regularly relents to intense scratching sessions with his adopted dad.

A little on the right please.  Don't stop, don't stop!

A little on the right please. Don’t stop, don’t stop!

Our tenant moves out on December 30th and the accumulation of “stuff” has begun in earnest.  I’m shopping flea markets and thrift shops and having a blast “playing house”.

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Our target date for our first night is February 1st.

We need to completely trick out the little house in preparation for turning it in to a VRBO, and although it’s going to be a lot of work, I’m enjoying every minute so far.

And finally, after seven years of living in this golf cart-friendly neighborhood, we finally bit the bullet and joined the “club”.  The cart will be included for use in the VRBO, but when visitors aren’t using it, you find Jim and Deb tooling around in this little burgundy beauty.

Sweet Ride!

Sweet Ride!

I wish for my readers lots of family, fun and food; plus the joy and peace of this meaningful season.

I HO, HO, HOPE it is truly wonderful.  🙂