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Sunday, December 14, 2008

O Christmas Tree , O Christmas Tree

Hello Everyone! Tip Junkie is having a Christmas Tree contest on her blog, so I thought it would be fun to participate and share my tree and some of my ornaments. She'll be picking her favorites, and then there will be voting on the 20th. There's also a tree decorating contest going on at An Island Life. The deadline to enter is up, but they are still voting. You can also share your Christmas tree with everyone at We Are THAT Family and Thrifty Decor Chick.
There are some other carnivals & events this week that I'm thinking of participating in too, which I'll try to tie into the "simple ideas" theme that I had planned for the week.

And by the way, if you're visiting via Tip Junkie, Welcome! Please take a look at all of my other Christmas posts and leave a comment so that I can come visit you too. Enjoy!

My tree has a bunch of ornaments from my mouse collection, as well as some additional misc. ornaments that I've collected over the years. I purchased a lot of them myself, but many of them were gifts. Below are some close up shots of some of my favorite ornaments.

One of my favorites is this little mouse sitting on a cookie jar (shown above).

Here's the same mouse on the cookie jar. And below it, is a Santa-mouse in a gingerbread train, and two mice with a Christmas tree, which says, "Our Christmas Together."

And here is two mice sitting on a xylophone that says "love" on it and a mouse on a box of candies.

Here's a mouse on top of a box of jell-o (left) and mouse sitting at a desk (right).

This overall-wearing mouse is hanging out of a pack of strawberry seeds and holding a shovel and watering can.

And this is a handpainted birdhouse ornament. My best friend's mom painted 2 of these for me and all of our friends when we were in high school. Above it is a mouse wearing a birthday hat. In this picture it kind of looks like they're attached....they're not, but come to think of it, that would be a cute ornament idea.

And here is our Under-The-Tree Cat Ornament.


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  • At December 14, 2008 at 10:27 AM , Blogger Tiaras and Tantrums said...

    gorgeous- love the mouse decorations!

  • At December 14, 2008 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Jean said...

    Love your little mice ornaments.
    I've never seen a cat that did not love hanging in or under the Christmas tree. So cute!

  • At December 14, 2008 at 8:32 PM , Blogger The White House said...

    Great tree... thanks for coming by, maybe you could assist my kids in decorating our tree next year?

  • At December 14, 2008 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

    Eeeeeeeeek! A mouse! Or two, or a hundred!! Super cute tree!

    I can't believe your cat isn't trying to have a snack off your tree...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! And if there's anyone that deserves to win the tree contest it's me, oops, I mean you. hehe

  • At December 15, 2008 at 11:00 AM , Anonymous Maya@Completely Coastal said...

    Fun ornaments..., there is such an abundance of creative and unique ornaments around!

  • At December 15, 2008 at 1:06 PM , Blogger We are THAT Family said...

    So pretty! I love all your special ornaments and the cat is the best!!

  • At December 17, 2008 at 1:10 PM , Blogger Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

    Cute tree! What's the story behind the mice? I see you have a thing for them!


  • At December 20, 2008 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. My cat thanks you too!

    There's not really much of a story on the mice ornaments. Years ago my mom was buying a collection of ornaments on sale,and there were 3 or 4 with mice on them, and I thought they were all so cute. And as I started shopping for ornaments for myself a few years ago, I saw several mice ornaments; I couldn't decide which ones to get, so I got them all. And I've just collected them ever since. I'm not sure exactly how many I've got now, but it's a lot, and I have several mouse figurines as well. You'd be surprised how many things there are with mice out there, along side all the cat/dog/rabbit/cute animal collectibles.

    I know it's kind of an oddity; then again I guess they wouldn't be selling mouse ornaments and figurines unless others were buying them too.

    Oh, and for the record, I don't have or like real live mice or any other kind of pet rodents!

  • At December 27, 2008 at 2:16 PM , Blogger Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

    The mice are cute but the kitty is my favorite part! :)


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