My favorite (holiday) things

Confession time…..I am not a decorating overachiever. We don’t have a color coordinated Christmas. We don’t have theme trees. We don’t have decorations in every room.
We do have children who love Christmas and love to decorate the house. We let them. Our house doesn’t resemble any holiday photo you’ve seen in a magazine. We have a collection of well loved things that we bring out every year. I love to watch my kids as they unwrap the decorations and talk about what they recall of Christmas’ past.
This week, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite things. First up…
The Three Little Kittens
These ornaments were made by my Grandma Mae probably 35 years ago. I’ve always loved them. I can only imagine how much time she spent sewing on sequins, embroidering, and appliquéing.
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Mama cat.
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Blue Mitten Kitten.
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Sister Kitten. Growing up with a houseful of brothers, I always thought this was me.
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Green Mitten Kitten.
My Grandma Mae passed away over 20 years ago, so I love having these in my Christmas collection.

What’s your favorite holiday decoration?


  1. That is so cute, Carolyn! And look ~ that green is so in again!

  2. Those are precious. I would love them too.

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  3. You have the right idea about what is Those ornaments are adorable.
    Living it up at Lakewood,

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  5. The kittens are adorable. Your grandmother did a wonderful job sewing the ornaments. They are a wonderful treasure to display every year.

  6. oh how lovely these kittens are!
    wish you a sweet day,

  7. 35 years ago! They are adorable and so well cared for.

  8. pk @ Room Remix
    They are so sweet and how great that you have special memories every time you look at them. Have a good weekend...

  9. I want kittens to decorate with. How sweet. GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

  10. They are so adorable!!! I'd love and adore them too.

  11. What cute ornaments...thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!



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