Tuesday, December 5, 2017


It was just before Christmas 
and all through the house,
 not a creature was stirring...

...not even a  mouse. 

 Although Bitty Morsel 
has left her usual place of honor
 to stand beside
 Olde Scrooge 
to offer him some 
Christmas spirit.

Stockings were hung 
by the chimney
 with care...

...the children's bed 
was all ready for

Away to the windows,
 and open the shutters, 
to catch a fleeting glimpse 
of sunlight...

...while a small tree
 gives a luster of midday to...

...objects below.

A few tiny reindeer 
greet all who come through 
the front door.

There is Dasher and Dancer
 and the rest of 
the gang...

...and, of course,

A bowl and pretty garland 
await some festive touches...

...while a bouquet of fresh flowers
 always brightens up 
the day...

...and a pretty place setting 
is awaiting
 Christmas morning.

A jolly old elf,
 he was chubby and plump...

...and you have to laugh
 when you see him 
in spite of yourself.

He filled all the stockings 
and then turned 
with a wink...

"Merry Christmas to all
and to all 
a Good Night"...

...I swear
 I heard him say that
 as he drove 
out of sight...

I hope you enjoyed
some small glimpses of Christmas
 all through the house.
We will return 
next week with more.

We are heading back down
 to Santa Cruz on Friday
 to celebrate Jake's birthday 
and then we will be delivering
 he and Jacenda 
to the San Francisco airport 
for their trip to 
Ireland and Scotland.

 what fun 
it is to dash 
through life 
with these two!!


This post
 was brought to you
 with a little help from 
Clement Clarke Moore 
and a lot of 


  1. That was just way too cute. I loved seeing your Christmas around the house. Looking great. Thanks for sharing that.

  2. So sweet. Great post. I love those mice.

  3. Beautiful Christmas decoration!Great time!Hugs!Have a lovely day!

  4. Oh Judy, you do not disappoint. Love all your decorations - they look great.

    Your mice look so cute. I see Kia got a little tired of decorating and took a little nap. LOL


  5. Judy it is all wonderful. Love your jolly fat Santa he is too cute. That scrooge is great too with your mouse. Safe travels as you head down to celebrate the birthday and then getting the two off to the airport for their big trip. So exciting. Ahhhh to be young and exploring life!

  6. HI Judy!
    Loved all your beautiful Christmas decor and hoping all is well in your world! Safe travels to you on your trip and hoping Jake and Jacenda have a wonderful adventure on their trip. Kisses for Kai! xoxo, T.

  7. Judy, I loved it all. The wonderful decorations and your twist on Moore's book.So clever and sweet. Blessings to you and yours. Be safe in your travels. xoxo, Susie

  8. Judy this was such a unique post. Your home is so darling and perfect for Christmas. Have a happy holiday season!
    xoxo Jo

  9. Love it all! Your reindeer and deer are precious and I just love Rudolph. Such a cozy feeling all throughout the house.

  10. What a cute post. The mice are adorable!

  11. Hi Judy,
    Thank you for stopping by. Your home is just enchanting for Christmas. I love your Santas! I'm following you now, too. :)

  12. So many pretties peppered around, Judy. I love the way your house looks at anytime, but there sure is something special about it during the holidays. Ho ho ho. xoxo

  13. You have "done your house proud" as the saying goes! Every little thing is just so perfect and wonderful and magical. I want to come to your house and curl up on that bed in your guest bedroom! It looks so cozy and sweet with the tree all dressed up and lit. I still love the look of vintage wallpapered rooms, just don't want to put it up anymore. I used to wallpaper rooms when I was younger. Your Christmas ditty was cute and witty.... hugs... Marilyn

  14. Dear Judith,
    to come and visit you always put me in such high spirits, your home is so cozy and warms my heart more and more, I'm sincerely grateful to you for this wonderful blog post !

    Wishing you a most Beautiful Season,
    I'm sending blessings on your way

    XOXO Dany

  15. Lindas imagens. Feliz domingo.

  16. Great blog. Thanks for sharing

  17. Your blog is very useful for me,Thanks for your sharing.



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