Christmas House Tour 2012 Day 7: Christmas Eve

Come in. Come in.


Would you like to join me in a nice cup of Lady Grey?

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I’m afraid David and I have eaten all the shortbreads but there’s plenty of fruit cake. There are carols playing, and the air smells of cinnamon

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SO here we are, and for us in the Antipodes, Christmas Day is only a little over 4 hours away, so this will be our last day on the tour.

We’re in the explosion at the North Pole rumpus room,


which is the home-away-from-home of Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaus, Santa and Father Christmas … somewhere between 130 and 150 of them. I didn’t even try for an accurate count this year.

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The tree in here – actually one of two in this room – has mainly folksy family type decorations.

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A few wooden scandinavian ones,

my one prized Villeroy & Boch ornament,

some of the cornstarch & bicarb soda ones

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that David helped make.

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Here are some of my collections, gleaned over many years of sparse pickings, of Aussie themed decos.

Outside, there are no koalas on my block,  but I DO have many, many carolling kookaburras visit and  several families of the wee Superb Blue Wrens live in the rose arch near the front door, so it’s appropriate that they feature inside as well [ these ones are made from some kind of West Australian bottle brush or something similar ]

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Anyway my dears, that’s it for now:

From me and mine to you and yours, a happy and peacefull Christmas.



8 thoughts on “Christmas House Tour 2012 Day 7: Christmas Eve

  1. Val Groombridge says:

    as always a lovely show!! Thanks for sharing once again
    love Val

  2. Lynne says:

    Wishing you and the family a wonderful Christmas — thanks for another great tour!

  3. dorothyoz says:

    And a merry Christmas to you and yours as well. I have really enjoyed seeing all your beautiful decorations – you put such a lot of work in to it each year – really nice and thanks for the ‘tour’. xoxox

  4. Rosemary says:

    Happy Christmas to you and all your lovely family.

  5. Marigold says:

    Okay, now I want a necklace like that! I saw a goat on your tree too! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

    • catsmum says:

      several goats in fact Ms Marigold – and as the Goat Mother could probably tell you it’s well nigh impossible to buy goat ornamenrs so David and I made them [ because , if you hunt hard enough, one CAN find goat cookie cutters ]

  6. Peg Utting says:

    Thank you for the Real Christmas Tour. I enjoyed it and just love The Goat. To all yours young and old, have a wonderful Christmas.
    Love, Peg x

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