Monday, December 17, 2007

~Welcome!~ To Our First Christmas Tour Of Homes!











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Here we go. Except I can't see very well because my antlers are covering my eyes. If you can't see very well, you can always click on the pictures.


This is our everyday table at Christmastime.










Sometimes fast food french fries fall down off this table. That makes me very happy.










Sometimes the lady's homemade food falls off this table. That makes me a little happy.








These are stockings. They hold treats that will get stuck in your fur when you eat them. Trust me. I bet you wonder where my stocking is. You'll see.








We have several trees, but the lady didn't put them all up this year. She wants everyone to know that our wall is not fuscia; it just photographs that way. It's more like cranberry, she says. Whatever.










Here is our tree at night. I want you to know I have never peed on the tree skirt. I am a good girl.












Here is the other angel in the house. She is a little furry but not as cute as me.












The lady picked up a magazine in a doctor's office and got all inspired for this decoration.









Here they are at night. She has also photographed herself in the window, which is very clever, and I'm not just saying that in hopes of getting a treat or anything.







Oh look. Someone has a treat for me. I sure didn't expect or enjoy that immensely. Are you still with me?










The lady likes snowmen. Some are ceramic.






Some are metal. None of them smell very interesting.







This is her latest addition. You put tiny candles in it. You do not eat the candles, or she will yell at you.










Guess what this is. Hint: there is a tiny green stocking hanging on the left side.











Yes, now you are touring my house, too. Note the white lights in the "snow." As of yet, I am thrilled to report no fires.















Here I am, just kicking back, making Christmas memories with you. Thanks for touring our home!












Kisses is good! Merry Christmas!

45 comments:

sMC said...

Thank you Zoe, (tickle under the chin), tell Linda I love her Sowmen, and may I copy her idea for the decoration in the window. Lovely meeting you both.

Hootin' Anni said...

Zoe, Zoe, ZOE!!! You really know how to guide us through the tour of your home....ummmmmm, won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Seriously, a wonderful show for us.

Mine's posted. I have two versions.

A thumbnail short version
and
a
slide show long version.

Cindy Swanson said...

Zoe is ridiculously cute...and your home looks so lovely and inviting! Thanks for the little tour. :)

Carol said...

I love, love, love it! Your dog did such a great job as a tourguide! Her crate is adorable (and so is your tree!) ~Carol

Susanne said...

Zoe, you are the perfect tour guide. And such a good girl about the tree skirt (unlike my kitty, but we shall move on!). Tell your lady her home is very lovely and festive! I loved all the matching stockings on the fireplace. And your house is sweet too.

ellen b. said...

Linda,
I loved Zoe's tour. Too sweet. I too love Snowmen and your collection is wonderful. I also love your napkins and napkin rings on your everyday table! A very Merry Christmas to your and yours.

Missy said...

Zoe, you are a very precocious dog. So next time your momma yells at you, you tell her Mary would have let Baby Jesus eat the candles!

Michelle said...

Aaaaawwwwwwww Linda,

She is so sweet!

Barbara H. said...

What a creative way to show us your home! Everything is lovely, but that decorated doggy crate just takes the cake (or the treats, in this case).

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Seized by Hope said...

House looks beautiful! I loved the magazine touch in the windows.

Thanks for sharing your personal style for the holidays.

Carrie said...

I like snowmen too! Cute decorations.

I need to get my Christmas tour post up today, too. Hopefully at lunch time I'll have a chance to take some pics.

Have a good day!
God bless :)

Southern Heart said...

Your home looks lovely! and Zoe is adorable and a wonderful tour guide! I loved her commentary! :)

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

Jenni said...

Holy Cow that was just TOO cute. I think I just OD'd on cuteness! Thank you for the tour, and the giggles! I loved your decor, and especially the tour guide comments.

Jodie said...

I'm new here - I tracked you from Boo Mama's. I love love love that you did this from the dog's perspective. I was laughing out loud!! This was hilarious! I'm gonna bookmark your page b/c I feel pretty confident that there's more where this came from. ;)

Jessica said...

I want to steal your dog and put her under our Christmas tree as a friend for our little guy, Rocky! She is too cute and your house is decorated beautifully! I hope you both have a very Merry Christmas!

Tammy said...

Oh Zoe...you cute thing you...thank you for this wonderful tour! So many beautiful touches everywhere!
And I can tell you are a good girl and a real lady...my big gigantic lab girl could take some lessons from you.

Tell your mom to stop by my place and have some hot chocolate...I miss seeing her around...you can come too, but be sure she holds you the whole time unless I put Mandy in her pen!

samurai said...

Very nice looking decorations. But I feel bad for our tour guide!

LOL

Fresh Girl said...

Awww, Zoe, you're a wonderful tour guide!

Everything looks so pretty -- I love that table all set. The tree is beautiful, and the gold ribbon serving as garland looks oddly familiar...except yours is better than ours! ;)

I think your mom must have read the same magazine we did when it comes to hanging ornaments in the windows!

Merry Christmas to you, Zoe and all your family!

windycorner said...

A beautiful home and a gracious hostess..who could ask for anything more? Merry Christmas!
Holley

Big Mama said...

I think Zoe missed her calling as a tour guide. Very impressive.

Robin said...

I think my favorite Christmas decoration was the tour guide - Zoe! And what a good girl to have never peed on the tree skirt. My Josey certainly can't boast about that!
I saw the same magazine and I hung the Christmas balls from my chandelier!

It's a Mom Thing said...

Thanks for the tour. Your table looks so festive! Merry Christms.

Miss G said...

clever to have your doggy tour guide! Merry Christmas! Kelly

Melanie said...

Thanks, Zoe. You are a great hostess. Love your little "home." Great tree!

Jenn said...

your table is too cute! and i just love zoe and her outfits!

Michelle said...

Thanks for visiting again. Allen is a great dad, Allen is the girls step father. He has never had and you would never know the girls are not his. They love him, he ADORES them. He does any humiliating task they ask of him. INCLUDING building gingerbread houses!

Is your baby in the pics a Silky or a Yorkie? I love the precious face!

Southern Heart said...

Linda, I wanted to thank you for your kind comment. I'm not a photographer, but I do enjoy taking photos. It's kind of my "outlet". :)

I think that you should be a writer...I found your post today to be witty and charming!

xoxo,

Andrea

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas! I think Zoe will get something good in her stocking for being a great tour guide! Tell 'the lady' her house looks pretty!

Senkyoshi said...

Great tour, Zoe! My Yorkie, Pixie, would love to see you sometime. We dress her up for Christmas too!

Becky said...

What a lovely tour! I enjoyed it and also loved seeing your cute dog.

I, too, like snowmen, and my dining room table is covered with them right now. I have mugs, candles, boxes and musical snowmen.

Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

I loved your decor and the ornaments hanging from the door ways and windows is a great idea. Merry Christmas!

annie said...

Well, Zoe has more clothes than most of the free world. She is stylin' and your home looks so beautiful. Great perspective! Merry Christmas! love to you and your family, annie

Jodie said...

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. It really means alot to me. I am new to this blogging business, and since I am a nerd, I completely covet comments - almost as much as I covet parenting wisdom from women who've been there.
Thank you for sharing your parenting hindsight with me. I will certainly keep that in mind while I'm bringing up my little ones. And thank you for being so passionate about this that you shared it with me, a total stranger. I really appreciate it.
Have a Merry Christmas!

JanMary said...

Compliments to the tour guide. Love the cranberry wall too.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Northern Ireland.

Heth said...

Oh my gosh, this is the BEST! Yay for Zoe. Your house looks fab Linda.

Cyndy said...

Oh Zoe that was just fabulous, you tell your Lady that she has a marvalous snowman collection and then tell her I said you could have a treat for delivering my message!

BJ said...

You are the cutest tour guide ever, Zoe. Thanks so much, and Merry Christmas.

Nise' said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour Zoe. You are such a good girl not to pee on the Christmas Tree skirt, you deserve a extra special treat! I would hint to your people that your stocking is not very big and you might need a larger one to hold your goodies.

Mercy's Maid said...

Dear Zoe,

You are so cute! If you ever decide to run away from home, you are welcome to stay with me for awhile. :)

P.S.-Tell your mom that her decorations are wonderful.

Kelly M. Parkison said...

I love Yorkies! We have one names Samson. Love your home!

JoAnn said...

My son wants me to tell you that his mommy (me) likes snowmen too. Yours are just too cute.

Amydeanne said...

your dog is adorable!!! i love the antlers! hehe and i'm laughing at the sock monkey post below.. wow.. that's all i gotta say!

Cherdecor said...

Thank you for inviting us in to see your lovely home. What beautiful decorations! Love Zoe's dog house!

Mel's World said...

That was absolutely precious to take the tour from her with her thoughts...too cute! PS - Love snowmen too! Thanks for sharing your Christmas with us!
Melissa

Sandra said...

I'm getting ready to decorate for Christmas and happened to find your post. This is darling. Now I can go start on those trees!

A DARLING dog.