Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas 2017 at Casa Kittling

Due to increasing mobility issues, I can no longer say that I decorate in excess for Christmas. Do I miss it? Not really. I'd still do it if I had an army of minions to do my bidding, but I don't. What I am thankful for is that I did have several years in which I could indulge that part of myself.

If you're relatively new to Kittling: Books, run down the sidebar on the right to where it says "Looking for Something?" then choose "Christmas Decorations" from the drop-down menu. You'll be able to see what I'm talking about when I use the words "excess" and "indulge." You'll also be able to see how my decorating has changed over time, and how furniture and decorations move around the house. If you don't feel like doing that, here's a link to what I call my Christmas Forest.

Now, here's Casa Kittling gussied up for the holidays! (Want to see the photos in their original sizes? Click on any one of them and a new window will open automatically so that you may do so.)

Sitting on the bench at the front door looking at the living room.

An old, old fiber optic tree & two new snowmen.

At the front door.

China cabinet #1

Christmas china I've been collecting over the years. 1/3



At night, without the candles burning.

China cabinet #2

My mother made these carolers in the late 1960s.

At night.

Standing by the fireplace, looking at the living room.

A comfy place to sit and read.

The dining room.

A new sign, but this is the first time I've used this garland--and I've had it for years!

Murphy's Corner.

Looking in from the craft room.

Another set of carolers my mother made in the 1960s.

Decorate with things that make you happy. This little birdie makes me smile.

Many beloved friends have given me decorations over the years.

Kitchen and family room.

Two well-used recliners and a new wreath hanging above them.

Old snowman, new wreath. Combine the two for a smile.

The Hispanic snowman plays my favorite Christmas Song-- ¡Feliz Navidad!

The view from my "Christmas nest" where I sit and knit in the evenings.

Here's hoping that each and every one of you will have the best and brightest of holiday seasons!


  1. What wonderful pics! I love all the snowmen and those carolers your mother made! There must be a good story there!
    Merry merry!! 🎄

    1. There's really not much of a story with those carolers other than me going spazz when packing them to move cross-country-- and the trouble I had getting that lamp post for her in the first place. (That lamp post is very fragile. This is the first year that I wasn't the one to climb the ladder to put it on the top of the bookcase. I was sitting there with a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach as Denis was handling it, let me tell you!)

  2. What a lovely, warm, holiday feel there is at Casa Kittling, Cathy! It's all beautiful! Wishing you all the best for the holiday season and always.

  3. It is all beautiful -- and it's amazing that this is the more subdued Casa Kittling -- although I remember photos of many decorated trees with different themes.

    The china and your mother's creations are beautiful. (The blue and white china pattern was on my mother's teapot which I gave to a friend with similar china patterns.)

    Your house looks very warm and inviting for the holidays. Hope you have a great time and get to see some good movies (or TV mysteries) and read good books in between the celebrating.


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