Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What’s In Your House…

Howdy, Auntie KiKi here and talking about my Christmas Table. 

I’ve got my meal planned already, sure can’t be waiting for the last minute on something so important.



 
But before we even get to cooking Putter and I had to go chop down the biggest, fattest, tree we could find. Lucky we got an old house here in Savannah with high ceilings to fit the tree.

And wouldn’t you know it that Putter just had to bring his putter along. Then again that is how my doctor husband went and got the nickname that he has.

And then on the way back from getting out tree it was a darn good thing Putted brought along his golf club because would wouldn’t you know it that I spotted the prettiest bunch of mistletoe up in a tall poplar tree. And Putter being the great guy that he is climbed up in that tree and got that mistletoe for me. Just to show him how grateful I was we made good use of it right there on the side of the road. Putter is one good kisser, I can tell you that.
 
And of course when we got back home Putter hauled the tree into the living room while I got out the ladder and propped it against the magnolia tree out back. Nothing but a magnolia wreathe on the front door will do. And it’s got to be the biggest one on the block or I will have a hissy.
 
Well, it looks like Putter’s got the tree up in the front window all pretty like and here comes Reagan to help decorate. It’s going to be a mighty fine Christmas here in Savannah. I just love my house all decorated up but I have to confess the magnolia wreath on the front door is my favorite decoration. Nothing like those big green leaves and a bright red bow.
 
So what is your favorite Christmas decoration in your house? I’ll pick a name from the responses and give away a copy of Demise in Denim.



Happy decorating.

Hugs,

Auntie KiKi

115 comments:

  1. The Christmas tree is my favorite because of the blinking lights and ornaments.
    myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the tree sure dominates! Love dragging out the ornaments.

      Delete
  2. Hi Auntie Kiki and Duffy!

    My favorite Christmas decoration is a set of candle holders that spells NOEL. It belonged to my father's mother, and when she passed away it went to my mom. It was placed every year on top of the china cabinet in the dining room. My father always worked from 4-midnight when I was growing up, and every night when he would come home from work he would move the letters around and when I awoke in the mornings the candle holders spelled LEON. A silly family tradition that we looked forward to every year. They're sitting on my bookshelf right now, and I smile every time I look at them.

    Merry Christmas!
    Nicole

    nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Nicole. What great memories and lovely traditions. Have a terrific Christmas.
      Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  3. My favorite decorations have to be those made by my children when they we at school. So precious.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  4. The ornaments on the tree that are attached to special memories: pets, children, vacations etc. Merry Christmas! dbahn@iw.net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Loe those special ornaments. Still have the ones with my kids’ handprints. Adorable esp now that they are all grown.

      Delete
  5. I have ornaments for the tree that are special. I really like the pickle.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good old Aunt Kimi! My favorite decorations are a Rudolph and Clarice duo that I had growing up. Thanks.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The old ornaments sure hold special memories.

      Delete
  7. A ceramic Santa that my mom made. lmmeidam@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, LynMarie. I have a snowman like that. So special

      Delete
  8. An old electric table top Chrismas tree that you put the little lights in. It was my grandmothers. The kids move the lights around everyday.
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HI, Candace. I have one of those that my husband did. Love it!

      Delete
  9. We keep a fully decorated small tree up all year round. It always makes me smile and gives me that Christmas feeling. Thanks for the giveaway!

    edith.patchan@live.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hik Edith. What a great idea. Christmas trees always put me in a good mood too. Hugs.

      Delete
  10. Our Christmas wreath which was my parents!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Everything about the tree. There are so many special memories attached to the ornaments. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It’s like a memory tree instead of a Christmas tree. Mine too. Hugs

      Delete
  12. I love the tree. The lights and all of the ornaments with stories of their own. susierobertsmom at Hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Susie. The more lights the better! And it is like a story tree. Hugs.

      Delete
  13. We have a small tabletop tree that I originally purchased from American Girl years ago when my daughter was young. This is my favorite because not only does it remind me of past Christmases but it also a fun reminder of my daughter. kuzlin at aol.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love American Girl. They have such neat dolls and that you still have the special tree is lovely. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  14. I have a small tabletop tree that my daughter gave me ... it is decorated with ceramic wild birds.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Petty, that sounds lovely. Lucky you!

      Delete
  15. My favorite Christmas decoration is a small, tiny soldier on a guitar that my granny gave me in 1985 that is signed by my dad on the back to tell me it was from my granny. Both are deceased.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What a lovely memory and such a special ornament. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  16. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com A friend gave me a stuffy. About a foot and a half high. It is a tree made with green christmas themed fabric. It sticks out on four sides. Each has to up turned "branches". On the tip is a strip of red yard threaded through a tiny ornament. The yarn is tied into a bow tie and attached to the each tip. She makes and sell them at the local bazaars each year for $25. She presented me with mine when I moved into a smaller apartment. She also gave me 5 little one and 2 inch "presents" to put under it. She was a good friend

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow, now that’s a friend!! This sound adorable and just the thing for a smaller space. I get some of my best decorations at Christmas fairs. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  17. I love Christmas lights. They are definite favorite. My mom and aunt made ornaments with pictures of the family on them. Those rank right up there too.
    jawdance@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love the personal ornaments. Those you keep forever. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  18. A favorite aunt passed away about a year and half ago. This year I am especially enjoying all the little ornaments and table decorations she made for us over the years.

    sallycootie@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am so very sorry for your loss. That you have and display her ornaments is a lovely tribute to a lovely lady. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  19. We have many cherished Christmas ornaments, and I love the lights! I miss having the old-fashioned bubble lights on the tree! My favorite decoration is the small ceramic Christmas tree my Grandmommy made!! Every year the kids and I have fun unpacking it careful long and putting in the different colored lights! We even have flowers, birds, and butterfly lights for it! Christmas isn't the same without it. It brings back memories of decorating it with her and my brother!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh what a lovely family you have. My husband made one of these trees with the colored lights and I think of him when I unpack it too. Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  20. My favorite decoration is my family.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And they sure add to the activity and fun! Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  21. I love Christmas lights especially the bubble ones. I wish I has my Grandmother's ones.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

    cenya2@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just got some of the bubble one. I love them too! Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  22. The favorite by far is the snowman igloo ornament. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh that sounds so cute!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs Duffy

      Delete
  23. What a delightful post. The kids have chosen so many over the years that it is hard to decide upon one ultimate fave. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And they all bring back so many lovely memories.
      Hugs Duffy

      Delete
  24. Replies
    1. Yep, the tree sure is the center of the fun. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  25. I live in a four building complex. It's a co-op so there's really no decorating. We have a Romanian super and he puts up the 9' Menorah and strings lights around all the trees. There's this one bush outside my front door that he puts a 15' poll down the center and hangs the lights from the top of it down so at night it looks like a very large Christmas Tree. We just put an oil Menorah in the window for the eight nights of Channukah and then pack it away till next year.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What an amazing super you have!!! I’m sure you are not the only one who appreciates his decorations. Happy Channukah!
      Hugs. Duffy

      Delete
  26. The felt Christmas tree skirt my Mom made and decorated for me when I was 7yrs. old. That was more years ago than she thought it would ever last...let us just say that the skirt still fits every year and is nearly 50 yrs. old!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lucky you!! So often those lovely items are lost or forgotten. What a lovely tribute to your mom. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  27. Replies
    1. I have an old one that belonged to my parents. I treasure it too. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  28. The favorite Christmas decoration in my house is a lighted church that belonged to my husband's mother.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Sue. What a lovely decoration with terrific memories. Lucky you to still have it. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  29. The Christmas stockings! I have my stocking from childhood, and the new ones I put together for my husband and I. What will Santa put into them this year? I love surprises. kat8762@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Kathleen, how fun!! I just loved putting fun things in my kids’s stockings. I made each one. The good old days. Hugs. Duffy

      Delete
  30. I love all the decorations at Christmas! Picking just one is so hard. My favorite would have to be the stockings hung on the mantle with the Christmas lights and candles and the snowmen I've collected over the years. It is my favorite place at this time of year to sit and relax and read with a cup of tea.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Denise. Yes, I collect snowmen too. I have them all over my house. So much fun. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  31. The Angel on top of our tree is small and a bit tattered but she's been around at least 50 years and I can't imagine topping our tree with anything else. It brings back memories of my childhood. Thank you for the chance to win! rencw@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Renee. What a lovely ornament. And that you kept it all these years. How special. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  32. My Christmas village. Some of thehouse's was my Mama's, so they have special meaning. I love Aunt Kiki, she is one of my favorite characters.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oops, forgot my email. dr(dot)oldsmobile(at))icloud(dot)com

      Delete
    2. Hi, Jeannie. I have a Christmas village too. My husband bought all the buildings and when I get them out I always think of him. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  33. My favorite decoration is a singing squirrel I got years ago....it sings "I'm getting nottin for Christmas; Mommy and Daddy are mad. I'm getting nuttin for Christmas; cause I ain't been nuttin but bad! LOL....I love it and so do all the others who have heard it sing over the years!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. email: bentleyboy22@comcast.net

      Delete
    2. Oh, Jamie!!!! I want a singing squirrel too!! How fun is that!!

      Delete
  34. I don't have any. I gave up cleaning up after or detangling my cats. Without kids it just doesn't seem to be worth it.

    acm05atjuno.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, the cats really can cause a mess. They look at me like I lost my mind as I dance around and put up lights. I think they might be right. LOL Hugs Duffy

      Delete
  35. I gave my twin sister a magnolia wreath I picked up a yard sale, square! I love those big leaves as well, she hung it up on the outside of the house, yes it's as large as Putter's tree. I can't ask for it back but darn if I don't have good taste, guess that's why I love Auntie Kiki and Regan and of course their creator Duffy. My favorite decoration, felt stocking made in the early 60's by my grandmother and mother - two that are angels (my sister and I) how did she get the one in the white gown while my angle has red pom-pom tutu! One with red Santa and one green with Santa, they survive and get hung every year!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Replies
    1. And they sure like to decorate!!! LOL Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  37. The Christmas tree, especially at night with the lights off and a fire in the fireplace.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It would have to be my Nativity. I have 43 pieces and only purchased three. The rest are treasured gifts from my Mom and brother over the years. The oldest piece being 34 years old.

      Delete
    2. HI, Dianne. That’s is so special. I love that too. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  38. My favorite Christmas decoration is a small ceramic Christmas tree with tiny lights that a friend made for me when we were kids.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My husband made one years ago and when I light it up I always think of him too. Hugs. Duffy

      Delete
  39. We are empty nesters so have cut drastically back. We have a beautiful live decorated wreath on the front door. Inside we are content with a Charlie Brown tree.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey, Charlie Brown had a great tree! Merry Christmas. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  40. My wooden penguin with a wrapped gift under his flipper. He's also wearing a jaunty Santa hat. So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love driving around looking at Christmas lights with Family or Friends and going to a Christmas Eve blow out...singing event... at Church. Nothing like it for music and color and oh the child's choir is wonderful...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is nothing like a church choir! They are the best. Merry Christmas. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  42. All my decorations are my favorite, that's why I have them. My tree has ornaments that hold memories, our nativity scene was the first thing we bought when we got married, the log from our first Christmas tree that I have decorated with lights are just a few.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Debbie, I have a nativity set that I got from my parents and think of them when I get it out. Very special indeed. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  43. My favorite decoration would have to be a beautiful tree.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And beautiful they are!!! Merry Christmas. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  44. I'd have to say the Christmas tree with the pretty lights and the decorations is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Elaine. I love my tree too. Always makes me smile when I light it up. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  45. My is a bear that sings, The Night Before Christmas". Love love love it. kimberlygayheart@ymail.com. I wish you could see the video. It's so cute

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Kim, that is adorable. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  46. I love the Christmas tree...and the time spent decorating it with my daughter. I already know I will inviting her over to decorate it once she leaves home...thankfully she is only 16. I am not ready for that yet!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Jody, we are never ready for them to leave. All mine are grown and married. That’s nice too but I miss having them here. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  47. I have a snowman who holds a chalkboard that counts down the days until Christmas. He's my favourite ๐Ÿ˜☃

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, Zita, how cute is that!!! Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  48. My fave is an ornament that hung on my mom's tree and now hangs on mine. Red felt santa ornament

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The old ones are so very special. Have a lovely Christmas. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  49. I love displaying two of the items that I made in ceramics class over 40 years ago. One is a lighted church and the other a gingerbread house both with a pink lightbulb illuminating each one. I also love all of my beautiful cardinal decorations and ornaments as well. It is a magical time of year for my three grandchildren and in turn for us grandparents as well.๐Ÿ’œ

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have two grand babies and it is such a special time. Brings out the magic in all of us. Have a lovely Christmas. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  50. I used to have tons of glass German style ornaments but in the last move they were all lost. (It was a hectic situation). I do have two miniature book ornaments that I have had forever. They are even readable. And I love my books. kayt18 at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  51. Oh, Kay, I am so very sorry that you lost your amazing ornaments. The book ornaments sound amazing!! I’ve never seen anything like that. Lucky you. Have a lovely Christmas. Hugs, Duffy

    ReplyDelete
  52. The winners are:
    Sheryl Booth gets Demise in Denim
    Ann acm05 gets Geared for the Grave
    Kay Bennett gets Iced Chiffon.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Anyone who would like Consignment Shop Mystery and Cycle Path Mystery swag, email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your mailing address. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah . Hugs, Duffy

    ReplyDelete
  54. We have a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree with a Santa Snoopy that sits beside it. This describes our feeling about Christmas. The Reason for the Season is more important than all the showy ornaments. We have a beautiful Nativity that was made for my husband and me on our first Christmas after we were married by the aunt and uncle and this is the most important item we have for the holidays.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I made some cat Christmas ornaments years ago. I love them and so does everyone else. The are just the ones everyone looks for.
    Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. My favorite ornament or things I have for Christmas are my Santa's. I used to have 6 of them who are all different and about a foot tall . I love them sitting on my table every year. I had them for over 25 yrs already. So starting last year I let each on of my sons pick one they like for their house.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oops forgot my email again. amhengst AT verizon DOT net

      Delete
  57. Our Tree.

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

    ReplyDelete
  58. My snowmen are my favorite decorations in my house!!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I forgot to add lindaherold999@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. Hi Aunt Kiki, I love to display all my Hanukkah Menorahs. I have about 20. Traditional, funky (a pink cat!), fun (Dancing Dreidels). They look great with all the colorful candles. cheers@marjimmanor.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. I have a sign I put up every christmas it says peace. Maybe someday there will be peace. kamunden44ATyahooDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  62. I love to hear about Aunt Kiki's escapades, this is such a fun series! Happy Holidays, Duffy!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Hi, when I was a kid, we had this little metal carousel. 4 candles were in a circle and it had angels on the top. You light the candles and the heat moves the angels in a circle. I was always fascinated with it. And I still have and display it, too. Nothing means Christmas more to me than that little thing. hunddee@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  64. I REALLY LIKE MY JIM SHORE CHRISTMAS PIECES. MERRY CHRISTMAS! SHELLEY calicolady60@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete