Thursday, December 22, 2011

Santa's helpers trimming the tree

Jack and Kara helped put all of our favorite decorations on the tree this year.  Just like you and I, the kids love opening the boxes and finding their favorite ornaments from Christmas past.  Many were made with their own hands.
A few of you may have noticed that the tree is in my studio.  This room was our formal living room and always the home of our tree.  So, we moved a few things and slid over my studio table to create room.  I'll show you a full tree shot in my next post. For now, I need to keep an eye on these two "Santa's helpers" who are very interested in the ornaments and the tree.

Don't be fooled by those eyes.  These two can be trouble! That cute little white one ate a glass ornament a few years back on Christmas Eve.  In case you didn't know, a few cotton balls dipped in heavy cream or melted ice cream taste really good to a basset hound and on the way out, they pick up all the tiny pieces of glass! lol  I hope you don't have to test this method over the holidays!

22 comments:

  1. Such cute pictures of your kids decorating. Thanks for the tip about the cottonballs. I will try to remember that one. You never know what those furry babies will eat. Yours are so cute with those sad eyes. Happy HOlidays.

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  2. Your tree is beautiful, as are all of your helpers! That is Florida at it's best; decorating the tree while wearing shorts! And a Santa hat, or course. :-)

    I am filing the cotton ball tip in the things I hope I never need to know category; nothing my little monsters get into would surprise me!

    Looking forward to the full tree picture! Have a happy day!

    xo, Anita

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  3. Your house looks so warm and inviting. I never know a dog would eat glass...I guess it should not surprise me. So far my dog is behaving. But we used to have a cat who loved to eat bows. He would just sit there and chew and chew until the bows were a tattered skeleton of a bow. We finally gave up and stopped putting bows on our Christmas presents. That cat is long gone now so we have pretty packages again. : )

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  4. I was told that I ate a glass ball when I was about 3! They said they fed me lots of bread. Hope those sweet puppies don't give you any trouble this year.

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  5. Too Cute! We had to literally put a baby gate around our tree this year because our bassets like to eat our cherished ornaments as well! The basset breed is super mischievous and love to be in the middle of everything! Happy Holidays!

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  6. So very pretty! and how innocent those two look! Ouch, glass eaters! Who would have thought?
    Wishing you a most beautiful Christmas
    Blessings
    RE

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  7. Vicki,
    I love seeing other people decoratin' their Christmas trees in shorts...we are with you:) Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Christmas blessings, Vicki. Adorable pictures of kiddos decorating. Those eyes are just so sweet. You'd never know that they were planning mischief.

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  9. Awe too sweet, and so happy to learn the doggie rescue tip.
    Merry Christmas one and all

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  10. One of my best friends has always had basset hounds so I am well aware of the trouble they can get into. They sure are cute though. Happy holidays to you and yours, Tammy

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  11. Love those eyes!!Merr Christmas

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  12. I once owned a bassett hound very cute but very stibborn absolutely wonderful with children. Merry Xmas and than you for sharing.

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  13. I always wanted a Bassett when I was little. There is something about those faces. I like your other little elves decorating the tree. So cute.
    Merry Christmas, Vicki to you and your loved ones,
    Susan

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  14. Hi Vicki, looks like Santa's helper's are having a good time decorating the tree, their so cute.... and your Bassett's are adorable. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  15. Vicki, My grand dog ate a glass ornament last year, wish I had known this little trick. there is no way those puppies can cause you one lick of trouble, they look way too sweet LOL!

    Merry Christmas
    Carol

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  16. Merry Christmas, Vicki, to you and your family. Lovely photos of the kids decorating the tree, and the basset hound. Christmas memories are so special :)

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  17. Hi Vicki,
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Jane

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  18. Wishing you a very joyous and blessed Christmas.

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  19. Vicki,
    I love this post! Your kids are precious. Don't you just want to wrap your hands around each moment right now & let it never go away? That's how I feel. Mine are 6 now & Christmas gets better every year. My grandparents had a basset hound named Hilda & I've loved them ever since. How can you resist that face!
    Have a wonderful holiday sweet friend! Be safe, eat a lot & enjoy the day!
    Lisa

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  20. Merry Christmas my dear friend, the tree looks beautiful!!! xo ♥

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  21. Your furbabies are beautiful. I have had bassetts for years. Matt and Katie are the lastest ones but Katie passed last april. They are such sweet babies. Thanks for sharing them with us. Blessings.

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