Holiday house tour.

I am so annoyed.

I had an appointment this morning with my new ladydoctor.

I don’t like her.

And she’s sending me in for a myriad of boob tests. Seriously? Would you people just get over my rack already?

So. I won’t go on and on about how the nurse told me to put on a smock, but she pronounced it “schmock,” or how the ladydoctor didn’t even crack a smile when I told her pap smears always make me think of getting swabbed for strep throat. No. Instead? I’m gonna talk about Christmas.

I put up my tree this weekend.

I don’t understand folks who have color-coordinated trees. I guess my tree is like my house – junky. And meaningful.

This is my favorite ornament. Just because it makes me laugh.

And yes, Ms. Patti LaBelle is right next to the Ewoks. And yes, that is the Geriatric Poodle’s collar.
Foxie Doxie and Lil’ Frankfurter watched me put up the tree … and didn’t bat an eye. I couldn’t help but wonder what sort of weird-ass shit I do on a regular basis that Lil’ Frank – who is having his first Christmas – thinks a fake, decorated tree in the middle of the living room is a normal sort of happening.

Today, he finally started paying attention. He sniffed at the tree, and then barked at it for about 20 minutes. At least I know he’s not visually impaired. Just an insane doxie.

This is my grandma’s dresser, repurposed as a buffet in my dining room. I have to admit, I’m pretty excited about these vintage ornaments that I bought on sale after Christmas last year. And yes, I have sort of a thing for vintage pottery. And pink. And turquoise.

Notice the cute shrine made by the uber-talented Linda Crispell. Notice, too, the skill with which I managed to avoid showing the mountain of crap on my dining room table. Trust me – I’m just protecting you.

My mom and I made these stockings over Thanksgiving. Because she is crazy artsy and talented and doesn’t mind me coming along for the ride. See how cute these are?

But wait! They are two-sided!

This side is made with an old tablecloth of my grandma’s. It was all stained and had a good life as a valance in my apartment kitchen. Now? Livin’ on celebrating Christmas, a holiday Grandma loved.
I’m so excited about these. And making stuff with my mom is so cool.

Next stop on Cha Cha’s Holiday House Tour?

Yes. My super-talented mom made me a Christmas quilt! A quilt with turquoise and pink in it. Does my mama love me or what?

Obviously, Foxie is a big fan of the quilt. I couldn’t get a doxie-free pic of the quilt.

And finally … we have an appearance from everybody’s favorite holiday amphibian: Krampus the Christmas Frog!

He’s up high because Lil’ Frank keeps trying to eat him, which is so not the Christmas spirit.

And yes, that’s my dad, age 4. One of my favorite pictures in the entire universe. Does he rock that bow tie or what?

So, thanks for indulging me. Invite me over for your holiday house tour and I’ll post a link to your blog!
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