Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mice Love Christmas Too


Deb: A wee mouse snuck into our crawlspace to see what the big Christmas fuss was all about. He climbed into the birchbark canoe of our beautiful Canadian Santa and he gobbled all the apples that were in a barrel in Santa’s canoe. I couldn’t help thinking of his conversation with the mousewife when he got home as he recounted to her his disappointment as he gnawed on styrofoam painted apples. He must have been miffed to say the least.

I guess, reeling from his apple disappointment, he decided to give the dried boxwood wreaths a nosh and cut through them like he was designing a maze. A mouse maze. Imagine his disappointment when he realized all too late that they were treated with a preservative to keep them looking fresh. Again he complains to Mrs. Mouse. I suppose it was at this point that he turned tail and scurried home, secure in the knowledge that humans were clearly overrating this holiday of Christmas. I shall not inform him to the contrary.

At this point, with apples and wreaths gobbled, or half gobbled, I thought I was forced to switch up our Christmas theme and quickly brought down all the old silver, making little vignettes with vintage trees and silver tea sets. So our theme this year became sliver and gold with tiny vintage trees as our guest stars. It’s nice to mix it up once in a while, don’t you think?

Thanks “The Mouses”. Merry Christmouse. Love, The Mochries. xo

Please enjoy the Christmas images below from our home before the mice start to think they are nice. 










39 comments:

  1. Simply Beautiful Deb! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely Christmas home with us. It just twinkles!! Like the Mochries! Merry Christmas!! xo

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    1. Thanks Jo! I'm happy with it this year! It's light!!!

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  2. Beautiful pics deb. I too,had, a little,mouse visiter,in,my,home the,other day. I was in the living area and seen him close to my wreath that I was making. To say the,least he was a visitor I could have lived without if he didn't stop by. once I seen him, I jumped on the coffee table, scream my head off, got on the couch and stayed there till my boyfriend got it.

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    1. Yep, that would be me Lyndsie! I have not gone in the crawl space since!!!

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  3. STUNNERS!!!! I'm never blinking EVER AGAIN! Sooo Beautiful Honey.....so very beautiful!
    Ohhh and I love snoopy!
    ADORE the Wreath!!!
    Love the teeny Christmas trees!
    Love that ornamental Eiffel Tower!!!
    Absolutely ADORE your camera for the stunning pictures!!!

    I'm sure your house will be the mouse's own little time square this time of the year!!! With 2 giant dogs and 4 Humans. Look out for teensy flashes from Mrs. Mouse's camera!!
    Its funny for a while I thought THE MICE were a metaphoric "MOCHRIES" I already pictured tiny you and Colin with tails! :D :D


    OMG AND I SIMPLY ADORE THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE!! Did Colin make ALL of it all by himself??????????????? BRAVO!

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    1. Thanks Shalaka! The Gingerbread house is actually our house! Isn't that great! Even the pool out back!!!!

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    2. Yeah I know that, I saw it in Colin's Album on FB its AMAZING thats why!

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  4. Oh my, Deb, I just love you! What a great story. And such lovely pictures.

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    1. Thanks Eileen! True stories always are, aren't they?

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  5. P.S. in one of the last year's pix I could see you clicking the pix in one of the mirrors with your digicam

    ....THIS YEAR...I can see you click the pix (6th pic) with your DSLR!.....LIKE A BOSS!!!

    BTW your hair looks ADORABLE! :D

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    1. Forgot to write "THATS AWESOME!" :D

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    2. It's like 'Where's Waldo' But instead it's 'Find christmas Deb!!'

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    3. LOL.... I FOUND HER.....its the LITTLE CUTE ONE! SHE'S DEB!!! :D

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    4. So FUNNY YOU GUYS! Love it. Find Deb!

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  6. Beautiful pictures, I'm a sucker for all things Christmas and decorating. My youngest would LOVE the charlie brown skating rink she is absolutely obssesed with snoopy. I'm not sure I could be quite so blase about a mouse in my house however!

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    1. Yeah me either Erin except it was in the crawl space and did not come into the actual house. Just came in, ate and left. A very civilized mouse!

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  7. Such beautiful decorations, Deb. Absolutely lovely. I love Christmas decorations, all of the beautiful lights and colors of the season. I finally managed to get my Christmas tree up with the aid of my little dog who barked most of the time. I have to keep an eye on her or she'll start opening gifts early!
    Love that Mouse story. Wonder if their children belief in Santa Mouse!

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  8. Love your decorations. Are you sure the mouse is gone? I mean in really gone out of the house and hole he climbed out from is sealed up? Not crazy about mice or rats.

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    1. Yes he is gone Madge. We have checked. We are digging out the basement in the new year and making it the full size of the house. All will be sealed. Deb-1, Mice-0.

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  9. Beautiful Christmas decorations! :) I love Christmas stores; I could wander around for hours!

    Hope your little mouse had a warm enough welcome anyway. Guess even mice need somewhere to go. :]

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  10. I love the Charlie Brown skating!!! :] EEP! MICE!!! My two kitties would tear that place down trying to get a hold of that critter!

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    1. The Charlie Brown Skating rink is magical. We love it. Every year we set it up and put on Charlie Brown music and press start. It is always the beginning of the season for us. Watch on Christmas Day for the mIddle ages Christmas card. YOu will love it Kelly!

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  11. Your decorations look so sparkly!!! Way to go on the theme thing.I could never possibly theme the whole house and tree! It looks amazing thou. Love the gingerbread hut!

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    1. Kelly the gingerbread house is a replica of our house! Neat huh?

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  12. Loved that story. Great laugh for the morning. Living out in the country, I can relate.
    I love your decorations. I must say, the trees in the windowsill took my breath away.

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    1. Thanks Heidi. The trees are my favourite always. WE have done them for years. The simplest and the best.

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  13. Souzan Rezai from Vancouver, BCDecember 18, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Of COURSE you handled mice entering your home and eating your Christmas decorations with grace, elegance, and humour. And your house looks great. I hate to be sharp with you, Deb, but setting the bar this high is just inconsiderate of you.

    Begrudging xo's,

    Souz

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    1. Second! Motion carried! ;)

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    2. Souzan Rezai from Vancouver, BCDecember 18, 2012 at 9:23 PM

      THANK you!

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    3. Thanks Souzan! And I must say I have wayyyyyyy toned it down! Used to have four trees back in the day! Wowzer!

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  14. Firstly I would like to echo Souz's sentiments above. We can't all be utterly fantastic.
    Secondly, your decorations are gorgeous. I never have the patience to put them up, but I do so love looking at them when, as these have, they coalesce into what could reasonably be called a winter wonderland. Full of sparkly stuff. Yes.

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    1. One month of the year it is sparkly. Love that. It brings the light that we mostly don't find outside this time of year and brings it in!

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  15. Mousie seems to have inspired lots of sparkly things! SO pretty!

    We have mice issues from time to time, but never are they so creative as to munch on decorations. We usually just find a hole in the bread loaf. The least they could do was leave tinsel.

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  16. Wow, beautiful decorations, Deb! Your house looks so warm and inviting. :)

    Our decorations are getting a bit old and mouse nibbled, courtesy of the little critters in our loft, but a lot of them are from my childhood so I don't want to get rid of them. I'm far too sentimental! Some of the little dough decorations made by the children were eaten completely, though. There were only a few crumbs left in the box. Oh well, I'm sure it was a nice meal for them. :D

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  17. On behalf of mice everywhere, I thank you Roz! :-)

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  18. Whoa! I have only THOUGHT about digging in the big trunk out in the porch for a string of Christmas lights and maybe taping it somehow onto my dragon tree, and then pulling my origami Christmas tree out of my grandma's (now mine) china cabinet and setting it on top. Not much for the decorating over here, but sure do enjoy driving down the streets in town after dark and seeing all the sparkly things!

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