Friday, December 17, 2010

Tour of Holiday Homes

I love to decorate. . . but, it's difficult with dogs in the house.

I spray painted some pine cones and nuts and put them in pretty glass bowls. Then I set them out around the house. The problem: Sasha didn't understand that spray paint meant "NO EATING".

I came home to find chewed up pine cones littering the floor. She'd actually cracked the nuts and eaten the insides out.

"Spray paint," Sasha says, "NO PROBLEM!"

Not for those giant teeth of hers.

But when I saw that she'd eaten the glass Christmas balls, I was worried - for a second. Sasha must be part goat. That glass didn't even hurt her at all. Still, she knew better and quickly crawled underneath the coffee table to hide. She just didn't think to hide the evidence - empty nutshells were right beside her head.
Still, I decorate. But now I don't put tempting treats (like glass balls) so low to the ground. No need to tempt those teeth of hers.

I pulled out some of my pretty Christmas plates and did a test run on the table - higher up.
And, some of the pretty plates, I even hang on the walls - way out of reach from Sasha.
Plus, I've got stockings hung by the . . . stairs with care. Well, not so much care but I still think they're pretty.

How 'bout you? How do you decorate and do you have any challenges - like Sasha?

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Jen said...

love the decor!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Lovely! Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm following you now. Hugs P.S. I'm a Dr Horrible fan too :-)

JulzJewlz said...

Oh My Gosh...
I love your blog! The sketch of you, the seat belt belt. The Christmas decorations, the pic of the catacombs!!
Thanks for following...
Hope I didn't creep you out too much. It all started with the Bobble heads. Julz@ and

Kelly said...

My dog went to town on our Christmas ham once! :)
Sasha will eat anything it sounds like. The only challenge this year is that we only have the tree and a few decorations up since our house is for sale. So not as festive as usual.
I love your decorations! Have a great weekend, Kim!

smalltownmom said...

I don't have a dog problem, just a cat who sits on things. I like the stockings on the stairs...I usually do that too, but I haven't gotten to the hall yet.

Merry Christmas!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Decorating with dogs is like decorating with kids! Lots of fabric, lots of metal, right?

Jen on the Edge said...

I've had to worry about decorating with small children around, but it never occurred to me that dogs would be a problem too.

Your house looks lovely.

Susan said...

I am realizing how lucky I am that my dog is not s curious (smart?) as other dogs!

Badness Jones said...

Beautiful! I remember when our dog was a puppy and we had to be careful what we put out. But now she's 9 and finally over chewing things that aren't food. (One sofa, one chair, one ottoman, one fire extinguisher, one cupboard door, and many many shoes later!)

Rena said...

Love it! I'm so glad she's okay after eating all that stuff. I love the picture of your stockings, too.

We thought our new kitten would be at the tree more than he is, but he's been really good so far. The worst he does is climb underneath and walk on all the presents. Come Christmas morning, I'm sure all our gifts will be filled with little claw holes.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Those spray-painted pinecones are beautiful--I really love the color scheme.