Friday, December 24, 2010


It's Christmas Eve!  I have wrapping presents left to do and a little clean up and cooking.  Not too bad.  We have plumbers here replacing some pipes in our kitchen area...let's hope there are no glitches!  

Charlie wanted to share with you 'his' Christmas tree!

This tree is in our TV room and sits on a cedar chest in front of the windows.  It is one of Charlie's favorite places since he can look out the windows and it's right under a heater vent.  He also loves to look at 'his' ornaments.
This is Charlie Kitty...the ornament!
It was made by my wonderful and oh so talented friend Susan at CluckleBee's and gifted to me this year
She made him from photos of Charlie
I think he is purr-fect!  Right down to those green eyes!
Thanks again Susan, you are the best!
This photo ornament of Charlie was from last year
This is the 2010 Hallmark Mischievous Kittens ornament
 I love the details on these ornaments
I have been collecting them for many years
Charlie asked me to buy these two cute cat ornies from Susan's Shop to join him on his tree this year
Aren't they sweet with their scarfs to keep them warm
Another ornament from Hallmark
This tree has only cat ornaments, bells and birds
These little birds are new this year and from WalMart
 Another favorite
Charlie is checking his tree for goodies I sometimes hide there for him to find
 Wishing you and your family a very Meowery Chirstmas
from all of us here at A La Carte!



Ann said...

Charlie is one lucky cat! Mine sit under our tree on the tree skirt and sleep. Or they are drinking out of the watering can under the tree!

Merry Christmas!

Christine said...

I have the cutest ornament that would look perfect on Charlie's tree. It's a little kitten reading a book.

Ames said...

Awww this is so cute and Charlie is a special kitty! You must have been collecting these for some time now. You have so many!~Ames

Paula said...

Charlies tree is just the cutest Linda!
Merry Christmas!

Pondside said...

What a sweet idea!
I love your header, Linda - it captures the celebration of the season!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Charlotte said...

Merry Christmas to a true friend!

Blondie's Journal said...

Charlie is one very handsome kitty...he deserves his own tree. I love all the sweet ornaments!

Warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas, Linda!


Vintage Christine said...

BooBoo Kitty thinks Charlie might be sick since he hasn't knocked the tree down yet . . . I love it! Have a wonderful Christmas, my friend!!!!!

Deb said...

Well, there you are Charlie. I don't see enough of you. You are one lucky kitty to have your own tree. I hope you and Mr. & Mrs. ALC have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and I will pop in to see you in the new year to see what you are up to. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Sherrie said...

This time of year, my cat lives under and in the Christmas Tree. That is why, the tree is wired to the wall. We don't talk about the big knocked over tree catastrophe of 2005. Merry Christmas to you Linda. It is always a pleasure to visit you and have you as a friend. We really do need a road trip. Peace to you and your family.Looking forward to the new year.

Kathleen Grace said...

Merry Christmas Linda! I love the handmade Charlie ornaments, my youngest daughter has been collecting kitten ornaments since she was little, she would love this tree!

Susan said...

Linda, Charlie's tree is so pretty but not as pretty as Charlie himeself!!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Merry Christmas Linda! Here's wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday together. I hope your Christmas and following days are filled with the Merriment and Love that sharing this special time of the year brings!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Linda, this is ADORABLE! I'm so glad you shared this with us.

Here's wishing you and yours (especially Charlie!) a Very Merry Christmas!


Sheila :-)

SavannahGranny said...

May God richly bless you with a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Ginger

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I showed Gabby and Gizzy Charlie's Christmas tree and now they want one of their own. Looks like I'll be doing this next year because I love the idea.
I like how you hide goodies in there for him, how sweet.

Love all the kitty ornies too.

Merry Christmas sweet friend. I love my card you sent me and the beautiful vintage post card. You are so sweet.

Gizzy and Gabby send their love to Charlie.


Anonymous said...

What a darling idea, Linda! I love that ornament of Charlie - it looks just like him! He's beautiful, btw. Love your cat-themed ornaments idea.
We bought a Chia Cat Grass kit today. Brought it home and guess what they forgot to put in???? The grass seeds! Waaaaa!
Scratch Charlie behind the ears for me, eh? :D

Elaine said...

Charlie did a great job with his tree( I'm sure he had a bit of help) Merry Christmas..

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®☼₥... said...

Okay, that is just TOOOOO CUTE! Charlie surely knows his importance to the family.

Merry Christmas, Linda!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my dear friend this is just adorable and I love that little Charlie kitty your friend adorable is that!!!
If I could I'd stop by and give a huge Christmas hug but since we live miles apart, I'll send it through cyber space instead and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

Linda, Charlie's ornament is too cute. It does look just like him. Loved seeing his special tree.
Merry Christmas! ~ sarah

Susan said...

Good morning after Christmas, Linda!
I hope all the plumbing problems were fixed and you all had a very, very, very Merry Christmas Day.

I love your Charlie tree. It's so adorable. The kitty ornaments you have on it are just too cute and I've decided to have a kitty tree for us next year too. What a great idea.

I'm so happy you liked your Charlie ornie that I made for you. He fits in so nicely on your tree, and so do Clancy and Clara. ;-) Charlie is such a pretty cat. I love his markings, and the oval photo you have of him on the tree is very pretty. I like that pic a lot.

I hope you will have a beautiful day after Christmas today and that yesterday was filled with blessings and joy for you and your family.

Hugs to you and Charlie!
Susan @ CluckleBees

Betty said...

I love Charlie's tree; such cute little ornaments. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Charlie is a very lucky boy, and must be very good too if you hide special treats for him within the tree branches.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to him.

Now I am off to visit that special shop!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tree is so pretty and I love all of your ornaments. So creative. I hope you had a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

BECKY said...

Oh, how sweet! A belated Merry Christmas, dear Linda!


How sweet for charlie! He does look like he enjoys his tree. Love all those kitty ornies.
Christmas Blessings~

Van said...

Love the charlie tree and ornaments! :D Awww! I really miss having a kitty.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Linda Sweetie...
Charlie is SO special and I love it that you set up a tree just for him. I am surprised you don't have a little cat nip under the tree just for him.

I love the ornament that was made to look just like him by Susan. She captured him to the very last detail. It is beautiful, and the other 2 that Charlie wanted you to purchase, they are perfect. I love them.

Charlie is definitely One lucky cat and of course you are One lucky owner. A perfect pair sweet one.

Many hugs for the New Year to you and Charlie. Love, Sherry

kristin said...

i love your kitty tree! I have two of the mischevious cat ornaments from hallmark, one was my moms and one i just found this year at Goodwill. I really want to start getting them every year now and go back and try to find the others on ebay or something!