Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas is Coming

Thanksgiving is over and at Urban Hounds we are already thinking.....Christmas.  For breakfast mom made one of her favorite Holiday treats Cowboy Christmas Breakfast.  

Cheesy, Eggy, Fattening and Good!

Then the pugs headed to Pet Smart to get their Holiday photos taken, Bob and Norbert have a great picture from last year.   The pictures where taken by Champion Pet Photos and they will be on our Christmas Card this year.  After the pictures we went shopping in Pet Smart

and Ping got this cute Grinch Hat.

Then mom started some of our Holiday decorating.  She put out the vintage Santa and Choir boy christmas cards she bought on Etsy from the store Vintage Junque  They are really cute, if you like retro things like mom does (warning mom included lots of pictures, she really loves these cards)

Mom really  likes this one, patriotic choir boys

The personalized breed stocking is from the In The Company of Dogs, Bob and Weasley both have one.

The cards on our mantle, you can see Bob's stocking a little too

The one where Santa has a martini is mom's favorite, perfect Holiday Cheer.
We are participating in the blogville Christmas card exchange again this year so mom wanted  a way to display the cards we receive.  So she made a card wreath.   You need a wooden embroidery hoop, mini clothes pins, wood glue, and ribbon.   You glue the mini clothes pins in different directions around the embroidery hoop so that one card will face and the next will face out.   

Let it dry for about half and hour and then hang from a ribbon and clip cards on as you receive them.  So far we have Sugar's card and we will add more as they arrive.

We are going to spend the rest of the day watching our favorite funny show Mystery Science Theatre 3000, or MST3K.   It premiered Thanksgiving weekend in 1988 when mom and dad where ten years old.     Here is a Christmas clip, its not one of their best episodes but it is Holiday appropriate.

Have a good weekend.


  1. It sure is looking festive

    Stop on by for a visit

  2. Love those old cards! I remember when the children on pictures looked like that!! And what a great decorating idea! Merry Christmas!!!

  3. I feel behind in my Christmas prep already! That is a great idea with the wreath.

  4. Ping looks super cute with Grinch hat :-) We might go to have our boys' holiday photo taken, too.
    I love the card wreath!! Your mom is very creative and talented!!

  5. Pretty soon. We better start being good. Cool cards
    Benny & Lily

  6. i love all your vintage cards! the first one with santa is my favorite I think!

  7. Mommy loves the vintage cards. That cowboy food looks pawsome, I want some.

    Loveys Sasha

  8. Those vintage cards are great. Have a super Sunday and enjoy your day. Your card is on the way.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Love the food, love the outfit and love the cards..What a great card hanger :) Our blog has been down, so we haven't been able to get across till now. All back to normal xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  10. There are so many cool holiday things in this post!

  11. That Cowboy Breakfast look sooooo good! I will have to try it. I just love your Momma's vintage Christmas cards. I wish I had know she loves them as I have a whole box I bought at an antique store a few years ago that I reserve for people who appreciate them, but I have already mailed your Christmas card. Darn. Maybe next year! :)

  12. What a coincidence my mom loves retro stuff too. She really wants a specific I Love Lucy style of dress that Lucy wore and has been wanting to get some dress patterns similar to those dresses and vintage style aprons are cute too and hand embroidery, vintage kitchen wares and oh my the list goes on.