Mr. T is Mr. Christmas

 

T is Mr. Christmas.

 

You’ve heard about his smart remarks and wry sense of humour in previous posts, but I think we shall reveal a little more of his character, since he is always the silent partner in our escapades around the world?

 

Did you ever in your life hear of someone having 30, yes thirty, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause dolls, most of them 2-3 feet tall?!

 

One set is even a Vintage Animated Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Aren’t they the cutest?

 

But that’s not all – no, no, no, not by a long shot.

 

He has 3 Christmas Trees. Three: one in the living room (that’s standard), but also one in the hallway, and one upstairs. The giant tree in the living room is loaded with twinkling lights, colourful garlands and traditional Christmas balls.

 

Elliot, the cat is very intrigued with this activity, especially the storage boxes, which he dives in and out of, hiding in among his favourite decorations.

 

Commonly heard…

“Elliot, get out of there… c’mon… jeez, I can’t get anything done with you into everything… And don’t scratch me… and quit that hissing!”

 

 

T spends hours decorating the entire house – correction – days, no, actually – weeks. There are huge red bows everywhere and sparkling red and gold and green garlands winding along the banister and around doorways and windowsills.

 

There are wreaths and candles, mistletoe and of course, several live poinsettia.

 

There is even a full miniature train running around the bottom of the Christmas Tree with tiny hand-built miniature railway train stations, hotels, barber shops, houses and people set along the track, meticulously hand-built models by T, and all twinkling with lights inside each little building. 

 

Elliot saying… “I’m not touching anything…!”     

“Yet.”

 

Of course, stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and there is even a stocking for Elliot, whether naughty or nice, hoping St. Nicholas soon will be there.

 

So you thought I was done, but wait – then there’s the outside of the big old Victorian mansion.

 

He decorates that too, maybe not quite so elaborately as inside, but wistfully all the same. Imagine the big white posts on the porch decorated with gigantic red bows, and garland gracefully curving between each bow.

 





It looks quite like a tradition Victorian Christmas house in the early 1900’s. People walk by and pause, smiling, to admire it. A horse and sleigh driving by is all that is missing.

 

 

It’s the Christmas we all wanted, the stuff dreams are made of… and T loves doing it, absolutely loves doing it!

 

 

Merry Christmas to all from Shirley & Mr. Christmas!

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8 Responses to Mr. T is Mr. Christmas

  1. How heartwarming….Mr. T. – looks beautifully festive and wonderfully inviting indeed … from the Christmas dolls, to the decorated tree(s); love the little train/village touch, to the colourful bows and garlands – suits the gorgeous Victorian home to a “T” you two <3 Cheers and Season's Greetings.

  2. travellittleknownplaces says:

    T really is crazy about Christmas! He loves it and goes all out with the decorating. It takes him weeks to get the whole house done. Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Joanne says:

    How lovely to learn more about Mr. T! I love his decorating and the house is fantastic. Best wishes of the season to you both.

  4. travellittleknownplaces says:

    Oh, thank you so much Joanne. I wondered if readers were a little curious about T. Seems they are… Happy Christmas to both of you!

  5. wendy miller says:

    That’s abolutely awesome! Lol. He can come and decorate my house any day!

  6. travellittleknownplaces says:

    Thanks Wendy! Maybe he will. Next year!

  7. Lo Ping says:

    I was invited to his house several times in the past and had seen what you have wrote. Uncle Tom (that’s what we call him among his buddies at CP) probably wishes everyday is Christmas so that he does not have to take the decorations down. Thank you for sharing a wonderful life of T. Merry Christmas to both of you!

  8. travellittleknownplaces says:

    You are so right Lo Ping. It takes T as long to take the decorations down as it does to put them up. It’s such a big job. Merry Merry Christmas to you and M., and wishing you a fantastic year in 2014!

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