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Disneyland Inspired Christmas Decorations - Part 3, MM Wreaths

The Mickey Mouse shape is one of the easiest to re-create and incorporate into some decorating. It's iconic 1 large circle with 2 smaller ones makes for a great base. Here are several of my Mickey Mouse Christmas wreathes that are scattered throughout my house during this season. 

I really love the hanging Mickey Mouse wreaths on Main Street, USA. The last photos in the gallery above is my attempt to have some of the Disneyland Christmas decor at my house. I bought 1 big wreath and 2 smaller ones to create my Mickey Mouse wreath. I added a little floral, outdoor shatterproof ornaments and lights to complete my project. Here was my inspiration.

Main Street U.S.A - Disneyland. Dec 2014

Main Street U.S.A - Disneyland. Dec 2014

Happy Christmas Eve, Eve!


Fashionable Tees & Disneyland Christmas Merch

Maybe it's because I spent a lot of time as a Disneyland Merchandise Cast Member or maybe it is simply my love of window shopping but, I recently spotted these new Disneyland merchandise offerings. 

First, a very fashionable line of women's apparel featuring Minnie Mouse. The designs are pretty fancy and a bit fashion forward as theme park apparel goes.  If you look closely at each design, you can appreciate the details in the hardware and embellishments. Each Minnie Mouse design is as different as each of the clothing items offered in this collection. Click on the thumbnails below to see larger image so you can view the details. 

Fancy Minnie Mouse 

I spotted these holiday apparel collection in a several stores. My bet is that the black tee with the snowflake will be popular due it being a short sleeve tee (perfect for California weather) and it has a Frozen theme written all over it. The sparkly stuff is an extra bonus. 

Just so you know, Christmas is only 68 days away. You can add some of these items to your shopping list. 

Happy Everything!


My Disney Time: Week 51, Disney Ornament Watch

My Disney Time, Week 51 celebrates Christmas.

My Disney Time, Week 51, Mickey Mouse Christmas Watch

This Disney Christmas watch came in a really fun package. The watch itself was contained in a plastic ornament. It's design was all about Christmas. The watch used to play music: We Wish You a Merry Christmas. I like that Mickey Mouse is in his Santa suit with his trusty friend, Pluto, by his side. The calendar on the watch of this face also represents December 1993. Hard to believe that it was 20 years ago when I purchased this watch. 

This watch was limited to only 2500 but they were not individually numbered. The box states that the watch was made for and exclusively sold in the Disney Parks back in December 1993. 

Hope Santa is good to you and your family. Wishing you lots of Christmas cheer!



Disney on my Tree - Day 25

Merry Christmas! 

For this last entry of Disney on my Tree, I had to share my tree topper. I can't even remember when I got this but this angel is the star of our Christmas Tree. Angel Minnie Mouse is simply special all dressed in gold. Her wings and hands both move. She is the shinning star.

Wishing you lots of Christmas Cheer. With many blessings to you family, too!


Disney on my Tree - Day 24

"When you wish upon a star..." That's what the Disney Wonder horn plays when it leaves the dock. My family was lucky enough to take an Alaskan cruise aboard the Disney Wonder this past summer. It did feel like a wish came true with a once in a lifetime family vacation filled with Disney magic enroute to one of the most scenic states in our Union, Alaska. 

We chose these two ornaments to remember this dream vacation. The Disney Wonder is a very luxurious vessel so this resin replica conjures up many memories for my family. We had fun remembering the beauty of the ship, the fantastic broadway-like shows, Deck 9, and much more Disney magic. It was really a chance for us to disconnect in order to "connect" together.  

This second resin ornament is a reminder of the Alaskan ports we were able to visit such as Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau. We did some zip-lining and my husband even had a chance to go dog sledding with Iditarod dogs.  We did see some very intricate totem poles and this ornament is a great Disney interpretation. 

On this Christmas Eve, don't forget to check out Norad to see where Santa is. They now have a great App, too.

Wishing you day filled with love and Christmas Cheer!


Disney on my Tree - Day 23

Day 23 is brought to you by one more Donald & Daisy Duck ornament. 

I love the tiny red Mickey Mouse ornament ball that Donald Duck is holding in his hand. The mistletoe that Daisy Duck holds over Donald's head adds another cute factor. She is ready for some Christmas cheer and Donald looks like he is ready, too. It's oh so cute on our tree. 

My kids like to refer 2 days before Christmas as Christmas Eve, Eve.

So happy Christmas Eve, Eve!


Disney on my Tree - Day 22

Day 22 is brought to you from 4 ladies dancing.

I bought these as Disney Store set one year when my kids were younger. My girls loved all the Disney Princesses. They had most of the costumes. They still love all the songs associated with these Disney classic characters. We thought this set was really fun because you got to see the Disney Princess as dancing ballerinas. We especially love the way their dancing costumes were true to their actual Princess outfits. 



Sleeping Beauty (Aurora/Briar Rose)

Hard to believe this is the last big Christmas weekend. Hope all your shopping is all done. My family is simply looking forward to a couple days together to shop, wrap, have a "picnic dinner" under our tree so we can enjoy our ornaments and share some special memories. 

Happy Saturday!


Disney on my Tree - Day 21

I am thinking about and celebrating kids today. We all have some inner child in all of us. Christmas really highlights the innocence and wonder of being a kid....and being a kid at heart, too. Mickey Mouse and friends bring both kids and adults together for all kinds of events and holiday fun.

Day 21 features this fun ornament I got back in 2008 from The Disney Store. It is actually heavier than you think. I love the Mickey Mouse iconic glove that serves as a balloon for Mickey and his friends. Looks like they are ready for a fun adventure.

Up, Up and away!

Back of Day 21 ornament features Donald Duck & Goofy.

Are you ready for the final big Christmas weekend? Find your inner child and go all out this Christmas. Better yet, enjoy Christmas through the eyes of a child in your life. They may be small but have such big hearts to share the season with you.

Merry Christmas!


Disney on my Tree - Day 20

Day 20! Oh my! 

This one is a favorite of mine. It's a 2000 Hallmark Keepsake entitled Donald & Daisy at Lover's Lodge. My husband and I went to Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe for our honeymoon 19 years ago to this date. We did some skiing, drove some snow mobiles, and tried a little cross-county skiing. It was all SNOW fun!

Only 5 more days until Christmas! That's what my kids are singing today. I will just be happy to spend some time with them during the break. 

Get some holiday cheer on today!


Disney on my Tree - Day 19

Today's ornament reminds me of the just how close we are to Christmas. It's definitely    time to kick into full gear.

I love the old fashion Pie Eye Mickey and Minnie on their bike. Their legs are made up of springs. This ornament is very glittery, too. It's just plain cute. Mickey & Minnie are ready to go and get their Christmas on.

Wishing you lots of cheerful things today.


Disney on my Tree - Day 18

Today's ornament is brought to you by Donald Duck & Daisy Duck. This Hallmark Keepsake Ornament depicts Donald & Daisy Duck on a gondola. It always makes me think of romance.

It's a special one today because it also my wedding anniversary. Yes, we were married a week before Christmas. Our wedding invites had a Christmas theme and we had mini Christmas trees for our centerpieces. We invited Santa Clause and he happily showed up with a bag of toys in tow for our small wedding guests.

My wedding anniversary is another reason why we do Christmas so big at my house. It's simply the most wonderful time of year. My husband can still sweep me off my feet.

Happy Anniversary, MacSparky


Disney on my Tree - Day 17

We usually buy an ornament while we are on vacation to remember our fun trip. Finding and then putting up our "vacation ornaments" on the Christmas Tree brings back all those family moments. Great stories and laughter usually follows certain vacation ornaments. It makes tree trimming fun.

Day 17 is brought to you by this Walt Disney ornament that we bought to remember our trip back in 2004. Of course Disney would have specific ornaments to commemorate a special vacation. On the back of the ornament is Tinkerbell. I really love the Mickey with his camera around his neck and Minnie holding the colorful balloons. 

Only 8 more sleeps before Santa comes!


Disney on my Tree - Day 16

"Doo-Be Doo Be Do-Ba Doo-Be Doo Be Do-Ba Doo-Be Doo Be Do-Ba Doo-Be Doo Be Do-Ba...


Day 16 is brought to you by a Disney Channel character who is described as a "a semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal of action". Perry the Platypus has become a favorite in my house. We are all fans of the Phineas and Ferb show on The Disney Channel. It is a show we can all enjoy together. We even own the Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites Holiday music. Perry the Platypus is a fun character for all ages. He may be quiet and small, but he is always up to protecting the kids he belongs to while honoring his call of duty as a super secret agent spy.

Today this ornament reminds me of all the kids eagerly awaiting Santa's arrival. It reminds me of being a parent. I am remembering young children who touched many lives, even for just a little amount of time but made big dents in many hearts. I am thinking about the teachers who all have an unselfish heart for looking after our kids in our schools. They are now Christmas angels.

Sharing in sorrow and faith.


Disney on my Tree - Day 15

Abra-ca-dabra! Magician Mickey is here to present Day 15.

This ornament reminds me of all my days spent at The Magic Shop on Main Street, USA - Disneyland. When I worked there, I was asked if I would be interested in working at The Magic Shop. Of course I said yes to a new adventure. You had to go through a week of training so you could learn all the tricks and products that the shop carried. This speciality knowledge allowed me to work as a "magic demo" in The Magic Shop.  I happily spent several summers in one of the smallest stores on Main Street. It was great fun working with a very small group of magic demos. I got to interact with an eclectic assortment of Guests who came in excited to see and learn about magic. 

This is a new ornament I purchased this year. It is a first of a series from Hallmark. Kind of excited about that. Such fond memories that Magician Mickey brings to me. 

Sending some cheerful thoughts your way today.



Disney on my Tree - Day 13

Day 13 is brought to you by the one and only, Donald Duck.

When you think of Donald Duck, you think of a cranky, pant-less personality, right? I think this ornament captures just what Donald Duck would be like if he were attempting to decorate for Christmas. He adds some character to the Christmas tree. 

Hope your day is filled Christmas Cheer!


Disney on My Tree - Day 11

There are several Disney castles on my Christmas Tree. Day 11 features a special Disneyland Castle ornament that was available for its 50th anniversary. In 2005, Sleeping Beauty Castle was ornately decorated to mark this big milestone. Each of the five castle turrets featured a gold crown that represented a decade of Disneyland magic. 

I love this resin ornament because it is so detailed and is a very good replica of what Sleeping Beauty Castle looked like for Disneyland's 50th anniversary. It also reminds me of how special this particular castle is because it is the only one that Walt Disney ever walked through. 

Wishing you lots of Disney magic today!


Disney on My Tree - Day 10

Day 10 is brought to you by The Emporium.

This resin ornament reminds me of my fun days working at The Emporium store on Main Street, USA. When I was hired into Disneyland back in the summer of 1989, I was placed at Main Street Merchandise. I worked many days at the big store. It always felt like Christmas Eve every night as people rushed in to get their souvenir shopping done. It is always hustle and bustle 365 days a year in The Emporium as people look for their special momento of their trip or they were buying a gift for their family/friends. 

There are only 14 more shopping days left until Christmas!