I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart

I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!
Christmas is my favorite Holiday and my favorite time of year!

I go all out decorating our small townhouse for all Holidays but especially Christmas!

Every room in our home has a different Christmas Theme and Color Scheme!!

19 Christmas Trees in 2012!!

I prove that you do not have to live in a large home to have several Trees!

This blog is dedicated to All Things Christmas!!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Craft & Gift Fair at St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin, Pa.



Holiday Craft and Gift Fair
St. Maria Goretti Parish Center
42 Redwood Drive, Laflin
Saturday, November 22     10am - 4pm
Sunday, November 23       9am- 3pm

  40+ VENDORS in our Upstairs Hall and DOWNSTAIRS in our class rooms(new this year) offering this wonderful assortment of Hand Made Crafts and Unique Gift Items:
Place Mats & Runners, Wreaths & Florals,Wine Cork Trivets,Doily Angels,Jewelry,Handmade Soaps,Candles,Ceramics,Crocheted and Knitted Items,Scarves,Purses & Accessories,Baked Goods,Home Made Chocolates,Personlaized Embroidery Items,Pampered Chef, Avon,Holiday Solar Lights,Homemade Gingerbread Houses,Irish Cutwork Embroidery,Hand Painted Glassware,Lamps & Centerpieces,Chic Frames,Cut Bottle Windchimes,Lighted Seasonal Wood Crafts,Gift Baskets 

A SPECIALTY BASKET & PRIZE RAFFLE will be held featuring Baskets & Gifts valued at over $200 each including a 32 inch Toshiba TV, a Mongoose Boy's Street Bike, an American Girl Doll Basket,3 WBS Penguins Hockey Baskets valued @ $365 each, a Giant Floor and Wall Covering $150 Gift Certificate, over $600 in Gift Cards & Certificates & Much More! Total Prize value of $3500!    Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00!

Our Ever Popular FOOD STAND will be offering Piggies,Meatballs,Haluski,Clam Chowder,Chicken Soup,Potato Salad,Hoagies,Porketta Sandwiches,Whimpies and Grilled All Beef Hot Dogs!

We hope you will stop by, spend a little time and start your Christmas shopping, grab a bite to eat and enjoy your day with us!  Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Carol of the Bells by Pentatonix

I bought their 2 Christmas CD's and LOVE them!!

Here is another video by Pentatonix...Remember they are an Instrument Free Group!!

Carol of the Bells....

ENJOY!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Christmas Magazine Review:Country Sampler's Christmas

I am addicted to magazines so every time I go to Wegman's, I have to stop and look if there is a new one out that catches my attention.

And I found this great Christmas magazine, " Country Sampler's Christmas"
 But first if you missed my last post where I shared the a cappella group Pentatonix's rendition of  "Mary, Did You Know?", please click HERE to see and hear this amazing video!

Back to the magazine, it is packed with all sorts for Christmas Inspiration for pretty much every decorating style.

I thought I would share some photos from the magazine with you.......

I will let the pictures do the talking.....
Well, there you have it!!!

How's that for some Christmas Inspiration!!!!!

This weekend is the Craft Fair that I run for our church.

I have dropped out being a Vendor myself because I simply can not be a vendor, be responsible for all that is involved with the Fair and work full time so I am taking a break from being a Craft Vendor for at least 2 years. Joe will then be retired and I will be part time and things should be easier for both of us.

I will be doing a post on the Craft Fair over on my regular blog, Debbie -Dabble, so I hope you will visit over there .

I also hope you will come back and visit here on my Christmas Blog next week when I start my Christmas Tour of our Home.

The First post will feature the Outside of Our Home all decked out for Christmas.....

A Debbie-Dabble Christmas


I am linking up to these parties:
 
THURSDAY
Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
 
 FRIDAY
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
 Show and Tell Friday
Friday Favorites
   Flaunt It Fridays
  What To Do Weekends
 Anything Goes Linky Party
Anything Blue  Fridays
Friday's Five Features Party 
Fabulous Fridays 

SATURDAY
 Pink Saturday
Say G' Day Saturday 
Friday Features Linky Party
Welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop

SUNDAY
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
Sunday Brunch Party
 Snickerdoodle Sunday
Sunday's Best Partay! -monthly

MONDAY
 Busy Monday
Mod Vintage Mix Monday
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Monday Link Party 
Blue Monday

Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Sizzle into Summer Party
What's It Wednesday
 Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
Wake Up Wednesdays 
  Before and After Party

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!

Hugs,
Debbie


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mary, Did You Know?

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs and I LOVE this version by Pentatonix, winners of Season 3 of The Sing Off .
 They are An Instrument Free Band!!!!!!
 Amazing!!!

ENJOY!!



Hugs,
Deb

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sled and Outside Floral Re-Do's!!

Hello, all my Bloggy Friends!!

Yes, I am back to Blogging and have started to do my Holiday Season posts over here on my Christmas Blog!!

So if you are new to A Debbie-Dabble Christmas.....

WELCOME!!!!

If you missed my post , A Different Debbie-Dabble, about my return to blogging after a break and the changes that I will be making,  please click HERE

If you missed my post about my new Mercury Glass Trees, please click HERE
Aren't they pretty?????

For today, I want to show you a few Re- Do's.....


I am going to start with this Sled...........
 It was given to me by a co worker and was in some pretty rough shape but 2 years ago, I cleaned it up and stuck it up in our Guest Room........
Now I do know that some of you may like the rough shape it is in but the color did not appeal to me......
So when Joe brought it and all the other outside Christmas decorations up from our Storage Shed that we rent , I got out some spray paint that I already had and decided that , since it was in the 60's that day, I would do a quick paint Re- Do!!!

Here is what it looks like now..........
Looking a bit different, don't you think??????
I used red spray paint on the runners, steering mechanism and on the outside pieces of wood.......
And then used an almond color for the body......

And added a bit of greenery and a nice Jingle Bell......
So where actually did I put this "new" sled???????

I have to admit that I was stumped as to where I would display it outside but it was Joe that said, "Why not lean it up againgst the Living Room window?"
I loved that idea!!!!
Yes, we have the front of the house all decorated for Christmas because we took advantage of the temps. in the high 50's and 60's that we had last weekend........
So that is one Re-Do!!
From this........
To this..........
Now many of you may remember that for the past 25 + years, I have displayed my childhood Sled on our Front Porch for the Christmas and Winter seasons......

This is what it looked like last year......
The greenery was looking a bit worse for wear after last year's rough Winter here in NEPA......

I decided to freshen it up a bit with some new greenery that I bought on Clearance after Christmas last year.....
 I kept the Burlap Ribbon Bow that I made a long time ago......
 I doubt if I ever will re- paint the Sled because it holds wonderful memories for me.......
  I do think the new greenery looks much better......
 I also always hang this little wooden sleigh that my youngest son , Jim, made in Cub Scouts, many years ago.......
This is how it looks after a little Re-Do!!
 Same thing with this pocket planter.....

Before....
After.....
 And this tin stocking definitely needed a Re-Do after last Winter.....

Before.....
After......
 And I added just a few small touches to my decorative Mail Box.....
 And I thought the "Let It Snow" sign that this Penguin was holding looked like it had seen better days.....
  So I grabbed the can of red spray paint and freshened it up a bit.......
 So those are a few Re -Do's that I did updating my outside Christmas Decorations for this year.....
 I did some decorating upstairs already before I fell....
 And in the Dining Room.....
 My knee, which I landed on when I tripped up our outside steps, is feeling better and I can finally walk on it........

Thanks to all who stopped by and wished me well!!

It was greatly appreciated!!

My Christmas Home Tour will start the week of Thanksgiving with my first post in the Tour being the Outside of Our Home so I hope you will be back to visit again!!

A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

I am linking up to these parties:

SATURDAY
 Pink Saturday
Say G' Day Saturday 
Friday Features Linky Party
Welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop

SUNDAY
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
Sunday Brunch Party
 Snickerdoodle Sunday
Sunday's Best Partay! -monthly

MONDAY
 Busy Monday
Mod Vintage Mix Monday
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Monday Link Party 
Blue Monday

Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Sizzle into Summer Party
What's It Wednesday
 Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
Wake Up Wednesdays 
  Before and After Party

THURSDAY
Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
 
 FRIDAY
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
 Show and Tell Friday
Friday Favorites
   Flaunt It Fridays
  What To Do Weekends
 Anything Goes Linky Party
Anything Blue  Fridays
Friday's Five Features Party 
Fabulous Fridays 

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!

Hugs,
Debbie



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