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!!

I prove that you do not have to live in a large home to have several Trees, over 20 in all shapes and sizes!!

The majority of my Christmas decorations are placed in the same spot every year and I know that this is not what most Decorator's care for but it is like seeing old friends again when I decorate each year for Christmas.......

I do try to add a few new things and change up things a bit but for the most part, these decorations are part of my Christmas traditions and I will not change them until I can no longer decorate like I do......

This blog is dedicated to All Things Christmas!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Country Folks Shop at Christmas Time

Where do you get your inspiration when it comes to decorating your home for Christmas??

One of my favorite places to visit at Christmas time is Country Folks Gifts in Nescopeck, Pa.
It is located on the family's farm. The building itself is a 3 story Barn that has been turned into one fantastic Gift Shop.
Country Folks closes for 2 weeks so that the staff can decorate the entire shop for Christmas!!
They hold a Christmas Open House the first weekend in Nov. when they reopen!
And they also have a display house located right next to the Barn!!!





That's right.... this cute little house is where every room is decorated as if it were someone's home!!
How cool is that!!

Here are some photos of Country Folks last season........































Fantastic isn't it???

And now for some photos of the display house....

















How many great ideas did you see???
I can't wait to see what they do for this season!!

They sell window coverings, rugs, furniture , Boyd's Bears and everything you could want for your home!!

If you would like to take a peek at their web site, here it is:

www.countryfolk-gifts.com

I am linking up to Show and Tell Friday
Please take some time and visit all that are participating in this great party!!

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

Hugs,
Debbie

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CHRISTMAS IN JULY - MY 12 CHRISTMAS TREES!!!

Happy Christmas in July!!

Many retail stores, both online and brick and mortar stores, are celebrating Christmas in July with special sales!

This idea has led me to create a separate Christmas blog so I WELCOME you to my new Christmas blog, A DEBBIE-DABBLE CHRISTMAS!!

Last Christmas season ( 2009 ), I had 12 Christmas trees in my home! Yep, you read that correctly - 12 Christmas trees!

If you missed my Pink Saturday Post on my other blog Debbie-Dabble, showing my Dining Room and Craft Room trees, please click HERE

This is my Dining Room


My Craft Room Tree


So that was 2 trees, now I would like to show you the other 10!

Please come in...........


Number 3- My Living Room Tree


The theme for this tree is red and gold and Victorian style ornaments.


Along with the white lights, I have added candle lights to this tree


And red velvet bows




This is my Christmas Village that is underneath this tree

I have collected pieces since 1981



Number 4 My Powder Room Tree


I decorate my Powder Room with Snow Buddies and the color theme of white, silver and blue!


Unfortunately , there is no receptacle available to plug in lights so this tree is just decorated with Snow Buddies.

Number 5 is my Kitchen Tree. The Kitchen is decorated with Gingerbread men and Candy Canes.


This is a 3 foot tree that I have placed in my milk can!!

There are peppermint candy ornaments on this tree


Number 6 is one of my Den Trees


The theme for my Den is a Dicken's style with Carolers and a vintage look with a burgundy, blue and ivory color scheme

I have my Thomas Kinkaide Ornaments on this tree with Thomas Kinkaide house below


The tea cup ornament is a Thomas Kinkaide


Number 7 is a wire tree that is on top of my China Hutch in my Den.
I have ornaments that depict Vintage Children and carolers


Number 8 is the tree I made for my Victorian Doll House.
Yes, I even decorate Nelson Crest (my doll house) for Christmas!


Number 9 is the tree of my childhood and it is in my Bedroom.


This tree is decorated with vintage glass ornaments that were from the 50's and early 60's when I was a child


I bought these at yard sales and flea markets


Below is a Plasticville Village
Some of these were my parent's and were under my childhood tree.
There are also vintage Putz houses and bottle brush trees that were my parent's.


Number 10 is the tree that is in my Hubby's Corner in our Bedroom. He is an avid Pittsburgh fan and we have season tickets to the AHL Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins Hockey Team which is the farm team of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
So he has a Penguins and Steeler's tree!!

I guess you can tell that he was thrilled when I painted our bedroom gold! LOL!!

Next is tree Number 11. This tree is in my Guest Room.


This is decorated with novelty ornaments from my two son's childhood and icicle ornaments.




And finally, tree Number 12 is a small tree , also in the guest room, that I decorated with mini pink Victorian ornaments.


So those were what my 12 trees looked like last Holiday Season. I do change them up every few years. When do I start to decorate you ask? Since I work full time, I start on November 1 after I take down and put away my Autumn and Halloween decorations.

I am linking up to several parties so please try to visit the participants in each of these great parties:

Rednesday

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Show and Tell Friday

Blue Monday

Christmas in July Blog Hop

If you love Christmas and the holiday season as much as I do, Please join up as a Follower of my Christmas Blog, where I hope to show you anything and everything Christmas!!
If you have a Christmas Blog, please let me know so I can add you to my Blog Roll!

To see some of the Christmas crafts I create , Please visit my Business blog,
Elegant Creations by Debbie

Thanks for stopping by today and everyday that you take the time to visit me!!

Hugs,
Debbie
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