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!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Tree for all Seasons

I keep up a 5 foot potted tree in my Living Room year round after Christmas.

It becomes a Valentine's Day Tree........


Then an Easter Tree....




Then for the summer, it was a Patriotic Tree......

And now it is a Fall Tree......




It is decorated with white, orange and grapevine pumpkin lights.


I added fall silk leaves and silk orange mums.....

The ornaments are pumpkins, acorns and leaves......

And the bow is made out of a Green ribbon with copper leaves embossed on it.


Underneath the tree is a lighted Jack O Lantern, my Fall Boyd's and Bearington Bears and a pumpkin that I painted copper and gold and then added some gold glitter to.


See, you can keep a "Christmas" tree up year round!!

To see the rest of my Fall Decorations , Please visit Debbie- Dabble by clicking HERE

I am linking up to :

Show and Tell Friday

The DIY SHOW OFF FALL FESTIVAL

Deck the Halls Friday!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sunday, September 12, 2010

SOME NEW CHRISTMAS TREASURES!!!

Hello!!

For those of you who have not yet visited me here at my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas,

WELCOME!!!!

Today I would like to share with you some Flea Market and Salvation Army Finds, all Christmas Items!!

These are a pair of darling Vintage Christmas Salt and Pepper Shakers which will look great in my Kitchen!!


And next is a pretty ornament which will find a place on one of my trees!!



But I have really been dying to show you these treasures and I thought it would be perfect to create a little Christmas Tea vignette for Tea Tuesday in Blogland!!


Now originally when this little beauty came into our Church Flea Market, I thought it was a Tea for One Set but as I opened the box and took out the pieces, I received a pleasant surprise!!

The Santa's and the greenery are all from the Flea Market.



And here is the surprise!!

It is a tea pot, creamer and sugar bowl!!


Now how cute is this!!


Then I went to Salvation Army and found this cute demitasse cup and saucer for a mere 99 cents!!!



Look at the pretty poinsettia's embossed on the cup and the cut outs in the saucer!!



And the tea spoon with the rose on the tip of the handle came from Salvation army for 25 cents!!


The gold place mat is one for that I bought on Clearance after Christmas at Target!

I am linking up to these great parties:

Tea Cup Tuesday

Tea Time Tuesday

Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday

Rednesday

Show and Tell Friday

Garage Salen PArtay

Deck the Halls Friday

Thanks for visiting me today and every day that you take the time to stop by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Trans Siberian Orchestra!!

Okay, if you don't know already, I am a HUGE Trans Siberian Orchestra Fan!!

I have seen the Winter Tour of TSO every year for the past 6-7 years except for last year due to a health issue. And for me, it just wasn't Christmas without seeing TSO!!

I live within walking distance of Mohegan Sun Arena in Pa. and I just bought my TSO tickets!!
Yippee!!



I will be sitting in section 103 ,row F ,right off the stage on November 14th @ 7:30 pm!!


I AM SO EXCITED!! If you haven't seen TSO perform their Winter tour with all of their Christmas songs, you do not know what you are missing. I also have a few of their videos from You Tube posted at the bottom of this blog. Please take the time to see the magic of Trans Siberian Orchestra LIVE!!!

From the MUSIC to the LASER LIGHTS, to the PYRO, it is the ultimate Christmas Rock Concert!!

I removed the Video here on this post as it took up too much room. You can view it by clicking on the link on my side bar. Please turn off my Palylist if you are going to view any of the you tube videos of TSO!


Seeing this Christmas concert before Christmas , inspires me for the entire season. I start decorating early, the beginning of November and once I see TSO, I really get into decorating and the spirit of the entire Holiday season!

I am linking up to :

SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY

DECK THE HALLS FRIDAY

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

Hugs,
Debbie

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WHAT STARTED IT ALL..........

Yes, I decorate 12 Christmas Trees for the holiday season.

If you missed my post showing my 12 trees and are taking part in Denise Marie's
CHRISTMAS COLLECTOR'S ALLEY party and Tammy's DECK THE HALLS FRIDAY Party, please click HERE
My 12 trees are my first Christmas Collector's Alley contribution!


How did all of this madness start you ask????
Well, several years ago, my all time favorite magazine was the now out of print Victorian Decorating and Lifestyle.
I still have all of my back issues and have purchased many on Ebay.
But when I first gazed upon the Jan. 2000 issue, I fell in love with the idea of a tree in every room.
Now I already had several Christmas trees in the house...one in the Living Room, one in the Boy's play room which is now my Den and one in each of my 2 son's rooms that they decorated themselves every year.

Please click on pics to enlarge and then click again and you should be able to read the article!!



The article that started it all was about a woman named Debora Richey from North Carolina that had 10 Christmas trees.


I just loved the way her home looked...

Each tree and each room had a theme..



Many of the decorations she made herself....




So this is what started it for me!! I started to buy ornaments on Clearance after Christmas and then I picked different themes and colors for each room.

Some of the ornaments I bought I was able to use for other Holidays so I started to leave some of the trees up and decorate them for Holidays other than Christmas.




This is my Patriotic Tree that has been in my Living Room since Memorial Day.


After Labor Day, I will decorate it for Autumn.

There is at least one or two trees decorated in my home all year round!!

If you have a Christmas Blog, please let me know so I can add you to my Blog Roll here. After all, us lovers of Christmas have to stick together!!

I am linking up to

CHRISTMAS COLLECTOR'S ALLEY

REDNESDAY!

Show and Tell Friday!

Deck the Halls Friday

And also PINK SATURDAY!

Please stop by these great parties!!

Please also visit my other blog, Debbie-Dabble

Thanks for visiting me today and every day that you take the time to do so!!

Hugs,
Debbie

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