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!

This blog is dedicated to All Things Christmas!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

HOME TOUR 2011, PART 7 , UPSTAIRS AND 6 MORE TREES!

Welcome to the last part of our HOME TOUR, Part 7, the UPSTAIRS.

I hope you have enjoyed your our of our Home decorated for Christmas!!

I should have most likely split this post in 2 but I wanted to complete Our Home Tour in time for all the Christmas Blog Parties!

If You missed Part 1, the Front Yard, Please click HERE

If you missed Part 2, the Kitchen, please click HERE

If you missed Part 3, the Dining Room, please click HERE

If you missed Part 4, the Living Room, please click HERE

If you missed Part 5, the Den, please click HERE

If you missed Part 6, the Powder Room, please click HERE

Now grab a cup of tea and I will take you upstairs.....

I finally finished the garland on the railing....

When I posted about the Living Room, I did not have it up as I was still decorating and it is far easier to carry boxes and tubs up and down all the steps without having to watch where you grab the railing....

You can see the lights on the garland reflecting on the pictures on the wall....

I have weaved a berry and red velvet garland through the evergreen garland.....

One of my Teddy Bear's that sing sitting on the steps.....

I have white light and a set of 40 candle lights on the garland....

The bow matches all the swag and the tree topper in the Living Room....

I have Victorian Emphera Santa's hanging from the garland.....

And Thomas KinKaide Stockings hanging at the top.....

The top of the stairs....

Some of my lusterware collection....

Now I know many of you would have painted this fan another color but I am a Victorian Style gal and I love the gold.....

Another angel....

More of my Lusterware Collection in the Hallway....

Love this pic with the sun shining through the Craft Room window into the Hall way....

A Nativity figurine of Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus ......

Love the colors with the sun shining on it. I actually took this by mistake leaving the candle light feature on but love the way this came out.....

This is the wreath that I made last year for the door to my very small bathroom.

It is the smallest bathroom known to man .

The color scheme of the bathroom is tan, purple and sage green....

Last year, this bathroom was the only room with out a Christmas tree in the house.

I decided to change that this year...

I used my white feather tree and added ornaments that I bought at a flea market to the tree...

So this is Tree # 10

The tree is set up on the shelf unit above the toilet.

The bathroom is so small that I really can not take any other pics of it ( plus I have to clean it)

Now we will go into the Master Bedroom...

This is Tree # 11 and it is my Vintage Tree, the tree of my Childhood.

This is a 4 foot pre lit tree that I added more lights too and is identical to the one that is in my Den.

I have decorated it with all vintage glass ball ornaments and a glass topper.

And I also used silver tinsel like they used in the 60's when I was growing up.


There are also some vintage putz house ornaments on this tree...



Below is a combination Plasticville and Vintage Putz house village.....

The Plasticville red barn and blue house were always under my parent's tree on the platform that my Dad built. The rest of the pieces were flea market finds.....

The reindeer and chalk figures were my parent's.....

And lit up at night when it just sparkles.....





If you look at my side bar, you can see my childhood tree looks quite similar....

And then over in the alcove which is Joe's Pittsburgh Shrine, I have decorated a little Pittsburgh Tree for Joe....

Many of you already know that we have season tickets for the Pittsburgh Penguins AHL team, the Wilkes Barre - Scranton Penguins. Joe is also an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan....

You can see all of his Bobble Heads....

This is tree # 12 and is set up on a roll top desk....

The tree is decorated with red presents, wooden Penguin ornaments and Steeler and Penguin ornaments....


I bought this hat for Joe to wear the week of Christmas when he is delivering mail.....

If you would like to see more of my Master Bedroom , please click HERE

And now we will go into the Craft Room....

This is a little vignette on one of the shelf units that houses my Craft supplies....

The house came from Target and was a mere $5.00 after Christmas for 75% off several years ago....

And of course the white tree is Tree # 13....


The tree is decorated with mini angel head and Victorian ornaments....



Here is a pic again taken by mistake with the candle light feature left on my camera....


And lit up at night....

Here is the Craft Room Tree which is Tree # 14....

It is a 6 foot slim tree that I bought at a church flea market .....

I call it my Shabby Chic Tree since it is decorated in colors of Pink, Green and White.....

On top of the tree, is a bow , white feathers and a doll's head....

I used white shimmery garland that looks almost like snow....


Once again, here are those mistake pics with the candle light feature....

I think I might actually use this feature again in the day time as I love the look....

I decorated this tree with pink , white and green ornaments.....

Now this tree stays up year round. I turn it into a Valentine's Day tree and then into a tea cup and rose summer tree..

And you can see the Christmas Spider in this pic.

To read about the Legend of the Christmas Spider, please click HERE




And the base of the tree....

Lit up at night and I have white and soft pink lights on this tree....




Teddy Bears , Dolls and Skates...




And the top of my Antique Sewing Machine that was Joe's Grandmother's....


The picture frame has a saying about December Babies.

Both my son's were born in December.

And that is one of their infamous Screaming Santa pictures. Please look at my side bar to see more...

LOL!!

And this mirror is above my sewing machine....

Can you see the reflection of the tree in the mirror???

If you would like to see more of my Craft/Sewing Room, please click HERE

Let's go into the Guest Room now....

Here is Tree # 15....

This tree is a 6 foot potted tree.

It is decorated in mostly bright pink and white.

It fits perfectly in this small room that is only 10 x 10!

You can see my hat rack next to the tree...

I used a vintage topper on top of the tree with a bow made out of bright pink shimmery ribbon...

The tree is decorated with some vintage glass balls , shatterproof balls, hand crocheted snowflakes , about 60 clear icicles and other specialty ornaments...



Baby's First Christmas ornament...

Dolls, an angel and bunnies at the base of the tree....

There are bright pink and white lights on this tree...





My little round table and chair.....

On the table is a church Flea market find.

Another one of the those great Sam's Club sets that they no longer carry...

I just love the pastel colors of the pieces....

The bottle brush tree is from the Christmas Tree Shop....

More of my Old World Santa's....

This one was a gift from a friend....

This is my faux fireplace mantle.....

It was a strange piece of furniture given to me for free that I turned into a fireplace mantle....

Bright pink Snowflakes.....

The top of the Mantle....

Pastel snowmen....

More of those Target houses or I guess I should say churches....

The mantle scarf was bought at an estate sale for $1.00!!



The hanger was a gift from my dear friend, Rose Marie , who just passed away on December 6th.

If you would like to see Rose Marie's beautiful home decorated for Christmas 2 years ago, please click HERE


My Teddy Bear Tea Party.....



Love the sun shining on these flowers....

And all lit up ......







The angel was a flea market sign that I embellished.....

If you would like to see more of my Guest Room, please click HERE

And that concludes the HOME TOUR of our Home decorated for Christmas.....

I hope you enjoyed it. We loved having all of you come and visit us for the Holidays!

I have linked all the posts together so if you start with Part one, our Front Yard, you can click on the links at the end of each post and continue from room to room.

Joe and I enjoyed sharing our home with all of you.....

So you have seen 15 trees and I have now added two 12 inch lit trees in the Living room so I guess you can say that I now have 17 trees lit or decorated in our home!!

Click HERE to see my 17 trees !!!

I am linking up to these parties:

Show and Tell Friday

Home Sweet Home Friday

Vintage Inspiration Friday

Potpourri Friday- O Christmas Tree

Deck the Halls Friday

Pink Saturday

Seasonal Sunday

Sundays with Santa

Metamorphosis Monday

Amaze Me Monday

Masterpiece Monday

Mod mix Monday

TableTop Tuesday

WOW Us Wednesday

Rednesday

Open House Thursday Party

Vintage Thingie Thursday

And these Christmas parties:

I'll Be Home for Christmas Linky Party

Itz Festival Time

Show Your Glow Party

http://www.aholidayhaven.com/

Christmas Cheer Blogger Block Party:

Holiday Mantles @ Michelle's

http://www.athoughtfulplaceblog.com/

http://honeywerehome.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-cheer-link-party-christmas.html

Holiday Decor @ Michaela Noelle Designs

Christmas Blogger Block Party

Bannisters

Hooked on Houses Holiday Home Tour

Holly Blogger Christmas

I hope you can pay a visit to all the host of these parties and some of the participants....

Thanks so very much for joining me on my Home Tour this season!!

Hugs,
Debbie

24 comments:

  1. Wow, Debbie, WOW! What an amazing tour of your home. You are incredibly talented at decorating. And it's so much work! But it is evident you love it and that's what life is all about, following our passions!

    Thank you for getting me in the Holiday Spirit.

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  2. Just so beautiful Debbie. I just love your vintage ornament tree with the tinsel It just brings back so many memories of my childhood in the 50's.

    I have so enjoyed your tour of your home. Finally have mine complete and have taken pictures today and last night. So am now working to post a few of mine.

    Karan

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  3. Hi Debbie! I'm just amazed at all of beauty here! Your home is so pretty and festive. I've given you a shout out on my blog if you want to come and see! I just fell in love with your pretty Jadeite bowl filled with cookie cutters and tried to do a little copy cat! Can't compare with yours! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Deb, it is so beautiful. Love the look of your stairway and when I saw the doll on the pedestal I immediately thought of Rose Marie. The way the doll is posed made me think of her. Nope, I wouldn't have painted that fan, like you, I love it gold. Each of your trees is so beautiful but I think my favorites are still the craft room and dining room trees. The tinsel on your bedroom tree just takes me back. We always put 'icicles" on our Christmas tree when I was growing up. Loved seeing the pretty tree in your upstairs bathroom. We are probably in a tight race for that smallest bathroom. Both of mine are small.
    I hope your heart is a little lighter dear friend. Take care.

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  5. I forgot to say that I also love the look of the pictures when the candlelight feature was left on in the daytime. It gives the pictures a pretty quality. Love it.

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  6. I honestly do not know how you do all of this! It is beautiful!! You have such a knack for putting things all together!
    I hope all is well with you and yours!
    ♥ Jil

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  7. Oh my goodness. This is my favourite room! The second photo in the post is absolutely stunning!! I think I have the same chair, but the back is missing. I am wondering if you would mind sending me a photo of just the chair sometime (after Christmas) as I have been searching to see what the original back might have looked like. Your garland is lovely. Your trees lit up are stunning. The little white tree display is so very cute. And the teady bear tea party, who couldn't love that!?! Thanks for all of your pretty posts. Sharing this.

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  8. Very beautiful!


    Hearty Pink, come and see when you get a chance.

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  9. Hello my sugar sweet friend, I adore your Christmas! Those pink trees are my favorites! Gorgeous work!
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  10. Whew! That was amazing. Your house is a real Christmas wonderland. Thanks for the tour.

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  11. Just simply beautiful Debbie!

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  12. Hi Debbie! your holiday home is magnificent. I can't believe all you do to deck it out..WOW, I am impressed. Those skates with the pink sparkly laces are adorable!

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  13. Hi Debbie,
    Hands down, your home is the most festive I have laid eyes on! So very beautiful all.
    Maureen

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  14. Wow! You have been really hard at work! I love it all!Thanks for sharing your beautiful home,Joann

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  15. Wow, you go all out decorating for Christmas! Impressive! Thanks for the tour. Linking from Mod Vintage Life.

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  16. Debbie,
    How delightful. I remember your many trees last year. It's great how you showed them in daylight, and then lit up at night. Wow!

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  17. Surely you have a dozen helpers who do nothing but carry ...

    Wow. Your home is beautiful, as are your collections and arrangements.

    I came here from Rednesday. It was fun to visit ... thanks and Merry Christmas !

    http://www.threeoldkeys.blogspot.com/

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  18. Your attention to detail is amazing.

    - The Tablescaper

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  19. I think my mom had one of those gold fans a long time ago...as always so pretty.

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  20. Oh My Gosh! Your home is absolutely beautiful! All the detail and time spent in making it look absolutely stunning! You are amazing, your home looks amazing! I am going to feature your blog today on my blog if that is OK! I am amazed at everything. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog or I wouldn't have found you. I am a new follower!
    Loves,
    Kirsten

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  21. Your home is amazing, wonderfully festive, I love so many of your collections!

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  22. You have so many wonderful treasures. Your dolls certainly caught my eye. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    Debra

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