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 28, 2011

More Christmas Finds!!

Still Celebrating Christmas in July!!

I wanted to share with you some more of my Flea Market finds!!

Look at this wonderful Old World Santa!! He is rather tall......


And this silver red faced Santa.....

A cute Mini Tea Set......

Love the red cardinals!!


A large ornament with a delightful snow man face painted on it.....


And you know this one will be going in my Kitchen......


A pretty gold sleigh.....

Large Gold Shatterproof ornaments.....

Smaller gold Shatterproof ornaments......


And red ones too.....


And smaller ones great for crafts!!!


What a beauty of a tea pot!!!

This bottle brush tree was bought at the Christmas Tree Shops. It had a nautical theme and I took some fo the shells off already. I think I want to buy another one and use them in my Guest Room since I am looking to do a pastel theme in that room this Holiday Season......




I am linking to these great parties:


Thrifty Things Friday


Show and Tell Friday

Deck The Halls Friday!!

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!

Rednesday

Please stop by and visit these wonderful hostess's and some of their party participants!!

To see some of my other Flea Market finds, please visit Debbie-Dabble by clicking HERE

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY AND TAKING TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY DAY TO VISIT ME!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Trees All Year Long 2011!!

As part of the Christmas in July Celebrations in Blogland, I thought I would once again show you that you don't have to take down your trees or tree after the Christmas Holidays are over.

I did a similar post on this at the end of last Holiday season but I thought I would share with you my Trees of 2011 since I did change things up a bit.

I left my 7 ft. Living Room Tree up after Christmas and turned it into one of my Valentine's Day Trees!!


I decorated this Valentine's Day tree with a red and gold color scheme.....

I also kept the 7 ft. slim Dining Room Tree up and turned it into my Pink Valentine's Day Tree...

Pink and white was the theme for this tree.....


I set up a small white feather tree adorned with silver, pink and gold hearts.....

It was also in the Dining Room.....

Just added some red hearts to my Powder Room tree after taking all the Christmas oriented Snow Buddy ornaments off this tree. I left on only the Snow men ones for Winter.......

The Den Tree also became a Valentine's Day Tree......

Burgundy, blue and ivory was the color theme of this tree......


And then for Easter, the Dining Room tree was packed away, the round table that is normally in this corner was put back and a Pink Tree was placed on the table and decorated for Easter!!


This tree casts such a wonderful glow at night.......


The Living Room Tree was also taken down to our storage shed and this 5 foot potted tree was brought home from the shed and set up.

It also became an Easter tree....

This was decorated with bright Easter colors......

The tree in my Craft Room was kept up and I decided to decorate this with tea cups, roses , birds and butterflies for the summer.....

I even used real tea cups......

The 5 foot potted tree will now stay in the Living Room until the 7 ft. Christmas tree comes back from the storage Shed and is decorated for Christmas.

This tree is now a Patriotic Tree and I will keep it decorated like this until September 11.



And then I will decorate it as a Fall Tree.....

I already bought some new ornaments at the end of last holiday season that are copper colored leaves and green acorns......

So at the end of this coming holiday season and there is clearance on ornaments, take a good look, think outside the box and imagine what you could use to decorate trees for all seasons and holidays through out the year and keep that wonderful glow from a lit tree in your rooms all year long!!!

I am linking up to these parties:

White Christmas in July

Seasonal Sunday

Amaze me Monday

Masterpiece Monday

Deck the Halls Friday!

Please pay a visit to the hostess's and those joining in on these great parties!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to do so......

Hugs,
Debbie

Friday, July 15, 2011

Old Christmas Magazines, Christmas in July Party

Once again I thought I would share with you one of the magazines from my collection.

This issue is Victorian Decorating and Lifestyle, Dec./Jan. 1997

It is chalk full of all kinds of inspiration for the Holidays....

Please click on pics to enlarge and then you can click on them one more time and you should be able to read the articles if you chose to........

What an entrance!!!


Love this wall paper.

It reminds me of Richard's Home over at My Old Historic House
who is currently featuring some of his beautiful reds.....

What a tree!!




I adore this lamp!!

What a fantastic home, don't you think????

I spent a week down the Jersey Shore ( not the TV show) at WildWood , N. J. every year of my life from 4 years old to about 35 years old.

As a child and teenager vacationing with my parents, we would take a ride for a Day Trip to Cape May. I remember Cape may when all of these beautiful homes were falling apart.
Then Cape may was put on the national Historic Register and funding was available for restoration.

Every year , more and more of these beautiful Victorian Homes were restored until Cape May became the wonderful Tourist Attraction it now is. This was always the day of our vacation that I looked forward to the most.....

My Dream Vacation that is on my Bucket List is to spend an entire week in Cape May during their annual Victorian Christmas Celebration.....

I was so excited when I saw this article.......




Hopefully, someday, my dream will come true!!

And now onto a great Crafting idea......

I am thinking of using sheet music......


Yes, that is a tree hanging upside down. This was a common practice in Victorian times.....

You can now buy artificial trees on a stand that are upside down. The ornaments look fantastic on these trees because they are hanging freely!!







If you don't have room for a large tree, You can use small ones.....


I LOVE this bedroom and how it is decorated!!




I hope you enjoyed revisiting this beautiful magazine.

I am participating in the Christmas in July Blog party over at Holiday Haven.

Also joining Deck the Halls Friday!!

All you have to do is link up a Christmas post from last season. You don't have to do a new post if you do not want to.
Please consider joining in on the fun!!

Also please visit Debbie- Dabble for a tour of my Craft Room as I am joining the annual party of Where Bloggers Create.

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

Hugs,
Debbie
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