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!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

HOME TOUR 2011, Part 3, the DINING ROOM

Welcome to Part 3 of Our Progressive HOME TOUR , the Dining Room.

Remember to click on the link at the end of this post to continue the Tour and see the next room!

If you missed Part One of our Home Tour, The Front Yard and Porch, please click HERE

And

For Part Two, The Kitchen, please click HERE

I also want to Thank all of you for very kind comments. I am sorry that I have not been able to visit but I am STILL decorating!!
I am trying to change things up a bit and do something different in every room so it is taking me much longer than I thought it would.


First, I want to start with my very Victorian Dining Room Tree which is Tree # 2.

I bought some LED lights to use with the other lights on the tree.

Sam's Club had these for $19.99......



I used them mainly in the middle of the tree so it would look like it was illuminated from the inside out......

I also use pink and clear flower lights on this tree....


This tree is a 7 foot slim tree that I bought in Lowe's several years off at 75% off and paid only $17.00 for it!

I have about 900 lights on this tree. I like my trees bright and I tend to go over the usual rule of 100 lights per foot of tree.

I bought this shimmery fabric garland on Clearance at Target several years ago and decided to finally use it.

I thought it would reflect the lights....



I then added beaded garland, ornaments and frosted pink flowers.....


And sparkling Baby's Breath....








I just love this Victorian style stocking.....


This Santa sits on a small table next to the tree


The bottom of the tree.

I made the tree skirt....


All lit up...







This is a hand made Santa that I bought at a Craft Fair several years ago.....

I love the pink velvet embossed with roses...






My Dining Room is my most Victorian looking room.....

She was a flea market find....

See the small pink Santa on the shelf.....

A little vignette on the top of the stereo....

I still have the stereo system that we bought when we were first married 33 years ago....

A Lenox Santa.....

And Faux goodies!!




My " fake" window....

I did not want to be able to look into the Kitchen so I hung curtains over the pass through.....

A swag I made in sage green and pink.....


My Melodium plays Christmas songs....



One of my Christmas Villages....

This one is on display on the Buffet.....

Angels....

My Sitting Santa...





The alpine tree is one of two that I got at a flea market. I added a set of 60 LED lights to it.

So this is Tree # 3......

The whole village , except for 2 houses that I added, was a complete set at Sam's Club several years ago.....


3 of the houses are fiberoptic....


The cute doll ornament was gifted to me by my dear friend, Anne Marie.....

Here are some close ups of the Village......





















Love the way the Village looks at night.......







Love this Santa plate.....



The paper mache' Santa was a Salvation Army find for $5.00 a few years ago.....





A white feather tree, Victorian dolls and another angel.....



The top of the Hutch....

This Nativity Set is an old Home Interiors piece and I bought it 33 years ago for the first Christmas that we were married....


I love to decorate the old windows that I have hung as dividers between the Living Room and the Dining Room....

And another angel....


I will show you the table and the Chandy at a later date.

I didn't get a chance to decorate the chandy yet and the Dining Room table is my staging area
right now . I unpack everything on the table when I am decorating....

To continue our Progressive Home Tour and see the Living Room, please click HERE

I am linking up to these parties:
Seasonal Sunday

Sundays with Santa

Metamorphosis Monday

Mod Mix Monday

Amaze Me Monday

Masterpiece Monday

Table Top Tuesday

Wow Us Wednesday

Open House Party Thursday

Show and Tell Friday

Potpourri Friday

Home Sweet Home Friday

Vintage Inspiration Friday

Deck The Halls Friday

Pink Saturday

Itz Festival Time Party

http://www.aholidayhaven.com/

Show Your Glow Linky Party

Christmas Cheer Blog Party- Holiday vignettes at a Thoughtful Place

http://honeywerehome.blogspot.com/

Holiday Decor @ Michaela Noelle Designs

Hooked on Houses Holiday Home Tour

Holly Blogger Christmas

Please stop in and visit the gracious hosts of these parties and all who are playing along.....

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you visit me!!

Hugs,
Debbie

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