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, January 25, 2013

Happy Rudolph Day!! Keep Up some of those Christmas Decorations!!

Happy Rudolph Day!!

I remembered Rudolph Day for this month.....

What is Rudolph Day you ask?????/

Why it is the 25th of every month and I hope to remember to do a Christmas related post on the 25th of each month this year.....

For this month, I want to share with you how I changed some of my Christmas Decorations into Winter and Valentine's Day decorations.

I started first with the outside decorations......

This is what my Front Porch looked like decorated for Christmas this year......


 
 And this is what it now looks like decorated for Winter.......





 See the difference??

Inside, I decorated the Den and Kitchen for Winter using some things that were used for Christmas like one of these Alpine trees that were in the Dining Room at Christmas.....
I took one of those alpine trees and decorated it with birds and birdhouses and turned it into a Winter Tree and created this little Winter vignette in the corner by the Hutch in the Kitchen....


In the Den, This is what my China Cupboard looked liked decorated for Christmas....



And this is what it looks like now decorated for Winter...





 I also did not pack away some bottle brush trees and a feather tree from my Christmas decorations and used them in Winter vignettes in the Den......

 And used the child size ice skates from the sled that I had in my Guest Room .....
In vignettes in the Den.....


 And......

This is what the Den Tree looked like decorated for Christmas.....


And now that it is decorated for Valentine's Day.....



I also did not take down  the evergreen garlands in the Kitchen that I decorated with candy ornaments for Christmas.......


 And for Valentine's Day , I added heart ornaments to both garlands......
 
So you don't have to take down ALL of your Christmas decorations.....

Please click HERE to see my Outside Winter Decorations

Please Click HERE to see my Inside Winter Decorations

Please Click HERE to see my Den Valentine's Day Tree

Please click HERE to see my Kitchen decorated for Valentine's Day

Please come back and visit in Feb. for Rudolph's Day when I  share how I turned more of my Christmas Trees into Valentine's Day Trees......

HAPPY RUDOLPH DAY!!

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Debbie

Saturday, January 19, 2013

That about Wraps it up........

Well, that about wraps up this past Christmas season and my regular posting here on my Christmas Blog.
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I will be posting regularly now over at Debbie-Dabble so I do hope that those of you who signed up to Follow me here will also Follow me over there at Debbie-Dabble.

I have been hitting the stores and grabbing some great clearance items.
You can read about it HERE
And I have converted my Outdoor Christmas Decorations to my OutDoor Winter Decorations....
You can read about it HERE
And it all looks better and more Wintery with SNOW....
 Click HERE to read more....

I usually leave up some of my trees and decorate them for Valentine's Day. I will be sharing  that with you in the beginning of next week.

So I hope you will stop by and continue to Follow what I have been up to and what I am doing.....

See you over at Debbie-Dabble!!

Hugs,
Deb



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Anne Marie's Christmas Home Tour 2012 !!!!!

 This is the 3rd year that I have shared my dear friend Anne Marie's  Home  decorated for Christmas!!

She changes the way it looks every year and this year she decided on a red and green theme.

We will start with the Christmas Tree in the Living Room........
In the several years that I have known Anne Marie, she always did her tree  in pink.  She did not have hardly anything red so she bought bunches of poinsettias from Michael's ,on sale of course, to stick into the tree.
She also used white beads and white beaded sprays.
She then made her own Christmas  vintage card ornaments and addition to some store bought ones....
Looks lovely , doesnt it?
Stunning all lit up!!


This is a new acquistion that is on the left side of the Tree...
A phone table and chair and yes, she does have a phone inside the top part...
Love the apothecaries and the sweet Bear....
Next to the Tree on a table is this silver bridal basket...

 On the right side of the Tree is the Entertainment Center....
The guys were watching the game......
I love these......




Look at the books with the jewels hanging off of them......

And this is the corner on the other side of the entertainment center.....
I love this chair and everything else in this vignette for that matter....
Tony wanted a cane this year......
I have to mention that on Sundays, Tony and Anne Marie can be found frequenting different kinds of shops and antique stores through out Pa. N.J. and into N.Y.

This cute child's desk is by the front door....
Isn't this sweet?  I believe this is called "Dollie's Concert"
This is in the corner by the front door.....

And here is the front entrance.....
I do love antique sewing machines.....



Looking at the stairs and down the hallway.....
I must mention that Tony painted the walls to look like this........

Isn't he a gem?????
I do love what she did with the stair case this year....


This is another new piece found on their antique buying trips .......

At the end of the hall way.....

Her sofa table.....

 Cute fairies.....


Here are the guys admiring the little phone desk and chair......
A carriage full of dolls.....


The coffee table......
Anne marie has many beautiful antique silver pieces.....

So pretty......
Another bridal basket by the entrance into the Dining Room.....

Looking from the Dining Room into the Living Room.....


The Dining Room Hutch....

Look at this......


More Bears.....
The buffet......
I totally love the silver punch bowl.....

It actually is not a matching set ( but who cares!) and only cost $50!

This is the fireplace that if I had somewhere to put it in my house, I would want this one!!
They actually did not have room in the Living Room so that is why the fire place ended up in the Dining Room but I totally love it here!!


This year, Anne Marie chose to display her collection of Funeral baskets on her mantle.....

She did the windows on each side of the fire place , using gallery glass.......
Sorry , the mirror is reflecting the flash......



Look at the ceiling that Tony did......

When he plastered it, he added sparkles to the mixture so the ceiling sparkles in the light!!!!

And look at the rug!!!

Anne Marie always sets her table for every season and Holiday......
These dishes were bought at Kohl's several years ago......





And this is the corner over by the Living Room.....

They ordered pizza and subs......

You can see the Kitchen......
With their eyes closed, Joe and Tony look like they are enjoying the food!! Or at least dreaming about it!!
LOL!!
This is where the computer is in the Kitchen......

Love the clock.....
Again, Anne Marie did the window with Gallery Glass and I love the greenery and bells hanging....

We will go around her Kitchen counters.....
Beautiful antique silver.....





Over on the wall.....


And last year, Anne Marie inspired me to create a Manly looking dresser for Joe in our bedroom with these pieces in their downstairs bathroom......

I adore how she used the silver pieces to display everything......
Well, that concludes our tour of Tony and Anne Marie's stunning Home decorated for Christmas this year.

After losing her job last year, Anne Marie started a new job a few months ago that requires her to work longer hours so she did not have time to decorate some of the upstairs like she usually does.
Plus , she takes orders for cakes and cupcakes on the weekends, so she is really busy!

I guess you can see that we have similar tastes and why we are friends. I would be lost without her. Even though we do live about a half hour away from each other and don't get to see each other often because of our work schedules, we do email each other a lot.

Here are my Christmas gifts from Anne Marie....

A cute ice cream cone ornament that I will use on my Summer Tree in the Craft Room.....

 And all of this......

 A beautiful Christmas plate and tea towel.....
 
 I love this sweet little Christmas pillow.....
 In the bag is a bayberry candle with this saying....

 And this is soap but we love the box!!
 And this sweet snowman!!!!! Or I should say snow girl!!
And she also bought me some Valentine's Day things for my birthday in Jan. which I will share with you in a later post but I had to show you this!!

My One Little Word  for 2013 is JOY!!!!
 And I am over JOYed to have Anne Marie as my friend!!
 Love ya, Anne Marie!!

If you would like to see how Anne Marie decorated her home last year, please click HERE

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Hugs,
Debbie




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