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!!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas in the Living Room, Part 2, Christmas Home Tour 2015

Welcome to Christmas in the Living Room, Part 2!!
  If you missed Christmas in the Living Room, Part 1, please click HERE!



Let's start where we left off in Part 1........

Over in this corner next to the Dining Room......
On the wall.......
The large round table in the corner.......
On this table is a set bought many years ago at Sam's Club......
On the floor by the table are a family of Bearington Bears.....
   My "Faux" Window......
 A Wreath I received from Tree Classics and decorated.......
 A plaque that I made......
 Tree # 16
 The Living Room is decorated in red, green and gold and so is this Tree......
 It also has a Victorian theme......
 The Tree is topped with a Gold Topper and a bow made out of a ribbon with red and white candles on it.....
I also tucked gold branches into the Tree.....
I have used this ribbon through out the Living Room on the many swags that I made.......
 An angel is hung right under the Bow.......
On the Tree are candle ornaments that I bought at J.C. Penney's.......
I bought red candle ornaments this year at Michaels......
And red rose ornaments in Big Lots.....
Most of my ornaments on this Tree are Victorian themed......
Let's take a closer look.......
And some ornaments that I made over the years......
 I set up a Village underneath the Tree every year.......
 37 years ago, when I first got married, my Dad built me this platform.....

As a child, we always had a platform under the Tree.....
I covered mine in white felt fabric
This village is made by Lemax and I started collecting pieces in 1981 when our oldest son was born.......
Each year, I add a piece even though now it is something small as I am running out of room.....

The lighthouse commemorates our yearly vacation to Wildwood, N.J. and the lighthouses in North Wildwood and Cape May.
The blue restaurant is Joseph's Seafood Shack and pays homage to Joe's love of lobster and the fact that he makes one mean lobster!!
This year, I added the white fence which I had from a Plasticville Set.....
This fence reminds me of the fence that my Dad built and had on the platform when I was a child.....

The Carolers in front of the church remind me of those that my parents had when I was a child.....
This Queen Anne Victorian house with the wrap around front porch is the house of my dreams.....
I bought this Post Office many years before Joe became a Mail Man!!
Maybe it foretold of things to come.......

The covered bridge pays homage to the covered bridges in Pennsylvania where we live.....
The Department Store gives a nod to both Joe's and my love of shopping and finding a good deal!!
So you see, this Village has a special meaning to me......

And as I lay under the Tree assembling it every year, I think of my Dad doing the very same thing when I was a child.

So I will continue to display this village under our Tree as long as I physically can.....

This is a 3 tier table that my Mother-in-law gave me that was from her cousin's house.....
On the top shelf......
The middle shelf.......
And the bottom shelf.......
I have a few vintage putz houses displayed on this shelf.....
On the side of the shelf.....
Sitting on a Christmas Storage box in which I store my Christmas Movie DVD's in, is my very first "Praying Santa" that my Mother in Law made for me many years ago when she did ceramics.......
This lead to a Collection which I will share with you in a minute.....

A Teddy Bear nutcracker......
The top of the TV Stand which I treat as a mantle........
The Caroler set was bought at Sam's Club many years ago.......
The Mercury Trees were bought at Sam's Club last year.....
The pine Trees were bought at Bed, Bath and Beyond last year......
Next to the TV Stand.....
A small round table.......
Displayed on this table is my small Collection of "Praying Santa's"
A small one that I bought at a Church Flea Market......
In the frame is a Christmas card that we sent many years ago........
And a small "Praying Santa" picture frame and an ornament that says " Jesus is the Reason for the Season", which I bought in J.C. Penney's last year......

This one I bought in a Specialty Shop......
When my sons were children, I bought this book at a local Catholic Religious Shop......
 The Author
 I won't show any of the book because of this.....
 But it is a lovely book for children bringing together both aspects of Christmas.....
On the wall by the front door.....
 Down the Hall to the Kitchen......
 Hanging on a Mirror between the hall closet and the Powder Room door.....
 This wreath used to hang on my "faux" window in the Living Room.......
 A cute stocking......
   And that completes my Christmas Home Tour of the inside of our house.....

If you missed my Mini Christmas Home Tour of the Downstairs, please click HERE
And my Mini Tour of the Upstairs, please click HERE
Next up on my Christmas Home Tour is the Outside of our House decorated for Christmas.
I thought by showing the outside of our house last, we would have had some snow by now......
But no such luck this year......
We will have record breaking temps. here in NEPA on Christmas!!
Depriving me of my White Christmas which I wish for every year......
 
Click HERE to see that post!!

 Also, all parts of my Christmas Home Tour 2015 , are posted on my Side Bar. Just click on the pic for each Part to see!!

  I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE  give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......

Hugs,
Debbie

A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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14 comments:

  1. I love the carolers so much. Beautiful displays everywhere.
    betsy

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  2. Such a festive home! I can't imagine how long it takes to set up - you have such an eye for detail. Thank you so much for sharing the spirit of Christmas ... wishing you and your family very happy holidays!

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  3. Debbie,
    Thanks for sharing your beautifully festive home on Tips & Tricks! I love all the great memories you are sharing with all of us. Merry Christmas!

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  4. How neat that you are carrying on the tradition your Dad started with the platform around the tree, like the fence addition tying it all together. Your plaque is so pretty as are all your victorian ornaments

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  5. Oh Debbie, you never fail to amaze, amuse and enchant me. You are one whacky lady. and please take that as a compliment from one who knows all about whackiness! Blessings
    technoturt@yahoo.com

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  6. My eyes are enchanted again ! Your home is stunning and your decors amaze me everytime.Thank you for inspiring me a lot! I wish you the best Christmas of your life!
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  7. You have truly captured the Victorian style with your decorations! Merry Christmas!

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  8. The living room looks great! My favorite is the little tea cup and saucer ornament. Sorry you did not get snow...looks like we won't be getting any in Iowa either :(
    Maybe next Christmas.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen

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  9. Wow....what a Christmas wonderland! I will have to come back several times to see it all! Love the little family that you bought at Sam's.....your tree is gorgeous...and of course I always look forward to the village you create under the tree (like your dad did) Christmas hugs.....

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  10. Josie is sitting next me just soaking in every single Christmas detail. Your home is just pure Christmas magic! Your village under the tree is always my favorite. Christmas hugs!

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  11. I love all the memories you have tied up in the village beneath your tree, Debbie. The little scene of the children with Santa is adorable and I love your carollers. Thanks for giving us a peek at your Christmas home. Merry Christmas, Debbie, and may the New Year bring you and your loved ones much joy and many blessings!

    Christmas hugs,
    Sandi

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  12. Wonderful post. I loved it! I really love the way you displayed your villages.
    I didn't get to bring mine home from storage. Bummer.
    I'll have to enjoy yours!
    I love the Santa and nativity. I still haven't found one!
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    If you get a chance Christmas Day come over for a surprise.
    XXOO.

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  13. As always, everything look so great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Happy 2016!

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  14. So much detail in your Christmas villages Deb! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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