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 1, 2016

The Evening Tour, Christmas Home Tour 2015


Welcome to The Evening Tour, Christmas Home Tour 2015!!

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!

Yes, I still have my Christmas decorations up.

It never ceases to amaze me that people are in such a hurry to put away Christmas right after Christmas Day. What happened to holding on to that wonderful Christmas Spirit????

In this area, in which a large population of Eastern European immigrants settled in the early 1900's,  it is customary to leave up Christmas decorations until AFTER New Year's Day.

When I was a child, Christmas decorations were left up until Epiphany or the Feast of the 3 Kings which celebrates the day upon which the three kings arrived at Bethlehem, Three Kings Day is twelve days after Christmas Day, and marks the end of the Christmas period.
 It falls on Wednesday, Jan. 6, this year.

I will start taking down Christmas on Jan. 7 because that will be my first day off after working a 3 day stretch after this weekend and  Joe's parents are coming to visit on Sunday for a Christmas visit.
Now on to the my Evening Tour......

I love how the house looks in the Evening with all the lights on , both inside and out.......

The Outside of our Townhouse.....


The Living Room....



The Dining Room.......


The Powder Room.........


The Kitchen.........


The Den.......



Nelson Crest's Parlor....


The Master Bedroom......


 The Upstairs Bathroom......


The Craft Room.........


The Guest Room.......

And that concludes my Evening Tour of our home decorated fro Christmas!!

  On Debbie-Dabble, I posted a Mini Christmas Home Tour of the Downstairs and Upstairs.

  Please Click HERE and HERE if you missed those posts!!

 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!!

My next post will be "Want to See What I Bought After Christmas??"

Please stop by Debbie-Dabble to read my Reflections on My One Little Word for 2015 "Live" and to see if I achieved what I set out to do in the beginning of 2015!!

Click HERE to read....

So 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

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24 comments:

  1. WOW, beautiful decorations. Thank you so much for this post.

    I have started taking down my decorations as I have so many doctor appointments line up starting nest week, that this is the only time I have available.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2016.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  2. I was so happy to see you had put your Christmas decorations lit up all in one post....gorgeous lit up at night I am going to take mine down just like I put them up....a little at a time. hugs...

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  3. Happy New Year!!! You have lots of Christmas Spirit.

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  4. Deb, I still have my decorations up too, it was always twelfth night we would take take them down as in my childhood, and I stick to that still,like you.
    My goodness, how amazingly magical it all looks in the evening - I knew it would!
    I think my favourite room is the guest room, I do like the frosty glitter of a white tree and swags, plus the enchanting little icy snow scene ornaments. I say that tentatively though because it's difficult to choose one room over another.

    Enjoy it til the last moment, I say!

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  5. Absolutely breathtaking! Spectacular decor,!!! I love all your houses and the children !!, love your buyers Too! I collect them as well! I just want to know how many bins! ha! Looks like 20!

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  6. I am very surprised to on how many take their decorations down the day after Christmas, I just don't understand it myself, I love to enjoy the glow of the lights as long as I can, we to will be taking ours down on the 6th. I can't remember how long my parents use to keep theirs up for but after getting married that is what we do. It all looks just beautiful all lit up, it is amazing to me how different a tree can look in the day time and then totally change on take on a different look in the evening when it is all dark out and the lights are all that is glowing!!

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  7. To Cindy Rasley,
    I want to thank you so much for always taking the time to visit and to comment. However, I can not find any other way to get in touch with you except for here. You can email me your private email addy if you choose so I can get in touch with you personally. My email is Debbiedabbleblog222@GMail.com.

    Happy New Year to you and to all my readers!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  8. Thank you for this fairy tour of your Christmas decors. They are stunning at night!
    HUgs
    Alessandra

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  9. Your Christmas home is stunning! Every room and evry nook and crany, better then any magazine decoration... in fact, it belongs in a magazine, but always say that, don't I? I'd love to wake up in your house like a Little girl, or take my grandgirls on a tour.

    Thanks for been my blog friend and have a very blessed and happy new year dear Debbie.

    FABBY

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  10. Hi Debbie,
    Your decor is marvellous both inside and out! I can't believe you don't have snow! We have plenty already. I love the village all aglow beneath your tree. It's magical! I wanted you to know that I featured your Christmas Kitchen post at my party this week. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful images with us. They're like a fantasy! Have a beautiful day, my friend, and Happy New Year!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Hi Debbie,

    We have everything packed away except the tree, and we'll get that done tomorrow (I think). Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday and a Happy New Year!

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  12. Hi Debbie, everything looks so beautiful, especially lit up in the the dark :) Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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  13. It's all so lovely, Debbie. I spied a little rocking horse. I have a "thing" for rocking horses. You do put a lot of love into your decorating and we're all so happy you share it with us. Happy New Year!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. It's dreamy and spectacular. What a great decoration!

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  15. Thank you for the lovely night time tour of your amazing house.

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  16. Hello Debbie and happy new year! Your evening Christmas decor is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J. Julie

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  17. Debbie, Your house is magical! The pictures are so beautiful, but I'm sure if I were lucky enough to walk through your rooms, I would feel like I was in a magical place. Thank you so much for sharing! We always wait until after the first of the year to start packing up Christmas . . .and I'm totally fine with taking my time about it.
    ~Laurie

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  18. Magic!

    When I was a child, my mother had a friend who decorated like you and it was such an event on the day we would visit her house. Thanks for bringing sweets memories to mind.

    Thanks for joining in at Share Your Cup.

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  19. I love how everything glows and your front porch is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  20. I like to leave my Christmas decorations up for a at least a week or two into the new year as well. Your house is so beautiful lit up in the evening with all the lovely decorations! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  21. What a beautiful lighted tour, Deb! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  22. Everything looks so pretty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  23. Just Beautiful all lit up Debbie!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Pinned!

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  24. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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