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!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Spirit of Christmas Books 1-4, Christmas In July 2016

   I have decided in celebration of Christmas in July, I will be sharing with you some of my Christmas Inspiration!

I have many Christmas books including the entire series called The Spirit of Christmas by Leisure Arts.
This series ran from 1987 to 2003 with a new book published every year.

 I bought mine on Ebay.

 I did share these books on this blog back in 2012 but I have decided to share them again because I LOVE them and I think that even though they are older, you can find inspiration in them!!

I do apologize for the photos because they are from 2012 and were taken with a different camera than I have now but I did not feel like taking the photos over again!!

Each book is divided into 3 sections:

The Sights of Christmas- Decorations

The Sharing of Christmas- Gifts

The Tastes of Christmas- Recipes

These books feature everything you can make by yourself from Decorations to Gifts to Recipes for Cookies, Brunches, Parties and Dinners!!

 I am going to be sharing the decorating ideas from these books starting with the first 4 books.......

 The Spirit of Christmas , Book One  1987
You will see several decorating themes and great transformations. The books contain directions for everything!
A Beary Merry Christmas
  Christmas on the Prairie
  A Natural Celebration
 Romance and Rose
 Among the Pines and Vines
 Reflections of the Holidays


The Spirit of Christmas, Book Two  1988
A Soft Country Christmas
 Christmas in the North Woods
 Just For Kids
 Angels Descending
 An American Christmas
 Golden Classics
 And this cute Tree.....
The Spirit of Christmas Book Three   1989
The Night Before Christmas
 An English Cottage Christmas
 Times Not Forgotten
 A Sweet Noel
 A Splendid Holiday
 The Birds of Christmas
 The Spirit of Christmas  Book 4  1990
 Winter Wonderland
 A Wee Merry Christmas
 A Christmas Homecoming
A Southwest Celebration
Romancing Christmas
Country Holiday
A Great Gift Idea
These books also have some beautiful vintage graphics.....

Here are a few of them from Books 1-4......
I hoped you enjoyed this little peak into The Spirit of Christmas Books......

Next Wednesday, I will be sharing Books 5-8!!

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Hugs,
Debbie
I am linking up to these weekly parties:
 Christmas in July Blog Hop  Every Wednesday in July!!

THURSDAY
The Homemaking Party
It's a Party
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Home and Garden Party Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Inspired Creations Linky Party
My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday
Idea Box- Thursday Linky Party
 Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Grace at Home Party
Vintage Charm

FRIDAY
Simple and Sweet Fridays
The Creative Exchange
Home Sweet Home Friday
Friday Features Linky Party
Foodie Friday and Everything Else
Home Matters Linky Party
Funtastic Friday
Friday Favorites
What To Do Weekends
Friday's Five Features Party
Flaunt It Fridays
Five Star Frou Frou Party

SATURDAY
Pink Saturday-Anything Goes!!
Best of the Weekend Party
The Creative Collection Link Party
Simple Saturdays Blog Hop
Saturday Sparks

SUNDAY
Share It One More Time Sundays
Snickerdoodle Sunday
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
 Sundays at Home
 Silver Pennies Sunday
 Happiness is Homemade Linky Party

MONDAY
Inspiration Mondays
Busy Monday
What'd You Do This Weekend?
Cooking and Crafting with J & J
Metamorphosis Monday
Blue Monday
Tea Time,Cottage and Garden Blog Party
Make It Pretty Monday

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Show and Share Party
No Place Like Home Party
Wake Up Wednesdays
Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop
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Sizzle into Summer Party
Talk of the Town Party
Party in Your PJ's
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16 comments:

  1. Debbie I admire your enthusiasm! Happy Christmas in July!

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  2. I like your Christmas in July theme and this great set of books you are sharing, a real treasure trove.

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  3. I have to admit to being a little bit ready for some Christmas inspiration. In Texas it's hovering around 100 right now. Doing Christmas crafts during the afternoons is a great way to spend the time. :)

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  4. I love looking thru those type of Christmas books

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  5. I've been seeing Christmas all over Instagram. I guess I need to start thinking about what I want to make for Christmas this year.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  6. I love thinking about Christmas in july. How many fairy ideas and decors!Thanks for sharing
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  7. I have book 3,4,5, which I purchased as they came out. They are great books, I still love them.

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  8. Oh, how lovely to see these books, thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am glad you enjoyed this post! I could not get in otuch with you any other way so I commented here!
      Hugs,
      Deb

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  9. Lots of inspiration to be found in these books, Debbie; thank you so much for sharing. I've always loved the many different ways to decorate for Christmas, and I've hoarded many, many Christmas ornaments and decor. Alas, I do not have the room for all of them, and every year I swear that I am going to "give away" or sell some of my collections because I just can't use them all. . .but it's so difficult to decide what I can part with!

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  10. This is the time of year that I start thinking about what theme's I will use for my Christmas trees and your books have given me a lot of wonderful ideas. I really liked the American Christmas tree and the Romantic one too, but they were all so pretty it would be hard to pick a favorite. Have a blessed week....hugs..

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  11. I just love these books. I refer to mine much during the Christmas season. Thanks for posting great pics.

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  12. Whoo these books are great!! I love Christmas! As soon as the children are back at school after Summer I like to start planning :)

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  13. The books are lovely, Debbie. With my family coming home I'm not really thinking about Christmas at all although I must confess I am watching a Christmas movie right now and visiting blogs during commercials. Ha!Ha! Thanks for sharing and have a splendid day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. Oh wow, what wonderful books! I could totally see some of your beautiful rooms display in these books! thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It! Your Christmas blog always makes me smile :)

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  15. What a fun collection!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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