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!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Spirit of Christmas Books 5-8, 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 and in this post, you will be amazed at all the Christmas Eye Candy!!!!

The Spirit of Christmas   Book 5   1991
Winter in the Village
Celebrate a Rock and Roll Christmas
Christmas at Grandmother's House
Definitely one of my favorites!!!

I Believe
 A Festival of Trees
A Cozy Country Christmas
 Fruits of the Season
Great Pictures from Book 5
The Spirit of Christmas   Book 6   1992
 A Holiday Red and Regal
 Glorious Noel
Visions of SugarPlums
  Season of Spice
Festival of Trees
 A Vintage Christmas
Pretty Graphics in Book 6
The Spirit of Christmas   Book 7  1993
 Beary Merry Elves
A Slice of Country Christmas
A Festival of Trees
  Nutcracker Parade
 Gifts of the Magi
 Christmas Carousel
  Button Country Christmas
 Great Graphics from Book 7
 The Spirit of Christmas   Book 8   1994
 Snowman's Frolic
 Angels of Gold
 Visions of Santa
  Enchanting Elegance
 Festival of Trees
  Nostalgic Toyland
 Bountiful Glory
 Noah and Friends
 Pretty Pictures
I hoped you enjoyed this little peak into The Spirit of Christmas Books......

Next Wednesday, I will be sharing Books 9-12!!

  I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

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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

TUESDAY
Show and Share Party
No Place Like Home Party
Wake Up Wednesdays
Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop
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Talk of the Town Party
Party in Your PJ's
Dream Create Inspire Link
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15 comments:

  1. Debbie, thanks for sharing these books! I am putting Book 5 on my wish list. I see that Amazon has many copies on sale for 1¢ each ... plus shipping of course ... from independent sellers.

    I own a few of the Spirit of Christmas books that I've found at thrift shops, etc. I was happy to see all the photos you shared because it helped me know what each book was like as far as the projects, etc. and make an informed choice. Thank you!!

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  2. Hi Debbie, found your blogs through Pennys vintage home, so glad i found you. Wonderful, wonderful!!!! I will be visiting often, now hopping over to your other blog, have a great week!!!

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  3. Thank you very much for the wonderful, fairy pictures and inspirations
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  4. Many of these images are so sweet; thanks for sharing the Christmas spirit!

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  5. I have a couple of these books and look at them from time to time. I believe you are gearing up for Christmas!!
    Ann

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  6. Great inspirations for Christmas. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again this week.

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  7. Oh Debbie, great minds think alike! I've been hauling Book 5 around since 1991. It is a real keeper.

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  8. I love those books. We carry them at the library where I work. I especially love
    the vintage graphics. Thanks for sharing!
    Joy @ Books and Life

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  9. Wow...what neat books!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. That is a great book Debbie. I always have loved the little tabletop kitchen trees. Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  11. Such fun inspiration, Debbie! I can't decide which one is my favorite! I'm looking forward to decorating in the shop this fall... should be a fun time. Thanks so much for linking up with Let's Talk Vintage!

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  12. I love Christmas trees, and this was a plethora to inspire holiday spirit. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Pink Saturday. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥

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  13. So many lovely images, Debbie. I love the Christmas Carousel the best, I think. Those soft pinks just make me swoon! I do love the little table top trees as well. Thanks for sharing all this inspiration. I wish I had thought of it sooner, I would have put a little table top tree up and celebrated Christmas in July when my family gets here. They would have loved it! Pity, it's too late now as they will be here very shortly. Thanks for sharing Debbie, and I'll visit again when I get back from my break. Enjoy your weekend.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  14. if those don't get you inspired and in the mood, nothing will! some awesome images in those books! This will be a post to refer back to time and again :) Thanks for sharing at the Christmas in July party!

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  15. I have really enjoyed looking at the great ideas in this great collection of Christmas books Debbie, thank you for sharing. I normally have a little bit of an idea of how I'm going to decorate for Christmas by this time of the year, but this year....nada...nothing....lol! hugs....

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