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 20, 2016

The Spirit of Christmas Books 9-12, Christmas in July!

   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!!!!

Spirit of Christmas  Book 9   1995
Roly Poly Pals
  Traditional Elegance
  Star of Wonder
 A Festival of Trees
 Victorian Romance
Handmade Holiday
 Peppermint Fun
Jolly Old Gent
Big Top Christmas
Pines and Plaids

The Spirit of Christmas  Book 10  1996
Wintery Red and White
Cottage Charm
Schoolgirl Embroideries

Snow Family Fun

Flea Market Fancies
A Festival of Trees
Angels Among Us
Child's Play
Cheery Cookie Bears
The Spirit of Christmas  Book 11  1997
Snowy Mountain Christmas

Santa's Sweetshop
Sacred Celebration
For Santa Collectors
A Medley of Mantels
Cheery Felt Charmers
Bee Merry
A Brown Bag Noel
The Spirit of Christmas  Book 12  1998
Country Spice
Toyland Express
Beribboned Elegance
Humble Holy Family
Snowman Frolic
Yuletide Memories
Radiant White Christmas
Holly-Jolly Felt
A Festival of Wreaths
I hoped you enjoyed this little peak into The Spirit of Christmas Books......

Next Wednesday, I will be sharing Books 13-17!!

  I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

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Hugs,
Debbie
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 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
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Grace at Home Party
Vintage Charm

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The Creative Exchange
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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
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Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop
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11 comments:

  1. I always love a peek into your collection of fabulous Christmas books. Gosh, it will be here before we know it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  2. It's time to start seeking a little inspiration. I like to start thinking about it when it's 100 here in Texas.
    Thank you so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday this week. We are happy to have you. Pinning.

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  3. Thank you for sharing such amazing photos! They are so inspiring!
    I have some of the Leisure Arts books and need to dig them out - trying to
    downsize now that we are retiring.
    I always love Christmas in July and now you have made me love it more!
    All the best to you, Mimi
    http://inmyprimetime.blogspot.com

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  4. Debbie, I adore books like this--thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  5. It'll be Christmas before you know it!

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  6. Now you've done it. You will be even busier with all these great ideas.

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  7. It is entirely possible that I have some of those books in my collection. I enjoy sitting down and 'looking at' my Christmas inspiration books. So many beautiful ideas. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Love your Christmas blog.

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  8. Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  9. Debbie, I could sit here for a long, long time looking at all these pictures! So many beautiful trees and decorations. Couldn't even begin to decide which one would be a favorite. It's wonderful to have you linking up with us for Christmas in July and also at Brag About It! Thanks for sharing all this inspiration!
    ~Laurie

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  10. What a neat book! I loved seeing the last series on it and I love this one! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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