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, over 20 in all shapes and sizes!!

The majority of my Christmas decorations are placed in the same spot every year and I know that this is not what most Decorator's care for but it is like seeing old friends again when I decorate each year for Christmas.......

I do try to add a few new things and change up things a bit but for the most part, these decorations are part of my Christmas traditions and I will not change them until I can no longer decorate like I do......

This blog is dedicated to All Things Christmas!!

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Christmas Front Porch and Yard, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Welcome to my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas!!

 I am so happy you decided to stop by my Christmas Blog!!

  Every room in our townhouse 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, over 20, in all shapes and sizes!!

The majority of my Christmas decorations are placed in the same room every year and I know that this is not what most Decorator's care for but to me, it like seeing old friends again when I decorate each year for Christmas as many of my decorations were gifts from family and friends........... 

I do try to add a few new things and change up things a bit but for the most part, these decorations are part of my Christmas Traditions and bring back a lot of treasured memories.....


Just a reminder, I will be NOW posting 3 times a week as I realized that in some rooms, there is just too much to share in one post SO until the New Year, I will be posting on SUNDAYS, TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS so be sure to check back on those days to see a new post......  


Happy December!!!!
 
 
My most favorite month of the entire year!!!!!

Today, I will be sharing how the outside of our house looks, all decked out in her Christmas finery....

But first, I want Thank Linda, over at Crafts A La Mode, for choosing my post, Christmas in the Master Bedroom and More Christmas Buys and Crafts,as one of her features from last week's Thursday Favorite Things Link Party!!! 
 
 
She especially liked my "It's a Wonderful Life" sled!!!
 
 
Thanks again, Linda!!!


And also Thanks Richella, over at Imparting Grace, for choosing my post, Christmas in the Craft Room , as one of her features from last week's Grace At Home Link Party!!!! 
 
 
She especially enjoyed reading about my Dad and this picture below....
 
 Thanks for your very sweet words, Richella!!
 
Please stop by and link up to these wonderful parties!!!!


On to some personal notes...
 
 

Joe, Joey and I are feeling much better....
 
Joe has returned to work at his part time job...

My eyes are still sore but no longer red and draining....

Thank Goodness!!!
 
I have been tweaking decorations around the house and hope to do some crafting today.....
 
I will be cleaning and getting ready for our sweet little Faye, who will be coming on Saturday evening and staying with us until Friday morning.....


While Jim and Danielle are in Las Vegas on vacation....
 
Because of Faye coming to stay with us for a few days and the need to be leaving her out in the back yard, I hung the sled  in the Den instead of just having it propped up against the back door....

 
This is the safest place to hang it as the nail it is hanging from is in wood and not dry wall....


 
I moved the Thomas Kinkade framed calendar picture that I originally had here....

 
Over here....



I will be sharing more of this when I do my posts on the Den.....
 
Otherwise, nothing is really new since my last post on Tuesday....


 In that post, I shared my faux fireplace in my upstairs Sitting Room.....
 
 

 

 

 

 

 Click HERE if you missed that post....
 
And in the post before that one, I shared the Tree, which is decorated with Shiny Brite vintage ornaments and some Christmas vignettes in the Sitting Room....
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Click HERE if you missed that post.....
 
That finished my tour of all the rooms upstairs.....
 
I was waiting to post the outside of our home until we got some snow and that happened last week!!!
 
I took the pictures in this post over several weeks.....

First, when I initially decorated...

Second, in the evening with the lights on

And third, when we got our first inch of snow the other day....

This is what the front of our townhouse looks like from our parking lot, looking up at it....

Since we cut down the shrubs in the front flower bed, you can see the front porch a lot better.....

The backside of the park bench with a vintage sled in front of it.....

I decorated the front of the house the week after Halloween when it was in the 50's.....

Good thing I did because most of November, we have had below normal colder temps.....

I really did not change much from last year when I gave the wreaths and other things an overhauling.....

I used a combination of real and faux greenery in the pots....

They usually keep until the beginning of March....


I did move this post, with the galvanized tin stocking hanging from it, over here from the other side of the porch....

I tied a bow around the lighthouse that I made from clay pots.....

I also moved the SNOW sign over here, between my house and my neighbors......

Again, I added faux and real greenery to this pot on top of the milk can.....

 

 


I took down the porch signs that are normally hanging here and hung this Christmas sign above the front door....


I added Snowflakes to the garland

A wreath that I made on the front door.....



Again, I use the weeping mortar to hang decor items on the front of the house....


To the side of the door....

I am very sentimental about a lot of my decorations and for many years now, these 3 things have graced our front porch....

The first is this wood sled that my youngest son, Jim, made for me while in Cub Scouts.....


The vintage mailbox is a nod to Joe being a retired Letter Carrier for the U S Postal Service.....
 
The second is this wood reindeer planter that my oldest son, Joey, made also when in Cub Scouts for me....


And the third item is my childhood sled.....



"Baby, It's Cold Outside"



 A lighted wreath hangs in the center of the house.....



And this sign hangs below the flag post and because we are up on a hill where it is frequently windy, we have to take the flag down frequently!!!


In the corner of the porch, I decorated the Tree that is here year round with some bells and snowflakes....

In the Summer, we moved the mailbox over to the porch and used brackets to hold a flower box to attach it to the railing....

I added a Christmas mail box cover to it....


And this is what it looks like from the other side of the porch....

Another pot filled with greenery.....



The flower bed under the Living Room window.....

I moved the pots that were in front of the porch railing over here into the flower bed to make it easier to shovel snow....


I also moved my chippy angel into this flower bed too for the Winter.....



I filled these pots and the two planters with greenery.....



In the front flower bed on top of the slope in front of our house....

 
I moved my rusty iron angel bird bath out into the yard....


 More greenery in the vintage watering can....
 

My Park Bench.....

 
 I painted these a bright red last year.....



 
 Garland wrapped around the lamp post with snowflakes and bird on this side.....

 
 
I kept one of my owls out for the Winter.....

 
 
 

I put greenery with bows on round the necks of the deer.....




Now, I want to share how this all looks with the lights on at Dusk.....



 

And now with SNOW!!!!

Which makes it all look so much better!!!


I hope you enjoyed seeing the front of our home all decked out for Christmas this year....

I mentioned in a few posts that after 11 years of having the same wreaths, which I bought at our Church Flea Market after the church decided to get rid of them, I will be stripping them down at the end of this Winter and donating them to Salvation Army....

I will be decorating smaller wreaths to hang on the windows next year, making a new wreath for the front door if I decide not to keep the current one and will be hanging a wooden star in the center of the house along with greenery boughs on the window sills like I had many years ago....

I already bought the ribbon that I will be using....


I just have to buy the wreaths....
 
In my next post, I will be sharing my Christmas Kitchen.....
 





So I hope you will stop by on Sunday to visit again!!!!

Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!

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

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