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



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!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Christmas Collector's Alley #2 !!!!


I am joining in on the Christmas fun at Denise Marie's Christmas Collector's Alley # 2 at Christ is the Heart of Christmas!!!

Please visit Denise Marie and all of the others who are sharing their Christmas collections by clicking HERE

This is a Monthly party where everyone can show off their Christmas Collections. In December, the party will be a weekly event.

For this month, I am showing you what I will call my Nostalgic Collection.

These are items from my childhood and things made for Christmas by my 2 sons.

Below is a wooden Christmas Sleigh that my younger son, Jim , made in Cub Scouts.

I display it on our Front porch every year.

Unfortunately, hubby placed a shovel next to it and that is the black handle you see to the side.

Next is the wooden reindeer planter that my oldest son, Joey, made in Cub Scouts.

You can also find it on my front porch at Christmas Time.

And displayed right next to the reindeer is my childhood sled.

It was a Christmas gift from Santa, who bought it at the old Western Auto Store. WINK,WINK!!
Who else had a Western Auto Store in their town when they were a kid??? I guess I am really showing my age!!

On my sidebar , you can see what I call my Screaming Meemie photos of my sons when they were very young on Santa's lap. They did NOT like Santa at that age.

Both of my boys were born in December ( I know, bad planning on my part) and I was lucky enough to find this frame about December babies at a yard sale.

"Friendly and full of love, December 's child is a gift from God above"

I have this frame on display in my Craft Room all year round and still keep that Santa Picture in it.

This is a Plasticville Village that is under my table top tree in my Bedroom. This tree is decorated with all vintage ornaments and I call it the tree from my childhood.

The blue house in the front was under my tree when I was a child along with some of the chalk figures and the plastic reindeer. The rest of the pieces I bought at flea markets and yard sales to replace the other pieces that were lost from my childhood platform village.

Next is a picture of my family , many years ago. I am in front of my sister, Barbara, who is 10 years older than I am, my Dad and my Mom.

See the village on the platform under the tree!!
Those were my first shoes with a heel. I believe I was 9 years old. I loved those shoes!!!
And last is a skater doll that my mom had bought for me as a gift when she was in the hospital for surgery . She didn't want me to be afraid that she was in the hospital.

I have many Christmas Collections but I am saving them for the December segments of this great party !!

Please visit me at my regular blog, Debbie-Dabble to see my Fall decorations!

I am also linking up with



Thanks for visiting me today and everyday that you take the time to stop by and spend some time with me!!

Many Hugs,


  1. Oh, I love all your vintage things. When I was growing up, my grandparents had a village somewhat like that beneath their tree.

    The sleds are beautifully displayed. How fun to still have them.

    I love the family photos too. Very sweet memories.

    Have a lovely day.


  2. Debbie, thanks so much for joining my Meme. Esp. after your fleamarket weekend..so glad it was a success. Girl...it is ALL your Mammas fault!! She instilled this Christmas JOY in your heart!! And, of course those boys were born in December. lol

    Her plasticville display was huge. I wonder if you got down on the floor to interact with it. Love every photo and memory!!

  3. Love the village under the tree, Debbie! You have so many wonderful vintage Christmas goodies. I do love Christmas and I'm so happy to find other souls like yourself where we can all share our love of this most glorious of holidays! Have a beautiful day, sweet friend.


  4. Such wonderful Christmas decorations. The decorated sled is beautiful with the hanging ice skates. I love your "vintage" family photo in front of the tree. Those were the good old days, when people dressed up for Christmas. I miss those days. Love your shoes in that photo!
    Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

  5. Ohh, it is so wonderful that you have these family pieces to enjoy at Christmastime!

    I just started my Christmas blog this evening. It is not designed yet, but I was able to participate in the Collector's Alley for this week (or I should say for this month).

  6. You have some lovely Christmas treasures here Debbie-What a collection! I can't wait to see more in December.

    Best wishes always,

  7. Hi Debbie, wonderful RED collections! I love the sled with the skates but that skater doll is too precious! I have so many Christmas Collections: vilages, Santas, Nativities to name a few I will have to check out Denises Maries blog for sure and I'm also going over to check out your fall decorations! Have a great day! Nan

  8. Debbie,
    You do have the most wonderful Christmas decorations. I love the black ice skates hanging-I've got a pair of white ones and need to figure out some way to display them. Also love the skating doll from your Mom. I'm sure that you treasure it!

  9. OOOh, I can't wait to come back when I can get into the Christmas hideaway closet. I love the music...I'm ready for the holidays. I'm off to see your fall collection, Lisa

  10. Great photos! I love that you still have the things your boys made in boy scouts. Great keepsakes for sure!

  11. I love all your wonderful vintage things ! So many memories ! The photos are great , I enjoyed it all !


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