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

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christmas Tree # 1

Please remember a great Christmas Blog Party that will take place on Nov. 1st.,
Christmas Collector's Alley!

Denis Marie over at Christ is the Heart of Christmas wants us all to share our Christmas Collections!
Please visit her for Details.........

Many of you know that I decorate my home with 12 Christmas trees! If it has lights or ornaments on it, it counts.

I need to start early because I am doing 2 Craft Fairs in Nov., along with keeping my booth at the shop stocked and working full time!
I LOVE to have the house fully decorated by Thanksgiving so I can sit back then and enjoy the fruits of my labor.

This year, I plan on having the upstairs done by Halloween so I will not have to worry about it.

I started yesterday and tree Number 1 is done!!

This was my Craft Room year last year........
A 6 Foot potted tree.....

At our church Flea market, this 6 foot slim came in and was covered with poinsettias.

I bought it and took all of those poinsettia out to reveal this beauty.
No I didn't add another tree to make it 13!!
I decided to switch some trees around.

It ended up as my new Craft Room Tree!!
The 6 foot potted tree will go in the Guest Room now.

I normally don't use anything but beaded garland on my trees but I liked this fluffy white garland that I bought for 25 cents a pack at a church Flea Market.

It reminded me of snow flakes.....

There are pink and white lights on this tree and this ribbon bow and flowers are the topper...

I like to think of this as my Shabby pink and white tree!

Some of my ornaments....

The little boy skater is from Micheal's this season....

The mitten is from my dear friend, Ginger, at GLITTER AND ROSES
who gifted it to me last year!

A Pink Santa...

A white church......

A seed packet ornament that I won from Marydon over at BLUSHING ROSE

Marydon just had surgery...Please go over and wish her well!!

And this cute little skate ornament was just gifted to me by sweet Lorena at
ISn't it so cute.... THANKS , Lorena!!

Here is tree # 1 lit up in the evening!!

One down, 11 to go!!

I would like to thank Jilly from over at Jilly's Stuff for mentioning my Christmas blog in one of her posts. To read her great post about Christmas, please click HERE
Thanks , Jilly!!

These are ornaments from Micheal's that I bought last year. I figured I could make similar ones from the boxes that you get when you buy jewelry.......

Then I saw this beauty in J.C. Penney's this season!!
I thought..." someone took all the bloggers ideas and manufactured an ornament!"

And so I was inspired to create similar items for my upcoming Craft Fairs!!

Here's what i came up with so far....

My Pink Collection...
Ornaments and plaques..

Victorian Burgundy Ornaments....

A plaque....

Another one out of a larger box...

Red ornaments....

These are some wooden angels that I made...
I can't paint so I got out my Modge Podge........

I am linking up to these wonderful parties! Please visit the gracious Hostess's and the other participants......

Show and Tell Friday

Deck the Halls Friday

Pink Saturday


Thanks for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!!

Many Hugs,


  1. Gosh, I am so excited to see that someone has a tree up already! I only put one tree up, but my dream is to have 6 once I get moved back to Arkansas. My goal is to have everything decorated by the first weekend in Nov.

    LOVE all your ornaments, especially those you've made. I predict MUCH success at your craft shows!

  2. woo Hoo! Its that time of year. This is a beautiful tree.

  3. Very beautiful, Debbie!! I can only imagine how beautiful and festive your house looks with 12 Christmas trees. Totally stunning, I'm sure.


  4. Wow!! great lookin' craft room tree. That is where I'd start at Dabble Dwelling too. Now, you can turn on the pink and white glow as you work into the wee hrs of the night getting ready for the fair!! Blessings, Dear Debbie! You are an inspiration in keeping our hands busy.

  5. Debbie, it's looking a lot like Christmas!! I love your ornaments, we get inspiration everywhere!


  6. Hi Debbie,
    I'm in love with your Christmas tree. The colors, the ornaments, the garland...everything. My favorite ornament has to be your white church with steeple one. So adorable. I'm hoping to decorate early this year too. As soon as this weekend is over, I'm on it! Your decorated boxes are perfect, too!

  7. I have visted a world of blogs, but no one has as many beautiful things as you. Your home is full of such lovey things. So much you do yourself. You are truly an amazing lady with so much talent. Enjoy your pretty things while you can. I certanly enjoy seeing them on your posts. Keep sharing. I am not into the Christmas spirit just yet. It is rather scary how fast it comes around each year.

  8. Your trees are so beautiful Debbie. I can just look and look. Have a great weekend!

  9. Debbie,
    Your tree looks GORGEOUS, and your new creations are absolutley lovely! You certainly have put me in the holiday mood.

    Best wishes,

  10. Good Morning Debbie Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share this morning. I can see you have been very busy creating. What treasures you have prepared for the craft shows. You are going to have lots of treasures sold. They are all exquisite.

    12 trees, and I thought 8 was bad. I couldn't handle 12, I stay so busy with the ones that I have. It is fun to walk from room to room and see the holiday shared amongst them though. It makes your heart happy. I love the holidays. Thank you for bringing them around early. I may consider getting busy with mine as well.

    Have a gorgeous weekend sweetie. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  11. Debbie, my friend, you have the prettiest pink tree! I love all the ornies on it and several being gifts which makes it even more special! I haven't gotten very far with my decorating yet because I've been so busy. However, next week I hope to get at it. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for sharing your scrumptious pinks.


  12. Beautiful tree you have here, and it won't even dry up and wilt. I love this style. I do one similar to this one each year. I usually do 3 trees at my house. And I put up dept. 56 north pole village each year. It is so much work, don't you agree. But it wouldn't be Christmas without it. Thanks for your visit too.

  13. Awe Sweet Debbie!
    What a lovely post! I am like you and Love to do up many trees...but I think you have me beat! I do keep up my White Shabby Pink frufrue tree in my Parlor, cause I just cant put it away. They just bring so much cheer all year long!

    I so appreciate your sweet comments on your newest skate and it looks so LOVELY amidst your pretty tree!


  14. Wow...you put a lot of love and work into this tree...I can only imagine you doing this 12 times :) :) :) I'll look forward to seeing pics of the other trees, too. Oh the burgundy Victorian ornaments are lovely. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)


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