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!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's Beginning to look a Lot like Christmas!!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

In the stores that is!!

I bought my first ornament of the season in Micheal's the other day!!

It is part of the Velvet and lace collection of ornaments!
I love the name.... Velvet and Lace!!

I love vintage looking skater ornaments, don't you?

There is another style similar to this one so I will be going back for that one too!!
I use my 40% off coupons to but each ornament. Takes it down from $5.99 to $3.60!

I know, I'm cheap!

While I was at Micheal's, I decided to take some photos of the Christmas decorations that they were putting out.

All of the ornament collections are already on display!!

Please click on photos to enlarge to get a better look at all of these beauties!! Then click one more time to enlarge them even more!!

I'll be going back for those Victorian doll heads!!

And they have out a Village display!!

And garlands....

And wreaths and reindeer....

And velvet poinsettias in all colors....

And look at these luscious beauties.....
I am trying to figure out where and how to use those green ones...

More floral....

Houses to paint and a lot of other things to play with....

And they were just creating these displays but I thought they were fantastic!!

Brown , gold and copper.......

Love those cherub like angels!!!

Love that brown and pink angel!!!

The I went to T.J.Maxx....

Look at those darling little mica covered snowmen!!!

And my good friend , Ginger, from Glitter and Roses just bought these pink poinsettia dishes!!

Love those carolers!!

Well, that is my tour of Micheal's and T.J.Maxx near me!!

I will be out taking more photos of more stores in the near future so stay tuned....

I am joining in on the fun at DECK THE HALLS FRIDAY
Please stop by Tinsel and Company to get your Christmas Inspirations!!

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

Many Hugs,


  1. I love your vintage skater ornament. SO cute!!

    It's hard to believe that it's time for the stores to be putting up their Christmas displays again. I mean, WHERE did this year go? It seems to me that winter just ended (which, in fact, it kind of did, since it didnt' get nice here until the end of the first week of June!!). So, I'm still in summer mode, and I can't wrap my mind around the fact that Christmas is two and a half months away.

    Hope you're having a lovely week. (I'm so glad that I can at least keep up with you through this blog.)


  2. Oh my word.. I think my heart stopped when I saw those pink poinsettia dishes!!.. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE those Victorian doll heads too!!!.. This definitely looks like it was a fun shopping trip! ~tina

  3. Hello Debbie! That skater ornament is so cute! Loved all the pictures. I have always loved looking at the Christmas displays in the stores. Our Target several years ago decorated trees and they were donated to organizations in town. The trees were beautiful. with different themes. Sadly, they no longer do that. Menard's decorates trees and they are for sale, ornaments and all. I always love the victorian theme trees.
    I just love hearing the Christmas music on this blog. Gotta love Bing's White Christmas.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  4. I wish I could go shopping with you, Debbie. You know all the best places to find Christmas treasures! I can't wait to see what you show us next time!

    Best wishes,

  5. What fun...Thanks for taking us along to Michaels and TJ Maxx. I need to head over to see the goodies at both stores!

  6. Debbie, you crazy girl.....I can hardly get into fall and you've jumped to Christmas!!!!!LOL If I was smart like you I would get out now and get the best choices. Last year it all sold out and stores did not reorder because of the economy!


  7. I love that skater girl! I am so buzzing over to Michaels this weekend to get my own, before they're gone!

    Enjoyed seeing all those fun postings. I want to go shopping with you, you find all the best stuff.

  8. Ok, I've got to make another run to Michaels! I LOVE the decorations; especially the doll heads! Too bad we didn't have a TJ Maxx here because I would be sure to go grab some of those lovely poinsettia dishes; love them! Girl, I wish you and I could go shopping together for an afternoon! Wouldn't it be fun? Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.


  9. I am glad you are back sharing more of the lovely things in your home. You have more pretty things than the stores do. I never so many great decortions.

  10. Wow, my head would have been spinning from all the beautiful Christmas decorations. Love those tassel ornies from Michaels. We don't have a Michaels near me yet, just a Hobby Lobby. Michaels is supposedly coming soon! Yippee! Thanks for showing us all these beautiful photos.

  11. Oh my heavens, you found the jack pot of Christmas goodies! I am in love with dishes on the bottom shelf, holey cow! Thank you for the Christmas visions!!!

  12. Awesome! I've collected tons of Christmas Village pieces over the summer at yard sales for almost nothing. Needless to say, I'm excited for Christmas to come so I can begin my magic of putting this village together with all of these misc. treasures! blessings your way, bobbi

  13. Debbie,
    Hi! My name is Hannah. I just found your blog and think I'm in love!! LOL! My sister and I absolutely adore Christmas! And yes, the presents are nice, but it's truly about the "spirit". I love putting out the decorations, setting up the tree and decorating it, making sugar cookies for Santa (even though I'm 18 and my sis is 16!), Christmas Eve service then driving around to look at Christmas lights after!!! Spending the morning at home until ohhhhh maybe 8 (we still get up at like 5 to do the tree!! Mom hates it!!) then not getting home until probably 10pm and still have all the mess to pick up!

    Everything about it is glorious! Talking about it makes me soooooo excited!

    This year is going to be a little different. I'm a freshman in college this year, so I won't be home until Dec. 17th : ( I go home weekends, but it's still not going to be the same. I'm SO excited that I'll be home a month though *grin* Lots of time to spend with family and old friends home on break *crossing fingers*

    I've just talked myself right into following your blog because any talk of Christmas raises my mood tremendously!! And sometimes I really, really need a boost here at school : /

    Thanks a bunch! Hope to talk to you soon!!

  14. The little girl skater is precious, and thanks for the tours of the 2 stores and their displays of decorations, since I don't find those stores near me.

  15. Hi Debbie!!
    So nice to meet you here at your Christmas blog too!! I'm your 50th follower!! Everything is so so beautiful! (I always thought of Meet me in Saint Louis as a Christmas movie too!!) And best of all - through blogs and magazines - it can be enjoyed year round!Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I'm so glad to know that such a huge Christmas lover as you will be following along!
    PS You were an adorable little nine year old sitting with your very very pretty tree! I seem to remember doing things like that too!!

  16. Hi Debbie,
    Wonderful! I loved the post.
    have a nice week.


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