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

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Welcome to our Home 2010!


I would like to welcome you to our home!

This is Part One of our Home Tour! At the end of this post you will be able to link to Part Two, my Dining Room and at the end of that post, you will be able to link to Part 3, my Living Room.
And so it will go until you link through all 7 Posts of My Home Tour! Please keep linking through to see all of our home decorated for Christmas with my 14 trees!!!

I am going to start with the front of our home......

We live in a townhouse and there are 10 homes in my row.

This is my front porch......

There are 3 different styles of homes in my Townhouse development....
Mine is the largest and I have a connecting front porch with my next door neighbor on one side....

The Penguins are for hubby, Joe, who is a huge Pittsburgh Penguins Fan.
We also have season tickets to the Wilkes Barre- Scranton Penguins Hockey games which is the AHL affiliate of Pittsburgh.

The tin stocking was bought as a gift for me from a friend. She bought it at Country Folks.

Our Front Door......

Yes, I made the wreath....

The front porch......

My Childhood sled that was bought as a Christmas present for me at the Western Auto Store...

Who remembers their neighborhood Western Auto Store?????

The wooden reindeer next to the sled was made for me by my son, Joey , in Cub Scouts!

I decorated it up a bit......

This wooden sleigh was made for me by my son , Jim, when he was in Cub Scouts....

Sorry this is a bit blurry...

This is my newest addition....

This white Victorian looking planter was from our Church Flea Market. The church had 2 of them that they were getting rid of.
My friend, Ann Marie , has the other one!

I filled it with red poinsettias and greenery....

My Lamp Post and more Penguins for Joe!!

Large wreaths on the windows....

My little flower bed under my Living Room window....
It would look so much better with a bit of snow but none yet......

My chippy angel from Target several years ago....

In the day time....

Now ...... at night....

These candle pathway lamp lights are from Big Lots......

The Living Room Window.....

A Spotlight on the large wreath hanging in the middle of the house....

The white lights are from Target and one set are icicles and the rest have covers on them like star bursts....

There are 13 steps from our parking lot ( no garages) and there is a retaining wall and large slope in front of my house....

Well, that is the front of our home!

I am linking this post to these weekly parties:

Show and Tell Friday


All Things Merry and Brite

Seasonal Sundays


Amaze Me Monday


Christmas 2010 Tour of Homes

Share the Decor Party

Hooked on Holiday House Tour

and all the Christmas blog Parties listed on my side bar!!

I decided to do a progressive tour of my whole house so by clicking HERE, you will be able to visit my Dining Room.

To see all of the rooms of my home in my Christmas Home Tour, Please click on the links to each room I have provided on my Side Bar!

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




  1. Debbie, it looks fabulous! You've done a great job. I love love love your sled with the ice skates on it.. My husband and I are huge hockey fans as well. We're Washington Capitals fans. We've got tickets to go see the CAPS and Pittsburgh Penguins play Dec 23rd. I can't wait! Thanks for sharing your home with all of us.

    Enjoy your evening,

  2. Debbie, it all looks so pretty! I love the candle lights and the wreaths. The candles in your living room window with the lace sheers just makes one want to come inside. The outside of your home looks so welcoming. Looking forward to seeing the dining room next. Thanks so much for posting your tour. I just love seeing your beautiful home.

  3. Wonderful,it's always fun taking tours through christmas homes.Thank you

  4. Debbie, I remember Western Auto and the sled is darling as are the penguins. merry♥O

  5. No doubt by looking at the outside that we are in for a treat inside..Can't wait!


  6. Your decorations are wonderful! I love every little thing you have done and I am so impressed with that gorgeous wreath you made. You must be so happy to see all of this gorgeousness every time you walk in your front door!

    Best wishes,

  7. Oh, Debbie. Your house already looks glorious! Can't wait to see the inside and the 14 trees! Wowsers. You are AMAZING! Susan

  8. Just beautiful, Debbie! Love how dreamy it looks at night!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  9. I think I like the skates on the sled best...but all you've done is just perfect for the season.

    My Show n Tell is a Holiday post. Something my Husband made and I painted; Last Year! Here is the Link for you. Do stop by if you get a chance.

  10. I love the vignette you made with the skates..just gorgeous. Loving the garland around the door also.

  11. WOW!!!! Your home looks amazing!!! So festive and so beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest!!!!

  12. Debbie,

    It's all gorgeous!!! I don't remember the Western Auto but I do remember the Woolworth's store. You really did a marvelous job decorating!



  13. Hi Debbie,
    Wow! Your home looks amazing! Love the sleds and the reindeer your son made you! The reindeer is so cute too! Isn't it wonderful to have these treasures from your boys? Looking forward to seeing your dining room!
    My Pink Saturday post will be on my Christmas Pudding blog later today. Hope you check it out. Have a wonderful day, my friend.


  14. I just love how everything comes together. It really is stunning.

  15. I am so in love with the ice skates. Somehow, ice skates are romantic to me! Thank you for sharing!

  16. I love your Happy Christmas home. The penguins are wonderful. I will make sure I finish the outside of mine tomorrow.. You certainly have been busy, and thankfully for all of us who enjoy looking at your beautiful decorations.

  17. Debbie-I bet you put the rest of your neighborhood to shame-you've got it all covered-lots of work-but well worth it!

  18. Looks so festive! I love the sleds and how you have done the wreaths on the window. Fun during the day and at night too. Can't wait to see parts 2 and 3.

  19. Very nice. Love the sled with the skates and bell.

  20. Wow! You can decorate at my home any time! Thank you for the wonderful tour!

  21. Great job! You haven't missed an inch. I'm so glad that you've linked to Seasonal Sundays. Do be so kind as to provide a link back to Seasonal Sundays so viewers can enjoy all of the participants. Thanks.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. Very pretty and festive decorations on the front of your house. Love the night pics.

  23. Debbie, you must be tired after all that decorating! Your home looks so warm and inviting. I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  24. Hi Debbie,
    How fabulous your decorations look! I love all the pretty reds and greens and all lit up nice too. The old sled is precious! I see you have those electric candles in all the windows; I love that!!!!

  25. HI Debbie! YOur home is so pretty! You've really done a beautiful job of decorating it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  26. Just gorgeous! I am sure that your townhouse stands out from the rest! Beautiful job!

  27. Your home is so fun and festive. Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party. I hope to see you next week!

  28. Very festive! I especially like the night pictures. It is so pretty all lit up.

  29. Everything looks beautiful! Love those skates and your PRETTY flag. Thanks so much for coming to my OPEN HOUSE!


  30. Oh wow! I love your porch! It is perfect! I really love your childhood sled from Western Auto! :) And the reindeer next too is perfect! And I love the touch of penquins too! Wonderful job! Thank you for sharing,

  31. Debbie, Everything look wonderful! I especially like the sled with the ice skates. Very Pretty!
    Happy Holidays,

  32. Very pretty! The red and green look so nice against the stone walls.

  33. Your home is beautiful - thanks for sharing :)

  34. Debbie, Thank you for sharing your wonderful home and decorations at my party. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  35. Your decorations are wonderf!
    Happy Holidays!!

  36. Darling, Debbie!! I wish you a happy holiday season, chickee....

  37. Hello, I am blog hopping today and just decided to stop by your blog.

    Your decorations are BEAUTIFUL!!

    Please feel free to stop by either or both of my blogs and a follow would be much appreciated.

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    Have a very blessed Wednesday!! :0)

  38. Greetings, Debbie! Your outside looks so beautifully decorated for Christmas. I am looking forward to returning and going through all of your rooms to see. And I LOVED all of your old photos that you showed on the left-hand side! I'll be back to visit more... Oh, and I just became your newest Follower! :)
    Best regards,

  39. Coming to you from the party at Holiday Haven! It is so fun checking out all the Christmas decor here in July! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE seeing places that have wreaths on every window at Christmas - yours looks fantastic! Can't you hardly wait to do it again?


  40. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, especially at night with the glow of the lights.

    Thank you again for joining in the party.

  41. The photo of the front of your home is beyond amazing. Something out of a Christmas village. Beautiful wreaths, and the sled form your son is precious. Very beautifully done. Thanks for sharing this in the Christmas in July party.


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