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, April 6, 2011

The Christmas Spider and Tea Cup Tree!

Welcome to my Christmas Blog to those of you who have not visited here before!

I know it has been some time since I posted on this Blog. Since the end of the last holiday season, I went back to posting on my regular blog, Debbie-Dabble.

I promised to return here , to a Debbie-Dabble Christmas , to show you all things Christmas.

For those that know me, I had 14 Christmas trees in my home last Holiday Season.

I had 5 Valentine's Day's trees and I currently have 2 Easter trees !!

I wanted to keep a tree up year round in my Craft/Sewing Room because I so love the look of the room with a glow of a lit tree!

Last week, I showed you my Summer Tea Cup and Rose Tree on Debbie-Dabble.

But since it is a Christmas tree but decorated for Summer, I thought I would share it with you here.

First I want to tell you the Story of the Christmas Spider.

I received this as a gift from my dear friend, Anne Marie.

Please click to enlarge to read it better.

It is a German and Ukraine custom to have a spider on your Christmas tree.

Here is my lovely spider on my Craft Room Tea Cup and Rose tree.....

It clips on......

Isn't she pretty??

For those of you that read my post about this tree on Debbie- Dabble, I have added some things....

I bought these butterflies and birdie at Micheal's for 60 % off.....

Here is my Tea Cup and Rose Summer Tree.....

At the top, I used white feathers, a sprig of Summer flowers, a bow made from ribbon bought on Clearance last season at Micheal's and a Victorian Doll Head.

There are white lights and silk rose lights on the tree....

I stuck some pink and white silk roses into the tree......

Here is the Birdie and some of the butterflies....

I also used tea cups without saucers as ornaments along with some regular tea pot and tea cup ornaments...

A mouse in a Tea Cup...

A Seed packet ornament.....

A Butterfly clip on ornament bought at Target for 75% off last years for $1.25!

A Tea Cup....

The church trimmed in pink reminds me of a Summer Wedding.....

I had also showed everyone this sweet little girl's dress I bought at Salvation Army for $3.00. I thought it would make a perfect tree skirt......

I did not want to cut and ruin the dress so I turned the bodice inward and wrapped it around the tree stand.....

When I strip this tree and redecorate it for Christmas, I will lift the tree out of the stand on put the dress over the tree stand rather than wrapped around it but since I already had the tree decorated, I couldn't do this now.

I think it made a good tree skirt!!

So that is my updated Summer Craft Room Tea Cup and Rose tree!!

Only goes to show you that you can have a Christmas tree for all seasons and holidays!!

I am linking up to these great parties:

Home Sweet Home

Show and Tell Friday

Pink Saturday

Seasonal Sunday

Amaze me Monday

Masterpiece Monday

Metamorphosis Monday

WOW Us Wednesday

Please try to take some time to visit those that are throwing these great parties and those that are playing along!!

Thanks for stopping by today...



  1. Hi Debbie, I already shared about the spider but did I miss the mouse in the teacup? Had you shown it before? If so, I missed it but it is so sweet! What a lovely home for a cute little mouse. Love the beautiful tree and your very pretty craft room. You are amazing!

  2. Love the Christmas tree spider tradition. I'd never heard that one before! I need to print that out!

    Your new pink "dress/tree skirt" is just adorable! Who but you would think of using it that way?!?

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  3. I love the tree. And yes I agree the dress made an awsome tree skirt. Love the Legend of the spider. I did beaded ones one year for all the girls I worked with and gave them did the Legend up in scroll form. They all loved it and beleive it or not none of them had ever heard of it.

    I have been sharing some of the Christmas Legends on my Christmas Blog. Finally had time to get it going.

    Not posted since last week. Busy painting here and getting ready for the warm weather this week end so we can start the yard. Only three weeks till the open house and I have so much to do yet.

  4. oh, it is just beautiful!!! great job!!!!

  5. Hi...
    All my pink loving friends....pray today brings you peace and joy...and that you will know God is....

    being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.
    God Bless You Kandy
    I love Christmas ......only 260 days till Christmas..we better get on the ball

  6. I have never heard of the Christmas Tree Spider. How fun. She is very pretty. :) Thank you for sharing your passion!
    Have a great weekend!


  7. What a beautiful christmas tree, so much pink which I loveeeee...adorable pink butterflies, love the teacups on the tree and the spider is gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday!


  8. What a great idea to use tea cups to decorate your Christmas tree. It would be a perfect use for your children's outgrown kids toy tea sets as well! Full of your fun family memories, they'd keep being useful until the next generation comes along - then start using them with the grandkids. What a fun idea. Thank you!

  9. Cute story. It's a new one to me. Great to have you as part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  10. so many beautiful things on your tree! And if you are going to have a spider, at least have one with bling!!

  11. Debbie,
    I love the spider! Thanks for linking up!

  12. I love your teacup tree! My mother always kept a tree decorated throughout the year. Lovely blog...and I'm your new follower!

  13. What a clever idea to use that beautiful dress for a tree skirt. You are so clever! Beautiful!!!

  14. That cute dress makes a perfect tree skirt for that lovely tree. Thank you for sharing the interesting German & Ukraine story about the Spider. I love things like that.

  15. Hi Debbie

    Just popping by to see what's happening here on Rudolph Day. Love the Christmas Spider story - never heard it before.

    Hope that you had a blessed Easter!


  16. Hi Debbie

    What a lovely post :) I loved the little tea cups on your tree & the ribbon and that lovely tree skirt. I absolutely love that idea :)
    Hope you had a lovely Easter


  17. Debbie, I love that tree and all its details but the spider and its story and tradition are priceless. I must join in this year. Your spider is gorgeous.

    Thank you for linking up again.


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