I couldn't stay away from my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas , for too long!!
Since it is almost July, it is time for Christmas in July!!
But first, here is my Patriotic tree which is in my Living Room and will stay up until September 11. To read the entire post , please click HERE
I accidently used this pic for Pink Saturday. I meant to use a pic of something else so please forgive me.....
Before I add some pics to my sidebar, I want to tell you a little about them.....
First I found 2 pics of me on Santa's lap as a child.
Unfortunately there were no dates on those but they had to be from the early 60's.....
Here are 2 pics taken in 1961......
This first one is my sister, Barbara and I in front of the manger scene in church.
I was 3 years old and she was 13 years old!
The second one is me and my brand new tricycle when I was 3 years old!!
This is the house that my Dad built when he returned from WWII. He made the Christmas figures outside the house... I lived there until I was 4 years old..
This is the house that he built in 1962. The figures came with us when we moved. I lived there until I got married....
Here is my house in 1984..
Notice the figures???
I used them for several years and then they started to fall apart. My nephew then took them to his new home in York, Pa. He fortified the backs and got several more years of use out of them.
They went through 3 generations.....
These pics are taken from Victorian Decorating and Life Style magazine, December /Jan. issue 1999.
I thought I would share these with you....
You can click on them twice to enlarge them to read....
What a staircase!!
A Victorian Christmas just speaks to me. It was during this period of time that most of our beloved Christmas traditions were created.
The Victorians loved ornaments.....
They loved to decorate with greenery....
And they decked their homes all out for the Holiday.....
Check out those stained glass windows....
I LOVE this Dining Room!!
Look at the red ceiling......
These next pics are of a beautiful home all decked out in mostly Pink, is from Victorian Decorating and Life Style magazine, Jan. 2001
Loving those pink chairs!!
Do you see the old Sewing Machine???
And so loving that stove!!!
I hope you enjoyed these photos. I have saved all of these beloved magazines since I feel that the ones out nowadays do not compare !!
I will be posting more great magazine photos through July so please come back for a visit!!
I am joined these great parties:
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Show and Tell Friday
Home Sweet Home Friday
Amaze Me Monday
Deck The Halls Friday!
Thanks for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit me!!