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

Monday, June 6, 2011

Where Do You Keep It All?? Christmas Decorations!!

I promised the Tablescaper that I would join her yearly party,

Where Do You Keep It All?

I am often asked where do I store all of my Christmas decorations ( with 14 trees after all) and all of my other Holiday and Seasonal decorations.

Several years ago, when I started my little Craft business and the boys were still living at home, I needed more room for storage as I do live in a townhouse with no basement ( which is a rarity around here). So we decided to rent a Storage Shed right down the road from us.

We then started storing the larger Christmas things in the Storage Shed which resulted in needing a larger shed , hence.........

Our Storage Shed

Now brace yourself........

This is not going to be a pretty post with beautiful china hutches and gorgeous dishes and linens like most of the other participants in this party.

I also have to add that I have not been down to our Storage Shed in some time and have been putting off going down to "Straighten " it out. Joe has been taking all of the decorations and seasonal items down there.....

Need I say more........

Okay, you could close your mouth now.......

On this left side in the front is all of my craft supplies and already made things for Craft Fairs.

In the back are all of the Christmas trees , wreaths and larger outdoor items.

The large 7 foot trees from my living Room and Dining Room are bagged and standing behind these boxes with the smaller trees in the boxes as you can see "Den and Master Bedroom Tree" marked.

Honest, there is a method to my madness. I do have a master sheet of what from each room is stored where......

I have to.....

The large wreaths from the outside of the house are stored in boxes.....

Here is my sled from the front porch.....

The other side of the shed is used for storing more of my craft supplies. I have 5 tubs of flowers and 2 tubs of wired ribbon....what can I say???? It's an addiction!

Joe also has tubs with his clothes for different seasons stored in the shed as he finds it easier to store it down there rather then in the attic. My clothes are stored in the attic in 2 old toy chests that my Dad made.

As we have gotten older and with my back problems, more decorations are finding their way down to the Storage Shed rather then up in the attic but I still do have a lot stored up there.

Now please bare in mind that I am trying to get this post in under the wire because I have been finishing my Kitchen Re Do. I took these pics this afternoon and it has to be 120 degrees up in the attic so there are not many pics but you will get the idea....

You can see that the rafters form sections. Each section in this side of the attic has 2 rooms of Christmas decorations stored in it and I have the sections marked by numbers and what decorations from what room is recorded on my master sheet.

Sorry the pics are blurry...very hot up there but you get the idea.....

On the other side of the attic , I have linens, curtains, my clothes and dishes and tablescaping items stored.

If you noticed, I do not use a lot of tubs. I do have some but I find them heavier than boxes to move and for all the decorations that I have, it would cost me a fortune. Boxes are free for the taking at Sam's Club!!

If you would like to check out my Kitchen Re Do on my regular blog, Debbie-Dabble, please click HERE

You will see that all of my kitchen Christmas decorations will still fit right in with my " new" Kitchen!

Sorry that I sort of threw this post together but i haven't had much time and I wanted to answer the question of "Where Do You Keep It All" in regards to all of my Christmas decorations!!

Thanks for stopping by today and please visit the other participants with all of the pretty storage ideas!! LOL!!



  1. With that many trees and decorations I had a feeling your storage area would be just like this. You are so organized and efficient I could really learn a few things from you about managing my stuff! Thanks so much for posting this.

    Best wishes and happy week,

  2. I love how organized everything is. I need to work on my basement, but the summer I broke my arm I didn't go downstairs at all. Then the next summer I spent most of the time with my late husband at the hospital. Last summer, I guess I just worked outside catching up on the neglected yard. Now my living room is a wreck as my daughter is getting married and the house they're moving into is being totally remodeled. Things just go wrong at the site and so it's slow going and things are in "storage" (in my living room!!)and I can't wait to clean house as we're having a wedding picnic here in July. And I'm just sitting here going on and on. I need to get busy! Thanks for sharing. ♥♫

  3. You are very organized. Our attic is accessed from the garage with a pull down stairway. I do not like heights so I have never been actually up there. I have climbed up so far and looked in. The storage unit is a great idea. close to your home and they are so accessible, just walk right in. I loved seeing your storage. I need to look at some of the other blog posts. Have a wonderful day!

  4. Oh Debbie thanks so much for sharing your secret stash and let us know where you keep itall. Thanks for being a part of my party.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Wow!! Just found your blog and am blown away! ... and I thought I loved Christmas hehe!! Can I ask how long it takes you to set it all up each year - Mine takes me a week and I only have probably what you have in one room!
    Thanks for sharing all your Christmassy goodness for us to enjoy!


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