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!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

HOME TOUR 2011, Part 3, the DINING ROOM

Welcome to Part 3 of Our Progressive HOME TOUR , the Dining Room.

Remember to click on the link at the end of this post to continue the Tour and see the next room!

If you missed Part One of our Home Tour, The Front Yard and Porch, please click HERE


For Part Two, The Kitchen, please click HERE

I also want to Thank all of you for very kind comments. I am sorry that I have not been able to visit but I am STILL decorating!!
I am trying to change things up a bit and do something different in every room so it is taking me much longer than I thought it would.

First, I want to start with my very Victorian Dining Room Tree which is Tree # 2.

I bought some LED lights to use with the other lights on the tree.

Sam's Club had these for $19.99......

I used them mainly in the middle of the tree so it would look like it was illuminated from the inside out......

I also use pink and clear flower lights on this tree....

This tree is a 7 foot slim tree that I bought in Lowe's several years off at 75% off and paid only $17.00 for it!

I have about 900 lights on this tree. I like my trees bright and I tend to go over the usual rule of 100 lights per foot of tree.

I bought this shimmery fabric garland on Clearance at Target several years ago and decided to finally use it.

I thought it would reflect the lights....

I then added beaded garland, ornaments and frosted pink flowers.....

And sparkling Baby's Breath....

I just love this Victorian style stocking.....

This Santa sits on a small table next to the tree

The bottom of the tree.

I made the tree skirt....

All lit up...

This is a hand made Santa that I bought at a Craft Fair several years ago.....

I love the pink velvet embossed with roses...

My Dining Room is my most Victorian looking room.....

She was a flea market find....

See the small pink Santa on the shelf.....

A little vignette on the top of the stereo....

I still have the stereo system that we bought when we were first married 33 years ago....

A Lenox Santa.....

And Faux goodies!!

My " fake" window....

I did not want to be able to look into the Kitchen so I hung curtains over the pass through.....

A swag I made in sage green and pink.....

My Melodium plays Christmas songs....

One of my Christmas Villages....

This one is on display on the Buffet.....


My Sitting Santa...

The alpine tree is one of two that I got at a flea market. I added a set of 60 LED lights to it.

So this is Tree # 3......

The whole village , except for 2 houses that I added, was a complete set at Sam's Club several years ago.....

3 of the houses are fiberoptic....

The cute doll ornament was gifted to me by my dear friend, Anne Marie.....

Here are some close ups of the Village......

Love the way the Village looks at night.......

Love this Santa plate.....

The paper mache' Santa was a Salvation Army find for $5.00 a few years ago.....

A white feather tree, Victorian dolls and another angel.....

The top of the Hutch....

This Nativity Set is an old Home Interiors piece and I bought it 33 years ago for the first Christmas that we were married....

I love to decorate the old windows that I have hung as dividers between the Living Room and the Dining Room....

And another angel....

I will show you the table and the Chandy at a later date.

I didn't get a chance to decorate the chandy yet and the Dining Room table is my staging area
right now . I unpack everything on the table when I am decorating....

To continue our Progressive Home Tour and see the Living Room, please click HERE

I am linking up to these parties:
Seasonal Sunday

Sundays with Santa

Metamorphosis Monday

Mod Mix Monday

Amaze Me Monday

Masterpiece Monday

Table Top Tuesday

Wow Us Wednesday

Open House Party Thursday

Show and Tell Friday

Potpourri Friday

Home Sweet Home Friday

Vintage Inspiration Friday

Deck The Halls Friday

Pink Saturday

Itz Festival Time Party


Show Your Glow Linky Party

Christmas Cheer Blog Party- Holiday vignettes at a Thoughtful Place


Holiday Decor @ Michaela Noelle Designs

Hooked on Houses Holiday Home Tour

Holly Blogger Christmas

Please stop in and visit the gracious hosts of these parties and all who are playing along.....

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you visit me!!



  1. I love your pink wonderland, wow, so rich and full. Pretty slender tree too. My fav is the village, such pretty houses! Lovely. Hugs,

  2. I needed a happy distraction and your tour and beautiful pictures were just the ticket. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

  3. Of course I'm coming back, LOL. I love so many things. I love the bargains that you were able to pick up. I had a smile on my face the entire time I read and looked at the pics on this post..lol. thanks for making me smile sweet lady!

  4. Debbie, it is all just beautiful. I love the treeskirt you made, how pretty. You know I love those candle lamps on each side of your melodium. I know I always say that but they are so pretty. I also love that Santa plate and the framed little room setting below it. Is that always there? If so, how did I miss that? I love it. I have to enlarge everything so I can ooh and aah...you do have the prettiest ornaments, each one is just precious, love the little purses. All of your trees are beautiful but my favorites are the pink and victorian. I know I am forgetting to mention something but I love everything. Thank you for sharing your home will all of us. Talk to you soon!

  5. Beautiful pink Christmas. Your decorations are stunning.

  6. Debbie, You are an amazing decorator! Your dining room decor is so harmonious with your choice of colors, textures and patterns...it is all very beautiful!

  7. Beautiful pinks!
    What an inviting decor!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  8. Your Victorian Christmas tree and decorations are so beautiful!


  9. Everything is so magical and beautifully Victorian ~ just perfect for your beautiful home, Debbie!

  10. Wow, what an amazing Victorian Christmas. You have not missed a single detail. I am a new follower from the Tablescaper. Vicky from Mess For Less

  11. HI Deb, I'm so sorry you had trouble entering the contest! Thats exactly what I was afraid of. I have followed your suggestion and deleted the widget. You can now enter the contest by emailing me a picture of your tree at info@awhimsicalchristmas.com
    I hope you will re-enter.


  12. Oh Debbie, I just looked at all 3 tours & you have done such an amazing job. I love all the twinkle lights on the front of your house & your village scene table is breath taking. Really gorgeous decorations through out, can't wait for the tour of your living room.



  13. I really enjoy browsing your blog merry Christmas for 2011.........

  14. Debbie you simply blow me away. I can't get over how much you do. Your Holiday home is wonderful, so happy, cheerful and ready for the season. Friends and family must love coming over.

  15. Hello my over the top friend! Your home is amazing. You should give tours, really. There is so much to see just in one picture, you have to take your time one frame at a time. Love the pinks. One day, I am going to do a pink Christmas. I just love visiting you during Christmas. You are amazing. Blessings dear friend. Hugs, Martha

  16. Debbie, I love your village and your Victorian tree! You have a lot of creative energy, and it pays off!
    Hugs, Beth

  17. So beautiful. I envy you so working and still being able to do all this. Her I am no longer working and still not got everything up. Guess I am too busy with my volunteering right now.

    Could not help but notice the teapot ornament. How cute. The nativity is the same one I have also. I sold Home Interior for a while just so I could aquire their Christmas items and decorate my wales after we remodeled.

    You know pink just remoinds me so much of one of the Christmas my mom did when I was in high school. It was a pind Christmas right down to the lights on the tree. She made dad take the tree into his work shop and spray paint it silver. We lived in a very small subdivision and the streets had no more than 10 houses on each side. Our street that year was the busiest street in town with people driving by to see the tree.

    So beautiful and I look forward to seeing the rest of your home.


  18. Wow! You do love Christmas!

    Your tree is beautiful and must look amazing at night with all those lights. The village house are lovely too.


  19. Just magnificent!! You must never sleep. Love the village display.

  20. Debbie,
    Your tree is gorgeous! I love the pink and all of the pretty Victorian ornaments. It really dazzles! Your little village is very cute too. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  21. Love it! I can't believe you have another village. How fun to have the fiber optics. I forgot to mention on your living room how much I loved hearing about your dad down on the floor setting it up. Really all of this is just to create wonderful memories and I loved you sharing that!

  22. Wow Deb you have a lot of beautiful ornaments and love that pink wall!

    Pink Christmas Cactus

  23. Gorgeous pinks and decor, sweet lady! Happy Pink Saturday!

  24. You must have a large storage area for the various holiday decorations. No ones homes could be as lovely as yours.

  25. Everything is beautiful Deb! Your tree is beautiful! Wow, I agree, you should give tours. lol


  26. Hi! I'm stopping back by to say thank you for linking this wonderful post to Potpourri Friday!

  27. Oh my sweetness! What a breathtaking pink tree! You went over the top my darling Dabble friend and that pink Santa would be mine if I lived next door...lol...the kids and I have put up your village and yours is just stunning!
    Love it!

  28. Debbie, Your Victorian tree is gorgeous!! I love all your beautiful decorations. Thanks again for joining my party.

  29. Beautiful decor in pink and white theme... !!! The christmas Skirt looks lovely... And I love the addition of the shimmery garland and the beaded ones... !!! The Santa and the angel look lovely !!

  30. Hi Debbie~Ohhhh my where do I begin!!! its all soooooo yummy to me, and in my very favorite color pink.....I love the pink Santa just beautiful and your tree is deliciously gorgeous :)


  31. Love all of your pink Santas! The tree is beautiful! And the Christmas village is stunning. Lovely vignettes!

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