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!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

With Heavy Heart

It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you today that my dear friend, Rose Marie has passed away.

She sold Victorian Style crafts under the name of Victorian Rose and her husband, Joe, who was always at her side, called to tell me that our Victorian Rose was no longer with us.

She was truly one of the most elegant women I knew and fought a long hard battle against breast cancer that had spread to her bones and other places for the past 27 years.

I will miss her greatly......

I featured her beautiful home decorated for Christmas a while ago.

If you missed it or care to see it again, please click HERE

I would appreciate it if you would be so kind to include her wonderful family in her prayers....



  1. So sorry for the loss of a lovely lady that was your friend.Denise

  2. I am so sorry to hear this very sad news Debbie. This is going to be so hard on everyone who loved her, especially with Christmas just around the corner. I will of course keep Rose Marie's friends and family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Take care.


  3. Sorry for your loss, especially right here at the Holidays. her husband must be beside himself. She looks like a dear, sweet, lovely person. Richard from My Old Historic house.

  4. Was looking at all your beautiful things and then read this post. My heart breaks for your loss. She must have been a very special person and added much to your life. Celebrate those memories!

  5. I am so sorry, too. How sad to lose such a sweet friend. She reminds me of my Great Aunt Marie, who always had nice things and a beautiful house.

    My heart goes out to you today.
    Take care.

  6. Debbie, I am so sorry. I know your heart is broken. Take comfort in knowing she was loved so much. Sending you a big hug. Thoughts and prayers are with you and her family.

  7. So sorry about the loss of your dear friend. It is especially hard when it happens near the holidays. Everyone else is so happy, and they don't realize what you are going through. I will say a prayer for you, and especially for her husband and family, that you all can bear this terrible loss.
    With sympathy,

  8. So sorry.....its even more poignant at this time of year. God bless all her family and friends.


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