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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Christmas in July Celebration Features and my Craft Room Tree!!

I have been straightening and cleaning my Craft / Sewing Room in preparation for the annual Where Bloggers Create Party over at My Desert Cottage this coming weekend.

To tour of my entire Craft Room, please click HERE

I FINALLY got a chance to decorate the tree that stays up in my Craft Room year round.

Many of you know that I have at least 2 trees decorated in my home year round.

This is how I decorated my Summer Craft Room Tree.....

I added 3 sets of 10 silk rose lights to the white lights that I already had on the tree.....

I bought these lights several years back....

All lit up......

Love these lights....

I decided to add this sheer pink garland to the tree.....

I only had one roll......

See it glimmer......

Then I added all the ornaments......

All Summer like things....

Like Butterflies .....

And Ice Cream Cones.......

And a Seed Packet......

Cup Cakes.....

And Birds.....

Even a Hummingbird!

Isn't she grand?????

I LOVE the glow of a tree in a room.....

On top is a new bow I made from Pink ribbon from the Dollar Store......

And feathers!!!!

I also added real tea cups and some tea cup and tea pot ornaments......

And I poked in pink and white silk roses into the tree........

All lit up......

So that is my Summer Craft Room Tree.

I still have my Patriotic Tree up in my Living Room....

And now I would like to feature my fellow Bloggers who have joined the Christmas in July Celebration:

Shontell of 12 Months of Christmas showed us how to have a Stress Free Christmas by getting organized with a Christmas Notebook in her Christmas in July post!

I created my own Christmas Notebook at the end of last season......

Mandie of Whispering Christmas Dreams , shared a great Gift Box Project in her post
Christmas in July Craft 1

Mrs. T of Mrs. T's Christmas Kitchen shared an amazing gift idea of hers on her post, A Simple Christmas in July Sewing Project. Vintage Style Pillow Cases!!
You can also make these for kids using Child related fabric!!

Ginger of Rudolph Ramblings shared trees that she made from sheet music in her post,
Little Trees and Other Things.

I even made these myself!! I still have to glitter them!!

Joy of Christmas Spirit All Year Long in her post Christmas in July shared some crafts that she would like to make.

Carrie of Christmas at Oak Rise Cottage shares some Americana Ornaments that she bought in a local Thrift Store in her post .

Vicki of Christmas 24/7/365
in her post Christmas in July : Trees showcases some of her trees from last year's Christmas season.

Dorothy of Joys of Christmas posted about Christmas in July with Hallmark. She joined Michelle of The Christmas Spirit , who also told us that The Hallmark Channel will be hosting
Christmas Movie Classics weekend on July 14 and July 15.
Dorothy also lets us know about the The Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premier Weekend Event also occuring that weekend.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ( 2008)

Michelle, The Christmas Spirit, also shares on her post
Christmas in July- Weekend Crafting, a project on how to make a Kissing Ball from The Christmas Book, a book she got at a Bingo for Books at her child's School.

Mary of Rudy Day News shared one of her favorite places to visit at Christmas time,
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

Sandi of Christmas Pudding shared some great Christmas finds and her love of Tea Cups with us in her Christmas in July Post.

I hope you will stop by and visit my friends who are celebrating Christmas in July with me!
The list of those participating in over on my Side Bar....

If you would like to join in on the Celebration by doing a Christmas in July post if you do not have a Christmas Blog , please let me know.....

I am linking up to these parties:

All Star Blogger Block Party
Bunny Hop Party Every Wednesday
What's It Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Home is Where the Heart Is Wednesdays

Sizzle into Summer Party

Home and Garden Party Thursday
Share your Creations Thursday
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Open House Party Thursday
Transformation Thursday
Inspired Creations Linky Party

Hot Fun in the Summertime Blog Party

Home Sweet Home Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Potpourri Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Anything Goes Linky Party

Tickled Pink Party

Pink Saturday

Seasonal Sunday

Sunday's Best

Masterpiece Monday
Mod Vintage Mix Monday
Metamorphosis Monday
Make It Pretty Monday

Knick of Time Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Share Your Cup Thursday

Cowgirl Up! Creative Linky Party- Christmas in July Party

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!



  1. Very pretty tree! I'm enjoying all of the Christmas in July posts. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Love your craft room tree. We bought a tree we ended up not liking (too narrow, we thought, and had clearly been used and returned to the store prior to our buying it). We thought of taking it back and then decided that this year we will use it in our bedroom. I will use a theme similar to yours on this tree, I think. Thanks for sharing and also for hosting!

  3. Your tree looks beautiful as always! Looking forward to seeing your craft room this weekend!

  4. Hi Debbie!

    Love the pink tree. All the pretty birds and butterflies make it so sweet.

    Thanks for sharing at my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  5. Debbie, Your tree is so wonderful! Love the soft pink ribbon, the butterflies and the teacups...so pretty! and yes, you can link some of my rudydaynews.blogspot.com photos to your Christmas in July celebration. Mary

  6. Love your tree Debbie! I have a small feather tree out still in the guest room- it has my collection of bird ornaments on it. Kindof fun having them out all year!

    Looking forward to seeing your room

  7. Pretty tree. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  8. Hi Debbie,
    Oh, I love your tree! It is so very pretty and decorated perfectly for this time of year. Love the tea things too.
    I finally got my "Christmas in July" post up. Thanks for being patient with me and have a beautiful day, my friend.


  9. Adorable Tree. Love this idea! I may so have to do this!!!! Christmas in July....my oldest daughter will love this! Sharing with her today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. I painted my garden shed porch floor similar to your painted brick floor. Thank you for your great blog with exciting ideas!

  11. Oh wow it is beautiful!!!! love all the pink! We'd love it if you'd share this at our link party - Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/

  12. So many pretties on your summer tree. You have to be very organized to keep track of so many treasures.


  13. Hi Debbie,

    Your tree is gorgeous!!! I love it.


  14. Your craft room tree is just so beautiful Debbie!

  15. Very sweet tree. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  16. I just love your tree in your craft room! It makes my heart smile, everytime I see the photos.... Thank you so much for the invite to participate. I ABSOLUTELY would love to link some of our Christmas in July things up with you.... As soon as submissions are in (July 18) we will go from there! I'm so excited... and I'm LOVING this Christmas blog - my absolute favorite time of year!! :)

    Hugs from Stringtown Home,

  17. Debbie,
    I always love everything you do... it looks so pretty and so festive...I wish I had the room to do that myself.. I love the real teacups on the tree... how clever...
    Thanks so much for sharing this at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!


  18. Debbie,
    I always love everything you do... it looks so pretty and so festive...I wish I had the room to do that myself.. I love the real teacups on the tree... how clever...
    Thanks so much for sharing this at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!


  19. Debbie, Your tree is beautiful and so are all the other's decorations. Thanks for sharing Christmas in July at the Open House Party.

  20. Hi Debbie! Oh, this is so fun and I would love you to add my Glitter Houses to your Christmas party! I love all you do and your Christmasing is amazing!
    Thank you and you are the sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  21. Thanks for sharing this Christmas in July post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Gorgeous tree decorations!


  22. I like all the Pink ornaments. So beautiful!

    Visiting for PF- hope you can stop by..


  23. Hello Debbie, you are definitely Mrs. Holiday! I love your craft room tree - it is quite lovely - the features are terrific,
    I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  24. Such a happy tree! Butterflies, ice cream cones, and cupcakes; my daughter would be in heaven with your craft room tree. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  25. Debbie, sorry that I am so slow. How pretty in pink is your tree? Love the cupcakes! Lots of fun Christmas features. Sorry i missed your party. Didn't realize you were having one. Thanks for linking up to Share your Cup.


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