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!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


It's July 1st!!!!

Time to Celebrate Christmas in July!!!!!

Joe and I went to a local Marketplace the other day. It is an old WalMart filled with many vendors, selling many things.

One of my treasures was this darling Christmas Tea Cup and Saucer!!!!!

The set was a mere $2.00!!!

I fell in love with it immediately!!

How could you not????

Such a cheerful pattern!!

Can't you just picture sitting reading a Christmas book or watching a Christmas movie , sipping Tea from this lovely Christmas cup?????

I can just imagine it in my mind's eye....

These are the markings on the bottom, Sorry for the blurry pic.

"NOEL" Royalty
Fine Bone China

Gets you in the mood for Christmas, doesn't it? Even though it is 90 degrees here!!!

If you LOVE Christmas like I do, Why don't you join me in Celebrating Christmas in July?????

I will be posting on my Christmas Blog during the entire month of July.

If you have a Christmas Blog and plan on doing several posts during the month of July on Christmas related topics, let me know and I will add your Blog to a list of Blogs on my Side Bar that are Celebrating Christmas in July!

If you do not have a Christmas Blog and want to do a post or 2 on your regular Blog on a Christmas related Topic during the month of July, send me a link to that post and I will also add it to my Side Bar.

Let's keep the Spirit of Christmas alive during the whole year but especially in July!!

I am also showcasing a series of books "The Spirit of Christmas" for the month of July. One was published each year for 17 years.
If you would like to read about Book One, please click HERE
If you would like to read about Book Two, please click HERE

I am linking up to these parties:

Mod Vintage Mix Monday
Mop It Up Mondays
Make It Pretty Monday

Knick of Time Tuesday
All Star Blogger Block Party
Tea Time Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tabletop Tuesday

Bunny Hop Party Every Wednesday
What's It Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesday

Home and Garden Party Thursday
Tablescape Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Open House Party Thursday

Hot Fun in the Summer time Blog Party
Homemaking Link Up 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

Seasonal Sunday

Sunday's Best

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

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. You can count me in Debbie! I had planned on doing some fun stuff in July so this is great motivation :-)

  2. Oh Debby, this is inspiring me for C'mas 2012!! I totally love the teacup and saucer, I wouldn't pass her out either!...I just might even buy 8 or 12 for that price, or was she alone?? Loved this post in July!

  3. Love the Christmas teacup and saucer! It has a cheery vintage look.

    I'm loving your Christmas music here as well!

    I do have a Christmas blog and am planning on posting some Christmas in July posts and links. You can find my Christmas blog here: Mrs. T's Christmas Kitchen!

  4. Noel is certainly the perfect teacup for Christmas. Happy Tea Day!

  5. I absolutely love the tea cup and saucer. I collect them and have been looking for a lovely Christmas one for years. You are one lucky lady!

  6. Debbie, I love your new teacup and how perfect for Christmas in July! I only have one Christmas teacup but I am always on the hunt for more. Thanks for sharing with Tea Time and have a wonderful 4th of July celebration.


  7. Hi Debbie, I love your poinsettia tea cup! What a deal you got! I hope all is well with you and your family. Take care and Happy 4th of July.
    xo Beth

  8. That tea cup is holiday perfection! Just what a gal needs at the breakfast table on the 25th of every month! Great find.

  9. Perfect teacup and such a great price. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  10. Lovely tea cup. I'm a fan of all things tea as well as Christmas. Just found you through Ivy and Elephants. I'm happy to be your newest follower!

  11. The tea cup is just darling! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again next week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. Hi Debbie,

    Your teacup and saucer are beautiful.


  13. I enjoyed a bit of Christmas in July. Pretty cup set!

  14. Debbie, I clicked on your link at Rooted in Thyme because I'm already thinking of Christmas. I've started making gifts and it's so hot out, I'd love to think about a time when I won't be a slave to the air conditioner. (I hope anyway. In S. Florida one never knows.)


  15. I'm thinking some hot peppermint tea would be delightful in your pretty new teacup and saucer, what a great find!!

    I'm working on a Christmas in July post so when it is completed I will be sure to let you know! Thanks so much for hosting a fun party... Have a wonderful weekend!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  16. Fun finds Debbie. don't you love finding new thrifting places! That Christmas teacup set is so pretty.

  17. Love your Christmas tea in July! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  18. Your tea cup and saucer are lovely! My nieces' husband's family always have a huge Christmas in July get together because the family is spread far and wide. Turkey, decorations and no worry about travelling in snow. I often think that would be fun. Less than six months to go!

  19. Now, a Christmas Tea idea is an intriguing one - will let you know! Soon, I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  20. Loving the Christmas cup and saucer. I scored some great tea cups at a garage sale, not Christmas though, and now I am on the lookout for more. We have never celebrated or decorated for Christmas in July. I am 1 of 10 children some once was enough for my Mom who truly had her hands full! I'll just keep enjoying yours. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

  21. What a great find...and at such a great price...so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas in July!...hugs...Debbie


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