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, August 26, 2012

Christmas Cottage Journal 2011

Happy Belated Rudolph Day!!

I know... I missed posting on the 25th!!

Well, it was one of those weekend's where what I intended to do, didn't happen!

My oven caught fire ( small flame, no worry) but that lead to buying a new range, refrigerator and TV!!

Don't Ask...

Anyway, I got a bit behind.......

There is always next month on the 25th!!

In this post, I want to share with you last year's Christmas Cottage Journal magazine ...

I bought this in Sam's Club last year and loved it .....

I will let the pictures do the talking.....

Then there is a section of recipes after all the Decorating Themes and Ideas.

Reminds me a bit of the layout of the Spirit Of Christmas Books........

I hope you enjoyed it!

I am looking forward to this season's Christmas Cottage Journal as I now subscribe to the magazine.

If you missed my review on the Autumn Cottage Journal, please click HERE.

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  1. i have this same book and sat looking through it a couple of days ago to ready myself for this year. I've just arrived back from the library with the trunk of my car full of Christmas books! I love your music too xx

  2. A fire....oh dear, that must have been very scary. I'm glad you weren't hurt!!

    I enjoyed looking at the pages of your book. There are so many fabulous Christmas Trees, it would be hard to pick a favorite. They had some pretty wreaths as well.

    Thanks so much for sharing and take care!


  3. Gorgeous magazine and pictures! Thank you for sharing the Christmas spirit at Potpourri Friday!

  4. Looking at Christmas things would have been a nice break from all that shopping! I am going to have to keep my eyes open for this magazine and I will be checking our library for this series of books! So glad I stopped by. I love Christmas!! I am your newest follower!

  5. Hi Debbie, I'm the one with the fall mantle to your left on Pamela's blog hop. Love your Christmas blog. It looks great. Thanks for sharing and please visit me at #73. Helen

  6. Debbie, Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. The magazine is very inspiring! Have a great week!


  7. I just got my first Cottage Journal the fall one. I fell in love with this magazine. After seeing the beautiful Christmas issue from last year I can't wait to get this years. Thanks again for sharing, must be a lot of work for you to do this for us. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  8. Hi Debbie, I bought this book last year and loved it. I will be pulling it out again as the Christmas season approaches. You can bet I'll be oohing and ahhing over it again this year. It will Christmas season before we know it. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  9. Wonderful book! I have that and look to it for inspiration for the Christmas season - love it! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  10. I, too, have this magazine. The photo of the fireplace with the 10 needlepoint stockings is just so incredible! I can imagine seeing this sight on a Christmas house tour, can't you! What fun!

  11. Olá adoro esta revista e obrigada por compartilhar com quem é apaixonada pelo natal.Também tenho um blog de natal e ficaria muito contente
    se me visitasse:

    Abraços natalinos.


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