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 12, 2012

Christmas Home Tour 2012, Part Seven, the Upstairs

Welcome to our Christmas Home Tour 2012 ,Part Seven, the Upstairs.

This is the final installment of our Home Tour for this year.
First off, I want to Thank Sandi over at Rose Chintz Cottage for featuring my post ,
Christmas Home Tour 2012,Part Three,the Dining Room
from last week's Home Party on Wednesday.

Thanks again, Sandi for this honor. Please visit and maybe even link up to Home Party on Wednesdays.

If you missed Part One of our Home Tour, The Front of our Home, Please Click HERE

If you missed Part Two, the Living Room, which is decorated in traditional Red, Green and Gold. please Click HERE

And Part Three, the Dining Room, which is decorated in Pink, White and Gold this year, please Click HERE 

And Part Four, the Kitchen,decorated with Candy ornaments and Gingerbread Men, please click HERE

And Part Five, the Powder Room, decorated in blue, white and silver with Snow Buddies. please click HERE

And Part Six, the Den , decorated in Burgundy, Blue and Ivory,and  my Doll house, please click HERE

Now lets go upstairs.......
Watch your step and hang on to the railing...
Now we are at the top of the stairs......
We will take a right and go into the Master Bedroom.......

 The Master Bedroom

Tree # 13

This is what I call the tree of my Childhood.  It reminds me of what the tree looked like in my parent's home when I was growing up...
This is the tree of my Childhood, circa 1960's....
Sorry it is a bit blurry but there are some vintage ornaments, tinsel and the Plasticville Barn and Blue Cottage under the tree that I used to play with.....
And here is the tree in my bedroom.....

The Barn and the Blue cottage are to the left under the tree...
 I decided to use 2 vintage toppers on this tree.....
 All of these vintage ornaments are from yard sales and flea markets.  My mother , unfortunately , threw out the ones we had....

 And the village underneath is made up of some Plasticville pieces including those from my childhood and some vintage Putz houses , bought at  Flea Markets and Yard Sales.....

 There is the barn and the animals that I played with as a child before they were placed on the platform under the tree.....
 The little manger is just like one I had as a child.......
 The reindeer and chalk people were also mine as a child.......
 At night.....
 Love the glow from this tree.....
 It brings back many cherished memories.....

 And now on to the 2nd Tree in the Master Bedroom....

This is Tree # 14...

This is Joe's Pittsburgh corner in the alcove in our Bedroom....
 We have season Tickets for the Pittsburgh Penguins AHL team, the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins, so Joe has a lot of Fan Memorabilia .  He is also a huge Pittsburgh Steeler fan too.......
 Every year I do a Pittsburgh tree for him.

This year, I decided to use a feather tree that I bought quite awhile ago but never used.  Can you actually believe that???

So I decorated it with just his Steeler ornaments and a few Penguin ornaments.....
I did decorate his desk top with some Christmas Penguins....

How about that sign "Beware of attack Mailman"?? ( For those of you who are new to my blogs, Joe is a Mail Man!!)
I love the Steeler Candy Canes and helmets.....

 When you walk out of the Master Bedroom, you walk across the Hall into the Guest Room, which used to be my son Jim's room.

He asked is this now the room for the daughter that I never had!!  LOL!!

The Guest Room......

This is Tree # 15 and it is brand new, bought last year after Christmas for a mere $10.00!!  It is pre- lit but I did add one set of 100 lights to it.
I am glad that I did not add anymore or we would have needed sunglasses to look at it!!

 I always wanted a white tree.....
 This is my wash stand that I moved up into this room after having to make room for the new TV in the Living Room....
 I originally had a 6 ft. potted tree in this room and I had the same bright pink ornaments on it but they show up so much better on the white tree.....
 I used a vintage topper for the tree and a bow made out of pink sparkly ribbon.....
 I knew there was a reason why I painted a lot of the frames of pictures and this mirror white in the Summer.....

I love the reflection of the tree in the mirror. don't you?

 I also took some of my pink vintage ornaments from the tree in the Master Bedroom and placed them on this tree....

 Also on this tree are both my son's First Christmas ornaments.....

 The tree skirt was bought at a Thrift Store.....

The Santa was a gift and the Angel came from a Flea Market.....
 This is a table that I usually have set up for Tea....
 I have this set that was originally sold at Sam's Club on this table......
 I bought it at a Flea Market....
 I love the pastel colors......
 With the lamp on.....

 You may remember Minerva from my Living Room.  I had to move her up here to make room for the Tree in the Living Room.....
 This is my Fake Fireplace......

This piece , originally  what I think , was a Martini Bar from the 20' and 30's. It was in my MIL's neighbor's house and they were leaving it behind. I took it and had it in storage for 5 years.  When I first looked at it, I immediately thought, Fireplace.  So I made it look like one....
My Mantle......
The tree., Tree # 16, was the tree that I had been using for Joe's Pittsburgh ornaments....

I have the tree sitting on a cake stand with a pink tinsel wreath around the bottom of it......
The white crocheted snowflakes would not show up on the white tree so I decided to use them on this tree instead..... My MIL bought them for me at a Flea market... The whole bag full was $3.00!!
The churches were bought several year ago at Target after Christmas for $5.00 each....

I store all my old decor magazines in this piece of furniture.....

My Teddies are having Tea....

And an antique night gown hangs on the door.....
And now the Guest Room at night......

When you walk out of the Guest Room, you turn left in the Hall way .

I have some of my Lusterware collection displayed on this shelf that I bought at Salvation Army .
 Notice the Nativity on the top shelf....
This was bought at Target on clearance one year.....
I love the colors of it....

 You then walk straight into my very small Bathroom.....
 I repainted this Bathroom in the Summer and added another border......

 A wreath that I made for the door...
 I have a small white feather tree, Tree # 17,  in this Bathroom......
It is on top of the shelf unit above the toilet because there is no other place to put it.....
I have it decorated with purple ornaments......

It goes well with the wall paper border, I think....
Now you walk out of the Bathroom and turn right into my Craft Room which used to be my son Joey's room....
I have this little vignette set up on top of a shelf unit that holds a lot of my Craft supplies.....
Another church bought at target for $5.00 after Christmas.....
And this small white tree that is decorated with mini ornaments is Tree # 18.

And this 6 foot slim tree is my final tree, Tree # 19!!!

This tree is decorated in green, white and pink....
I used white feathers for the top....
There are white and pink lights on this tree....

Next to the tree is Joe's Grandmother's antique Singer Sewing machine.....
I have some Christmas things displayed on the end near the tree....

And my Screaming Meamies picture......
After 3 years of having pictures of my sons screaming their heads off on Santa's lap, I gave up!!

The frame says " Friendly and full of love, December's child is a gift from above."

Joey was born on December 29th  and Jim was born on December 7th.
I have decorated under the tree and along the floor underneath the Sewing machine....

The skate Planter came from the Christmas Tree Shop several years ago....
My sewing machine.....
The window mirror decorated with some white and green garland.....
You can see the reflection of the lights from the tree in the mirror....
See the green bird ornaments.....

And of course, I am going to show you it at night!!



 Well, and there you have it.

Our home decorated for Christmas 2012 with 19 trees!!

I hope you enjoyed our Christmas Home Tour 2012!

I have linked all the posts together so if you start the Tour with Part One, the Front of our Home, at the end of that post is a link to Part 2 and then at the end of Part 2's post, is a link to Part 3 and so on and so forth....

I want to THANK everyone who stops by to take the Tour!!

I will now have the time to start to visit all of you...

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  1. I love your white tree its so unusual! I hope you'll enter it, or another one, in my Christmas Tree Contest: http://www.awhimsicalchristmas.com/2012/12/christmas-tree-contest-prizes.html


  2. Beautiful! Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. I think it's nice to have at least one white tree. I do love your Childhood tree though with the little village beneath it. So precious! Thank you for sharing this with us and giving us a tour of your home.

    Christmas blessings,

  4. OMG, sweet lady! Your house is a gorgeous museum of C'mas decor. One can find any inspiration one hearts desire here! All the tours are absolutelly amazing!!!!!..and that is a short word for it. Every inch and every element is gorgeous. I'm exausted from my skimpy decorating, SO I CANNOT IMAGINE going all the way like you. Very admirable, I am really pleasantly impressed!! Happy holiday season to you dear Debbi.

  5. Debbie, You have very beautiful decorations in your bedrooms and on the stairwell. I really love your village under the tree.
    Christmas blessings, Beth

  6. Hi Debbie! Wow, I had no idea you had so many trees! No wonder you have to start decorating so early. Where in the world do you store it all? It all looks so pretty! Gina

  7. I think you two are secretly Mr. and Mrs. Claus! You amaze me each week Debbie, when do you begin decorating for Christmas and how many elves does it take?! ;)

    Really such fun to see!

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Debbie, just beautiful as always. You know your home is my absolute favorite. Love the white tree and those ornaments do show so well on the white. You know how I always love to look at all the details....is that a new Sandy Lynam Clough picture above your shelf in the upstairs hall? I do love her prints. Each room is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your home and your beautiful pictures.

  9. Lovely! I luv your craft room space. Perfect Penguins tree! I have 1 pc of lusterware.

  10. Everything is meticulously done and pretty as can be! How do you have the time to do it all! I missed the WNEP news - I will try to catch you on the webpage!

    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!

  11. Debbie, Thank you for sharing this inspiring post at Simple & Sweet Fridays. What a gorgeous holiday home you have!


  12. Gorgeous decorations.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

  13. Thanks for sharing your decorations; I love that you have so much BLUE.

    My son was a December 31 baby!

    Happy Blue Monday, Debbie.

  14. Wow, what beautiful decorations. Love all the tree's especially the white one. How long does it take you to take it all down?
    Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Blue Monday!

  15. Wow! your Christmas decoration is so beautiful. I adore your ornaments collection.

  16. More beautiful trees! I especially love how you reproduced your childhood tree. Thanks for sharing on the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings party!

  17. My goodness, it must take you months to get all your decorations up and then down again! Everything is so beautiful, but I can't imagine the time you spent making it so. But what a reward after you are done!
    Merry Christmas!
    Saw you linking at Knick of Time
    Debbie :)

  18. WOW...now that's a lot of decorating. You must start in July. :)) Everything looks so Christmas-y and so festive.
    xo bj

  19. Debbie, I can't even imagine how long it would take you to decorate. I love all your vintage decorations on the tree in your master bedroom. Gorgeous!

  20. Wow! I love the tree with the village under it-so vintage. The white tree with the pink ornies is my second favorite. It's hard to decide , you have so many beautiful things.

  21. Love your white christmas tree and all your beautiful decorations. Your home looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas,

  22. Debbie, Debbie, Debbie. You are the MOST amazing woman I've seen in blogland.

    Your trees, your home, your Christmas spirits----all beyond fabulous.

    Everything looks so festive. I cannot even imagine that you are not a bed and breakfast hostess!

    HOW do you decorate all those trees? You must start months in advance!

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely Christmas home and spirit. Susan

  23. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop!
    Debi @ adornedfromabove.com
    Angie @ godsgrowinggarden.com


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