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!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Last Glimpses of Christmas 2012

 I want to Thank Stacey over at Embracing Change for featuring my Post,
 Merry Christmas, My Christmas Card to You from last week's Creative Inspirations Linky Party!!

Thanks Stacey!!  Stacey is a fellow NEPA Blogger!!
Please stop by and maybe link up to Creative Inspiration Party on Thursdays.

I also want to Thank Sherry over at No Minimalist Here for featuring my post,
The How, Where , When and WHY of a Debbie-Dabble Christmas from last week's Open House Party.

Thanks so much Sherry!! Please visit and maybe link up over at Open House Thursday with Sherry!!

I also want to Thanks Cathy over at My 1929 Charmer for featuring my post ,
Home Tour , Part 2, the Living Room  from her last Sunday's Best Party as the Second Most Viewed!!
Thanks so much, Cathy!!  Please consider linking up to Sunday's Best!!

I also want to Thank Blogger Lisa Rose over at Our Enchanted Cottage for Featuring my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas!! She is a new Blogger and I do Hope you will pay her a visit!!

Again,I am very flattered and  honored to be featured by these 3 Wonderful Bloggers!

Christmas 2012 is now in the record books and I do hate to see it go...

I love the way our home looks, feels and even smells at Christmas time. And soon, I will be packing it all away.
I am in no hurry and I don't start right after New Year's Day as many people do.
  Actually, I can't because I am usually working.
 And many people in this area leave their Christmas decorations up for Russian Christmas . Thirteen days after Western Christmas, on January 7th, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its Christmas, in accordance with the old Julian calendar.
And in the Roman Catholic Church , many leave their decorations up until Epiphany or the Feast of the Three Kings which is  Jan. 6th this year. This is the Roman Catholic Church's official end of the Christmas season.

On New Year's Day, Joe and I did go out and check out some of the sales. There wasn't much left but that is okay as I really don't need more Christmas decorations BUT I did find a few things......

In Burlington Coat Factory, what was left of Christmas was 75 % off. Not much was left but these babies caught me eye!!
Yes, aqua mercury glass candlesticks for $2.39 each!! These will go in my Living Room on top of the new TV stand for every day decoration as there is a lot of aqua accents in the Living Room.
Also bought these 2 large ornaments for $1.99 for the set!

At Wegman's Food Store, Joe bought this sweetie for $3.00 at 75% off!!

  She found a home sitting on this chair with more of my Bearington Bears....

Then these boxes of Shatterproof Balls were only $2.00 each!!

These will be for my Autumn Tree.....
 These will possibly be for a St. Patrick's Day tree or wreath.....

 And Gold Balls and Silver and White Balls......
 And this is what I made with the gold balls.....
I had bought a container of the pink Balls before Christmas.

My Friend, Penny from Penny's Vintage Home has made several of these wonderful wreaths and when I asked her how she made them, she was kind enough to tell me how so I thought I would try my hand at it!!

Please check out Penny's AMAZING blog!!

For now, I have it hanging here on the window divider between the Dining Room and the Living Room but I will be looking for a better place for it when I decorate the Dining Room for Valentine's Day!!
I am very happy with how it came out.
 Thanks so much , Penny, for the inspiration and instructions!!

When Joe went to the Casino, he cashed in some of his Comp points and could not resist this......
 Yes, this is our home town edition.  If not anything else, it is a conversation piece!!

And he got this for me......
 Nice Box....

Wonder what is in it????
 A Christmas Tea for One set!!
 Now does he know me or what????

And since he won a bit of money at the Casino, he bought me this in Sam's Club...

 Amazingly, I have NOT watched this show but I have heard that I have been missing something really great so I really wanted this....

I also wanted to show you what I learned to make from one of my co workers....
 Yes, the snowflakes that are all over the blogs but I decided to make mine out of sheet music!

And I took these pictures the other day after we had 6 inches of snow.....
Icicles hanging off the awning in the back....
Love how the light shining on them makes them look.....
Well, that is about it and the end of the Christmas season of 2012!!

I have been a bit under the weather with a stomach bug which came with a fever of 103!! I haven't had a fever that high since I had Pneumonia a few years ago.!!
And the Stomach Bug triggered some of my IBS symptoms including pain which I really can live without!!

Slowly, I will start taking down Christmas and converting over to Winter Decorations and Valentine's Day decorations. The temps. are supposed to be in the 40's next week and in NEPA, high's in the 40's in Jan. is a blessing so that is when I will change over the outside decorations to Winter decorations.

We plan to visit my dear friend, Anne Marie and her hubby, Tony, on Sunday so I will post pictures of her beautiful home decorated for Christmas like I usually do. So please come back and visit for that post!!

After that, I will be returning to my regular Blog, Debbie-Dabble.  If you missed my post on my choice of
MY ONE LITTLE WORD for 2013, please click HERE

I hope those of you who chose to follow me here on my Christmas Blog will also follow me over at Debbie-Dabble. I do plan on posting here, hopefully, once a month on Rudolph Day which is the 25th of each month.

I hope you all have a great New Year's!!

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  1. You found some great after-Christmas deals. Downton Abby is one of our favorite series. I can't wait for it's return in January.

  2. Your wreath is just gorgeous! I am so honored to be sharing ideas with the "Queen of Christmas" You are the best and I am truly blessed to have you as a friend! Hugs, Penny

  3. I watched seasons 1 and 2 of Downton Abbey last week. I am hooked and so is my 21-year-old daughter!

  4. You found some great things at the after Christmas sales! I didn't even venture out this year. You are going to LOVE Downton Abbey! You're lucky you'll see seasons one and two together because waiting for the next installments is torture!

  5. Hello...I'm visiting your blog via Beverly's Pink Saturday. I enjoyed your post. Especially like that pink/gold/white wreath you made.

    I'm one of those people who has all the Christmas decorations taken down and put away on December 26th, ha ha!

  6. Thank you Debbie for the shout out. Your an real life angel. I love to read about all your ideas, the Christmas balls in colors for the rest of the holidays are such a wonderful idea, with the savings makes them perfect.
    Lisa Rose

  7. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful Christmas decorations with us! I'm already looking forward to the start of Christmas season 2013!

  8. So sorry to hear that you're under the weather. Love your post Christmas bargains.

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Great deals, Debbie! Love the wreath with all the pink and gold balls and of course the tea-for-one is very cute. Thanks for joining me for tea today. Happy New Year, my friend!


  10. Debbie, I love Christmas too, and I really did not want to take my decorations down this year. My outdoor lights are still up. I think next year I will get ready a little earlier.
    All your decorations always look amazing. You really have the touch. Those pink ornament wreaths are quite gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing all your lovely Christmas decor. I hope you are fully recovered soon : )

  11. Wow Debbie - coming over from PJH - and am so thrilled I did!
    Just gorgeous - that wreath is amongst the prettiest I've seen but those snow flakes are out of this world - beautiful job!!!

  12. Hi Debbie, I love the wreath you made from the Christmas Ornaments. Beautiful. You found some great deals for next year's decor. Have a great day.

  13. Hi Debbie,
    Thank you for joining my HOME party. I love the sheet music snowflake. My grandson made his mom one and I was hoping to ask him to make his Nanny one too. Guess I'll have to wait till next year now. Unless you have the instructions?? Enjoy the rest of your week.


  14. Looks great!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Melanie @ Keep It Simple & Fun

  15. Hey Debbie ... I love all things Christmas... and I'd say that you did very well on Boxing day ( ha Ha) .. weathering the shoppers storm... You're Teddy bears are darling ... but the teapot for one takes the price ..It's absolutely charming ..( Ha Ha) ..Made me smile ..

    I really enjoyed reading your " Debbie -Dabble and I'm now your newest follower..Thanks for the teatime visit and following at the " Grand Lady" ..Please do pop over often... Happy New Year Hugs..

  16. Your wreath is beautiful, Debbie. Great finds at the after Christmas sale.

  17. All of your Christmas decorations are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Charly and Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Melissa @ Keep It Simple And Fun

  18. Visiting your awesome blog is the highlight of my day each week! Have I told you lately just how amazing you are??? :) Your wreath is gorgeous!! I love your tea set, too! That's right up my alley. Thank you so much for sharing each week at A Bouquet of Talent!! Have a fantastic weekend.


  19. Great after Christmas finds Debbie. I too loved Pennys wreath. You did a great job on yours. I love Downtown Abbey. One day when I was feeling a cold coming on my hubby brought me a book home from Costco. It isn't the same as yours, but about Downtown too. I have loved it. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  20. Debbie, What an inspiring post of your last glimpses of Christmas 2012. I love your new pink ornament wreath, you did a great job on it. Fantastic idea from Penny. Your home is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. I'm always inspired by everything you do. Have a wonderful week!


  21. Lots of great after Christmas treasures! But, I have to say, I am totally jealous of Joe getting you the first two deasons of Downton abbey! I just got hooked on this show and have only see about 6 of season two episodes and now the new 3rd season ones. Thank you for sharing at TTF. have wonderful week my friend!

  22. I love the colors! Thanks for sharing on Inspired Weekends!

    Katie @ Horrific Knits


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