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, October 25, 2013

It's Rudolph Day and Wanna See What I Bought?????

If you are linking over here from Debbie-Dabble,  SURPRISE!!

Welcome to my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas!!

Soon I will be doing most of my posting over here for the upcoming Christmas Season and I wanted to show you some Christmas items that I recently bought and being that it is Rudolph Day  ( the 25th of the month), I thought I would continue my series (from over on Debbie-Dabble) , Wanna See What I Bought ?????
over here today to either acquaint or re-acquaint you all with my Christmas Blog!!

I recently went to the Thrift Shop, Volunteer's of America , and seemed to come home with all Christmas goodies!!

Well, actually, these copper shatterproof ornaments will be used next Autumn on my Autumn Tree that I will have in my Living Room.  They were half the price of $1.31 a bag!!!
And this container of smaller ivory, copper and gold shatterproof ornaments was only 60 cents!!
Loved this Candy House Cookie Jar!!
It was half of $2.92!!
It will be perfect on the Kitchen!!
And look at this set.......

The cups came out to 45 cents each!!
And the tea pot was $1.50!!!
Joe picked this up for me at a newly opened Liquidation Center by us......
It is battery operated and it lights up ( LED lights) , plays music and the little tree spins around slowly!!
All for just $12.00!!
My neighbor's family is cleaning our her home as she can no longer live alone and what they don't want, we take up to our church Flea Market or I can have.

I now have 2 of these fantastic Vintage boxes!!!
And look what was in those boxes!!!!!!
One pair of Boy's size 10 skates and one pair of Boy's size 13 skates!!!

So Cute!!!!
And also these sweet little pillows.....
Love them!!

I will be making a donation to our Flea Market for what I keep from my neighbor's things.....

Then I went to the Dollar Tree the other day and they were just putting out Christmas things......

These were from their Mini Village but you can use these great green sparkle trees for crafting and anything!!
2 in a pack for a buck!! Can't beat that!!!
And I will use the little ponds for my Village that I set up under the LR tree.......
The Pots will most likely be used around my Doll House ......

and these will also be used for my Village.....
And look at these ornaments!!

You can fill them and use them for Tussie Mussies!!
Or stand them up and use them for Trees!!
And Gold Stars to match!!
Add these to wreaths or garland for an elegant look!!
And I am planning to change some things around a bit in the front of the house this Christmas season so I bought several of these natural greenery looking bushes......
I will probably be adding these to some real greenery......
And we also got our tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra!!!

This has become our Christmas tradition and we will be attending the 4:00 pm show on December 6th at the Mohegan Sun Arena which is about 5  minutes from our home!!

Please click on to see the Promo for this year's Tour of TSO!!!

I hope to see you back here at A Debbie-Dabble Christmas soon as I plan to start my Christmas Decorating soon.....

If you are a Follower of Debbie-Dabble, please consider becoming a Follower of my Christmas Blog too!!

Happy Rudolph Day!!

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  1. Uh-Oh- Looks you are gearing up for the Christmas season already! I know how long it takes you to get everything "dressed" for the Holidays! I left this comment on your other blog, too. Guess we will switch to this blog now. xo Diana

  2. Wow, you've done some great bargain hunting! Looking forward to seeing your decor photos this year...

  3. WOOHOOO! Tis the season!
    I am so looking forward to watching as you decorate your home.
    I love those unbreakable baubles you bought for autumn- they'd be great in an autumn wreath too! :)
    You got some great bargains there, Debbie!

  4. Debbie, you snagged some great things, as usual. Your(and Joe's) keen eye for a deal and a fantastic imagination never fail to delight. Those skates are wonderful! Can't wait to see what wonders you create with all. I really like TSO, but never seem to get to any of their concerts. It looks as if you both will have a phenomenal evening when you go!

  5. Looks like you found a bunch of fun things Debbie! I love the idea of turning the Dollar Store trees into tussie mussies! Fun:@)

  6. Woweeee such great goodies you have purchased, I love them all.


  7. Now I NEED to go back to town to see what is at the Dollar Store in my town. I'm one who doesn't mind seeing Christmas things out early! Have a great weekend!♥♫

  8. Can't wait to see what you do with your skates and tussie mussies! I'm starting to work on a few Christmas things....isn't it fun! Hugs, Penny

  9. Debbie, you are such a delight. I check your blog every day just to see what you have done to your home or decorating or shopping. Thanks for always sharing.

  10. I LOVE seeing what you buy! This week I think I am most excited about those little ponds. Are they mirrors? If so, I can think of about a bazillion ways to use tiny mirrors... around candles, near flower arrangements... Thanks for another inspiring post! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  11. The skates are my favorite. I love the red laces and red trim.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. You are doing well preparing for Christmas. I love how you picked the word Joy this year as that is my name and I am hosting a Christmas carnival

  13. New follower from Weekend Wander. Love your special Christmas blog! Christmas is my favorite holiday, so I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

  14. Hi Debbie,

    I've missed you. It's amazing that you always find so many wonderful buys. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  15. Debbie you have been busy gather all the Christmas finds. The holly teapot and cups is my favorite! I recently found a child's Rudolph teapot, creamer and sugar bowl but not a Disney mark but cute red nose. Have a Happy Halloween!


  16. Debbie, you always manage to find great deals. The teapot and mugs were a real bargain. Thanks for sharing and coming to tea.


  17. Fabulous finds. Love the teapot and wow you are getting ready for Christmas. I am way behind. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  18. I love that little house and the teapot would go perfectly with my Christmas dishes. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend!

  19. Lots of treasures for me to see today at your place! You never tire of making everyone smile do you? What a beautiful gift your neighbor gave you. Lots of wonderful new treasures. Happy to see you here and have a greta week!

  20. Beautiful beautiful your space and so is your post!
    All those pictures are so gorgeous. I am deeply inspired by your creativity.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  21. Hi Debbie! I am sooo happy you came for the party. I getting worried about attendance, but maybe everyone is just busy. Love all your finds. Those ornaments are great..like the tussie mussie use. The cookie jar is perfect for your kitchen...our thrift stores don't have things that the workers don't pick over first and the prices are sometimes not so thrifty.

  22. We really are 2 peas in a pod. I bought all the same stuff at the Dollar Tree, and seeing TSO is a holiday tradition for me and He Who Builds Things. Lots of Christmas Goodness there! Melody above me summed up my thrift store experience lately - picked over and not thrifty! Have a great week!

  23. Great finds, Debbie! I particularly like the candy house cookie jar...how perfect is that for the Christmas season to hold delicious goodies.

    Have a pleasant REDnesday,


  24. Love the cookie jar!

    I'm already crafting for Christmas but not decorating-yet! ♥

  25. Debbie, you always wow me with your hauls! I need to go shopping with you. I love the little house and the teapot/mugs. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and enjoy the weekend.


  26. You found some great things, Debbie! I can't believe you found those ice skates! They look like they've never been worn at all.

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative Home & Garden hop. : )

  27. WOW....you hit the jackpots!!!!! Just adore the cookie jar...and great idea for those tussie mussies from the dollar store! You have such a fun blog here!!!! :) Sandy

  28. Wow Debbie, you really made a haul! My favorite of course are the Lake Placid skates and box. Do your skates say Lake Placid? Just wondering because a few years ago hubby and I vacationed in Door County, WI. I found a child pair of skates that look just like that for $5. They say Lake Placid on them. Thanks for sharing your treasures with SYC.

  29. You found some great things. I am ready for Christmas.

  30. Ohmy goodness Debbie, you found some great things for Christmas. I am so trying not to add to my decorations this year! Love the autumn colored balls...so pretty! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  31. It must be so much fun to go shopping with you! Any season, not just Christmas! Thank you for sharing wiht us t the Fluster Buster party, Lizy your party co host

  32. I got some vintage ornaments several months ago,too, can't wait to use them this year. LOVE those skates!
    Thanks so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link Up this week. Hope to see you again Tuesday. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  33. You've found some great Christmas items and I think the skates are just the cutest! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  34. Great finds. Thanks for sharing on Twirl and Take a Bow! Join us again any Tuesday! ~Tammy

  35. Oh girl you never cease to amaze me with what you find. Can't wait to see how you decorate outside for Christmas, thanks for once again sharing on Tuesdays With a Twist. Be sure to join us again tomorrow, I do look forward to your post with delight.

  36. Oh Debbie! You've got me so excited for Christmas that I've got butterflies in my stomach. I love to decorate for the season, but I've been using the same decorations for a while now. I'm really looking forward to checking out your blog for some new ideas.

  37. Wow! Awesome finds! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

  38. Hello Debbie - you do everything so well, but I know you do Christmas beautifully - looking forward to seeing what you do - I'm in the spirit of Christmas now! do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  39. Debbie, You always get me so inspired for the holidays. I'll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Thanks for always sharing.

  40. I love those skates and that box is adorable! Can't wait to see what you are going to do with them! Hope you are having a nice Sunday.


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