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!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Christmas in the Stores: Michael's

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

I went to Michael's the other day. I had stayed away for some time , trying to be good.
 When I walked in, I stood there speechless.
They had totally re-arranged the entire store and flipped everything from one side of the side to the store!!
It looks nice but it will take me awhile to get used to the new look.
Anyway, Michael's is loaded with Christmas merchandise so I thought I would share ,with all of you, what Micheal's has to offer for the Holidays this year.
I am doing this independently , I am not getting any type of reimbursement from Micheal's and I hope to share Christmas merchandise from other stores with all of you in the future.......
As you can see, I am letting the pictures do the talking......
Enjoy all this Christmas Beauty!!
I do hope they get in more of the white wreaths and branches.....
 Well, Will you be heading to Michael's for some of these Christmas Goodies?????

I sure will be......

I hope to start my Christmas decorating this week but because of our Remodel and of Co Chairing our church Craft Fair and Specialty Basket Raffle the end of November, I can not promise that I will be able to decorate my upstairs this year.

Just too much going on all at one time and remember that I work full time night shift!

So I am going to focus on the downstairs and see how far I get if I get to the upstairs......

 I will be linking up to these great parties this week:
From the Farm Blog Hop
Pink Saturday
Party Junk
 Strut Your Stuff Saturdays
One Great Idea Saturday Party
 Finding the Pretty and Delicious Party
Saturday Show and Tell 
  Serenity  Saturday
 Saturday SHO W-licious Craft Showcase

Seasonal Sunday
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
That DIY Party
Inspired Sunday( Formerly Vintage View Sunday)
Submarine Sunday
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
 Clever Chicks Blog Hop 
Sunday Showcase 


Wednesdays Make, Bake and Create party
 Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
Wow Us Wednesday
Sizzle into Summer Party
 Lovely Ladies Linky Party
What's It Wednesday
Wonderful Wednesdays
 HOME Party on Wednesdays
Creative Wednesdays 
 Wednesdays Adorned From Above Linky Party

Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Time Travel Thursday
 Open House Party
Share Your Cup Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Grace at Home Party
 All Things Pretty Thursdays
Create it Thursday 
 Catch a Glimpse Thursday

Home Sweet Home Friday
Be Inspired Fridays
Thrifty Things Friday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
 Show and Tell Friday
Tickled Pink Party
 Flaunt It Fridays
 Fabulously Creative Friday Linky Party at Jennifer Rizzo's
 What To Do Weekends
 TGIF Link Party
Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop
 Inspire Me Fridays 
 Anything Goes Linky Party 
Ladies Only Blog Share Linky Party
Anything Blue and Pink Fridays
 Weekend Blog Linky Party
The Party Bunch
Friday's Five Features Party
Friday Favorites
 Let's Get Real Friday Party

Christmas Parties 2013
 All Things Christmas

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. I have to drive about an hour to get to Michaels which we did this week I was impressed the little village they had set up. I do not decorate as much as you but I do love Christmas.

  2. The closest Michael's to me is over two hours away so unfortunately, unless we are headed that way for something else as well.....I just won't have the time to get there lol. Doesn't just seeing all of the Christmas stuff just get you excited!? It does for me. Thanks for the pictures :)

  3. You know. I gotta say, It's easier to see what they have on your post then on their website! What a fun tour! Take care of yourself! Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. It looks so inviting!I always say there is nothing more I need but I think I need to make a trip to Michael's

  5. Our closest Michael's is 2 hours away so I don't go as often as I would like. I do, however, have a HL about 2 miles away...yea! Looking forward to seeing your "new" house all decorated for Christmas...hugs, Penny

  6. We were at the Jackson store last week end. They sure did have lots of wonderful things.

    Needed a few things I could not find at HL. Oh we have a new and bigger HL. Spent 2 hours a few weeks ago wondering that one. Lots of beautiful Christmas things there too.


  7. Wow they really are decked out! That's a ton of stuff. I think it's time for a trip to Michaels!

  8. Yes indeed Debbie ~ that is your kind of store! Have you seen the Country Door catalog? They have a very charming five foot tall Santa I am itching to order!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  9. I love this post!! I live hours away from a Michaels store but I'm always looking for craft supplies. It was fun to shop your site. If I see things I like I know where I can get them. Thank you.

  10. Thank you for a tour of the store. Erie is two hours away but I'll be sure to look for those chargers next time I'm there.

  11. Hi and wow Debbie! I haven't been there in a while too and boy do they have a lot of things to decorate the house and a tree. Sometimes these stores overwhelm me and sometimes I love them. I have so many decorations to decorate 3 houses! Take care and thanks for that great tour. I love the silver and gold decorations and the silver charger. Julie

  12. Wow, you outdid yourself. They should give you a discount for free advertising.

  13. Thanks for the inspiring post....now I know where I am going to be going today...I saw some really sweet ornaments!

  14. We have a Michael's close by AND a Hobby Lobby. They're quite overwhelming. Thanks for sharing your blue.

    Happy Blue Monday, Debbie.

  15. Thanks for sharing this photos. I am so inspired to decorate right now! Off to Michaels :)

  16. It is so enchanting when the Christmas decor hits the store...my favorite holiday! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures with us at Twirl and Take a Bow! ~Tammy

  17. Wow Debbie - your Michael's is HUGE!!!And it looks like Christmas heaven!! Love it:)

    It's coming!!

  18. Wow Debbie, i am astonished! We live in a small town and Michael's is over two hours away. I doubt I will be able to see this in person. Thanks for sharing. It is a huge selection for Christmas decorating.
    xo. Jeanne

  19. Our Michael's closed down years ago. Everything looks so pretty and it makes me want to go to Augusta, GA or Columbia, SC(the 2 nearest stores, I think). Their shelves look very well stocked and inviting. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Hey Debbie,
    I love Michaels. I will need to head over there. We would love to see you at our party. It is live again this week. Sorry that it has been so long. We love seeing all of your posts. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  21. Hey Debbie!
    Welcome to Rednesday Wednesday!
    woohoo..I surprised myself....I got ya all fixed up.

  22. Hi Debbie,
    I LOVE going to Michaels this time of year! Only five minutes away. I feel like a kid in a candy store when I go in!
    It's nice to see a little pink in there. However, at least here in our store, there is no pink ribbon. I'm hoping they will bring some in. Looks as though most of the decorations and ribbon here are in the traditional reds and greens. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and have a great rest of the week.


  23. Uh, oh, Debbie, you're gonna get us all in trouble! LOL! Nice to window shop before we go, though. :)

  24. Your Michaels looks like a large store, the one near me is rather small - but that doesn't stop me from going there - constantly. Great photos!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  25. So many pretties! I've stayed away from Michael's also but just got a coupon for 25% off my order including sale items so I just might have to break down and head over there! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  26. Ours was changed up a bit too, but not so drasticly. We now have the lineup corral like JoAnn's does to get in line and be served next. I hope it works better when they are busy because check out was always a pain there. That predecorated blue tree has my Mother In Law's name on it! I'll have to go check out the store.

  27. Oh my goodness. Look at all those Christmas balls and ribbons. The projects one could do!

  28. These pictures make me want to go out and buy Christmas decorations, but I'll wait for the after Christmas sales. I have a Michael's near me. They took over the store after Borders went out of business.

  29. Wow, Debbie, I think your Michael's is bigger and has a lot more stuff than ours. We have three near by and they don't seem to be as well stocked. Thanks for the pics -- it was fun to see a Michael's in a different part of the country. (BTW: I would love to have a Hobby Lobby close by.)

    Thank you for linking up with Inspired Sunday!

  30. Wow! Thank you for making me want more Christmas decorations when I don't need them, LOL! Need has never really entered into my decorating scheme of things...

    Now I feel like I can go shopping, knowing exactly what I want. You are full of awesomeness! But, if I get in trouble, I'm blaming it on you.

    You & I must be around the same age as I since your old Christmas pictures very much resemble my own - ha! It takes one to recognize one, right?

    I was born with the decorating gene since my mother thought decorating our plastic Japonica tree was sufficient. Pffft! Little did she know.

  31. the have some awesome things! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. You help to make it so much fun.♥

  32. Debbie, the stores are overflowing that's for sure. We didn't have a Michaels close for a long time so I rarely went there. We have a new one, but I have only went there once. Still go to Hobby Lobby more. It's a little closer and hard to break old habits. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  33. Wow! I really need to go check out our Michael's store soon. The last time I went in there was Halloween day and I was mesmerized by the 80% off Halloween stuff. I need to go back with "new" eyes on to see the Christmas things that are out now. It looks like from your photos that some of the things are already on sale. Thanks for posting these photos!

  34. Thank you very much,now I HAVE to go to Michael's!!!! LOL!!!! Thank you for the preview :)

  35. Awesome! Michaels is a dream story anyhow - now it's a Christmas dream store! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  36. Debbie, where do you live???? Our Michaerls is not hhalf the size of this one! Wow, you are very lucky to have all this at your disposal! Thanks for the tour.

  37. The closest to me Michaels closed up last year. While I mis them, I can make a road trip to another about an hour away. Maybe I will have to - I want a top hat!

    The positive side to that is I got GREAT closeout deals! All those huge plastic ornaments that go on outdoor trees - under $5 each. Many under $3.
    Now if the wind would die down I could decorate.

  38. OK.......so now I am excited.
    My nearest Michael's is an eight and a half hour flight away from the UK but it just so happens that I will be on that plane next Saturday and Michael's is just around the corner from my hotel in New York.
    How fantastic of you to give me a look at their Christmas display.


I always love to hear your thoughts!
However if you are a vendor and insist upon leaving a comment with a link back to a website, You have forced me to now moderate ALL comments so do NOT even try it!

Related Posts with Thumbnails