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, December 8, 2013

2013 Christmas Home Tour, Part 3, A Pink & White Christmas in the Dining Room

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Welcome to Part 3 of our Christmas Home Tour for 2013, A Pink & White Christmas in the Dining Room!!

If you missed Part 1, the Outside of our Home, Please click HERE

If you missed Part 2, An Old Fashioned Christmas in the Living Room, Please click HERE
Our Dining Room is , I think, the most Victorian looking room in our townhouse and is painted Edwardian Rose and Hunter Green.....

When you walk into the Dining Room from the Living room, directly to the left is a 7 foot Slim Tree........
We will come back to the Tree, which is Tree #5, later.......

I have this little vignette set up on a table next to the Tree......
This table was my neighbor, Debby's, who did not want it anymore......
I bought this Santa at a Flea Market.....
  I filled this crystal bowl with a few ornaments.......
  I have this little display under the table.....

  A Little Bird's nest display...

 And this cute little house, which you will see , I later decided to use somewhere else....

You can also see the Tree Skirt that I made......
You can see the Living Room Tree in the background.....
Now back to the Tree.......
This Tree is decorated in Pink and White lights.......
See the pink Rose lights????
I used 2 different types of pink ribbon for the bow at the top of the tree.....
A Pink Victorian style stocking hanging on the divider between the Living Room and the Dining Room......
There is white tear drop beaded garland on the tree.........
And white sparkly Baby's Breath, frosted pink flowers and some other sparkly pink  picks stuffed into the tree.......
Mostly Victorian Style ornaments are displayed on this tree.....
 On the side of the Tree ,on a Pedestal Table, is a Hand made Santa that I bought several years ago......
 I love the rose embossed velvet fabric that his outfit is made out of.....
Isn't it pretty?
I said this room is my most Victorian looking one....
I draped a fringed Scarf over the picture, entitled "May I Play?"
Looking toward the Kitchen....
In the corner.....
Yes, I still have our old stereo and it is because my oldest son told us not to get rid of it because they don't make them like that anymore.....
 I decorate this Funeral Basket that my friend, Anne Marie gifted me for every holiday......
 A wall shelf that is Home interiors that I bought on Ebay.....
There is a Lenox Santa on the top shelf along with an angel that my sister gifted me....
And a Clara from the Nutcracker ornament on the other shelf.....
I added LED lighted Branches to the arrangement in the basket.....
Angel Wings and a pink bow was added to the handle.......
Some ornaments are also in the arrangement.....
On top of the Stereo is a little Winter vignette......
This lighted pink Putz house was bought on Clearance in Target for $5.00 several years ago.....
I painted this brass candlabra pink a few years ago.....
The figures are actually ornaments that I bought on Ebay......
My fake window.............. which is a pass through between the Kitchen and the Dining Room that I hung drapes and a lace curtain over because I did not want to be able to see into the Kitchen and vice versa......
I made the wreath and I bought the flower swag at Salvation Army....
I love this white feather tree.....
Two of my Thomas Kinkaid Pink Ladies......
The green sparkly brush trees are from the Dollar Tree......
Over the door way into the Kitchen......
The other corner by the Kitchen........
I made the hanging Tussie Mussie.....
A swag that I made.......

Sorry that the sage green glittered apples are reflecting the light.....
My sitting Santa........
An Angel and one of my Victorian dolls on the floor in the corner......
The Winter display on the Buffet.....

Above the buffet......
Another one of my Thomas Kinkaid Pink Ladies....
Trees # 6 & # 7........

 2 Alpine Trees that are decorated with snowflakes and ice crystals from Dollar Tree......
 These are 2 White sets bought at Sam's Club several years ago.......
The gold reindeers were bought at Walmart......
The gold cone trees are from Dollar Tree.....
Next to the Buffet.....
A small Old World Santa.....

These 2 pink Santas were 25 cents each at a yard sale this Summer......
A $5.00 Flea Market table......
This Pink Mache Santa was $5.00 in Salvation Army......
The corner near the Living Room.......
On top of the Hutch.....
Angels and Snow Babies.....
Moss Rose Dish Collection in the Hutch.......
A wreath that I made......
A plaque I made and another Old World Santa....
My Chandy, decorated......
 Looking towards the Living Room.....
   And now a sneak peek at the Dining Room table......
I do not usually do Tablescaping since Joe reads the newspaper , all spread out all over the Dining Room table........
But he will have to get over it for awhile.........
I am calling this a sneak peak because I will do a post in the future on just the Table Setting......
And that concludes my tour of our Pink and White  and I guess I should add, Gold, Dining Room.....

To continue the Tour, please click HERE to see Part 4, Our Candy Christmas Kitchen!!

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  1. Debbie, your dining room looks beautiful, love your victorian tree :-)


  2. You can see you really love decorating for Christmas. Every item is lovely and I can tell you thought about each and everything. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  3. Absolutely stunning, Debbie. Your dining room is filled with so many lovely touches. I've never seen pink rose lights before. What a gorgeous touch on your beautiful tree. Merry Christmas!!

  4. I love Victorian style and it looks absolutely beautiful. Love the little church you have. Thanks for sharing the great pictures. Visiting from Tuesday With A Twist Blog Hop.

  5. If your Santa with the rose embossed coat ever comes up missing...don't look at me...lol! I love him! Your Christmas decor is amazing this year Debbie....every thing looks wonderful with your new flooring! It has been crazy busy around here...will try to get around to visit everyone more often! Hugs, Penny

  6. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely dining room, Debbie!
    I especially love the Santas and the snow flake ornaments.

  7. Debbie! We love your Christmas tree. You decorate like a queen. Can I hire you to do ours? :-) Say hi to us Sugar Girls at classicsugar.com. We're making all natural homemade bath and body products. Merry Christmas Debbie.

  8. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful Victorian Christmas tour Debbie.

  9. I love that table your neighbor gave you, can't believe she didn't want it anymore! And I really love the big bowl on it, looks lovely. I saw a pink Victorian house ornament that I really liked, too. You're all ready for Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing at the We Call It Olde Link-Up - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  10. Love how the combination of beautiful collectables, Walmart & Dollar Store items all work together. I'm sure I've passed by a few of those things! I loved your Dollar Tree snowflake ornaments - they photograph beautifully!

  11. I am always amazed at the fact that you work and still have time to go all out at Christmas time! Beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

  12. I'm visiting from Thursday Favorite Things blog hop & I wish I was in your house right now! - So beautiful!!

  13. Debbie, Wow, absolutely Gorgeous! I bet Christmas is so much fun at your house. Thanks for joining the Open House party and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  14. Love your tree. It's so beautiful and the dollies on it are just adorable. Thanks for linking up at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  15. Gorgeous Debbie ! Would love to correspond with You by real mail.Knuckled54@yahoo.com If You would like, We could Be pen pals.Denise

  16. Debbie it is so pretty! I love pink and you have done this up right! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  17. Thanks for linking up to check me out saturday link party! I hope you decide to join us again tonight! iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

  18. Debbie, I love your pink! The tree is beautiful and those pink Santas are so pretty. I have a collection of SnowBabies which I haven't put out this year. I think I might bring them out for the mantel after the Christmas trimmings are packed away for another year. Thanks for sharing at my HOME.

    Christmas blessings,

  19. Wow, a lot of pink here...and all of it is very pretty.
    Merriest Christmas, dear heart.

  20. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  21. Such an exquisite and delicate combination - absolutely charming and very Victorian! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  22. Your Christmas tree is just gorgeous, Debbie! I'm glad someone else loads them like I do--can't stand a "bare" tree! lol!
    I wish you and your husband and family a very blessed Christmas!

  23. Hope you get a chance to sit and enjoy your work! What a feast for the eyes. I love the wings you added to the funeral basket. I love the angels on ice by the pink church. Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed and healthy New Year!


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