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!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's Rudolph Day and Christmas in July!!!!

 It's Rudolph Day!!!

The 25th of the month!!!


It's is also July 25th, Natasha's Christmas in July party!!
 Click HERE( not up yet) to link to the party!!!!

I also want to mention that my bloggy friend, Sherry, over at The Journey Back,  is hosting a Christmas Countdown Linky Party every Tuesday from here on in until Christmas!!!!
So please stop by and link up any old or new Christmas posts!!!!

HERE is a link to last week's party!!

Be sure to visit and link up to Natasha's and Sherry's parties!!

New since last Christmas Season.......

I have a Button for this, my Christmas blog!!!!!!
 Made for me by the wonderful Robin , over at Fluster Buster!!

Feel free to Grab It from my Side Bar!!!

Now I would like to share some of my recent Christmas finds with you!!

Some I already posted over my my regular blog, Debbie Dabble........

These pretties were 3/$1.00 at a Town Wide Yard Sale I went to in June!!
 I grabbed them as fast as I could!!

I bought these at a Church Flea Market.......
 Loved the soaps and the price of them too!!
And at the same Flea Market, this green depression glass bowl for 25 cents!!!
 It will match several others that I use at Christmas time.

This can be used for Christmas and left out for the entire Winter.......
Brand New and only $4.99 at Salvation Army!!!!
 This Christmas swag was $5.99 at Salvation Army!!
 This past weekend, Joe and I went to an Estate Sale in our townhouse development and also to a Florist Shop and Warehouse Liquidation Sale!!!

What fun I had!!!!

Here are some Christmas things that I bought......

At the Estate sale, I bought this set of Angels were $1.00
 They were used as ornaments but they have hooks on the back to hang them on the wall and are plaster like and say made in Italy on the back of them!!!!!

Not sure how I will use them yet......

At the Florist Shop and Warehouse,I bought these there in the Gift Shop section.....
 They will be perfect in my Kitchen!!
 Check out the price for each one!!!
 Yes, only $3.00 each!!!!!!  From $12.50!!!

At 1:00 pm, everything was dropped to half price so we went back!!!!!

These were $1.00!!

 They will go somewhere in my Powder Room.......

These were originally $4.00 each but went down to $2.00 each!!
 I may do Christmas arrangements in them to sell at the Craft Fairs i do or i may just keep them.....
 More ornaments that went down to $1.00 each!!
 See the original price!!
 OOOPS!! I had the blue one turned around......
 You may remember that I did this Christmas Tablescape last year using these Old Curiosity Shop dishes......
   I only had a few pieces until.......

I went to Salvation Army and found these.....
 There were more and I should have bought them but I didn't and I can now kick myself but I am glad with what I did buy!!
 They look very Charles Dicken's Scrooge like to me and that is why I like to use them at Christmas!!

Each piece was only $1.00 each!!!

I added a new Header picture for this blog too....
I love this photo of the front of our house with snow.....

It is hard to believe that it now looks like this......
 What a difference!!!!

Do you see those urns......

Our Church was throwing them out because they were falling apart......
Well, they looked perfect to me and came home with me!!

I am so looking forward to decorating them for Christmas .......

I have pathway trees that i may stick in them and then decorate the trees with red shatter proof balls.......

What do you think????

Click HERE and HERE  
to see what I bought at the end of last Christmas season for this coming Christmas season and what i used through the year.....

I am linking up to these parties:

Christmas in July Party

Christmas Countdown Linky Party 
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
Be Inspired Fridays
  Fridays Unfolded Linky Party
 Show and Tell Friday
  Let's Get Real Friday Party
  Feathered Nest Friday
 Friday Favorites
 Flaunt It Fridays
 Fabulously Creative Friday Linky Party at Jennifer Rizzo's
  Eat. Create. Party
 What To Do Weekends
Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop
 Anything Goes Linky Party
Anything Blue  Fridays
The Party Bunch
Friday's Five Features Party 
Craft Frenzy Friday 
Creativity Unleashed Link Party 
  Inspiration Gallery Link Party
 The Creative Exchange
Fertilizer Friday 
Weekends Are Fun Blog Hop 
Fabulous Fridays 
 The Feature Friday Link Palooza

Best of the Weekend Party
 The Creative Collection Link Party
From the Farm Blog Hop
Pink Saturday
 Strut Your Stuff Saturdays
Saturday Show and Tell 
  Serenity  Saturday
Say G' Day Saturday 
What I've Been Buying- Monthly Party
Party Junk

Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
That DIY Party
Submarine Sunday
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
 Clever Chicks Blog Hop 
Sunday Showcase 
Share It Sunday
Link It or Lump It Sunday
Sundays at Home
Sunday's Best Partay! -monthly
  Seasonal Sunday

Mod Vintage Mix Monday
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Monday Link Party 
Inspire Me Monday 
  Blue Monday

 Show and Share Party
Wednesdays Make, Bake and Create party
 Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
Wow Us Wednesday
Sizzle into Summer Party
 Project Parade Party
What's It Wednesday
 Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
 Before and After Party
 Worthwhile Wednesdays 
Wake Up Wednesdays 
Whatever Goes Wednesday 
 Pretty Wednesdays Linky Party
 Wow Me Wednesday
 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
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
  Create it Thursday 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
Handmade Hangout Party
 Fabulously Frugal Thursdays
 Thursday Sweet Haute Share Linky Party
Garden Party

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. Oh I love those dishes! Thanks so much for linking. This was a great post. And thanks for the shout out. It is amazing how much the porch can change. Gosh that could be an entire post. You really did get some bargains.
    Thanks for sharing them and thanks for linking!

  2. What fun! I'm always happy to see Christmas, no matter what time of the year. Loving those pastel mini brush trees. What fun!

  3. You are always finding great Christmas decorations! I love the urns you took home with you and they look so nice this Christmas!

  4. I missed Rudolph Day! I'll have to plan something next year. Thanks for sharing. Hello from The Creative Exchange.

  5. Hi Debbie, you surely have an eye for good bargains. You have some great finds there. Love the cherubs and the dolly dresses. Hope you are enjoying Christmas in July.

    Take and God bless.


  6. Oh...ho many beautiful finds for Christmas! The angels and the dresses are just gorgeous

  7. Merry Christmas!!

    I am visiting from The Journey Back

  8. Debbie,

    The Old Curiosity Shop was my first set of dishes 53+ years ago! I used them for years and finally gave away what was left of them. Originally I had a service for eight. Now I wish I had kept them. It was fun visiting them on your blog!

  9. You always make me want to go thrifting!! You totally scored. Love your find and I love the green dishes! I love the urns too. I have a brown one. They are so pretty! And you have 2 of them. So nice!! Xoxo have a super week!

  10. I love Rudolph :)

    Thanks for stopping by

  11. Oh so many gorgeous Christmas finds - but those dress ornaments are my favorites - just perfectly beautiful!!!

  12. Love, love, your dishes! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  13. Debbie, you found so many fun things that you will have a ball with soon! Love the trees, and the depression glass. The trees are super cute and you know I adore your dishes! A little too early for me to think about Christmas yet, but certainly thinking about Fall. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. Debbie, what a wonderful, fun post! I love Christmas all year long, so this is fun for me. I love all the treasures you found, especially the Old Curiosity Shop dishes. Those really brought back some memories! Thanks for sharing the Christmas cheer with us at Treasure box Tuesday! Pinned! :)

  15. Merry Christmas! Everything looks so beautiful. Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

  16. Reading your Christmas post makes it feel cooler here today. I am never ready for the holidays anymore.

  17. Hi, Beautiful Blog
    It's great fun to do Christmas Shopping. Now it's more easy to purchase Christmas ornaments - via - Followlife App
    Must Try!!

  18. WOW!!! I think you hit the jackpot. Read your blogs often and always enjoy them, You are very talented lady with a lot of unique ideals.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Cathy <;)


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