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!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Scenes from the Holiday Craft & Gift Fair & SNOW!!!!!!

Before I show you Scenes from the Craft & Gift Fair that I Co-Chaired, I first I have a few THANK YOU's to mention.......

Thanks to my friend, Mary, over at Sweetwater Style, for featuring my Post, Sled and Outside Floral Redo's, in her post, Itching to Decorate for the Holidays!
Thanks so much, Mary!!!

Also featuring that same post are:

Kathy, over at Life on Lakeshore Drive, who featured it from last week's A Bouquet of Talent Party, as one of the Top Viewed Posts!
Thanks so much, Kathy!!

Dee M , over at Meatloaf and Melodrama, featured it from last week's Snickerdoodle Sunday party!
 Thanks so much, Dee M!!

My friend, ClaireJustine from across the pond in the UK, over at ClaireJustine OXOX, featured it from last week's Creative Mondays Party!

Kathryn, over at,  The Dedicated House, featured it from last week's Make it Pretty Party in her post,
Sunday Showcase from  Make It Pretty Monday Party!

Thanks so much , Kathryn!!

WOW!! I never thought that my little sled would be so Eye-Catching!!  LOL!

And Thanks to Trish over at The Decoratoraholic, for featuring my post, Mercury Glass Trees, from last week's The Southern Special Party.
Thanks so much , Trish!!

Now on to the Holiday Craft and Gift Fair at our Church.......

It was a HUGE success!!

I had the best time because I was NOT a Vendor and thoroughly enjoyed myself, being able to walk around, chat with Vendors and Customers, keep an eye on things making sure everything was going as planned, making sure the Kitchen had enough food, etc!!

And I shopped more then I did when I was a Vendor in the past because I was not stuck in my Space!!


I show you some of our Vendors and their Amazing Products!!

Painted Glassware
Crocheted Scarves
Baked Goods
Ceramics and Florals
Purses and Accessories
Lighted Seasonal Wood Crafts, Etc.
Hand Poured Candles
Chic Frames
Creative Crumbs by Christine
Florals and Season Crafts
Wreaths and Season Crafts

This is Judy and I gave my space to her. She runs the other Craft Fair that I usually do but also bowed out of this year.....
 Lotions, Soaps and Bath Products
Crocheted and Knitted items
Scentsy Candles
Gift Baskets
Homemade Soaps
Rosemary and her Grand daughter, Megan.

Rosemary is my partner in crime and my Co Chair for the Event.

Runners by Rosemary ( and Placemats)

And now we go downstairs to the CCD Classrooms......

Pens by George
Assorted Crafts
Dove Chocolates and Gourmet Foods

These Ladies were kind enough to man my CD player downstairs and kept the Christmas Music playing!!
Origami Owl Charms
Gingerbread Houses!!!
I have to tell you that those small ones were only $10!!
One did come home with me!!
She sold out both days!!
Solar Light Yard Decorations
Wine Cork Trivets and Doily Angels
Assorted Crafts
Puzzled By Ginny and Framed Artwork
Children Personalized Crafts
Yogi and Boo Boo's Crafts

Corian Cutting Boards  ( I bought one! )
Lois is in her 80's and is the retired nurse who hired me 36 years ago!!!
She is a sweetheart!!
Isn't she amazing!!
 Hand Embroidered Irish Linen
 Yes, this is hand stitched!!

Up stairs again in the hallway between the Church Vestibule and the Hall
Out in the Vestibule of the Church

Yes, Msgr. Van loon said to use every space and we did!!

Chocolates and Cupcakes
 Pampered Chef
The Specialty Basket Raffle
Our Raffle Sales Workers!
Some of our Youth Volunteers!
And some of our Kitchen Staff
I am pleased to say that the Craft and Gift Fair got Rave reviews from Customers and Vendors alike!!

All our vendors wish to return next year in their same spaces and we have a 20 vendor Waiting List!!

The entire event made almost $6000.00 for our Parish!!

I will now have this Job until I Die!!


I know I promised you that I would start Our Christmas Home Tour this week but I was waiting for this!!

The first Snow of the Season.....

And a Nor'Easter with 4-8 inches predicted!!

And I am off tonight!!!

 And I made it home from work just as it started this morning!!
 It is coming down quick and it is a fluffy snow with HUGE flakes.......
 I could not resist taking photos of my Outside Christmas decorations with the lights on and the SNOW!!!!
 Please come back for my next post when I share what everything looks like after the storm is over!!

I have to work Thanksgiving Day night but will enjoy dinner at home with Jim, Danielle, Joey and Joe before I go to work.......


A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

I am linking up to these parties:

 Christmas Homemaking Hop
Christmas Linky Party
 Christmas in the Country Holiday Link Party
Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
 Show and Tell Friday
Friday Favorites
   Flaunt It Fridays
  What To Do Weekends
 Anything Goes Linky Party
Anything Blue  Fridays
Friday's Five Features Party 
Fabulous Fridays 

 Pink Saturday
Say G' Day Saturday 
Friday Features Linky Party
Welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop

Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
Sunday Brunch Party
 Snickerdoodle Sunday
Sunday's Best Partay! -monthly

 Busy Monday
Mod Vintage Mix Monday
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Monday Link Party 
Blue Monday

Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Sizzle into Summer Party
What's It Wednesday
 Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
Wake Up Wednesdays 
  Before and After 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. Hi Debbie, It looks pretty at your place with all the snow! I especially like the light pole with greenery. Drive safe, and Happy Thanksgiving!
    :) Beth

  2. Love the snow photos ! Glad your church had such great success with the craft fair !

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Debbie, and to your family! What a wonderful craft fair. You and your fellow parishioners must be thrilled with the $6000 that was raised. I saw so many things I would have liked to explore further, LOL! Loved the painted glassware with the cardinals; love me some hand-made soaps and candles; love me Christmas florals. And the beautiful autumn wreaths I saw and the table runners, oh my! Truly this craft fair has something for everyone. I probably would have gotten stuck at the gourmet foods stand, LOL! I'm a sucker for Godiva chocolate :) Your outdoor decorations look fabulous - as always. You seem to outdo yourself every year, don't know how you and Joe do it. So lovely to see the snow with the lights in the pale morning light, too. But real snow - boo hiss. We've had it here too, way too early for moi! Take care. I hope you enjoy your T-Day feast before you head off to work. I know you will be spreading love and joy amongst your patients.

  4. You had so many great vendors....it's no wonder the event made the church $6000! Your front yard Christmas decor is over the top this year....I have hung a wreath on the door and that's it...lol! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones...hugs...

  5. wow, what an amazing craft fair, so many wonderful items! Glad you were able to raise so much money.
    Take care there, with all the snow expected.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving day! How many pretty things!!!

  7. Wow that fair was huge...love the doily angels the best...and the snow pictures as I have never exp-erienced snow in my life. HPS Michelle

  8. Wow, what a huge fair Debbie. Filled with so many wonderful handmade things! Great job on raising so much money! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. love craft fair like these always fun to see what creations others have to share, buy presents and goodies for each other and to get ideas of what we may be able to do ourselves thanks for sharing come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  10. Hi Debbie, thanks for the mention, always lovely to stop by :)

    This looks a great event, would love to go shopping here...

  11. Wow lots at that fair! I just saw your photos on fb of your outside decorations now, so much snow! meanwhile I'm here in the air conditioning :)
    thanks for sharing with us for Sunday Brunch xx

  12. Oh Debbie! My daughters, sisters and I would so love to have been there! I love seeing the beautiful craftsmanship - so many wonderful crafters! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

  13. What an amazing craft fair!! Yes, you may be hosting it from now on! lol I wish I lived closer, it looks like it would have been fun to attend.

  14. You put together a huge craft fair. Thank you for sharing at The Southern Special.

  15. Everything looks so perfect! I love it! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls


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