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, November 15, 2015

Christmas Buys & Snippets of Christmas

I LOVE ornaments !!

That is why I have so many Trees!!!!

7 done upstairs and 5 done downstairs and counting!!

I went to Michaels the other day and almost all of their Christmas merchandise was 40% off and I had coupon for an additional 25% off including what was on sale!

I look for ornaments that reflect the Spirit of a Nostalgic Christmas......

Here is what I bought at Michaels.......

These are shatterproof ornaments........
I thought they would look good with the other candle ornaments that I already use to decorate the Living Room Tree to create a Victorian look.....
These red and white candle ornaments were bought at Penney's several years go.....

Here are the red ones on the Living Room Tree....
You can see how they look on the Tree with the other ones....
 You can see I also have gold ones.......

And this year, I even used a ribbon with candles on it for the Bow Topper on the Tree and in other areas of the Living Room.....
This pretty cardinal ornament is also displayed on the Living Room Tree.....
And I did not even use this one as an ornament......
See it??
Look at these beauties!!!
I loved them.......
2 of them are displayed on the Dining Room Tree.......
The blue one will be used in the Powder Room.....
Isn't this one sweet????
Love her cute face.......
And these........
These will be used upstairs on the Guest Room and the Craft Room Trees.....

These will be used on the Kitchen Tree.....
I also bought some ornaments in Big Lots.....

They have rose ornaments!!!!
These gold ones found a home on the Dining Room Tree......
And I also bought red rose ornaments.......
They are on the Living Room Tree and will also be used for Valentine's Day.....
I also bought more of these pink glitter floral sprays to add to the ones that I bought last year.....

And matching beaded garland......

And  twig sprays that I used as part of a Topper on the Dining Room Tree.....
At Sam's Club, was a set of 5 gold beaded Flameless Candles that can be used with a timer.

I used them in the Living Room as part of my Fall decorations and this is where I decided to use them to decorate for Christmas.......
I put the larger one in the apothecary jar, rather then filling it with ornaments like other years.....
And here on the shelves on each side of the hutch.....
I have now finished decorating the Living Room and the Dining Room and will be starting the Kitchen next.....

Here are a few more Snippets of the Living Room.........
 Yes, there are 2 Trees in the Living Room .........

 I am pretty sure I will have the whole house decorated by Thanksgiving which is my target date and then I can sit back and enjoy the Season and maybe do a bit more Christmas crafting!!

On Debbie-Dabble, I posted a Mini Christmas Home Tour of the Downstairs and Upstairs.

Please Click HERE and HERE if you missed those posts!!

  I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
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  1. Everything looks terrific, Debbie!

  2. Every thing is looking beautiful.

    I have to say I love your carolers. Found some in moms things and already set out. More muted shades than yours but hold a lot of memories for me.

    I have just managed a few things. We are going to hit the outside today. High 50's and no rain. Sun is shining and is beautiful outside.Told George we better get it done now while our weather holds. Rain moving in a cooler weather again starting Tuesday. Had snow flurries on Friday.

    Looking forward to see all your decorations.

    Also thank you the thoughts you shared on my blogs. It means a lot.


  3. So many beautiful ornaments. Your home is amazing. You have a such talent in all your decorating. What a pleasure to be able to look at your creations.

  4. I had to giggle when I saw your little fairy angel girl...I bought her a couple of weeks ago at Michaels for my sunroom Christmas fairy garden. I bought the little girl figure in your next photo last year, she was in a vignette on top of the tv armoire! Great minds think alike huh! hugs...

  5. Debbie, I love all those wonderful ornaments...but the Santa living room set up...is adorable beyond words. I love it. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  6. I especially love the cardinal ornament, so pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  7. Oh, Debbie, everything looks so pretty! Love your new finds! You always decorate so beautifully!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. This is amazing -- and you hope to have all your Christmas decorations up by Thanksgiving. You're a better woman than I. But I really like the cardinal and Putz houses in those small cloches. So sweet. I saw your link at Cindy's Amaze Me Monday party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

  9. I just adore those mini houses in the glass type domes. Always enjoy the inspiration and sharing of your many trees. Keep on decorating!

  10. You are amazing! I'm not even thinking about Christmas until after I host Thanksgiving for 21 or so. Love the vintage tree and the new pieces you have chosen! Blessings, Cindy

  11. You always spend so much detail on the little things! So fun!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. lovely bits of Christmas, all are so lovely xo

  13. All the Christmas ornaments are so pretty!!! I love especially the sweet little pink girls...so cute!

  14. Love the carollers, Debbie. I have a little fairy with that same sweet face as yours with the pink wings. You have so many cute pieces and no one decorates like you, my friend. You know, for years my friends used to tease me about having the tree up so early and the music playing but you have me beat. Christmas really is cause to celebrate! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Autumn blessings,

  15. Great job, Debbie! I'm impressed that you're able to put up a dozen (!) Christmas trees while working full-time! Of course, my favourite ornaments were tea-themed: the cute yellow teacup and teapot photo frame.

  16. You inspire. I need to stop into Micheals more often. I pass it every day. At Pier One and World Market. I bet I could find some treasures.
    We went thrifting Sat. I think we have most of what we need for the patio now. I'm going to try and start on lights this week.
    Thanks for sharing your Beautiful Christmas!

  17. It is a Christmas wonderland, Debbie! So many beautiful ornaments! So enchanting :) I love the little houses in the domes. Everything is lovely. xo Karen

  18. Beautiful, love all your different uses of the ornaments not just for your trees. That little scene where Santa is reading to the kids is just the cutest ever!

  19. You always find the best things Debbie! I am glad you are working less and able to enjoy your decorating!

  20. You found so many beautiful things, Debbie! And I also enjoyed seeing your glittery houses on the crafting post. One of these days I am going to make some putz houses. I have been saving cardboard for years! I always think I'll get to it after Christmas, but I never do. Your painted dollar store houses (for 50¢!) are also lovely. You did a great job on them. Thanks so much for sharing!

  21. Amazing!Love all your ornaments and decor. Yes! Get everything done and ENJOY!

  22. Everything is beautiful Deb! I especially enjoyed seeing the tiny houses...they remind me of ones my parents use to create a village scene under their tree. However I think the carolers are one of my favorites. Looking forward to the rest of your Christmas tour and crafts.
    Dorene @ Seasonal Chapters

  23. Your trees and home are full of sparkle and Christmas spirit. I see you like birds and angels on your trees too.

  24. Here I was sitting with my nose an inch from the monitor screen enjoying the detail on your living room tree. The H walks in and looks and me and says, "Are you in a trance?"
    Haha. A happy Christmas trance!
    Happy Pink Saturday! I couldn't resist taking another peek at the way you use the gold snow flakes, and the candy cane candles. Love them.

  25. I love all your decorations and it makes me want to get busy with mine! Lovely! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

  26. Debbie,
    I am in awe of your decorating talent! So many wonderful finds! Your pictures are gorgeous and as usual, I enjoyed every minute of my visit! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! And thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  27. No wonder you start so early---12 trees and counting??? crazy in a good way, Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous collections! Sandi

  28. Debbie, I love Christmas as well, it's by far my favourite time of year and so magical! Your house sure is full of detail and thoughtful decorations for this special time! Wow! I wish I had the room to put up so many Christmas trees! Maybe I will put one in my girls bedroom though, they would love that!
    Thanks for sharing at Share it Link Party this week!

  29. Deb, your Christmas decor is so festive! I think the Victorian Santa tree is my favorite--stunning! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm! Blessings, Cecilia

  30. Deb, you have so many gorgeous ornaments and your new purchases are wonderful as well. I met my sis and friend today and I saw that ornament with the bird. Loved it, but resisted. I don't know how you do so many large trees. They are a lot of work. I only do two large ones and then have a few smaller ones. I've started playing with all the candy d├ęcor in my basement and am having so much fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  31. Debbie,
    how can you already be so 'ready for Christmas' I am still eating the turkey leftovers here with Thanksgiving still lingering and it will be for another week...

    Thanks for your inspiration and linking this up with us at FINECRAFTGUILD.COM A new party will open later today/tomorrow. Please come shower us again with your wonderful ideas!


  32. I love ornaments too! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this Thursday (Dec. 3rd) Have a great week! Pinned!


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