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, December 10, 2015

Christmas in the Den, Part 1, Christmas Home Tour 2015

 Welcome to Christmas in the Den, Part 1, Christmas Home Tour 2015!!

I have not been able to decorate the Den for Christmas for the past 2 years so when it came time to do so this year, I had a great time!!

Today, I am going to share mainly the vignettes on shelves and table tops in the Den.......
This area is to the left when you walk into the room from the Kitchen.....

I like to sit in this corner and watch TV when Joe is watching Hockey in the Living Room and I have Netflix hooked up to this TV.

The color theme for the Den is blue, tan and burgundy and I went with the same in my Christmas decorations.

My sister gifted this to me the Christmas after my Mom passed away, 11 years ago......
This is the door to a small storage room that we have........
I wreath that I made many years ago but added more florals to this year......
A Victorian Girl Head is attached to the Wreath. Michaels carried these doll heads for years but have not done so in some time......
A velvet burgundy bow with blue glittered hydrangeas and burgundy poinsettias........
On the door to the pantry closet is a Victorian style calendar and I love the picture on it for the month of December!!
To the right of the pantry closet........
Above the TV.......
On the shelves are Carolers that I bought many years ago......
I love their clothing!
There is a LED lighted Birch tree to the left.......
I made this swag a long time ago.......
On another shelf.......
The sign the mouse is holding says " Not a creature was stirring, not even a Mouse"!
More Carolers......
 I have a lot of Thomas Kinkaid items in this room and on top of the cabinet where the TV is are 2 Thomas Kinkaid houses......
A Thomas Kinkaid sleigh ornament sits next to this house......
This box houses the electrical works......
The table in the corner.....
An Old World Santa in burgundy, bought at Sam's Club many years ago!!
Love this vintage looking book box.......
A tin pocket planter filled with greenery.....
This lights up and plays several songs!!
And on the floor next to the chair , I have all of my son's old Christmas books, including some vintage Golden books.
Above the chair.......
On the shelf.......
I love this Victorian style plate!
Another book box.......
More vintage style items.....
Snow Man pillows!!
The back door.......
And on a table sits a 4 foot Tree........
A Thomas Kinkaid Clock......
This Santa is actually a small Tree Topper.......
  I will be sharing this Tree in my next post.......
  Next to the Tree is an ottoman.....
You can see that I use it more as a table.....
Another Old Word Santa....
A Thiomas Kinkaid Music Box and a Santa Head......
I bought this Music Box at a Church Flea Market!
Looking out the pass through of the Kitchen, out into the Den......
Between the 2 windows.....
 This is a card that I put in a frame.....
 On these shelves are figures depicting Charles Dickens " A Christmas Carol"!
 On top of the computer armoire....
 A burgundy feather tree bought at Target several years ago.....
 On the wall in the corner is another framed Christmas card......
 Santa on a bench......
A vintage looking Santa under the dome of an old Anniversary Clock!!!
 Another Thomas Kinkaid House and Candle and a Santa ornament!
 Another wreath that I made several years ago but dabbled with a bit this year.......
 Next to the computer armoire is a small table with a mirror behind it.......
 My Doll House, Nelson Crest, is on the other side as you can see!!
 I will be featuring Nelson Crest decorated for Christmas, both inside and out, in another post!!
  I always have lighted branches in this pitcher but I changed out the florals for Christmas ones..........
 A Sweet little doll and another Thomas Kinkaid candle......
On the bottom shelf.......
 One more framed Christmas card.......
 And that concludes Part 1 of Christmas in the Den!!

  In Part 2 , I showcase Tree #8!!
 Tree #9
 And the China Cupboard!!
 Click HERE to see that post!!

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!!

 Also, all parts of my Christmas Home Tour 2015 , are posted on my Side Bar. Just click on the pic for each Part to see!!

 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!!

I am still trying to catch up on return visits but I will be visiting you soon!!

I am getting ready for the first of 2 Christmas parties that I will be hosting at our home!!

I am trying to catch up on my return visits and comments so please be patient but I will stop by!!

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE  give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......


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  1. I think this is my favorite room, maybe it is because of the colors I love Burgundy and Green together. Such pretty winter scenes and Love the cabinets with each shelf, Beautiful pictures and trees!

  2. I love everything especially the victorian calendar and the gorgeous victorian doll's house.

  3. I've been behind on blog reading. So glad to visit your beautiful Den and I can't wait to see more of your dollhouse all decorated for the holidays. Christmas hugs!

  4. My favorite piece in the room is the burgundy feather tree...very unique! Can't wait to see the inside of the Victorian dollhouse!

  5. Love the den and how it is decorated. You definitely have the Victorian touch. Love doll house. Of course your trees are always pretty.

  6. I absolutely love all of your Victorian touches, Debbie. So pretty!

  7. Wow, such a festive holiday spirit in your house! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


  8. Hi Debbie,

    I like your blues; thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday.

  9. I love looking at all the little details you have!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. Debbie, I can't help admiring all your Thomas Kincaid things. What a gift that man had! The carollers are adorbale too. So many pretty things! Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. Love the figures from the Christmas Carol!

  12. What a beautifully cozy space to sneak off to! I love your decorations. So glad you got Christmas it up this year.
    Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

  13. What a wonderful spot to sit and dream. I especially love the wreath with the musical note ribbon and burgundy and gold decorations. I am getting my burgundy and gold Christmas fix visiting you this year as I didn't use much myself this year. Sighing over all your Thomas Kincaid. I keep waiting to find a great Victorian Winter scene Kincaid print to use in the dining room during the winter at a sale or thrift - no luck with that!

  14. What a cozy room, I love all of your holiday decorations, especially the carolers and music box! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

  15. Debbie, I bet you had a ball after not having decorated your den for two years. Your love of Christmas certainly shows all through out your home! Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. Looks Great Debbie!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! I'm excited to start the party back up on Thursday, Hope you stop by and join me!! Happy New Year! Pinned!


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