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, December 16, 2015

Christmas in the Kitchen, Christmas Home Tour 2015

Welcome to Christmas in the Kitchen!!

First , I want to Thank Jann, over at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olson, who hosted the Christmas Linky party, Creating Christmas. Jann hosted An Old Fashioned Christmas and listed some features from that party, including my post Christmas in the Guest Room , Part 1, over on her post for Share Your Cup Thursday Party!!
All the links above will remain open until December 24th so you can still link up!!

Thanks so much , Jann!!

I also want to Thank Beverly, over at Across the Blvd., and the other hosts of Snickerdoodle Sunday for featuring all my Christmas Home Tour Posts ( all listed on my Side Bar) in the post, Snickerdoodle Special Features- Home for the Holidays!!
 Thanks so much , Beverly!!

Please stop by and link up to these great parties!!

 The Kitchen is decorated in a Candy and Gingerbread theme for Christmas.....
We will start with this wall........

On the side of the hutch, is Tree #11!!
This 4 1/2 foot Tree is decorated with candy, gingerbread and kitchen ornaments!!
It is topped with a bow made of red and white ribbon and candy picks tucked into the top!!
There are 2 different sets of peppermint candy lights on the Tree!!
A pair of child's skates rest at the base of the Tree.....
Next to the Tree on a stand is a Mr. Christmas Ball ornament that lights up and plays 10 different Christmas Songs!!
Back to this wall that is the focal point of the Kitchen........
On the shelf ( that my Dad built) to the left of the hutch......
One of a set of vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers and some Christmas picks tucked in here and there.....
On top of the hutch are my Kitchen Santa's!
A Bow and a large candy cane hang in the center of the hutch......
Top Shelf......
Middle shelf....

Candy Bar on the Bottom Shelf.....
Santa's Sweet Shop!!
All these jars were bought at yard sales, flea markets and thrift shops!!
We are not tempted to eat any of the candy because I use it from year to year!!
On the side of the hutch hangs a vintage apron.......
The bottom part......

 Chalkboard ornaments hang from the drawer knobs.....
  A "Candy" House
A cute bear.......
The shelf on the right side of the hutch......
The matching piece of the vintage Salt and Pepper Shaker Set!

On the wall........

Over the door to the Den........
I bought this plate on Ebay.....
Over the stove.......
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
On the side of the stove....
I bought this rug last year after Christmas on Clearance at Big Lot's....
Above the sink and pass through.......
The swag above the window opening......
I made this tea cup chandy..........
Candy ornaments hang from the chandy......

And from a lighted garland.......
Santa Chef.......
On the old window sill......
A vintage Christmas napkin......
A Lady head vase
Looking over at another wall in the Kitchen.....
The sofit......
This was a blank chalkboard that I bought for 80% off at Michael's and I copied the design of this ornament......
On the counter top.......
A silver tray from Dollar Tree that I spray painted both with chalkboard paint and red spray paint.......
A lighted Santa planter in the corner......
My Coffee and Tea Bar.....

I hung the lid from a Christmas tin!!

I hosted a Christmas party for 8 of our friends earlier in the week and these 2 bowls were a hostess gift from one of our friend's!!

Aren't they cute???

And they are Lenox!!

Christmas mugs......
More Tea and Flavored Coffee
On top of the Refrigerator.....

Gingerbread Houses and Nutcrackers......
Above the doorway to the Dining Room.......
The Counter Bar......
More Candy....
On the counter bar.....
I bought these red and white trees in Target last year after Christmas for 70% off!!
On the side of the Counter Bar......
Vintage utensils and rolling pins!
And that completes Christmas in the Kitchen for this year.......

Next up on the Tour is Christmas in the Dining Room.......
Tree # 12
And Trees # 13 and 14!!
 Click HERE to see!!

 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!!

Once again, I am behind on my return visits and I am trying to catch up so please be patient with me!!

 I hosted one Christmas party in the beginning of the week and will be hosting a Family Christmas party with close to 20 people on Sunday......

Hopefully, I will remember to take pictures!!

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!!

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......


A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

I am linking up to these weekly parties:

Creating Christmas : A Thrifted Christmas

Creating Christmas: An Old Fashioned Christmas 

 Christmas Inspirations Linky Party

 Blogmas Linky Party- Decor Theme

 Christmas in Texas Wrap Up and Christmas around the World Linky Party 

 Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
 It's a Party
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Home and Garden Party Thursday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday 
 Idea Box- Thursday Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
Vintage Charm

 Simple and Sweet Fridays
 The Creative Exchange
Home Sweet Home Friday
 Friday Features Linky Party
 Show and Tell Friday
 Home Matters Linky Party
 Friday Favorites
Welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop
What To Do Weekends
  Friday's Five Features Party 
   Flaunt It Fridays

  Pink Saturday
 Best of the Weekend Party
  The Creative Collection Link Party
Simple Saturdays Blog Hop
 Saturday Sparks

Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
 Snickerdoodle Sunday
Sundays at Home
Share It Sunday
  Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Sundays Down Under
Silver Pennies Sunday
Happiness is Homemade Linky Party

Inspiration Mondays
 Busy Monday
  What'd You Do This Weekend? 
 Make It Pretty Monday
Merry Monday Linky Party
Cooking and Crafting with J & J
  Blue Monday

    Show and Share Party
 No Place Like Home Party 
 Wake Up Wednesdays 
  Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Sizzle into Summer Party
 Vintage Inspiration Party
Party in Your PJ's
Dream Create Inspire Link
What's It Wednesday

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!


  1. Hi Debbie, I especially like your candy cane and other sweets themes. The red and white stripes really pop with cheer.

  2. Hello Debbie- Wow the kitchen looks so cute- you've been a busy one! I like the lady head vase- you fashioned her very nicely!

  3. Love love love it all! What is cheerier than red in a kitchen at Christmas time? There are too many things vying for an 'I especially like' mention. The lady head planter - fabulous! The crocks with the rolling pins - AWESOME.
    So glad you took the time to share on your blog with all you've got going on. You always lift my spirits.

  4. The kitchen is very cheerful and so cozy...I would have to say my favorite is the coffee bar :)

  5. It' s very difficoult to choose my favourite thing...everything is such gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I love how everything turned out! So many fun different Christmas scenes to explore. I love your coffee and tea station as well as that wonderful plaid lunch tin that your bear is sitting on, I absolutely love plaid tins. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your Christmas home. :) Hope your having a great Christmas month. )

  7. Debbie, Oh my gosh...I just knew your kitchen was going to so pretty. I love all the santa chefs. The cookie jar is absolutely the best. I like all the candy things on the trees too. You are an amazing decorator. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  8. Debbie, your home is magical! I would love to visit your home and share a cup of tea amongst all your Christmas!

  9. Debbie, I can get lost and caught up in touring your kitchen, there are so many cute things to look at, the snowman teapot caught my eye and the Apple canisters remind me of my aunt, she had a set like that when I was growing up.

    Loving the Christmas season!!

    Thank you for being a frequent visitor of Oh My Heartsie Girls parties to share your blogs.

    Wishing you and your husband a very Merry Christmas!!

  10. How wonderful it all looks, Debbie. Magic! Happy holidays.

  11. That is just too cute, love the candy and gingerbread themes, I can't even imagine the time and energy all of this takes, I have really pared down this year, mostly because our grandkitty is visiting and she likes to get into everything

  12. Hi Debbie,

    I am not following any link parties, but I absolutely love your Christmas decor! Gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you! :)

  13. WOW, that is a super-cute and very festive kitchen, Debbie! I adore the tree.....oh my goodness, I love all of the sweet shoppe things that you decorated the tree with. Everywhere you look, there is fun and cheeriness. Just wonderful!

    Warm hugs,

  14. Your Kitchen is just made for Vintage Christmas, and i love the vintage touches...The peppermint ribbon makes everything just look nummy, thats why I use it too!
    Merry Christmas, Sandi

  15. Gorgeous! Everything is so pretty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Merry Christmas!

  16. Oh wow! How long did it take you to collect all of those treasures?! Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again in the new year.

  17. Your gingerbread and candy-themed decor are delightful. I also love the "tea bar" and the Lenox bowls that were gifted to you.

  18. Debbie, I'm stopping by to wish you a very merry Christmas! I need to follow your example and use only candy that is over a year old. I'm guilty of dipping into the candy containers this time of year. Ha!
    Your kitchen candy land is full of treats! Merry, Merry!

  19. Goodness, Debbie! Your home must be Christmas central!!!! So much to see and it all makes me smile -- even down to the red and green sugar and flour jars. Merry Christmas!

  20. Debbie, I marvel at all your decorations and I cannot help but think how my little ones would react if they could walk into your kitchen! They would LOVE it and I love it! The kitchen is simply magical. Thank you for sharing it at No Place Like Home and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!


  21. Oh, this is precious! I can almost imagine little elves flitting about, singing cheerily, busily making gingerbread. It is absolutely adorable, my kiddos would love it! Such an inspiration!

  22. Hi Debbie,
    WOW!! You out did yourself with decorating in your kitchen. It's so pretty and festive.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
    Hugs, Julie xo

  23. Debbie, so MANY wonderful inspiring ideas. thanks for sharing.

  24. I love the Candy Land Theme! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  25. Debbie, I love your candyland kitchen! You have so many darling treasures!! Your tree is absolutely darling as well. I started to put my candy kitchen away today. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing with SYC.

  26. Beautiful Debbie, I love everything especially the candy canes and gingerbread men :) Thanks so much for stopping by each week at Creative Mondays, I love to read your post. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year :)

  27. I love these colors in your Kitchen!! This is my Christmas color scheme!! Love! 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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