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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Spirit of Christmas Books 13-15, Christmas in July 2016

 I have decided in celebration of Christmas in July, I will be sharing with you some of my Christmas Inspiration!

But first, I want to Thank Beverly, over at How Sweet The Sound, for featuring my post, The Spirit of Christmas Books 5-8, Christmas in July, from last week's Pink Saturday-Anything Goes Party!!
Thanks so much, Beverly!!

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I have many Christmas books including the entire series called The Spirit of Christmas by Leisure Arts.

This series ran from 1987 to 2003 with a new book published every year.

 I bought mine on Ebay.

 I did share these books on this blog back in 2012 but I have decided to share them again because I LOVE them and I think that even though they are older, you can find inspiration in them!!

I do apologize for the photos because they are from 2012 and were taken with a different camera than I have now but I did not feel like taking the photos over again!!

Each book is divided into 3 sections:

The Sights of Christmas- Decorations

The Sharing of Christmas- Gifts

The Tastes of Christmas- Recipes

These books feature everything you can make by yourself from Decorations to Gifts to Recipes for Cookies, Brunches, Parties and Dinners!!

  I am going to be sharing the decorating ideas from these books and in this post, you will be amazed at all the Christmas Eye Candy!!!!

The Spirit of Christmas  Book 13   1999
Making an Entrance
Cooking Up Christmas Fun
A Victorian Collection
Redwork Revival
Nature's Glory
  Keeping Christmas in Your Home
Good Tidings
Crimson and Ice
The Spirit of Christmas   Book 14   2000
C is for Christmas
Tartan Classics
You Can Build a Snow Man
Sportsman's Holiday
Santa's Workshop
A Bead Dazzled Christmas
Terrific Tablescapes
 The Spirit of Christmas  Book 15   2001
 Earthy Grandeur
Fruitful Opulence
Noble Estate
Dreamy White Christmas
A Sterling Yuletide Tea
Woodland Haven
Reindeer Games
Decorating Made Easy
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  1. Wow! So much inspiration in one post. Thank you for sharing so many ideas. I would just love to sit down with a big glass of iced tea and a bunch of stick it notes, marking the pages that inspire me. I'm deciding on a new Christmas tree. Ugh!! Have a wonderful week Debbie!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  2. Hi Debbie, I have Spirit of Christmas Book 4Leasure Arts Inc. I cannot tell you how many times I refer to this book during the Christmas season and all year through. These books are amazing, my aunt gave it to me years ago as a gift. In the issue that you have I see such amazing inspiration, I just love that little kitchen tree with the wooden spoons and all. Merry Christmas in July to you! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  3. Thanks for the inspiration, Debbie. I love Christmas and enjoy thinking about it while it's 100 degrees. :)

    Happy Thoughts of Home.

  4. I remember those books. I loved looking through them.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Lots of new ideas for decorating! It was fun looking through this! Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings, Nancy

  6. Lots of new ideas for decorating! It was fun looking through this! Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings, Nancy

  7. love all the beauty of christmas. Love all the great colors and stories that go with Christmas. I love your pictures
    thanks for sharing come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  8. So much inspiration here and has me thinking . . . Christmas really is the best time of year for creating and crafting isn't it? Thank you for sharing!

  9. Debbie, I have the entire set of books also! I have used them over the years and enjoy perusing them for ideas. Christmas is my favorite time of year but you have me beat with all of your trees and decorations. I am starting to gift some of my Christmas wreaths, it really has gotten to be too much - never thought I would say that. Enjoy!

  10. Beautiful Ideas!! Thanks for linking up at our Tips & Tricks Link Party!

    My Life by Jess


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