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, July 31, 2016

The Spirit of Christmas Books 16 -17, Christmas in July 2016

    Welcome to the final post in my Christmas in July Series showcasing the Spirit of Christmas Books by Leisure Art!!

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 16   2002
Lakeside Getaway
Easy Elegance
Candle Light,Burning Bright
Natural Noel
Starry Evening
Winter Majesty
Naturally Christmas
Flea Market Fancies
The Spirit of Christmas  Book 17  2003
Natural By Design
Snow Business
Christmas Provencal
Contemporary Classics
Woodland Wonder
A Night to Remember
Twelfth Night Splendor
  I hope you enjoyed this series celebrating Christmas in July!!

Links to this series are now on my Side Bar!!

Soon I will be posting some Christmas and Winter treasures that I recently bought so 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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  1. Your Spirit of Christmas books are popping with color and happy ideas for the season.

  2. What a wonderful book! Your pictures were very good too! I'm sure anything anyone would want to make for Christmas could be found somewhere in that book. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. It has been fun looking through the pages of the Christmas books with you! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  4. Debbie, thanks for sharing your inspiring Christmas books @Vintage Charm!

  5. I think I have that book, Debbie. Thanks for the reminder.

    Happy Thoughts of Home sweet friend. ;)

  6. I love your Christmas decorations and photos. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

  7. I actually started looking at Christmas ideas this week.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC!

  8. Oooh, those lakehouse ideas are gorgeous! I would love to set up my porch like that. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  9. Love the idea of all white Christmas! Thanks for sharing at our Tips & Tricks Link Party!

    My Life by Jess

  10. This is my favorite book you have shown. I love these classic Christmas looks! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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