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 22, 2016

Christmas in the Den, Part 1, Christmas Home Tour, 2016

Welcome to Part 1 of Christmas in the Den........

The color theme for my Christmas decorations in this room is burgundy, blue and ivory.....

We will start our tour directly to the left when you walk in from the Kitchen......
My sister bought me this the Christmas after My mom passed away.....
The "Believe" sign was bought this year at Dollar Tree.....
I made this wreath.....
Love the image on my calendar.....
In the corner......
I made the swag.......
The Carolers were bought at Country Folks a few years ago.....
In the corner where the power box is.......
This section of the Den was once a storage room and my Dad took out the wall to enlarge the room.....
On the end table......
Greenery and a set of lights in a tin pocket......
Santas and a few snowmen inside a glass dome......
Above the chair......
Victorian themed plates on the shelf.......
  Snowman pillows......
A rocking horse and 2 vintage looking children....
The back door......
My Thomas Kinkade clock.....
Santas on the shelf under the clock.....
Tree # 16
I have had this 4 1/2 foot Tree for quite a few years and this year, I decided to give it a trim so it would not hang over the table.....
I took wire cutters and cut about 2 inches off the first 2 rows of branches to make the Tree a bit slimmer.......
Now it is a perfect fir for this table......
A vintage topper and pheasant feathers........
The bow is made out of a burgundy velvet ribbon and a ribbon with music sheet print on it....
The ornaments on this Tree are mostly Victorian in style.....
There are also some Thomas Kinkade ornaments.....
Burgundy velvet roses are also tucked into the Tree.....
Underneath the Tree are some new and some vintage putz houses.......
Along with a vintage manger just like the one I had as a child.....
 Next to the Tree on a burgundy velvet ottoman.....
A Thomas Kinkade Music box........
And another Santa......
Looking through the Kitchen window which is now a pass through into the Den.....
Bows and angels hanging on the curtains....
I framed a Thomas Kinkade Christmas card.....
On the shelves are figures from Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol......
My sons also each have a set as it was one of their favorite Christmas stories!!

Even though Christmas is almost here, I still have a few more posts sharing how I decorated our home for Christmas and I also want to show you how one of my favorite stores, Country Folks, looked all decked out for the Holiday so I will still be posting here  on my Christmas Blog until about the middle of January........

In my next post, I will be sharing how I decorated the rest of the Den.........
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. Love how you used the pheasant feathers in your tree topper...great idea! I'm wrapping presents today, I don't know why I put that off til almost the last minute! Could be because I really don't like wrapping presents...lol! hugs....

  2. My goodness you know how to decorate for Christmas...every inch an corner is so lovely and you must of put hours and hours into everything looking so pretty.Wishing you a very happy and blessed Christmas.

  3. Beautiful!!! Have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs, Lynn

  4. So pretty, love the carolers and your vintage snowman, I collect snowman and have such a big collection now, I don't put them out until Christmas is over and then I take all the Christmas down and put up all my snowman until I decorate for Valentnes day. Like all your framed ornaments! Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

  5. Thanks for the tour, Debbie! You have some great collections! Hope you had a great Christmas!

  6. Forgot to ask, where is the store: Country Folks????

  7. Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your post at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  8. Very festive Debbie. My favorites are the putz houses! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. love how festive your den is with so many vintage looking items and so inspiring

  10. How pretty Debbie! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!


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