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!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What I Bought Before and After Christmas For Next Year, 2017

 Welcome to my last regular post for this Holiday Season here on my Christmas blog.........

In this post, I want to share what I bought on Clearance both before and after Christmas for this year and next year.........

Let's start before Christmas.......

J.C. Penney's had all their Christmas merchandise on sale for 70% off before Christmas and I used a few coupons for $10 off of a $25 purchase........

This is what I bought in Penney's.......
These items were priced as high as $76 to $54 and I paid no more than $11 for each of them!!

We also shopped Boscov's both before and after Christmas.......

We bought these things before Christmas for 75% off.......
An LED lighted Angel for $10........

And this lighted picture for only $12!!!
Here it is lit up.........
It changes to 5 different colors!!
 This was bought after Christmas at Boscov's with a lot of other Cardinal items which will be part of my kitchen Winter decor.......
This Fitz and Floyd platter was 75% off and cost only $10.......
The Santa's were marked down to $2.50 each.....
When we went to Country Folks before Christmas, I bought this Byer's Choice little guy for 50% off and paid only $17.50.....
I bought new linens for the Kitchen at several stores........

The dish rags came from Wegman's and the snowflake towel was part of a set of 2 that I bought at Kmart for 50% off......
The plaid place mat was bought at Wegman;s.......
Along with these towels......
The 2 on the left were bought in Big Lot's and the one on the right came from Wegman;s.......
The oven mit on the left came from Wegman;s and the one of the right from Kmart......
Most of these plaid items will be used all Winter in my kitchen........

Also new for the Kitchen is this sign that Joe bought at Bed, Bath and Beyond for a little over a dollar!!!
And this 4 foot lighted Birch Tree was 50% off and with a 20% off coupon also at Bed, Bath and Beyond was only $24.00, down from $60!!
The Cardinal Ornaments also came from Wegman's......
And so did all of these beads!!!!
These were bought at Sears for 50% off......
And a few ornaments from Sears and Kmart.....
   These little dish ornaments were bought in Michaels for 80% off and were under a buck each!!
The Yankee Candle on the left was a special buy if you spent $5 at Boscov's and only cost $1.99.......
The 2 on the right were bought at Sears for $1.99 each!!!

And these gold glitter trees were bought after Christmas at Sears at 80% off and only cost $1.20 for the small one and $1.40 for the larger 2!!
And we bought a bunch of lights because I use them year round.......

These were only a little over a buck each at Walmart!!
The large reel was 50% off at Sears and the motion changing lights were only a little over $3.00 at Walmart!!
The Die Hard ones were 80% off at Sears and cost only $3.00 each........
And the fairy lights were found by Joe in Office Max of all places and were only $1.99!!!!
I do have to say that a good majority of these finds were bought by Joe!!

He does LOVE to shop!!!

We did buy a bunch of other things after Christmas but many of them will be used for Winter decorations and other Holidays so I will be sharing them in a post over on my regular Blog!!

And that pretty much wraps up the 2016 Holiday Season here on my Christmas blog......

I hope to post here monthly on Rudolph Day which is the 25th of each month......

And I usually do a post or 2 here for Christmas in July.......

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  1. Happy New Year, Debbie! What wonderful things you found at the stores! I LOVE the houses with the trees in the windows. Those are just adorable. The linens and oven mitts are really pretty too. You and Joe find the best buys. Hope 2017 holds many blessings for you.


  2. Outstanding selection, Debbie. You and your hubs are expert shoppers. Loved the little houses, especially. I had seen some pink ones at Home Goods before the holidays but they are all gone. (boo hoo). I think the little white fairy lights are darling, too. Hope I can find some treasures during the year. Thanks for sharing. You are amazing. Susan

  3. Wowwww! Great new finds! Everything is such lovely but i fell in love with the Little houses
    Hugs Alessandra

  4. Lots of great finds Debbie! I try not to buy anything new but I couldn't resist a small vintage looking tree. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. You made some awesome purchases, can't wait to see them in your decor in 2017.

  6. Wow what steals! So many gorgeous items! Happy new year. :)

  7. You two always find the greatest deals, we went out after Christmas trying to find a topper for our tree and if we did manage to find some they were too retro for us. Love the lights you found at office max of all places and the birch tree is neat, I saw a brown one at hobby lobby that I told my hubby would be neat to have up all year, but it was a little more than I wanted to spend.

  8. You two found some wonderful deals! I love the house with the Christmas tree in the window, and that lighted picture is simply amazing, too. It's always such fun to find a good after-Christmas bargain!

  9. I always forget about Pennys and wished I had have checked out their sale this year. I am trying to go through all of my stuff and clean out the ornaments and give them away to make room for some new ones. Love the picture and the nativity especially.

  10. The lighted picture is my absolute fave! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday Debbie!

  11. You found some incredible items to add to your collection! I love those glitter trees! Hope you had a super Christmas with your family! Sorry I've been so out of touch lately, I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. I appreciate your visits and for linking up with us at Snickerdoodle Create-Bake-Make Link Party. Take care of you and Joe!

  12. Great finds. I love the cottages. I needed to pick up some Christmas lights but didn't get a chance. Thanks so much for linking to Monday Social.

  13. You have got some lovely things Debbie. I bet those candles smell amazing! Love the gingerbread house. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

  14. Wow! Such great deals. I love those houses from JC Penney!

  15. Wow, what a haul! Thank you for sharing your fabulous finds @Vintage Charm!

  16. You sure got some great deals! I got a couple of things for next year but I do NOT need one more thing for Christmas!!:)

  17. I am jealous over the gold trees from Sears. I love those and you got a steal! The lighted picture is also very cool. Great Christmas bargains.

  18. Wow, you found some awesome deals. Loved so many of your finds I can't pick just one. You will have fun decorating next year.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,

  19. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

  20. What a great post! How have I not found your blog before? I am a Christmas-lover too so I'll be following so that I don't miss any of your posts.

  21. Wow! You got some amazing deals on the before and after Christmas decorations!!

  22. LOL I bet you can't wait to display these next year!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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