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

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!

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, December 23, 2018

My Christmas Home Tour and Number of Trees Reveal!! , 2018

  Welcome to my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas!!

Today, I will be taking you on a Tour of our townhouse decorated for Christmas, room by room and I will be revealing how many decorated Trees I have for this holiday Season!!!!

I read a post the other day where the author complained that it took her 4 days to decorate!!!!

I laughed!!!

HYSTERICALLY!!!!!

People often ask me how long it takes for me to decorate my entire house.....

Now I have to say that I not only pack up all my normal everyday things but I also clean them so that I will not have to do it when I unpack them to put them back out.

I also give each room a good cleaning so that all I do is dust with Swifter dusters for the rest of the Holiday Season.....

Well, here is the breakdown:

Upstairs Hallway: 1 day
Upstairs Bathroom: 1 day
Master Bedroom: 1-2 days
Sitting Room: 2-3 days
Craft Room: 2 -3 days
Front of the House: 2-3 days
Living Room: 4 days
Dining Room: 2-3 days
Kitchen: 2 days
Powder Room: 1-2 days
Den: 2-3 days
Doll House: 1 day

So it takes me roughly 25 days!!!!!

I start the upstairs in September right after I finish decorating the downstairs for Fall and Halloween and I am finished with the upstairs by the end of October.....

I start taking down Fall and Halloween on November 1st and start decorating for Christmas as soon as Fall and Halloween are all packed up!!

Keep in mind that I still work........3 days one week and 4 days the other week.......7 days in a 2 week pay period!!!!

We will start the Tour outside of our townhouse........

This is the view from our 2 parking spaces in front of our house.....

You have to walk up 13 steps to get to the sidewalk that runs in front of our row of 10 townhouses.....
When you get to the top of the steps, this is what you see.......
Our front porch......
I am pretty much going to let the pictures do the talking in this post except for counting the decorated Christmas Trees........
 Flower bed under the Living Room window......
 Front yard.....
 Click HERE if you want to read the post on our front porch and yard.....

Now let's move inside to the Living Room........

Directly to the right of the front door......
This is directly to the left of the front door......
Tree #1......
 A 4 foot Tree decorated with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments in red, gold and green.......
  Tree #2......
 A 7 foot Tree decorated with Victorian style ornaments in red, green and gold......
 My Victorian Christmas Village......
 Click HERE, HERE and HERE to see individual posts on the Living Room....

The Dining Room.......
 These 2 gold Trees decorated with white snowflakes are Trees #3 and #4.....
If I hung or there are some type of ornaments on the Tree, I count it , no matter the size!!!
Tree #5.....
 This 7 foot pencil Tree is decorated with Victorian style ornaments in pink, white and gold.....

 Click HERE and HERE to see posts on the Dining Room.....

The Kitchen.......
Tree # 6......
 This 4 1/2 foot Tree is decorated with gingerbread, candy and Christmas Kitchen ornaments....

Tree #7.......
 This 1 foot Tree was rescued from being donated to Salvation Army by my neighbor Elly's sons who are cleaning out her home since she passed away.....
It is decorated with candy ornaments, cookie cutters and a few berries......
 Click HERE to read my post on the Kitchen decorated for Christmas......

The Powder Room.......
Tree #8.......
 This 3 foot Tree is decorated with Snow buddy ornaments, snowflake and icicle ornaments and silver balls......
Click HERE to read the post on the Powder Room......

The Den.....

Tree #9.....
 This 4 1/2 foot Tree is decorated with Victorian style and Thomas Kinkade ornaments in burgundy, ivory and gold....
Tree #10.......
 This LED branch Tree is decorated with Victorian style ornaments....
There are decorated Trees in the Doll House so I am counting them!!!!

Tree #11......
Tree #12.....
Tree #13........
Tree #14......
Not counting the small Tree in the Bathroom!!
Tree # 15......
 Click HERE to read the post on Nelson Crest all decked out for Christmas !!!!
 Tree #16......
 This Victorian style feather Tree is decorated with ornaments of children from the 1940's and the 1950's...
Tree #17!!!
I aso rescued this Tree from Salvation Army as my neighbor's sons were going to donate it.....
I decorated it with tiny white mitten ornaments......
 Click HERE and HERE to read the posts on the Den and China Cupboard......

Okay, to recap before we go upstairs.......

17 Trees downstairs including 4 Trees in the Doll house!!

Let's see how many are Upstairs.......

Hallway.......
Tree #18....
 Yes, it is branches of a Tree but I also hung ornaments on it!!!
Click HERE to see the post on the Upstairs Hallway.....

Master Bedroom.......
 Tree #19......
 This 4 foot Tree is decorated with ornaments of Victorian style hats, gloves, shoes, dress forms and even dressers and dresser chairs.....
 Tree #20 and yes, I painstakingly hung mini ornaments on this vintage gold tinsel Tree!!!
 Tree #21.......
 This 1 foot Tree is decorated with Pittsburgh Steeler and Penguin ornaments......
 Click HERE to see the post on our Master Bedroom.......

 Upstairs Bathroom........
Tree #22.....
This 1 1/2 foot Tree is decorated with gold, green and purple ornaments.....
Click HERE to see the post on the Upstairs Bathroom......

Craft Room.....

 Tree #23.....
 This 1 1/2 foot Feather style Tree is decorated with green and pink ornaments......
Tree #24.......
This 6 foot Tree is decorated with Victorian style pink, green and white ornaments......
Tree #25.....
This little Tree is decorated with a vintage Angel topper that was mine as a child and pink ornaments.....
Click HERE to see the post on the Craft Room.....

 Sitting Room......
Tree #26.......
This 6 foot Tree is decorated with ornaments in the colors of aqua, green, bright pink, lavender and silver and also some vintage Shiny Brite ornaments and our family ornaments with a few Victorian style ornaments.....
Tree #27......
This 1 foot Tree is decorated with bright pink ornaments.......
And my Final Tree.........

Tree #28......
This 2 foot Tree is decorated with ornaments in bright pink, aqua, green. lavendaer and silver, matching the larger Tree in this room.......
Click HERE to see my post on the Sitting Room decorated for Christmas......

So there you have it.....

11 decorated Trees upstairs.......

Plus 17 decorated Trees downstairs.......

Total of 28 decorated Trees with 5 of them inside of my Victorian Doll House!!!!

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Home Tour Series and this post of the whole house......

 I am going to take a few days off from posting......


But 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......

However, if you are a vendor and insist upon leaving a comment with a link back to a website, You have forced me to now moderate ALL comments so do NOT even try it!

Hugs,
Debbie
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