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!!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Christmas in the Living Room, Vignettes, 2019

   Welcome to my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas!!
I am so happy that you decided to stop by my Christmas Blog....

Today, I will be finishing my tour of our Living Room decorated for Christmas....

But first, I want to Thank, over at The French Ethereal, for featuring my post, Christmas In the Kitchen, Vignettes, from last week's Share Your Style Link Party!!
Thanks so much, Barb!!

In previous post, I shared my larger Victorian Tree and Village in the Living Room...
Click HERE if you missed that post.....

And I also shared the entry and this corner of the Living Room....
 Click HERE if you missed this post.....

In this post, I am going to show you the rest of the Living Room.....
Across from the corner by the stairs that I shared in my last post.....
My vintage styled stereo system on a table that we bought in an Antique Marketplace....
On top of the stereo is a vintage milk glass lamp.....
Old World styled Santa's......
Santa and his sled snow globe.......
A vintage Christmas tea cup and saucer and a coffee cup with 2 of my childhood Knee Hugger elves inside....
The cubby holes of the table allows me to display more of my Christmas treasures.....
This is a Byer's Choice Caroler....
A Lenox House that was gifted to me.....
On the floor is a battery operated lighted angel....
You can see into the Dining Room....
On the soffit that divides the Living Room and Dining Room.....
In the corner by the Dining Room....
In my last post, I mentioned that I moved the Nativities that I had displayed in the hutch other years, out to other places......
This is where I decided to put the large Nativity set that I have...

I hung an ornament on the lamp shade....
A battery operated candle rests on my carousel horse clock.....
I also added red and gold bottle brush trees.......
A vintage Christmas hanky.......

My faux window that I made out of a mirror......
I like to hang seasonal wreaths on this mirror......
2 vintage looking Christmas plaques that I made along with 2 ornaments....
On the other side.....
A swag I made hangs on the drapes....
On the side of the TV Entertainment Center, is a vintage 3 tiered table......
The top shelf....
The other shelves.....
These 2 pretty bells were bought recently at my favorite place to shop and look for Christmas inspiration, Country Folk....
After I finish my Christmas Home Tour, I will be doing 2 posts featuring Country Folk......
On top of the TV Entertainment Center.....
I did this a bit differently this year where I moved one of the gold tinsel Trees that I used to have on the Dining Room buffet here along with 2 evergreen and 2 gold branch Tree, all battery operated and set on a timer to light up....
The Caroler set was bought at Sam's Club many years ago....
You can see the Trees are lit......
I decorated the gold tinsel tree with snowflakes.....
And a few red ornaments.....
I also added 2 bottle brush trees.....

Bearing Bears on the floor in front of the TV Entertainment Center..
You may remember that while I was recovering from my knee replacement surgery, I finally finished this counted cross stitch Christmas table topper that I started 40 years ago!!!
Well, here is where I decided to display it.....
I thought it would be perfect on this table with my Santa reading to Children Sam's Club set.....
Again, I added red and gold bottle brush trees......
This is one of my favorite Sam's Club's sets......
On the right side of the door when you walk in is a marble topped stand.....
A larger hurricane style candle holder that Joe bought at Wegman's on Clearance one Summer....
An apothecary jar underneath.....
And that concludes my Christmas tour of the Living Room decorated......
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I changed up some things a bit and hearing why so many of my decorations have special meaning to me and my family......

Joe is known to be very lucky when it comes to winning things.....

I always attributed it to him stepping in a lot of dog poop when he worked as a Letter Carrier for the US Post Office!!!!

But now that he is retired, I would like to think that his luck is because when he wins on the Lottery, we share the wealth.......

He always tips the people who cash in his winning ticket and gives him the money that he wins....

We always share some with our kids including our DIL and we usually make a few charitable donations......

With in one week, Joe won $500 on a Scratch Off Lottery ticket, not once.....
But twice.....
It will come in handy for Christmas and once again, we shared the wealth with others.....

I did all my baking over 2 days.......
 5 batches of cookies and one double batch.....

Joe picked up the Polish nut roll that we get every year.....
And I have 4 zucchini breads in the freezer that I made in the Fall.....

So now I am ready for company...

I have several get togethers with friends and family planned.....

My Christmas Home Tour is winding down with only one room left to show you, the Den.....
 Which will be my next post......

I also still have to show you the front of our house decorated for Christmas which I did myself, 7 months after knee replacement surgery including getting up on a ladder to hang the garland and wreath in the middle of the house!!!
 Still lots to share so I do hope you will come back to visit again!!

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......

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11 comments:

  1. I really enjoy your home tour. You have so many lovely things. I am in love with your tree skirt. I have some projects like that (in the waiting pile). The scenes on the skirt are precious.

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  2. Wow! So much to see I would find it hard to find favorites! You've obviously decorated your home with love.

    I wanted to find a way to thank you for helping Liberty pick her features for the Best of the Weekend. It was a delightful surprise to see that you included my Twelve Days of Christmas tables.

    Merry Christmas!
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

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  3. I really love your victorian Christmas decorations Debbie. Wow, you are amazing that you have your baking all done too. Enjoy the weekend holiday season.

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  4. The best decorations are those with special meaning, I think. So very special. Lucky you with your baking. I haven't started and my oven broke today!

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  5. How I enjoyed seeing all these Christmas ornaments. Nativity figures are beautiful!
    I think Debbie must have a very large and beautifully decorated house! Congratulations and happy Christmas

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  6. Love all your Christmas decorations Debbie :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us tomorrow.

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  7. I can't believe how quickly Christmas snuck up on me this year, less than 6 days away now while I'm writing this post. Your house is beautifully and bountifully decorated, as always, Debbie. I love the Christmas plates on the three tier table in the living room, and the beautiful Christmas wreath on the mirror with the lights on it. A veritable feast for the eyes! I follow your decorating idea of more is better only when it comes to decorating my Christmas tree. This year I switched to a much smaller (shorter) tree, it's only 5 feet tall and I have it on a table in front of my large picture window so it can be better seen from the sidewalk and the street. I put nearly as many decorations on it as I used to put on my 6.5' tall tree, which was honorably "retired" at the end of last Christmas after serving me faithfully for 12 years. I like to layer decorations on my tree like you layer your entire house with your decorations! I don't have that energy, or that stash, for that matter! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a wonderful healthy and prosperous New Year.

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  8. Debbie,
    I could look at your home pictures all day. I see something different each time I look at them. Wow, you do have lots of goodies for your company. I know you are going to have lots of fun with family and friends.
    Congratulations, you are being featured on Over The Moon Linky party. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2019/12/over-moon-linky-party_22.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  9. Your carolers and bears are just darling! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  10. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing, Debbie!

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  11. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #ThursdayFavoriteThings this week. Visit me at https://www.marilynstreats.com on thursday morning to see your feature! All hosts choose their own features from the comments left on their blog so be sure to return to my blog to see your feature. I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

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