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 31, 2020

Anne Marie's Christmas Home Tour, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 I am so happy you decided to stop by my Christmas Blog!!

 I want to mention that since Blogger changed to a new format for posting, if you can click on each picture if you care to enlarge it...... 
 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
 
I have a special treat for you today......

I am sharing my dear friend Anne Marie's home decorated for Christmas.....

Even though we were unable to visit each other this Holiday Season, she was gracious enough to send me pictures so I could still do my annual post of her Christmas Home Tour!!

Anne Marie went in a different direction with her decorations this year and created a truly Vintage Christmas in her home....

I will let the pictures do the talking except for Anne Marie's descriptions which I put in quotes.....



 The Front Door

 

 "Arrangement in antique trophy cup by front door on plant stand" 

 

 

 An Antique Hall Tree

   

 

 "Hard plastic angel ornaments on tree from the 40’s/Germany"

 

 

 


 "3 more of my childhood cards. A book from 1906 called the Christmas Token. 4 angels with instruments from 40’s/Germany"

 

 

 


The Living Room

"The staircase with the light and post"

 

 

  "The girl moves her arms. She’s vintage"

 

     


 
  

"That vase under the dome is made by Franz. I was in Plains Antiques a while back. It was $55 with 20% off so I paid 44+ tax. And I found it on Etsy for $360.

 

 

" Sofa table"

 

"Pipe cleaner candy canes"

 

  "Antique books"

 

 

"St Nicholas Story with candy canes from my childhood"

 

 "It opens up like a pamphlet"

 

 "The chair that has the top hat the postcard and Holly cup and saucer is in a little corner at the back of the sofa"

 

 

"Side by side"

 

"On top, the deer are vintage and I used fresh greens and bird nests"

 

 

  " The only thing vintage on the inside is the shelf with snow and 2 Santa’s"

 

 

 

 

Anne Marie has quite a collection of vintage Funeral Baskets
 
  

 

  "Just some nesting boxes that have antique Christmas pictures on them" 

 


 
"The pump organ" 
 
 

" Fresh greens"

 

 

 
 
The TV Entertainment Center

 "These are all vintage Lefton or Napco figurines in my wall unit where TV is"

"My mother’s Thomas Kinkade tree"

 

 

" All plates are antique"

In the corner of the Living Room......

"Santa moves both arms and head. He sits on a chimney. He’s from 50’s"


"Reproduction Feather Tree"

"All vintage ornaments and topper and tree skirt"

 
"Candle lights"

"This is the wagon that I have at the base of the tree"

 

" I have one of my antique dolls in her winter coat and hat"
 
 
 
" The muff is an antique children’s muff that belonged to someone’s grandmother when she was a child"


"I just had that little carousel, Victorian puzzle and a wooden Santa box"

 
" This is a Victorian block puzzle. In it’s original case. Depending on how you turn the blocks you can make all those different pictures. I have it in the wagon at the base of the tree"
 
 
 
 
 




 

 
 The Dining Room


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is an antique Victrola
 
 
 
 
 
" My stockings hanging"
 

 
"Stocking from my first Christmas. My Godmother knitted it."

 
Yes, she has a fire place in her Dining Room!!!
 
 
 
  The Mantel is simply stunning this year......
 
 
 
" Figures are all candy containers:40’s/Germany."

 
 
 
 "Vintage deer planters and vintage bottle brush trees"
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
 
 
 
 

"Mirostar candoliers"









 
 
 
 
The Dining Room Side Board
 
 
 
 
 
 
 "Cards from my first 3 Christmas"
 

 "Couldn’t believe my Mom saved them"
 
 
 
 "Found them in the attic after Dad passed away"
 

 
"Mostly holly items. All antique or vintage"
 
 

"Vintage Noel candles"






 
 


"Silver antique holly trinket box"






 
"That little nut/candy dish and the single chocolate cup and saucer that has the green background and the holly on it is called T & V Limoge Holly. It’s my favorite and it’s very hard to find and when you do it can be a little pricey that’s why I only have those two pieces.






"The big white pitcher with the holly berries is a Homer Laughlin antique pitcher"

 
"1877 Christmas silver case. For calling cards?"








Instead of doing a Christmas tablescape this year, Anne Marie did something a bit different this year....



"Vintage sled"






 
"Antique ice skates"


"Fresh greens underneath silver tray"


 
 "antique cabinet picture a few vintage ornaments"




 

"Vaseline glass pitcher set"

 "Rosenthal deer figurine from 50’s"
 



 
 
 
 
"Vintage sleigh bells"



"This seasonal cigar box is antique. I loved the graphics on it, it’s from 1904"




"2 holly books in China cabinet one by Dickens, one by Tennyson."





"My wash stand"



 
 
 The Kitchen
 
"Vintage style chocolate Santa with some vintage wrapped candy bars in silver cup"



"The Santa is from 30’s/40’s. His belly opens and his head nods. It’s a candy container/Germany."



"Antique paper mache boot candy container"



"Old Christmas bulbs"

 "Ceramic tree my Mom made in 70’s"



OMG!!!!
 
 I love the bird lights on this tree, don't you?????
 
Okay, don't you agree that Anne Marie did an incredible job creating a truly Vintage Christmas in her home this year....

I only wish I could have seen it in person because I am sure it was even more spectacular!!!

And I will end this home tour with Anne Marie and Tony's precious baby girl......

Autumn!!!

All decked out in her Christmas finery!!!!



OMG!!

So Cute!!

I hope we can dress our little grand pup Faye up like that for the Holidays when she stops teething!!!!

Please leave a comment for Anne Marie to see if you loved her Christmas decorations which I know you did!!!!

And I hope you will stop by to visit again soon!!

Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!

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......


I am linking up to these parties:
 
 

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! That piano is drool-worthy! All the best in 2021, Deb. Looking forward to more of your lovely posts. Hugs!

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  2. Wonderful post,Debbie. So many antiques and vintage pieces lovingly displayed. Have a wonderful 2021, Debbie.

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  3. Oh my gosh that piano is gorgeous. What a great treasured piece to own. All her Victorian Christmas decor is beautiful. Happy New Year sweet friend. xoxo Kris

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  4. Wow! Just beautiful! So many of her things bring back memories of my grand parents house at Christmas time. That pup is so cute too! Thanks for sharing Anne Marie's lovely home.

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    1. Lynda,
      Thanks so much for stopping by to see Anne Marie's home...I know she is thrilled that you did!! Happy New Year!!!
      Hugs,
      Deb

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  5. Not a huge fan of victorian decor but it was very nice of her to let us peek in. Happy New Year to you both.

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    1. Unknown,
      Understood....I am not a fan of Farmhouse but yet I can appreciate and enjoy it as long as it is in someone else's home....Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and to let us know that you did by commenting! Happy New Year to you and your family!!
      Hugs,
      Debbie

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  6. Oh my, the expression on Autumn's face "Mom, I can't believe you're making me wear this Christmas sweater and a WREATH on my head." I love the candle lights on Anne Marie's tree by the entry to the dining room with the vintage ornaments - so beautiful. I remember as a kid bubble lights and loved them, I would sit and stare at them on the real tree (there weren't artificial trees as far as I remember in the 1950s) for hours, just watching the bubbles continually flow. I know they were a "thing" that came back a few years ago, but now you don't see them on trees any more, at least I haven't seen them on the trees on Youtube videos that I watched to try to pick up some techniques for putting French ribbon on a tree. I am going to hunt around to see if I can find some discounted bubble lights now that everything is on sale. And I did learn some things about how to do French ribbon on a tree, especially from Ramon at Home, he is over the top on his trees, which I love because to me when it comes to decorating my Christmas tree, which is only up for perhaps 6 weeks every every year more is better!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your friend's lovely home tour at Vintage Charm!

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  8. I don't know if you have grandchildren, but if you do Grandma's house must be the most magical place.

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  9. Briana P,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am sure Anne Marie is glad that you did!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  10. How sweet of you to feature your friend's home. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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