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!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Christmas in the Living Room, Vignettes, 2021





 

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

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

  Every room in our townhouse 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 room every year and I know that this is not what most Decorator's care for but to me, it like seeing old friends again when I decorate each year for Christmas as many of my decorations were gifts from family and friends........... 

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 bring back a lot of treasured memories.....



Just a reminder, I will be NOW posting 3 times a week as I realized that in some rooms, there is just too much to share in one post SO until the New Year, I will be posting on SUNDAYS, TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS so be sure to check back on those days to see a new post...... 

 
Today, I will be sharing the rest of my Living Room decorated for Christmas....
 
 But first, I want to Thank Cheryl, over at Sew Can Do, for choosing my post, Christmas Kitchen Tree,Hutch, Candy Bar and more Crafting  as one of her features from last week's Craftastic Monday Link Party !!!! 
 
  She liked my wreath!!!
 


 Thanks so much, Cheryl!!

Please stop by and link up to this lovely party!!

 
 
On to some personal notes...
 
 

Joe had his Gastroscopy and all is well....

They did not even need to do any biopsies as there was nothing suspicious....


BIG NEWS!!!!

I would like to introduce Faye's new sister.....

 
 This is Azumi......

She is a 15 week old Shih Tzu....

Jim and Danielle are into Anime and Azumi is a common Japanese girl's name which means Safe Harbor.....

Much to everyone's surprise, Faye was scared of her at first....

Now they seem to be sniffing each other out and making friends....


Hopefully.......

Jim will be off now until the end of the year as he had surgery on both eyelids today because they were drooping and effecting his vision.....
 
So hopefully, they will be use to each other by then......
 
As to whether we will be continuing to go in the mornings when they are working will remain to be seen as I am not sure we can handle 2 dogs.....
 
If we were leaving them out into a fenced in yard, it would be different but we would have to walk both dogs on leashes....
 
We will give it a try and if it is too much, Jim understands and said not to worry about it....
 
 
My FB friend, Annette, from NY, shared these pictures last year and it took my breath away so when she posted pictures again this year, I asked of I could share them on my blog.....
 
She graciously consented.....
 
Annette sponsors Angels that are on display for Christmas outside of her church as part of a Fund Raiser........

They are in Loving Memory of her parents, her in-laws and her sister.....

 
These are the angels during the day......
 
 


 
And this is how they look at night!!!









I thought that this was such a wonderful idea to incorporate memorials into the church's Christmas decorations!!!

Don't you think it is simply beautiful?????

Thanks so much, Annette, for letting me share these!!!


In my last post, I shared the 3 Trees, the Village and a set of Carolers in the Living Room.....

 

 

 


Click HERE if you missed that Post.....
 
 
Today, I am going to start at the front door.....

 
 I decided to hang this stocking from the curtain rod.....

 
 
 
 And a Santa head on the door knob....

 
 
 
On the side of the hutch.....
 
 
 A Christmas floral arrangement with LED lighted branches mixed in......

 
 There are sconces on each side of the hutch
 
 

 
 

The hutch has a religious theme for Christmas.....

 
 
 
 On top of the hutch are gold glittered churches and a set of vintage choir boys that was gifted to me by my friend, Anne Marie
 
 
 
The color theme for Christmas for the Living Room is red, green and gold......

 
In a previous post, I shared that I glued fan folded music sheet paper to Victorian Ephemera ornaments......
 
 I hung them from the garland above the vintage mantel mirror that hangs above the hutch.....
 

 
 I thought they went well with the choir boys......
 

 
 
 
 



Again this year, I have displayed my Praying Santa Collection inside the hutch.....


This collection started when I used to order personalized Christmas cards to send out......


One year, I ordered the Praying Santa card......


On the top shelf is a gold church with the front of the card, cut to fit in front of the church......


Santa has parked his sled outside and is entering the church.......


There are several sets of white angels in the hutch.....


On the middle shelf is a book that I bought at The Catholic Guild Store when my sons were young.....

The Title is "Santa and the Christ Child"


In front of the book is a figurine of the Praying Santa.......



On the bottom shelf is the inside of the card which i framed.....


Along with another figurine and a small photo frame of the Praying Santa


There is also gold glittered candle holders and gold mercury glass bottles.....




On the other side of the hutch.....

 
 
 
 

The corner by the stairs......


Some of my Santa collection on the stairs.....

 
 
 
These are from Sam's Club......
 
 
The green one was bought at Target and the other one was bought at Sam's Club....
 
 
 A lighted Christmas canvas and a Christmas ceiling tile......
 
 
 
 
 
A swag that I made hanging on the other side of the steps.....

 
 
 An Angel that I made last year....
 
 
 
 
 2 lanterns on the stairs....
 
 

I use this chair for seasonal displays......

 
 
 

A Bearington Bear.....



A vintage Christmas hanky and Golden Book.....


My Mother bought the doll for me from the Hospitality Shop when she was hospitalized for surgery when I was 8 years old....


The ornament is an Avon Cologne decanter....


Underneath the chair.....
 
 
 
2 lanterns with a vintage deer and Santa boot inside of them.....


In my previous post, I shared this Tree decorated with Shiny Brite ornaments....



The top of the curio.....

 
 



I placed ornaments and Christmas florals inside the curio to add a bit of Christmas to it....


 

Looking down the hall to the Kitchen.....

You may remember that i took apart a swag that used to hang in the Kitchen above the sink.....

I straightened it out and added a bow.....

The wreath is hung above the mirror in the hall.......

Hanging on the mirror.....

A Dollar Tree sign that I added red tinsel trim to......

A wreath that I made using a vintage plastic poinsettia......

A swag that I made hangs on the other wall.......

 
 The Stereo table......
 
 
 


 
 2 vintage styled Santa's under glass domes....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 2 vintage tea cups.....

 
 
 2 vintage knee huggers from my childhood....

 
The chubby holes on the table.....
 
 
 
 
 
 A Byer's Choice Caroler....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 This vintage style doll head vase was gifted to me by a friend....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Embroidery hoops that I made last year hang on the soffit......

In the corner by the Dining Room.....

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 Joe bought a raffle chance for $1.00 at a Fund Raiser at our church and won this Nativity set......
 
 
 
 
 You may remember that I just made this burlap tree....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I made this tree out of thread spools last year, recreating a smaller version of one that my Dad made.....
 
 

 
 
 
 "Jesus is the Reason for the Season"
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 On the faux window.....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I shared this Tree in my previous post.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
The vintage 3 tiered table.....

 
 My friend Anne Marie gifted me this Snowman last year.....
 
 
 
 
 
Vintage putz houses....

 
 
 
 
 The Lenox house was also a gift from a friend.....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I also shared the top of the TV Entertainment Center in my last post.....

On the floor in front of the TV Entertainment Center....

 
 More Bearington Bears....
 
 
 These were all gifted to me by friends.....

 
 

And on the other side....

 
This is another Sam's Club Set....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 I made the stamped cross stitch topper......
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 On the other side of the front door.....
 
 
 
 
 
 

And that completes my tour of our Living Room decorated for Christmas.....






I will be back on Thursday and will be sharing the Den all decked out for Christmas.....







So I hope you will stop by to visit again on Thursday!!

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:
 


Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new granddog! What a cutie. Can't wait to hear about their adventures together!!

    Your decorating is outstanding (I am very impressed with the sheet music wreath myself). I spotted those knee huggers. When I was at my daughter's house this week, I spied my mothers on her mantle. I remember when my mom was downsizing and gave them to her. I don't think my mom thought they would become "cool" again. Especially with the faded outfits. But I have seen them all over Facebook. You have so many pretties!

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  2. Can I pick a favorite room in your holiday house? Hmmm...probably not...but if I were FORCED to, I would say the living room. All those figurines make me feel like a little girl in a doll shop!! Although, I think it would kill me to look and not touch! Haha! Ps..cute pup!!

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  3. Everything looks very festive, Debbie. Also, I LOVE your tiffany lamp! Hope you are well and happy in this beautiful season. Hugs. Susan

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  4. So excited to see the new granddog, Debbie! Such a cutie pie. I'm thankful everything went well with the procedure too. LOVE the angels you shared (they were gorgeous) and the Nativity set looks like something our family had from Germany. It's really beautiful! As always the festive touches you add throughout with reds and gold are amazing. Hope your day is a fun one, CoCo

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  5. Beautiful angels! Cute puppy you have there too.

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  6. Gee, I love LOVE Santa…and snowmen! Thanks for the delightful tour, everything is so beautiful. That nativity is just lovely and your cross-stitch is a treasured heirloom. Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours, V

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    1. V.,
      Thanks so much for always taking the time out of your busy day to visit with me...And thanks for all your sweet comments and encouraging words!!! I truly do appreciate it!!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
      Hugs,
      Deb

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