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!!

Friday, March 25, 2022

Year Round Decorated Trees, March Rudolph Day

 

 

 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 am now posting 2 times a week for on my regular Blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog!! 
 
On Wednesdays and Sundays!!!!


 
HAPPY RUDOLPH DAY!!!!!

 Rudolph Day is celebrated the 25th of each month......
 
 
 
When I find the time to post on Rudolph Day, it will be about something having to do with Christmas no matter what time of the year it is...
 
I wasn't going to do a Rudolph's Day post for March but, as I finished doing my Easter decorating, I noticed that I keep receiving the same comment, over and over again!!!!

"That is great that you keep Trees up year round"
 
 So that gave me the idea for this post which I will turn into a series for the rest of the year....

Year Round Decorated Trees.....
 
Now I know that I am sort of starting this a little behind as I just finished my Easter decorating so I am going to back track from Christmas.....
 
For Christmas, I had 22 decorated Trees of all shapes and sizes....
 
You can read the post featuring them HERE!!!! 

Today, I will be sharing the Trees that I kept up after Christmas and redecorated.....

We will start in the Living Room.....

I decorated this small Tree with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments for Christmas......
 
 


I left this Tree up for Valentine's Day and Easter.....
 
Decorated for Valentine's Day.....



And now for the first time, decorated for Easter!!


This is the first year that I decided to leave it up for Easter and I am so glad that I did...

I will pack it away after Easter is over.....
 
This 7 foot slim Tree stays up year round along with the platform that it is standing on.....
 
Here it is decorated for Christmas in Victorian Style!!


The Village underneath the Tree....


I decorated it in red and gold for Valentine's Day......


And the platform underneath it.....


And now decorated for Easter!!!


The Bunny Patch set up on the platform....


After Easter, this Tree will become a Patriotic Tree.....


This gold tinsel Tree was in the Dining Room for Christmas......


For Valentine's Day, I moved it into the Living Room on top of the TV Entertainment Center......



It was packed away after that.....

This white tinsel Tree, which is just like the gold one, was decorated like this in the upstairs Sitting Room for Christmas.....



For Easter, I moved it downstairs on top of the TV Entertainment Center.....
 
 


It will also be decorated for the Patriotic Summer Holidays......


In the Dining Room......

This is how I decorated the buffet with the LED lighted Branch Tree ....


I decorated it with white snowflakes......


I left this Tree here on the buffet for Valentine's Day and simply added some Valentine's Day ornaments that I made to it.....



This year, I decided to leave it up for Easter here in the Dining Room .....


I decorated it with eggs and pink carrots....


After Easter, it will be moved back into the Living Room where the small Tree currently is by the stairs....

For Christmas in the Dining Room, I decorated this 7 foot pencil Tree in a pink and white theme.....


I left it up for Valentine's and decorated it in pink and white.......


I did pack it away after Valentine's Day but replaced it with a 4 foot table top pink Tree for Easter!!!


I only use this Tree for Easter.....


In the Kitchen......

This is how my Kitchen Tree looked decorated in a candy and gingerbread theme......


I decorated it for Winter in a Winter Bird theme with a few hearts for Valentine's Day......


And now for Easter......


It will be packed up after Easter but brought back in the Fall.....


In the Den.....

This is how I decorated this 4 1/2 foot table top Tree for Christmas......


And for Winter, I decorated it in a Snow and Ice theme.....


It was packed away just a few weeks ago.....

I decorated this Tree with Thomas Kinkade ornaments for Christmas.....


It became a Winter Bird Tree....


Then a Saint Patrick's Day Tree......


It will stay up all year round and is decorated as an Americana Tree until November......



In the Powder Room, this Tree looked like this for Christmas, decorated with Snow Buddies in a blue and silver theme........
 

For Valentine's, I removed any Christmas ornaments and added red heart ornaments......


 It will be packed away in a few days....

I had 11 Trees decorated for Winter and Valentine's Day...

Click HERE to see the post featuring all of them.....


During the year, I will continue to post on how I decorate the Trees that I keep up for the different Holidays and Seasons.....

Hopefully, this may change your mind about packing away your Tree or Trees after Christmas is over......

Until, next month's Rudolph Day.......

Maybe.....

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!!

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Planning and Crafting for Next Christmas, February Rudolph Day, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

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

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


Just a reminder, I am NOW posting 2 times a week over on my regular Blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog! !! 
 
I post on Wednesdays and Sundays!!!!

 

HAPPY RUDOLPH DAY!!!!!

 Rudolph Day is celebrated the 25th of each month......
 
 
 
When I find the time to post on Rudolph Day, it will be about something having to do with Christmas no matter what time of the year it is...
 
 
For January's Rudolph Day post, I shared some After Christmas Clearance Buys.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Click HERE to see that post....


Since that post, Joe nabbed a few more Buys at 90% off in Big Lot's....

Several tree skirts.....

This one I gifted to my friend Anne Marie....

It was $1.00

This one was less than a buck!!

 
And I already used this one....
 

 
 In a Winter tablescape that I posted over on my regular Blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog.....



Click HERE if you missed that post...

At 90% off with a 20% off coupon, it was 80 cents!!


I just saw on a FB post that Michael's is still getting Christmas merchandise in that was caught up in the supply chain and is selling it at 80% off....

Crazy, huh??

Right after Christmas is over, I began planning for next Christmas....
 
 
 
For years, I have kept a Christmas Planner....

In this planner, I keep notes on what I served for the various Holiday dinners I host, what I bought and where I hope to use it in the future, A baking and cooking Shopping List, including the recipes for what I like to bake at Christmas, a Gift List with the amounts spent on each person, a craft project list, a list of things I want to change or try out when decorating, etc....

The use of this Planner has been a God Send in keeping me organized when the Holidays come...
 
About 10 years ago, I found the web site, Organized Christmas....

There are tons of FREE Planner Pages to print out ....

Here are some examples....






The site now has expanded to other Holidays and crafts for those Holidays........

There is so much useful information and articles on this site....

I highly recommend it and I am sure you will find it very useful!!!



For 11 years now, I have used 5 wreaths when decorating the front of our house....
 
The Front Door....



On the 3 windows...



And one that hangs in the middle of the house...


I bought these wreaths, which are quite large, from our parish's church Flea Market....

They once graced our church at Christmas and were donated to the Flea Market because they were changing some of their decorations....

Over the 11 years that I have used them, I changed the appearance of them at least 4 times....

But now, they are losing more and more "needles" each  Season and honestly, are a bugger to hang on the windows as they are so large....

Plus they take a lot of room when storing them down in our Storage Shed that we rent...

So I decided it was time to pass them on...

I took the large pine cones off of them before donating all 5 wreaths to Salvation Army...

Now it was time to think about a new look for next year....

Since I was thinking about doing this for some time, I had already bought the ribbon I wanted to use on the wreaths and around the front porch, even replacing some of the red velvet bows I use at Christmas...


I also had this roll of ribbon that I bought 2 years ago .....


A close match to the other ones.....

I found a red and white plaid ribbon in my stash....

I had a nice sized wreath that I could use for the front door and 3 smaller 18 inch wreaths that I wanted to use for the windows....

I wanted to go smaller with the wreaths for the windows to make it easier on myself when hanging them and I also wanted to use up some garland that I had and use it on the window sills like I did before I started to use those large wreaths........

I went through my Christmas floral stash looking for things to create a more natural look for the front door wreath.....

This is what I came up with.....

 
 I had a red poinsettia and holly leaf garland that I used to use on the stair railing inside the house....

I wove that through the wreath and fastened it....

 
 I added pines that I removed from the larger wreaths along with some new ones that Joe had bought on Clearance....
 
 
 
 I cut apart a red berry bush and added those to the wreath....
 
 
 
 I made the bow for the wreath out of the large roll of the red, white and green plaid ribbon and the red and white plaid ribbon that I had......
 
 
 

 I am happy with how it came out....

 
 And I think the wreath will look great on the front door next Christmas....
 
 
 
 I wanted the 3 wreaths for the windows to have a natural look with not a lot of stuff on them so I could keep them up after Christmas as part of my Winter decorations

I made the bows for these wreaths out of the other plaid ribbon......

 
 I embellished them with pine cones and a few holly berry picks from my stash.....

 
 
 
 
 I will lay the garland on the window sill outside and have my candle lights in the windows.....
 
 As for the wreath that I had hung in the middle of the house....

Joe had bought a large wood star from the Amish Farmer 2 years ago.....

I will be spray painting it white when the weather gets better to do so outside and adding a set of Warm White LED lights to it...
 
Something similar to this....
 
 
That will be what I will be hanging in the center of the house instead of a wreath....

The wreaths are now packed away, ready for use next Christmas, down our storage shed.....
 
I also used up what was left of the ribbon and made a bunch of bows that I could use on the lamp post, the front porch light, etc.... 
 
 



I am looking forward to seeing how it will all look next Christmas Season.....


I also decided to re-do another wreath....

I made this wreath to hang on the railing upstairs.....
 
 
 I found that I had several bushes of gold greenery that I cut apart and added to this wreath....

 
 
 
 


I was able to decrease from 2 tubs, with florals and garland for Christmas in them, down to one tub....

 I passed some florals onto friends and I did use quite a few things.........

I came to the conclusion that I will have more time in the Summer months when I am stuck in the house with the air conditioners blaring as it will be way too hot and humid for me to venture outside..

And that is when I need to take that opportunity to do all the various Holiday crafting that I want to do...

I have developed a Christmas Crafting To Do List that I hope to start working on around the end of June....

I hope you enjoyed this month's Rudolph Day post!!

Hopefully, I will be back with another one in March....

Until then, please visit me over on my regular Blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog where I post every Wednesday and Sunday....

And remember.....



 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!!

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