Friday, December 24, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday #17: The Reason for the Season

And that true reason for Christmas
is the birth of our Savior.

These are just a few items of the "real" Christmas decor items
that can be found at my house this Christmas...

This book is in "immaculate" condition,
published in 1931.

The graphics are just amazing! 

A musical snow globe,
One of the many nativities that my husband has given to me over the years.

I have a small collection of these religious prints on mirrors from the 1930's.

And a small nativity set at home this time of year,
 in my Mandeville Seed box.

I'd like to share a few photos of last week's partiers.
Each one of you have the best posts,
I just grabbed a few photos, in no particular order.

So many talented people out there!
If you don't take the time to visit all the inspiration,
you're really missing out!

Hope you'll join in on this last party before Christmas.

I just want to wish each one of you a very Blessed and Merry Christmas. You all are just such a wonderful "present" to me. Each day I look forward to seeing what you're doing, to say Hello, and to exchange ideas and inspiration.
And speaking of the real meaning of Christmas, if you haven't come by my Bible Study Blog, "a day in the life",  I'm issuing a special invitation. You don't have to join. There's no homework. It's just my thoughts and Biblical teaching on scripture. Right now I'm reposting a series about Jesus' Mother, Mary. Hope you'll come by.

Have a blessed and beautiful Christmas Weekend!
love you all,

p.s. It's supposed to be a White Christmas here in Missouri!


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, too, Debra! Your book is just beautiful and I love your nativity scene~ my husband and I have one in our living room that is very similar! I'm so happy to have met you through your wonderful blog this year!! XO

  2. ...just adore your Mary statuette!!

    I see you are having fun with your new camera:)

    Merriest Christ~mas dear Debra!!
    xo, RosemaryHol

  3. Love your collections! That book 'is' amazing. Now you just know, I'm going to have to try to find one for me!

    Be blessed this joyous Christmas Season!


  4. Debra, I have loved every inch of your holiday home...and the Nativities are so beautiful. You have so many Christmas treasures, and I have really enjoyed seeing them all.
    I want to wish you the Merriest Christmas this year.
    hugs to you from me...

  5. I love Nativities! One of our traditions we do around Christmas is drive around looking at people's lights and counting how many nativities we see(sadly not enough).

    Merry Christmas,

  6. Thanks Debra for hosting. Love your nativity. It reminds me of my grandparent's. Hope you have the best Christmas.

  7. Debra I don't have an inspiration Friday post to share this week unfortunately.

    But I'm enjoying your's thoroughly along with all the others.

    I love nativities too's a beautiful reminder of our dear Saviours Birth !

    So excited your going to have a White Christmas !! I've been so thankful for our rainy weather sure makes the Christmas season fell more like Christmas.

    May you and your Family have a Very Merry Christmas !!!

    Blessings ..Sara

  8. Wonderful....I would like to share one of my favorite Christmas poems...and song as well...
    What can I give Him,
    Poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd
    I would bring a lamb,
    If I were a wise man
    I would do my part,
    Yet what I can I give Him,
    Give my heart.

    In the Bleak Midwinter
    Christina Rossetti (1872)

  9. Debra,
    Its all so Beautiful over here.

    Luke 1:35
    Holy is the son of God

    Un Joyeux Noel

  10. Hi, Debra! I just love the mirror with the scene on it! So beautiful. It has my gears turning...Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

  11. What a beautiful Christmas you're having! Thanks so much for all the hosting you've done! Your blog is a fun place to hang out! Love Jacqueline

  12. Hi Debra, Wishing you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS. And Thank You for hosting today. I was surprised to see our Christmas vignette on you post. Have a wonderfull evening...........Julian

  13. Thank you Debra for sharing your beautiful Christmas with us! I can't express how much inspiration I get from you every time you post! One of my goals for 2011 is to join in on your parties! It will be challenging to fit in with all of the talent you attract!

    Blessings to you and your family during this wondrous holiday season!

  14. Hi Debra,
    Everything is so beautiful. Thank you for the sweet reminders of what this season is about.
    Hope you have time to share a cup of tea with me.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

  15. Hello Debra,
    Your Nativities are so Beautiful! And the Book is so Lovely!Thank you for your Kind Reminder of What Christmas is all about.
    Once again,Thank you for Being Our Wonderful Hostess on VIF. This is truly a Marvelous Group of Creative Woman you have Brought together! I am so Honored to be Mentioned amongst them in your Post! Thank you Again for your Kindness.
    Merry Christmas and Many Blessings to you and your Family!

  16. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very a Merry Christmas Debra!!


  17. Debra,
    The book is so lovely.
    Happy holiday.

  18. Beautiful Debra! Have a Merry Merry Christmas, God Bless! Hugs, lulu

  19. Thanks so much for showing such a beautiful Christmas to us. Enjoy it all.

  20. wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas. beautiful post of the true meaning of the holiday...


  21. Debra, I love the Nativities and the painting on the mirror. We are expecting a white Christmas very first! I hope you and your family have a very blessed and happy holiday.

  22. Merry Christmas, Debra.... It has been wonderful with all the Christmas Inspiration & getting to visit some wonderful blogging friends ~ May you have a Beautiful Christmas... xox

  23. Hi Debra, I so enjoyed the tour of all of your lovely Christmas treasures, I especially loved you nativities! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

  24. Merry Christmas, Debra. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, filled with love, laughter, family and friends.
    From our home to yours,

  25. Hi Debra, I'm popping by to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Wishes for peace and happiness in the New Year. God Bless! Tammy

  26. Hi Debra,
    Wishing you a lovely Christmas! Have a beautiful weekend weekend.

  27. Debra, the chipped statue is my favorite!
    Christmas blessings to you and your family.

  28. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful get together each week!

    Enjoy the holiday weekend with your family!

    Merry Christmas!!

  29. Good Morning Debra
    Wishing you a verhy blessed Christmas with a new awareness of what Christ did for us so many Christmases ago. Much love to you this wonderful Christmas eve day... your photographs are beautiful.

  30. Debra, Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thanks for all of the kind encouragement you offer to everybody. Your book and nativities are lovely, and a tribute to the real meaning of Christmas. It is so inspiring to share the same faith with so many bloggers.
    Wishing you a white Christmas in Missouri!
    ~ Julie

  31. Merry Christmas Debra! LOVE those mirrored prints. I've NEVER seen them. They are stunning. Your nativity snow globe is beautiful too. Thanks for hosting this party. I look forward to linky parties in the new year and enjoying more beauty.
    Seaside Rose Creations

  32. Merry Christmas, Debra! Enjoy our white Christmas! Twyla

  33. Hi Debra! What a beautiful post and I do wish you a very Merry Christmas and I'm so glad to know you in Blogland!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  34. ChRiStMaS Blessings Debra!!!
    YOU are a Wonderful PaRTy Host!*!*! Thanks for ALL the inspiration you have given me...
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  35. You have indeed been an inspiration! Thanks for hosting another lovely party and have a very Merry Christmas!

  36. Wishing you a very Blessed Christmas Debra!!

  37. Always inspiring! I know your home will be full of laughter, friends,good food and plenty of LOVE.
    oh and of course the BEST decorations...

    Merry Christmas!


  38. Merry Christmas sweet friend! God bless you!

  39. Hi Debra- Merry Christmas to you and yours!! Hugs, Courtney

  40. Hi Debra, you've been on my mind all day long. There's no way I was going to bed without stopping by first. I want to wish you and your beautiful family a truly Merry Christmas. I know I don't get to visit often but you're never far from my thoughts. Especially here at Christmas I think about how you became a new friend last year during this time and were such a comfort to me. This Christmas my spirit is full and content.

    With a heart full of love for you dear friend,
    warm hugs....Tracy :)

  41. Hi Debra,
    I must visit you more, your blog is wonderful. I do love your post of the reason for the season. I wish you the Merriest of Christmas! Many of Gods blessings to look forward to. I love the creche, the nativity, all wonderful in any form. Blessings abound,,,we have a white Christmas in Alabama!

  42. YOU are sooooo special Debra!!! Have a wonderful Christmas Day...
    Love Jeanine

  43. Debra,

    A very Merry Christmas to you too!

  44. I'm here, better late than never. Thanks for including a picture of mine in this weeks post.
    I'm thrilled!

  45. A lovely reminder and fab photos of Vintage items from Christmas Past! I pray you had a very Merry Christmas.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  46. I am so glad I stopped by to see that cute puppy's face because I checked out some more of your blog that I missed this past week and to my surprise I saw one of my pictures. Thank you so much for your compliment, I hope you know how much it means to me to hear it from you. I hope you have a great New Year's celebration!


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