WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG!!!!

Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

Please click HERE to read about My One Little Word for 2017.....

BLOGGING FOR FUN AND FRIENDSHIP!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"Victoria" on PBS

 I am a huge fan of "Victoria" on PBS!!!
This is the Time Period that I love and the sets and costumes are amazing!!!
The show not only tells the story of Queen Victoria but also shows what it was like to be a servant in the Queen's household and the relationships that develop .......
 Jena Coleman, of Dr. Who fame, is cast as Victoria.........
 Click HERE to see the video about Jena Coleman's thoughts about "Victoria"
 
Victoria and Albert's romance was epic!!

Please Click  HERE view a Video that showcases the Set of Victoria!!

If you  missed the 1st Season of "Victoria" on PBS, you have a chance to catch up on Sunday, Feb.26th!!

Starting at 4pm ( EST), PBS will be airing all the episodes from Season 1 in succession.

The Season Finale will be aired on the following Sunday, March 5th

Please click HERE to view The Official Trailer for the Series

If you liked Downton Abbey, I think you will love "Victoria"!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Hugs,
Deb

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Year Round Fairy Garden

 Welcome!!

I am thrilled to say that I FINALLY have taken down all my Christmas decorations throughout the house and have them packed away and up the attic!!

Except for those decorations that I kept out when decorating for Winter both inside and outside the house.......

Yes, when you have 21 Christmas Trees and decorate every room in the house, it DOES take that long......and I still work part time on top of it!!

Anyway.......

I really love the idea of Fairy Gardens and enjoyed creating 2 different Fairy Gardens in the Summer.......
 You may remember that I bought this galvanized tub on Amazon to create this Fairy Garden on wheels for our patio last year......
Some items came from JoAnn's about 3 years ago but most of Fairy Garden items came from Big Lot's.......

If you missed the post about this Fairy Garden, please click HERE

I also created another garden that I called my Gnome Garden......
 For this one, I used a beverage tub instead of a galvanized tub......
If you missed this post, click HERE

Now since I had sprayed all these items with a clear sealant to protect them from the elements when outside, they were easy to clean up  when it came time to pack them away in the Fall.....

But I had enjoyed my Fairy Gardens so much in the Summer, that I tried to think of a way that I could enjoy them in the off seasons.......

I noticed that Big Lot's carried a line of Christmas Fairy Garden products this past Holiday Season.....

 Even though these sets were nice, I did not want to buy more products that I could only use at Christmas , nor did I want to spend $20 a set......

Instead, I opted to buy a few Christmas Fairy Garden Elves and Fairies and was even fortunate to have picked up a few more on Clearance after Christmas......
I then added some "snow" and Christmas wreaths and trees to the pieces that I already had...........
I then set up my Christmas Fairy Village under the Tree in the Sitting Room......
 If you missed this post, please click HERE

Big Lot's has added a few new items to their Fairy Garden line for the upcoming Summer Season and has some nice photos of completed gardens on their web site......

Here are a few photos from Big Lot's web site if you would like some inspiration.....
 Let me just say before I go any further, I have NOT received any type of compensation from Big Lot's for featuring their products or web site.

I just think that they carry very affordable, durable and really cute Fairy Garden products......

As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I finally packed away all the Christmas decorations and once again, I still wanted to keep my Fairy Garden on display to enjoy until I could once again take it outside on the Patio for the Summer Season.

But here in NEPA, even though we are having above average temps. in the 50's with a few record breaking 60's, Winter is far from over......

Some of our best and biggest snow storms have happened in March and we have still had snow well into April......

So I decided to set up my Fairy Garden on the "mantle" of my faux fire place in the Sitting Room.......

I dropped one of the houses that I had bought at JoAnn's one too many times and this time, I was unable to glue it together so I spent some of the money I received from my son Jim for my Birthday (which was at the end of Jan.) and bought a new house and some lily pad stepping stones.....
I will say that the houses that Big Lot's carries are not hollow and are more durable than the one that I had bought in JoAnn's a few years ago......
The houses are only $10 each!!
And you can see that the stepping stones were only $4.00!!

And that brings me to the subject of this post..........
 
My Fairy Garden "Mantle"........
It is nothing too elaborate because by the end of May, I will be moving everything outside.......
Just a simple display........

Joe bought these lights at Bed, Bath and Beyond on Clearance after Christmas.......
I strung them about the top of the "mantle"........
  I thought the Star lights add a bit of whimsy.......

I will let the photos do most of the talking.........
I used 2 lighted house plates on each side of the mantle for a bit more light......
 I also added 2 LED lighted branch trees on each side of a pedestal in the middle.....
 You can see my new house and stepping stones.....
      The other lighted house plate.......
I hoped you enjoyed seeing how I managed to enjoy my Fairy Garden year round.......

Click HERE if you would like to view the Fairy Garden products offered by Big Lot's......

Again, I have received NO compensation from Big Lot's.........

In my next post, I will be sharing how this all looks in the evening all lit up.....
  So I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

And 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......

Hugs,
Debbie

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