I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Winter at Nelson Crest. 2019

Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!

Today, I will be sharing how the outside of Nelson Crest, my Victorian Doll House, looks all decked out for Winter!!!

But first, I have a few hosts of linky parties to THANK for featuring a few of my posts!!!

I forgot to list them in my last post so to those hosts,  please accept my apologies......

All are now listed below!!!!

Thanks to Amber, over at Follow the Yellow Brick House, for featuring my post, Pink and White Valentine's Buffet,  from last week's Thursday's Favorite Things Party!!!
Thanks so much, Karren!!!

And I also want to Thank Marilyn, over at Marilyn's Treats, for featuring the same post, Pink and White Valentine's Buffet, also from last week's Thursday's Favorite Things Party!!!
 Thanks again, Marilyn!!!

 I want to Thank Bev, over at Eclectic Red Barn, for featuring my post, Winter China Cupboard, from last week's Over the Moon Linky Party!!!
Thanks so much, Bev!!!

And I want to thank Jennifer, over at Life Tales Books and Publishing , for featuring my post, Tapping Out and Letting Go, as one of 4 posts that tied for the Reader's Favorite from last week's Heart and Soul Link Up!!
Thanks again, Jennifer!!!

Please stop by and link up to these wonderful parties!!!

I know most Bloggers are barreling head on into Spring with their posts and I guess it does depend where you live but for us here in NEPA, we are still very much experiencing Winter and we usually do not see any sign of Spring until April........

This is what was predicted for last night into today......
 We were supposed to get Snow, then Ice and then Rain but it seems like we never got the Rain as this is what we woke up to this morning.......
 Snow with a layer of ice!!
Joe worked hard this morning, shoveling and picking away at a layer of Ice after he had cleaning off the sidewalks and around our car last night and put Ice Melt down which apparently did not work!!!!
 It is supposed to get up into the high 40's today........

We will see as I do not believe anything that the Meteorologists on TV say anymore!!!!!!

As far as Winter being close to being over.......

Some of our highest snow falls have occurred in March........

It was only 2 years ago that we had a record breaking Blizzard on March  14th-16th where we had 22 - 25 inches of snow duped on NEPA!!
It broke the record of the Blizzard of 1993 which also took place in March.....

So who knows what March has in store for us this year.....

I decorate the outside of our house for Winter.......
  And I decorate Nelson Crest, my Victorian Doll House, for Winter also.......
I packed away all the Christmas decorations and left out those that could be used for Winter.......
 I left out Snow Men and a sled and Winter Topiaries......
 I am going to let the pictures do the talking......
 Nelson Crest will stay like this until March when I decorate the outside for Spring and Easter........

When I retire, I do plan on giving Nelson Crest a makeover as I see the paint is starting to fade a bit.....

It is on my To Do List which is about 2 stories tall!!!!

Today on Thursday, 2/21, I will be having my knee aspirated and see where I go from there as far as my knee replacement surgery.....

 I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......

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......

  I am linking up to these parties:

Friday Features Linky Party
  Feathered Nest Friday
 Funtastic Friday
 Friday Favorites
 Home Matters Linky Party
   Flaunt It Fridays
  Sweet Inspirations Link Party

 Saturday Sparks
 Pink Saturday-Anything Goes!!
Best of the Weekend Party

Snickerdoodle Sunday
 Sundays at Home
 Silver Pennies Sunday
 Happiness is Homemade Linky Party
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
The Fabulous Party

Inspire Me Monday
Inspiration Mondays
 Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Busy Monday
What'd You Do This Weekend?
Cooking and Crafting with J & J
Metamorphosis Monday
Project Inspired Weekly Link Party
 Celebrate Your Story Monday Night Link Party! 
Make It Pretty Monday
Heart and Soul Link Up

 Tuesdays At Our Home
Inspire Me Tuesdays

Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop
Sizzle into Summer Party
Talk of the Town Party
Party in Your PJ's
Dream Create Inspire Link
 Waste Not Wednesday
Style Showcase

Vintage Charm
Home and Garden Party Thursday
 Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
  Inspired Creations Linky Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
 Grace at Home Party

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


  1. Beautiful home! I love the decorations in your "real" house porch! I am also really loving your husband's shoveling Penguins outfit!!! I am also a fan!!! Have a great day!

  2. Hi Debbie, I always love to see photos of your dollhouses and this winter one is no exception. You have such an eye for detail! I had three dollhouses but have slowly let them go as I just don't seem to have the time or space anymore. It's a wonderful hobby though. I hope you do well with your knee and will not need surgery - not the best way to have to start your retirement! Thinking of you, Cheryl

  3. Your dollhouse is charming! The winter details are wonderful.

  4. We are having our share of Winter weather up here in Quebec. I am sick of shovelling. Your dollhouse is lovely. Also your home is beautifully decorated.

  5. Oh my, Debbie -- you are digging out much as we are!

    Your pink palace is simply charming!

  6. OMYGOODNESS...I had to get up from my computer and put on a jacket when I saw this snow...brrr...the older I get, the more I love warm weather....and cold weather just about does me in.
    It looks so pretty on all your yard but..brrrr
    We sure need the moisture out here in West Texas....rain, preferably....
    love to you..xo

  7. Debbie, your home looks so pretty all decorated. We have had a very long winter. We got snow in November and it just kept coming. We average about a storm a week these days. We also have a LOT of ice. My poor son fell on the ice on Valentine's Day and hit the back of his head. He has a bad concussion right now and we're quite concerned for him. Spring can't come soon enough for us although we won't see any evidence of it until April either. Love your doll house. You must have so much fun "playing" with it! You know my father was always building things when I was growing up, it's a wonder he never built me a doll house. Take care, my friend. Hugs...Sandi

  8. Loved the dolls house, my husband and I are in the process of giving ours a makeover. The outside Winter scheme was a real delight, inspirational.

  9. The deer and the sled are such cute little additions. Thanks for sharing at #heartandsoullinkup AND a big thanks for the shoutout to my linkup in this blog post. :)

  10. I can see why you are still in winter decorating mode with the weather you are having!
    Your dollhouse looks adorable. The little milk bottles by the front door are my favorite detail!

  11. Oh my goodness, look at that snow! Here in Tennessee, we don't get much snow, which truthfully, I'm thankful for. I'm not much a winter person. Your winter dollhouse is beautiful, though. Thank you for sharing it at Sweet Inspiration!

  12. Love the dollhouse and all your beautiful snowy pictures. Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. Yours was one of my features. Have a great weekend!

  13. Your dollhouse is fabulous! Love the outside winter decor and can't wait to see what you have in store for spring and Easter! Hope the knee aspiration went well. I just had a total hip replacement and it went great, let me know if I can give you some support! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

  14. Oh wow Debbie. I love how your decorated Nelson Crest up for Winter too :) Love this. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays. Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon.


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