Saturday, 10 December 2011

Christmas Open House - Part One.


Welcome to the first of my Christmas Open House posts.

As you enter through the double front doors 
Colonial Williamsburg
Byers Choice Carolers
 are waiting to welcome you
with a ballad or two, a cup of grog and a choice of seasonal fare.

This year the mantlepiece in the library has a new look,
but still traditional!

Meanwhile, in the dining room,
Bavarian Santa presides this year over Spode "Christmas Tree" china tea things.
He has his eye on those mincepies, I can tell.

The other Santas can only watch from on top of the mantlepiece.

In the window,
The Byers Choice Salvation Army Brass Band and Choir
sing Christmas Carols to entice
Shopping Carolers.

However, the Shopping Carolers seem to have been waylaid
decorating their own tree.

Maybe they think they're in the Rockwell painting of
Stockbridge, Massachusetts?

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of  my favourite Christmas vignettes
and will stop by again to see more displays soon.

Joining the Tablescaper
Click on the link to take a look at
more seasonal delights.


  1. Comfort and joy! Just beautiful.

  2. Your home is looking beautifully seasonal.

  3. Lovely, I really like all you carolers.

  4. Oh my goodness Maggie,you have the most gorgeous carole singers and other figurines like the salvation army , beautiful, beautiful. And your mantjepiece and candles you have decored so lovely. What a beautiful Christmas house you have. I love your double doors and two wreaths. That is how it has to be. I will certainly be back for the rest of your open house. Wish I could be there and see it for real. :)))
    Have a nice weekend

  5. It's all so charming and festive. I love all your carolers especially!

  6. Thanks for opening your house for us!
    It's so beautiful!

  7. Maggie,
    Your home is lovey!! I love the natural greener and the Colonial Carolers. So pretty! Merry Christmas.

  8. The carolers are all so very sweet!
    I don`t think I`ve seen such a pretty front door anywhere in Blogdom.

  9. Your entrance is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your Christmas spirit with us!

  10. Your home is all the vignettes you have created...starting at the front door! Thanks for sharing and opening your beautiful home!

    Miss Bloomers

  11. Maggie, my friend, you have been busy! I love all your little Byers Choice figures. What cheerful little vignettes you've created with these. The mantel piece is gorgeous. I need you here to help me with my decorating. I'm just now working on getting the tree up this evening. ;-)

  12. Your home is beautiful!

    I wish we had double doors added to our home. I love yours!

  13. You have a wonderful collection of carolers. I am drolling over your library garland - just gorgeous. And I am in big envy of your front doors - faboulus! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am going to poke around your's more! Happy Sunday.

  14. I just love all your carolers. I feel the joy! Your mantle is beautiful. All is Christmassy. xo Jenny

  15. I loved visiting your home just now. The double wood doors make a beautiful entry. All of your carolers make beautiful vignettes. My daughter has only about 10 of them but none the same as yours. You have inspired me to make a post
    This week with her carolers. Check back later to see her carolers. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I loved visiting your home just now. The double wood doors make a beautiful entry. All of your carolers make beautiful vignettes. My daughter has only about 10 of them but none the same as yours. You have inspired me to make a post
    This week with her carolers. Check back later to see her carolers. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Maggie, it's so nice meeting you through your beautiful home! I love your decor & your Byers Choice figures.

  18. Hello Maggie,
    I'm so happy you left a comment on my "Girls-Only Christmas Party," because now I've found your lovely blog! I love all of your Christmas decorations, especially the carolers! Your home looks so beautiful! I'm your newest follower!

  19. Maggie your decorations are beautiful. I love your Byers Choice Carolers! Barb @ Bella Vista collects them as well! Thank you for visiting Take Six.

  20. I love all the carollers. What a wonderful collection. Your home is decorated beautifully for Christmas.

  21. I love your Traditional Christmas Decor.



  22. Maggie,Oh my Gosh! Your carolers are fabulous. I can't believe you have the whole Salvation Army Band, too. Colonial Williamsburg ones are some of my favorites.
    Your Cuthbertson china is so pretty with the mistletoe inside the cup.
    Thanks for sharing your Christmas open house. Looking forward to part two.

  23. Great tablescapes, Maggie! They really put me in the Christmas spirit!

    Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.

  24. Beautiful, Maggie! I adore your double doors! And your Santa collection is such fun.
    Loved seeing Christmas at your house.

  25. Oh my goodness, each vignette was prettier than the last. Your home is truly warm and inviting. hugs ~lynne~

  26. I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful figures ! Every grouping is so alive - you can almost hear the carollers singing! Your home is lovely and it must bring you such joy to display such unique collections. Thank you for taking us on the tour!

  27. Just beautiful. From the double front doors right through to the Salvos. Love it. A beautiful home wonderfully decorated for the season. I believe it has been freezing in Normandy with clear blue skies. Looks lovely and cozy in your home though.

  28. Wow, it appears that you have all the right things from the entry on. You've created a lovely setting for the holidays.

  29. Oh sweet Maggie, thank you so much for opening your door for us! Your home is simply beautifully decked with all the splendor the Christmas season has to offer. 'Just spectacular sweetie!

    God bless and have yourself a beautiful day! place...pleas drop by. I'm put a pot of tea on and a platter of fudge out! Heeehehhee!!! :o)

  30. Maggie- your beautiful home is all decked out for the holidays--- I love the Carolers- they have always been among my favorites. Your arrangements and wreaths are stunning- your home is a Christmas wonderland--

  31. HOW BEAUTIFUL it all is! Just the most fabulous Christmas displays..all around the house. Enjoy and have a Blessed Christmas!


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