The return of the old Christmas House didn’t just happen yesterday, but it did for me. You see, our old home town had, for eons, a place called Rogers Christmas House (Village). Originally, it was a dress shop with a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, and then they sold the tree – decorations and all, and then another and another,….

The sign of good things inside.
The sign of good things inside.

 

For decades, it was the attraction for little Brooksville. Ok, that and Ms. Kitty’s Lounge, but that’s a whole other story. I used to go there on a semi-annual basis with whatever relative was in town. This ‘village’ is one large house that leads to a collection of smaller houses behind it. All interconnected by sidewalks that wind through a lovely garden. Tiny House Nation eat your heart out.

It was always so busy, with busloads of tourists. Each house was a different theme staffed by locals as well as Disney-esque animatronics. The houses were filled, and I mean FILLED with every imaginable Christmas thing you could ever want. From ornate bulbs, the collectible Christmas villages, trains, nutcrackers and everthing in between!

A pink tree - sure, why not!
A pink tree – sure, why not!

 

Then things changed (Wal-Mart came to town) and the not-so-little enterprise fell on hard times. Mis-management and the desire for the relatives to sell off the tiny village meant the doors were eventually shuttered. Sad. So, sad.  

Well, it’s back ! After years of legal wranglings, it has changed hands – for the better. The main house has been split and let to The Tilted Teacup, and The Wired Bird. Both fantastic companion stores. It’s trees and lovely little houses are filling up once again. 

Fro the front door - Beautiful !
Front the front door – Beautiful !

And everything else youd need or want for gifting…

Another view from the front entry
Another view from the front entry

 

Lovely old antiques as displays. Stroll through the pics and check it out.

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This little bear is too sweet.

 

 

 

 

A whole collection of crystal gems
A whole collection of crystal gems
Handmade soaps from NC.
Handmade soaps from NC.
A little woodsey feel...
A little woodsey feel…

 

The nutcrackers are back too
The nutcrackers are back too

I can’t show you everything – you have to check it out for yourself ! Have a little lunch next door and stop and see what’s new.


But wait – there’s more. Not only was the Christmas House purchased, but the gigantic old Saxon house next door was as well. The Saxon house had been languishing for many years. Not anymore. It’s now part of the collection as the Saxon Manor or Saxon Events. Which includes The Shabby Chic Wedding Barn and The Garden Room

Shabby Chic Wedding Barn
Shabby Chic Wedding Barn
Wow ! What a venue.
Wow ! This is a BARN? What a venue.

 

Fantatsic,... The Garden Room
Fantastic,… The Garden Room

 

There’s so much more to show you …

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                                                                                                     …but that’s another blog post.

 

7 Comments on The Christmas House is BACK !

  1. Dolores Penning
    September 23, 2016 at 10:11 pm (1 year ago)

    My daughter and I visited the newly reopened Rogers Christmas House. I was excited to bring my granddaughters there, just as I brought my daughter when she was little. It was tradition to go and buy a new ornament for our tree every year. We always visited during the year for a fun day out. We loved that place, and were so broken hearted when it closed its doors. We were a bit disappointed to find that it is just one house now, not five, and has far less stuff then it used to have. My granddaughters didn’t see it as anything special, and that was very sad for my daughter and me.I’m hoping that they will also open up a couple more houses, and make it the true wonderland that it used to be.

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    • BadZoot
      September 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm (1 year ago)

      They’re ‘multi-tasking’ the place for incredible weddings and events too.

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  2. Ally guilmoto
    October 13, 2016 at 6:54 pm (1 year ago)

    We came to Rogers Christmas house Last Christmas and loved it. We have been visiting Rogers for years and it still holds that magic. We come from a little island called Guernsey in the channel island a very very long way away from Rogers. And will still come and visit Rogers when we’re in Florida again. Thank you so much for reopening this fantastic shop. It was my dream to buy this place one day. And I’m so happy doe one has done this. Good luck and I hope you do really well.

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  3. Thomas Comins
    November 8, 2016 at 11:31 pm (11 months ago)

    Are the stores going to be open for this Christmas? If they are what are the hours and days open? Thanks.

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  4. Thomas Comins
    November 8, 2016 at 11:33 pm (11 months ago)

    Are the stores open? If so what are the days and hours?

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  5. Dan Roy
    November 17, 2016 at 1:11 am (11 months ago)

    Please. Please add me to you email list. I love you place..

    Reply

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