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,….
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!
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.
And everything else youd need or want for gifting…
Lovely old antiques as displays. Stroll through the pics and check it out.
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.
There’s so much more to show you …
…but that’s another blog post.
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Dolores PenningSeptember 23, 2016 at 10:11 pm (6 years 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.
BadZootSeptember 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm (6 years ago)
They’re ‘multi-tasking’ the place for incredible weddings and events too.
Ally guilmotoOctober 13, 2016 at 6:54 pm (6 years 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.
Thomas CominsNovember 8, 2016 at 11:31 pm (6 years ago)
Are the stores going to be open for this Christmas? If they are what are the hours and days open? Thanks.
Thomas CominsNovember 8, 2016 at 11:33 pm (6 years ago)
Are the stores open? If so what are the days and hours?
Dan RoyNovember 17, 2016 at 1:11 am (6 years ago)
Please. Please add me to you email list. I love you place..
Rosemary /BensonOctober 27, 2017 at 2:10 am (5 years ago)
Good to hear the house is opened just have to know the store hours
Kathleen NicholsenNovember 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm (5 years ago)
Can’t wait to visit it this month!! ⛄️