Monday, December 21, 2009

Victorian Christmas at the Morgan's

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to insert a few photos of our home during Christmas.

I've not shown the entire house as it would take too many photos to show, but here are some of the highlights....

First, we will stop in the dining room. This is the old carriage room attached to the house. It is four steps down from the kitchen on the East side of our home and gets wonderful sun in the mornings.

Close up of the tea cart in the corner.

Buffet loaded with goodies..

View from the head chair.

I'm lucky to have 20 place settings of this china.

The elves are still busy decorating the top of my china hutch.

The "children's" table in the kitchen. They get real china and real silver at grandma's house, too.

I don't decorate much in the living room as that is used to watch Christmas movies after dinner. This is the stairs that lead to the bedroom floor. I also have a sitting room up there (although I very seldom use it).

I do have a nice Angel collection that are scattered throughout the living room. This year I will be making more of them in lighter colors.

Moving on to the parlor. I painted the Santas quite a few years ago. There were 8 of them from different countries but, over the years, the rest have broken. Whatever pottery they are made of, seems to turn to chalk after 20 or so years. The ink drawing was done over 25 years ago.

This is my most precious Christmas decoration. It was painted by my father and stepmother and given to me a few pieces every year until the Christmas of 1984. My Dad died the following month.

Some of my Santa collection sits on the pump organ.

And some on the fireplace mantel
. There are 26 Santas in this room.

I put the tree in the corner of the parlor this year. It usually sits in front of the big window.

I'd like to wish you all a
very Merry Christmas
and the
Happiest of New Years!


Katie said...

Oh Bertie it rivals any of the pictures you have been posting for days now. Just beautiful!

Connie said...

Oooooh, Bertie, it's just lovely, honey! Just exactly how I would have pictured your house.

Marydon Ford said...

What a lovely home, Bertie! Your tablescape is so inviting & elegant.

May your celebration be joyous ...
Merry Christmas,
TTFN ~Marydon

vickie said...

Everything is just beautiful Bertie, you have been one busy elf!
I love your nativity, and your table settings.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Bertie, Your home is lovely and the best pics of all. I love your gorgeous tree, your banister with the tulle and lights and those elves decorating the china hutch is a darling touch. Love your table and the place settings are beautiful. You sure make it all very magical and beautiful, just like you.

Sending you best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

WOW,Bertie! Oh how I love your home! Such thoughtful and loving touches of YOU just EVERYWHERE! Love your china and I'd be happy to sit at the kids table!! Love all the special touches like the elves decorating, the plates on the walls, and oh my, all those great Santas!! BTW, I had never seen that awesome stained glass window before! The tree is lovely, as is the mantel. Wishing your sweet family a very Merry Christmas!

Angelic Accents

Mary said...

Oh what a beautiful home you have and it all looks so welcoming. I dearly love old victorian homes and your home rivals all those other pictures you have posted. Just gorgeous. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the Christmas tour of your home. Love the tree in this location.

Take that pink paint into other rooms, it's perfect for your home!

Ayesha said...

im looking for a tea cart for my wedding. where did you get this lovely tea cart?