I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart

I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol



Christmas is my favorite Holiday and my favorite time of year!

I go all out decorating our small townhouse for all Holidays but especially Christmas!

Every room in our home has a different Christmas Theme and Color Scheme!!

I prove that you do not have to live in a large home to have several Trees, over 20 in all shapes and sizes!!

The majority of my Christmas decorations are placed in the same spot every year and I know that this is not what most Decorator's care for but it is like seeing old friends again when I decorate each year for Christmas.......

I do try to add a few new things and change up things a bit but for the most part, these decorations are part of my Christmas traditions and I will not change them until I can no longer decorate like I do......

This blog is dedicated to All Things Christmas!!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas at Nelson Crest, The Outside, Christmas Home Tour 2015

Welcome to Christmas at Nelson Crest!!

First, I want to thank Jody and Stan, over at Rooted in Thyme,  for featuring my post,
 Christmas in the Kitchen, Christmas Home Tour 2015, from last week's Simple and Sweet party!
Thanks so much, Jody and Stan!!

Please stop by and link up to this great party.

I had a lot of fun decorating Nelson Crest this year since I did not get to decorate the inside of my Victorian Doll House for the last 2 years.

I am going to share Nelson Crest all decked out for Christmas with you in 3 posts.......

The Outside.........
 The Downstairs......
And the Upstairs....
And 3 more decorated Trees making my final Total of 19 Trees!!

Today, I am sharing the Outside of Nelson Crest......
If you have not visited here before, my childhood dream of a Victorian Doll House came true when a wonderful man named Roy Nelson, built my Doll House for me from a kit that Joe had gifted to me for my 50th Birthday!!
Roy was over 88 years old when he built my Doll House for me.

It was one of close to 30 Doll Houses that he had built.

He passed away 2 years later of lung cancer.
I wanted to honor the man who made my childhood dream come true so I named my Doll House Nelson Crest in his honor!!

If you would like to read more about Roy Nelson and how he built my doll house, please click HERE!!
Nelson Crest is a true "Painted Lady".  I have noticed that the colors are fading a bit meaning that Nelson Crest will be in need of a touch up soon.........
That is a project that I do not want to think about right now!!
Let's start with the upstairs balcony.......
Wreaths are hung in all the windows.......
There is a decorated Tree on the balcony, Tree # 17!!!!!
A Santa head hangs from the railing......
A decorated broom is by the door and toy soldiers and a potted poinsettia rest on the railing!!
In the front yard........
On the right side of the yard........

We have a Mr. and Mrs. Snow Man
And the family dog drinking out of a Bird Bath!!
Moving toward the front is a deer......
On the right side in the front yard is a larger Snow Man......
A bench with a present on it and a pair of skates left behind by a child.......
Let's take a look at the front porch....
A large Nutcracker greets visitors at the front door......
Looks like a Delivery of milk and eggs was just made.......
A shovel stands ready by the door, awaiting the next Snow Fall.....
Topiaries and toy soldiers line the steps.....
Another pair of skates were left on the steps after a day of ice skating.......
The left side of the front yard......
Wait.........is that lights that I see in the Parlor window?????????
Maybe it is Tree # 18!!!!

Wink!! Wink!!

A sleigh, that I bought for 25 cents at a yard sale, is filled with presents from Santa!!
Around to the left side yard.....
Another snow man and a bench.....
That completes my Tour of the outside of Nelson Crest!!!
I hope you will stop by to see the inside of Nelson Crest.........
The Downstairs will be up next on the Tour!!
 Click HERE to see the Downstairs!!

Followed by the Upstairs......
Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

 On Debbie-Dabble, I posted a Mini Christmas Home Tour of the Downstairs and Upstairs.

Please Click HERE and HERE if you missed those posts!!

 Also, all parts of my Christmas Home Tour 2015 , are posted on my Side Bar. Just click on the pic for each Part to see!!

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A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  1. So much fun and pretty too.I would love it.

  2. Nelson Crest is all dressed for the holidays! So much attention to detail Debbie...gorgeous! Merry Christmas hugs.....

  3. Debbie, I would have loved owning this house as a child. It's adorable. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. Debbie, How lovey to name the doll house after the wonderful gentleman that built it for you! I loved the tour and all the little touches you have added for a festive season! Hope you had a wonderful Holiday!

  5. Oh Debbie. Wonderful job on the dollhouse! Now I am going to the inside posts! LOVE IT! Hope your Christmas was merry and that your new year will be fabulou! Susan

  6. Love it Debbie! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  7. Very Sweet Debbie, dollhouses are so much fun. Barbie's house didnt' get too many decorations this year, but will next year. We were just glad to get it done!

    Thanks for the mini tour---will look forward to the rest, Sandi

  8. He did an amazing job on this and at such an older age, he would be thrilled with how well you have taken care of it and how beautifully you have decorated it with your great attention to every little detail!!

  9. I' d like to live in your beautiful victorian house. Every decor, every detail is such gorgeous. You are amazing!

  10. Hi Debbie, Nelson Crest is decorated beautiful for Christmas!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
    Have a Happy New Year.

  11. I always enjoy seeing what you have done over at Nelson Crest, Debbie! Especially during holidays. She is looking spectacular. My eight year old granddaughter, Jewelynn, asked Santa for a doll house for Christmas. He brought one to her. It is a kit and I hope I will get to help her and her mama to put it together and decorate it!

  12. Beautiful - so much work has gone into this outstanding seasonal house.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  13. SO pretty! You always make me want to start a dollhouse. That's been on my bucket list for years!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Happy 2016!

  14. HI Debbie, theres nothing cuter than a miniature house and to fill it with all the cute miniatures, their all darling, But I love the snow shovel on the porch, so cute.really everything is!!!

    Thank you for visiting to share on OMHGFF this week!!
    Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

  15. The memories flowed as I read your post.

    When my daughter was 6, I built her a dollhouse. The dollhouse sat on a vintage front in our living room window and passersby told us they called us "The Dollhouse House". Every Christmas my daughter insisted that the dollhouse be decorated also.

    The dollhouse is in our attic waiting for the day when I have a granddaughter to play with it.

    Happy New Year!

  16. What an inspirational story. It's such a beautiful house and touching that you named the house in honor of the man that built it for you. This post takes me back to my childhood when my mother and I furnished a dollhouse together. And your house showcases such nice pink for Pink Saturday too. Thanks for sharing!

    -Ani of www.thehighlifeacademy.com

  17. Nelson Crest is beautiful! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures


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