This is definitely one of my favorite rooms of the house, always, but especially at Christmas. My husband and I love Disneyland. I’ve collected things from there for years and showcase them in this room. For the holidays, we deck the halls in a Disney Gingerbread theme.
This view is of our tv area. We put up our North Pole village (Department 56 ) above the tv. My husband designed a stand that has 3 tiers. He took into account the cords that would need to be tucked in when he created the stand. There are glass blocks that look like ice placed in different spots. He drapes a snow blanket over the tiers and sets up the villages one by one. After he completes this, I come in and add the accessories and people. Below the village are two scenes I created with Precious Moments figurines. Flanking them are our stockings with name tags my mom made us. On each side of tv stand are shelves with various Christmas decor items.
Here my hubby begins putting up the village stand.
Some of the villages when they are lit up including the one that is Disney themed
Here is a view of this same piece during the day. It has a lot of fun details like Pluto’s home complete with dog bones in his bowl.
This was the second piece we got. My Aunt Donna gave us these each year for many years. I love this one for the detail of each reindeer having its own door.
These are the shelves to the right of tv. They house several Christmas themed cookie jars, Mickey and gang in a sleigh and Winnie with Eeyore building a snow bear. Photos of us at Christmas are also on display. We do a Disney themed photo every year and in this corner we have our Mary Poppins one. The castle is out all year, but gets dressed for Christmas. Princesses are dressed in holidays outfits as they flock around it. The car that Mickey is driving Minnie in plays Christmas songs and moves to the beat.
These are the shelves on the left of tv. From top to bottom: another photo of us with our first doggie Mickey, a music box of Santa driving a car, a tray of Santa and gingerbread men, a musical gingerbread house scene with Mickey and Minnie on each side, and another musical Mickey with Pluto.
Next to this corner sits our Disney theme tree. Gingerbread men also live here. This photo is when the tree was lit up.
Here is the tree unlit. Many of the Disney themed ornaments were bought on our trips to Disneyland.
This wall hanging is the next piece of Christmas decor in the room.
Behind the family room is our kitchen. The kitchen is a definite work in progress. We are doing it all ourselves. This is the least finished room of the house and yet it’s the most used one day to day. We’ve slowly made improvements and are proud of that progress. The counters are definitely on the to do list. They are original to the house. Given we have lots to do here, I will only share this view of our peninsula with Santa Mickey and Minnie. I got these figurines years and years ago on a great sale from The Disney Store. The gingerbread candle holder is from Bath & Bodyworks a few years back. The cute polka dot poinsettias seen here and else where in the rooms are from Michael’s. The vintage Mickey fabric piece is also from Disneyland as are the two trays. The bigger one was a gift from our niece last year and the smaller one I got a few years back, but similar ones are still on sale there or on The Disney Store online. The crocheted Ginger Mickey and Minnie I got from a wonderful shop called Two Girls Handmade, another Etsy shop. If you love Disney pieces you must go check out this store. She does a wonderful job on her pieces and has awesome customer service,
A close up of the trays with the adorable Ginger Mickey and Minnie. Holidays are swell!
This is our slider window treatment. It has two adorable ginger people and a festive swag. Above it I have this cute set of Mickey and Minnie holiday plates. In the middle is Tinkerbell with the quote from Peter Pan, “All you need is faith and trust and a bit of pixie dust.” I have several of these silhouettes I have bought at Disneyland in these two rooms. They are hand cut at a shop on Main Street,
Back in the family room, Lady perches on a couch with Mickey pillows and stuffies. Over head Mickey and Minnie are next to a sign that says, “Merry Christmas”
Back at the entertainment center there are two scenes below the village. This is the one on the right. If you look closely, you will see a few Disney friends on or near the tree from Pinocchio. Presents and wrapping paper surround the tree. A fireplace with a flickering light is next followed by a table set up with tea and Christmas cake. A boy brings in the ornaments to add to the tree,
This is the scene on the left. A snow mouse is outfitted with his own ears. Ice skaters glide on an icy pond with their Starbucks at the ready. A puppy has his house trimmed with Disney ornaments to make it more merry.
Hope you enjoyed this merry tour. Mickey and Minnie and I hope your “Holidays are Swell.”