What The Dickens??!!

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Real Estate Agent with BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty BR534744000 & BR540649000
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This is our entry into the "It's Time for the 2016 Version of Show Us Your Home for the Holidays" Active Rain contest sponsored by Debbie Laity.

 

Every Holiday Season Suzanne and I celebrate by carefully assembling our prized Department 56 Dickens Village pieces into our own village.

 

For those of you not familiar with these pieces, click on the link above.  Here is a great description from their website:

 

"Open the door to Victorian England which at the time of Charles Dickens was the center of culture for the world and where many traditions we celebrate today took shape. The architecture, customs and history of Victorian England are inherent in the Dickens' Village Series®. These distinguished and quaint buildings and accessories are an inspiration to all who make them part of their holiday traditions."

 

For me it brings back memories of my early Christmas celebrations in London.

 

Many buildings from Victorian England are still there today, and our display from the weekend prior to Thanksgiving until just after New Years Day serves as a nostalgic reminder of my early days and many family members who are no longer with us, but will always be with us in our memories and hearts.

 

Suzanne has visited the UK with me many times - back in the days of Thomas Cook Travel and American Express Travel it was "usual" to find us in London and other parts of the UK a half a dozen times a year - or more!

For those of you who have never experienced London or other parts of the UK - we can only encourage you to do so if you get the chance!

 

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If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with the BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

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Suzanne Marriott - Chief Technology Officer - BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Tony and Suzanne,

I remember other pictures you have had and have never been to London and it is a trip we have planeed in the near future.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 22, 2016 05:30 AM #1
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers ,

I love your photos and we love London! Have been many times and never tire of it. So much history, such devine places to visit, shop and eat! Great entry into the contest! Happy Holidays to you! Cheers!

Dec 22, 2016 06:21 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Tony and Suzanne. This is lovely and I wish you all good things at Christmas and for the new year.

Dec 22, 2016 07:05 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Suzanne and Tony --- I am definitely more-than-ready for a return trip to London and while I don't own any Dept 56 collectibles, I do enjoy looking at the displays.   Cute and clever post title.  

Dec 22, 2016 07:49 AM #4
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I enjoyed reading your post.   Thank  you for sharing. Have a good day. 

Dec 22, 2016 07:59 AM #5
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Hope you enjoy London Raymond E. Camp wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Dec 23, 2016 03:19 AM #6
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Thanks Dorie Dillard wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Dec 23, 2016 03:20 AM #7
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Thanks Sheila Anderson wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Dec 23, 2016 03:20 AM #8
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Thank you Michael Jacobs wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Dec 23, 2016 03:21 AM #9
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Thanks Gita Bantwal wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Dec 23, 2016 03:21 AM #10
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
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It's fun to look at the London buildings, Big Ben, Playful Carollers in the snow. Yes, a London trip is always an enticing thought.

Dec 23, 2016 03:58 PM #11
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It is indeed Steffy Hristova - wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

 

Dec 24, 2016 03:23 AM #12
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I love your village, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers . It's so beautiful. I wish I could be there to see the entire display. Do you add new pieces to it each year?

Thank you for taking the time to enter the challenge. Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2016 05:33 PM #13
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Thanks Debbie Laity - some years we pick up a new piece or two - some of the "retired" pieces we watch for on eBay - wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

 

Dec 25, 2016 05:36 AM #14
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