Showing posts with label CHRISTMAS VILLAGE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CHRISTMAS VILLAGE. Show all posts

Thursday, December 11, 2008


If you have visited my blog before, you probably are not surprised that I am one of the Village People. Anyone who collects like I do would have to collect Christmas village pieces as well, right? Of course, I began collecting them before there was a Snow Village, or a Dickens Village, or any of the others. That is why my village is kind of a conglomeration, but I look at it this way--a real village is a conglomeration of different styles and types of houses, so it's okay if mine is too. I can rationalize anything when it comes to my collections!

My village is set up in the study. Of course, this room is supposed to be a dining room, but I use it as a study most of the time. Occasionally, when I have a crowd, I use it as a dining room.

I'll begin the tour in the downtown area of the village. Of course any village of mine would have to have an antique store. There is a movie theatre behind the antique store.

A pet store would also be required in my village.

Would you like to stop and show me your ice skating skills?

Then we can walk up the hill to see the live nativity scene.

Farther up the hill, we find Santa's Amusement Park, where we can take a trip around the hill on the train ride.

We really should stop and help this man get to his car with all of his Christmas gifts.

As we leave the downtown area, we enter a residential area of town.

In front of this house, children are showing off the snowman they built.

The bank, on the edge of the downtown area, is next to the home of the bank president. I guess if the bank's alarm goes off, he can be there quickly, so we won't try robbing this bank.

We could stay overnight at the lodge located on the outskirts of town.

But before we check into the lodge, we have to go to the Flea Market and garage sale. You know how I love a bargain!

The plastic church in this area of town is identical to one we had in our home when I was a child. I don't know what happened to that one, but my good friend, Charlie Ann, gave me this one, and it brings back wonderful memories of my childhood.

One of the Flea Market vendors has decorated his r.v. for Christmas.

If we want to leave town on a train, we will have to go across town (actually across the study/dining room). On the way, we pass another small community that is built on shaky ground (my mother's portable record player that she took to college). I guess they have to worry about possible earthquakes if someone cranks that handle on the front.

I hope you are not getting too tired of walking. We have finally arrived at the train station.

Oh! there's a vendor selling chestnuts. Shall we get some for the train ride?

Not part of the village, but in the "Village Room", (normally referred to as the study, but supposed to be a dining room), my book case is crowded with Christmas plates and vintage Christmas cards (yep! I collect those too!)

Since my front entryway connects to this room, we can walk on over to see the nativity on the desk in there.

And Christmas ladies decorating a tree.

And carolers singing in front of a tree in another little town.

Thank you so much for stopping in to visit me and taking the tour of the Christmas village. I know, I tend to overdo Christmas decor (just a tad)! laurie