Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Village Views

Many, many moons ago……I began to collect these little house ornaments.  I started the series and here it is 27 years later and the collection is still building.

This little house is the first one to create this monster of a collection. firsthouse

I love all the little details.houses1

Along the way I have added a few items that weren’t part of the official collection but lent a special touch to the village.  The green tree is actually a pinecone painted green and brushed with white for a snowy effect.houses2

These three little figures are about an inch tall, if even that much.  I painted them one year and they have hung out here every year since.little-figures

A glimpse of the jolly St. Nick himself as he flies in over the village to deliver his gifts.santasleigh

The beauty of collecting this village as ornaments is the size.  I am not overrun with large boxes that require a complete storage building for the houses alone.  These guys have their own plastic storage tub and still fit within it’s confines.  Although, I do think I may need to keep an eye out for another one soon with just a bit more space.  I’d love to see what villages y’all have in your homes.  Just leave a comment and we’ll just stop in for a tour.

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and to all a good night!


T's Daily Treasures said...

I used to have an everyday collection of houses that I had in the dining room but decided to put them away one day and was surprised to find out that my hubby was not too happy about that. They are still hidden away for now as I haven't decided what to do with them all.

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays. Tammy

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Love your collection - I don't have a village but I do have an ornament tradition. Each year my kids and grandkids and husband get an ornament in their stocking. My grandkids will have a collection to start their own trees when ready - our adult kids received a box of ornaments when they got their own homes - ornaments from their great grandparents trees and their childhood. It is one of my most favorite gift searches each year.
Merry merry and happy happy!

Cindy said...

Love your village. Merry Christmas to you!

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