Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It takes a village








I finally got my Christmas village out. I love my Christmas village and really look forward to seeing it. Up until last year I had a miniature village that I only got out every few years. I had always wanted one of the bigger villages but they were so expensive that I couldn't justify the expense to myself around Christmas every year. Last year SH and I talked about it and we decided I should buy a couple houses and just add to it every year. DD and I went shopping to pick out the first few and on the way we stopped at a flea market. There, in the middle of the flea market was a couple of women selling an entire village. Their mother had passed away and they were selling her Christmas decorations. The houses were all under 5 dollars apiece.....so I bought the entire village. My village sits on SH's Great Grandmothers old cast iron wood cook stove. It alone weighs about as much as a real village.
I love it when night falls in the village and you can be nosy and peak in the windows (just call me peeping kate)



If you look in the window of the village toy shop you can see the shop owner playing with his puppets and looking out the window at the snow.




If you look in the window of this house you can see mom and dad putting the kids to bed.. so visions of sugarplums can dance in their head.


This picture, well, you can figure this one out for yourself. I just wish he would shut the door.


4 comments:

Monkling said...

I have no room in my house for a village. I barely have room in my house for a Christmas tree. Well I suppose I could put it on the piano but then where would all the stuff on the piano go? That reminds me. I really should go crawl up in the attic and see if I can find the rest of the Christmas decorations...

Oh, The Joys said...

Merry Christmas!!

kim-d said...

That is a seriously beauteous tree, Katy! I can see that you share my love of LOTS of lights on the tree! That makes it so pretty, I think. And I have never seen a village with the little people in the windows like that--really nice; it's like it was meant to be yours. If you notice a strange person lurking around outside your window, you'll know it's just me, come to see your tree in person :).

Kellan said...

Oh Katy - I love it - it's beautiful!