Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Christmas Village

Scott and I began painting miniture buildings for our Christmas village when we were first married. He started the first one by painting the church. Then I got involved. A couple of our buildings are totally complete and we haven't been able to put time into painting in several years with young kids around. Someday, we'll continue. I think it would be neat to have a big village to set up every year.

Here's a photo of our village in it's new home this year. I'm hoping by putting it up a bit higher, Josh will leave it along. I love how it is on different levels though.

Here's the higher level closer up. I call it the village town. On the left is the department store. On the right, there's the church and hospital. I placed an angel that Scott painted next to the church. She's holding a kitty that is painted to look like our first, and most beloved, cat. She looks up towards the top of the tree. The tree is one of those mini table top ones that stands about 18 inches high. It has white lights and a little gold star garland. I have mini ornaments for it too but we haven't gotten to that box yet. The miniture train came from Burger King back when Anastasia came out in the theaters.

This is the village neighborhood. Here you'll find the lavendar coffee house with the gas station in front of it, the green victorian, the blue farmhouse complete with an old model car, and the barn. I place a cute snowman threesome near the house to suggest someone was out building them. Linus is sledding down the hill.

I love our village. Like I said, I hope to have a much larger one some day with lots more trees and landscape.

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The Four Week Vegan said...

Okay, yours is the most special Christmas village I have seen becasue you guys painted it. Linus sledding :)

Anonymous said...

I always thought it would be nice to have a Christmas village. Yours is delightful!

We have a very nice lighthouse my mom purchased for Bug when he was little. I can still remember his fascination with the all the lighted houses. He still likes it, but not with such wide-eyed wonder. Sigh...