When my 'Dickens Village' gets put up in the formal living room
I know that the Christmas season has officially begun!
My husband bought my forst three buildings as a Christmas
gift for me the first year we were married. Each year after that he and
the boys would add a few more pieces until finally I had to tell
them no more. I was simply out of room! I love putting it up,
it's like playing house but it takes me most of the day.
Even if it doesn't snow outside we always have a White Christmas here.
Can't you just imagine yourself strolling through this town on a snowy evening?
Of course since husband's and children rarely know what to buy Mom,
even when she says she doesn't need anything, they soon latch onto new ideas.
Here are a few of the Santas they have bought for me over the years.
That collection grew and grew until they moved onto something else.
On the opposite wall of the formal living room is the snowman tree.
In the dining room is one small taple top tree in
patriotic 'Red, White & Blue'.
It sits on my server alongside some Longaberger baskets.
My foyer is decorated too of course!
It's hard to see into the curio but if you could you'd see
my 'Lenox Snow White Collection'. Are you beginning
to see a pattern here? If my husband or sons get an idea
I like something they run with it and every holiday
and birthday gift is taken care of for at least two years.
My favorite tree is the one in our family room,
it's where we spend most of our time together,
and each ornament holds special meaning.
I hope you enjoyed visiting my home, I certainly
enjoyed having you!