As long as I can recall, I have been one of those ‘VILLAGE’ people.
No, not the singing group, but those people who love mini houses.
Whenever I spy one I begin to smile and my mind starts to wander.
It’s almost as if I am imagining my own little world.
For years I have decorated the tops of my cupboards with snowmen. This year I wanted a change. So I picked up a few new cardboard village houses at T.J Maxx and Home Goods. I didn’t pay over 12.99 for any of them.
I usually don’t start my Christmas decorating until the day after Thanksgiving. However, I have been in a bit of a ‘cleaning’ mood. Must embrace it when it happens. lol! It only comes around every so often.
I cleaned the tops of my cupboards and decided to put out my new village houses. I will add fresh greenery and a few baubles later, but for now here’s what I’ve done.
I stuck three bottle brush trees in my long narrow metal planter. No village would be complete without trees. I think I will add a little something hanging from the bow when I pull out more décor.
The houses do light up (by batteries), but I haven’t turned them on yet. Thought I would do that Dec. 1st. But look, how magical it is that they already have a gleam shining from their windows.
The cake plates will get a sprinkling of snow. It’s still packed away.
This house had a different look, but I loved the bird and the music.
I have quite a few small village houses that I have collected over the years. I love creating mini scenes with them. There is something quite magical about a wintery scene under glass. They will be making their debut soon. Until then. . .
Here are a few that I created last Christmas.
Last night I made this tray of trees. Inspiration came from my new Better Homes and Garden magazine.
They each will receive a glittery star on top.
It just so happens that I have a wonderful collection of glitters. Look at this give away I just got in the mail from Donna. Visit her at http://cottagedays.blogspot.com/
It also included these darling notecards, and a ‘to do’ notepad. she threw in the cute little Anne of Green Gables pin and tissue holder as a (little something extra). How sweet is that?
The cards were created by Donna. I love the scenes. This one is my favorite.
Thanks again to Donna for my wonderful gift.
If you’re not one of those ‘village’ people, just gotta say, give them a try they are ever so magical.
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