It's another day of sharing my Christmas decorations. This pie safe is the home to my cookbook collection, that it until Christmas rolls around. I move out all of my books, and fill the shelves with my Christmas houses.
My collection started about 30+ years ago when I bought this little farmhouse.
My daughter gave me Grandma's House a couple of years ago. This is absolutely the last house! I am totally out of room.
I have my favorites houses, and I love to take them out of their boxes every year. The first two shelves are the downtown area. Next comes the suburbs.
Every year when I put my village out on display, I feel as though I'm playing house. To me, that is the sweetest of memories. I'm not really playing house, I'm making a home.
I love the preparation time before Christmas. To me this is the "best" time of the season. The lights, the baking, and the planning all rolled into one. It's the most wonderful time of the year. As Diane would say, it's a Toon Cootie not an earworm!