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!
Love it all, Lynn. Thank you for sharing with us <3 <3 <3ReplyDelete
Thanks Paula! It is just so much fun.Delete
Love your houses Lynn. They are homey and rings out the Christmas spirit.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jocelyn. It just wouldn't be the same if I didn't have them on display. Merry Christmas!Delete
For all the work it must take to set these all up, the end result is just joyful to see! My imagination goes right to work populating all the different areas with the loveliest people :-) Thank you for sharing this and all of your Christmas decorations--they are delightful and a beautiful sight to behold!ReplyDelete
It makes me so happy to read your comment. Thank you so much for your sweet words. Merry Christmas!Delete
that is so pretty - I love all of the individual pieces - I once thought of starting this kind of collection and never did - I suppose it is never too late to start!ReplyDelete
It's never too late to start collecting, Karen. I have found several houses at garage sales for a fraction of the price.Delete
Oh ... what a wonderful little world to get lost in ~ReplyDelete
You need another pie safe to add more buildings! Love this, you could add more I can picture your little village in my head and see it populating more with all the people moving around singing and preparing for Christmas.ReplyDelete
You are right Jeanne! I have another one, but it is filled to the rafters with fabric.Delete
i've got my village in storage, but never saw people or cars to add to it! Someday, if we ever get a real house again and get out of this RV then I will have room to have them out again.ReplyDelete
I look forward to putting my village out every year. I hope you can set your village up soon.Delete
I put up my Christmas village every Xmas, love it. But when it is time to pack it away I say to myself “what were you thinking when you bought all of this”!ReplyDelete
I know EXACTLY how you feel!!! I think the same thing too. Merry Christmas.Delete