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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It Takes A (Christmas) Village...

Don't judge me, but I love these Christmas villages.
When I was pregnant with my firstborn, a friend gave me my first village piece. When the next baby came along, she was there with another village piece. After four kiddos, she may have been regretting her pricey tradition to add to my (now) collection!
I have added a few pieces each year and it is embarrassing how excited I get to turn on the lights each year!

Do you have Christmas collections that you look forward to playing with displaying each year?

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  1. YES! The best was the first time that the children started playing with it. And by playing, I mean one day we found that the army guys had invaded.

  2. What a great tradition! I have a handmade ceramic replica of the church my grandma attended in her younger years that has a music box and light inside. Her best friend made it decades ago. It even has broken colored class to give a stained glass window effect. I LOVE to have it on display each Christmas. I should take a picture of it this year and preserve it in my blog archives.

  3. Oh boy, YOur village looks so pretty, I just wish there were MORE pictures!!! My hubby has a train ROOM and a huge collection of village pieces on the train board. I will be sharing that soon so please check in. I also have been collecting Santas for 30 years and have almost 200!!!! I LOVE getting them out each year. I can't get any new ones as I have run out of rooms to decorate;):) XO, Pinky

  4. While I collect machetes, my husband collects the small village stuff too. He's not feminine in any way, but he gets excited when he sees the new ones each year. {:

  5. your village is SO pretty! I have a small one of my own and I LOVE seeing pictures of other peoples villages which is how I stumbled upon your blog (and am now a follower! :) )
    I have a few pictures of my village collection in one of my newer blog posts if you would like to check it out.
    I also collect snowmen, precious moments and willow tree figurines and birdhouses.. i think thats it! LOL

  6. You have very gorgeous houses and you've photographed them well!

    I just started to collected lighted houses in about 2008, so my village isn't that big yet. I posted about it in my nativity blog, since I also have lighted Bethlehem towns in my collection:

  7. I love your village. I have collected Dept. 56 villages for years and have about run out of places to put them. They add such a festive touch to the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I have the Dept. 56 Dickens Christmas Village and just finished setting it up yesterday. It just wouldn't be Christmas without it.

  9. This is so pretty!! What fun to set this all up for the holidays!


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