Thursday, December 10, 2015
Christmas Village Calm...
I am overjoyed to have my little Christmas Village set up this year. Mr. C actually took time to wire all the lights into the little houses and shops. Then we set it up on his hand crafted table in the Great Room. This is not an expensive Studio 56 village however I feel so fortunate to be able to share it with my home. It belonged to my mother and when my sisters didn't want it I was thrilled to bring it home. Through the years I have added trees of all shapes and types. Many have very sentimental value...like the variegated green yarn trees my Grandmother crocheted so many years ago. Since I live in the forest I realize all types of trees can coexist. The tiny little white and crystal tree has a little gold mouse on it which of course I love.
Here is the other half of the village. If you see Santa you might agree with Mr. C that Santa is way too big for this village. I believe Santa is larger than life and adds to the wonder of every child who doesn't quite understand how Santa can fit in the chimney. After all Santa is magical!
These photos do not do justice to the village at night when it is all lit up. Each night when the timer comes on I actually get a warm feeling of calm over my Christmas Village.
I don't try to add figurines or homes or shops to my village for I am content with it just the way it is.
Do you have a favorite Christmas decoration that speaks to you each year? This little Christmas Village proves that simple and affordable do have Happiness powers.
I am enjoying hand writing and mailing my Christmas cards each day. I feel connected to the recipient when I spend the time to hand address and personalize each card.
As I type this post it is very dark and cold and raining along with hail. We are getting a really good soaking in this storm. May you be cozy and warm and enjoying your December. Peace and JOY...