As promised, here are some pictures of the rest of my Christmas village. This part of the village is nestled in some bookcases upstairs in our loft. It makes it nice and cozy, sitting up there with a book and a cup of tea, sometimes a kid or two doing homework, with a pleasant little Christmas scene nearby. Don't forget to click on each photo with your mouse, if you want to enlarge it and see more details.
This is the music teacher's house. Isn't the snowman with the violin cute? This house reminds me a little bit of the house I grew up in in -- the gabled roof and the one car garage.
This is one of my earlier buildings. It's actually a renovation of one of an earlier version. Snow Village put on an addition and -- isn't that clever?
The birdwatchers . . .
The very first building that started our collection . . .
It's part of a little rural scene with a barn. . .
And some kids out behind the barn, roasting marshmallows over a campfire. The campfire actually lights up!Cute little calf. . .
The village greenhouse. . . And finally, a skating rink. See the kids making snow angels? I pick up the little figurines anywhere and everywhere. . . It doesn't matter if they exactly match the village, the more the merrier!
That's it! I tell you, these things are addictive. But it's just so much fun and having them out for just a month or so out of the year, makes it seem brand new each year when I pull it all out and set it up. I just make a day of it and try not to sweat too many of the details, letting some of the cords fall where they may. I have a lot of fun with it, and it brings smiles to lots of faces which is really the best part.