Here's a peek at the back. The brackets are put in with anchors, and since the couch is typically pushed up against the wall, the anchors won't show after the holidays. And they're just "little holes," so no big deal.
It looks pretty all lit up! This picture just doesn't do it justice.
Here's a closer look. (Be sure to click on the photos with your mouse to see the enlarged pictures. Lots of fun details!) The village Christmas tree and a Christmas house (I added the pink caddie this year -- an ebay find). . .
The Secret Garden Florist and a Christmas Shoppe. The little Starbucks cart, a gift from my brother, is one of my favorites
The red brick building is the Pet Store and I should have gotten a close up of the front window. It's filled with puppies! Next door is the Super Suds Laundromat and a bookstore and cafe. The guy selling poinsettias is another ebay find. And the boy walking all the dogs. I think the people are as much fun to collect as the buildings.
Here is St. Luke's Cathedral -- a gift from my mom the year that our Luke was born. Next door is one of my favorites, the Hope Chest Consignment Store.
At the end of the block is a tree lot and used car lot.
The boy selling wreaths is actually part of a set that includes a greenhouse. Which is upstairs . . . with the rest of my village! Embarrassing, I know. I have to set it up in two places:/ But, I've loved collecting the pieces over the years. Stay tuned for part 2!