Thursday, December 9, 2010

Snow Village - YIKES!


I love my Snow Village. It doesn't make it up every Christmas but this year is special. We have children in our lives that we have not had in quite some time, so I just
felt like I wanted to set it up. But, oh my goodness....
Last year I came upon a special deal with Department 56
and so scooped up as much as possible. Somehow I have to make a Christmasy, snowy village with all of this and twenty-two buildings... each one with a special memory of its purchase. My husband has even gotten into this. Mind you not setting it up... oh no... but he does enjoy shopping
for new buildings. After our shopping would be done for the children and the rest of our families, David and I would take off to shop for ourselves. It always included a new addition to our Snow Village.
Hopefully  I will have an update for you soon
as to how this mess becomes an enchanting little town.

You'll find me at Coastal Charm today...
enjoying all of the wonderful postings!!

Here is the first one!
I want to live in this house.
The cottswald design was something I was not
familiar with, even though we lived in one for seven
years. My excuse is that we were young and
just had no clue.
My name for this piece is
"406 N. Garcia Street"
as that was the address of our home.
It was not brick, but stucco. It had a green roof and
a huge, huge front window/door... sort of garden style.
The house was 60 years old when we moved into it.
A doctor had built it and it was two-story so that
he could have his clinic downstairs and live upstair.
Several rounds of renovations had been done on it,
but it was such an interesting home. There were
even secret passage ways. Our closet upstairs had a
red light in it and I assume that was for developing
pictures. I bought this Snow Village because it
reminded me of what I had hoped to accomplish
with that home. 


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It is soooo much more fun with children around during the holidays...looking forward to seeing your village!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Me too! Looking forward to your little Village. I hope your December is wonderful...I love this time of year..
and by the way...I am wondering if anyone has told you lately that you have just the sweetest face! I mean that...I always have to smile when I see you... :)
Merry Christmas!

Lisa said...

I think you've earned the title,"Miniature Developer"! What an endeavor! But I know your family will appreciate your efforts and it will create some beautiful memories.:)

Theresa said...

I can't wait to see the Village, I know it will be gorgeous and festive! I hope you have a wonderful day my friend! HUGS!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I do understand. I put ours up this year, and wow, it can be a chore. I can't wait to see yours. Hugs, Marty

Julie Harward said...

I can't wait to see it...good luck! ;D

Cindy said...

It took me 4 days to set all mine up..whew..but the look on the grandchildren's face made it worth it!!
Can't wait to see it.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh, I bet it will be amazing! Have fun making your very own "happy town" :-)

Rita said...

It will all come together! Can't wait to see your put-together village! I always look forward to your posts!

Laura said...

That photo is wonderful!
It made me laugh-
You build that town!

Your neighbor,

Kathy said...

I also love snow village and buy 1 every year for my brothers family, wish I had been doing it for me, can't wait to see the rest Karen

Deb said...

love it....

Jennifer said...

We can't wait to see!!! =)

Pam said...

Wow. That is a lot of houses. I can't wait to see it all put together. The kids will love it.