Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Department 56 Fall Home

Fall at my house... 
at least at my Department 56 house

I really enjoy "playing" with my Department 56 Snow Village. I've been a collector for about 25 years. 
Every year I buy one piece and a few small items for
decorating. My husband has been bitten by the bug as 
well, and for the past 15 years we have always enjoyed our
Christmas shopping trip together. We shopped for the boys, and then we shopped for the year's new building.
This particular piece I love because the home reminds me
of my aunt's home in Dallas, Texas.
I bought it for that very reason. 
 Aunt Rachael married my Uncle Joe and 
together they built the home they were 
in for 60 years. 
My mother lived with them throughout
her college years at SMU.
We all loved this home so much.
It is gone now, but my memories 
have always been wonderful.
I have a circular window in my living room
that is similar to Aunt Rachael's. 

I always wanted to enjoy my Snow Village pieces at a
time other than Christmas. Not all of them are 
adaptable, but I managed to make a stack of pumpkins
to cover Christmas wreaths here.
So much fun!!