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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Our Snow Village

Every year at Christmas time, we put out our "Snow Village". Snow village is a collection of little retro buildings and accessories that captures the nostalgia of towns, cities and country life from the 1950's era. The Dept.56 Snow Village collection, began in 1976, with 6 houses in the original collection and now has hundreds of buildings, in several village styles which have become highly collectable. Each year certain buildings are retired, no longer being made, and new houses and accessories are introduced. Some people go nuts with the collecting! I have tried to keep the collection under control, as one only has so much room to store these little houses when they are not on display! So yesterday, my son had the day off I enlisted his help with setting up the village for the upcoming holiday season. It is a huge job, and every year, I wonder what the heck I am doing.....but after several hours of unpacking tiny houses and little people from their styrofoam packaging, and dealing with a mess of electrical cords, plugs and extension cords it all is worth it when you see the result. I love placing the people and animals into's like having control over your own miniature world. Click on the pictures to get a better view of this little world!

I would love to be a visitor in this Snow Village! A magical, retro world of Christmas! Back in the good ol' days when times were simple...or so they say! I love them all but have my favorites, such as the Merry Christmas Trailer, Long Haul Truck Stop with actual spinning donut, and the little boys making their the skating rink
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K S Jewellery Designs said...

Thank you for sharing your snow village - what a lovely family tradtion to have.
Kristin :)

Anonymous said...

Awh, that's gorgeous- and so worth it. My mom has always collected snow houses too and every year goes through the process of their careful display. It makes everyone smile for sure.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

how pretty...what a great way to help get you get in the spirit!

Lin said...

Oh my gosh--that is so cute! I'll bet you love seeing it up and dread taking it down. Don't things seem so blah after the holidays??

WillOaks Studio said...

That is just so cool and I'll bet all the kids just love it! I really appreciate the time to do it though....

Hot Rocks said...

I am glad you liked my pics of our little village, and yes Lin you are so right I HATE taking it down! Some years it has stayed up well into March!

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