Sometimes as adults we forget to have fun and enjoy the simple activities of fun shared with friends. That is a lot of what blogging and prompts for fun are. A chance to share with blogging friends around the world the things that we enjoy doing. That is what Linda G Hill has done for us to share with each other activities that make us smile using One Liner Wednesdays.
Back in 2000, a friend of mine and I decided to make our own village for Christmas. They were just beginning to get popular but were expensive. The craft stores has ceramic ones that were unpainted that fit more into our budget so we bought a few and spent time in the evenings enjoying each others company and painting houses and business for our own villages. Soon as we got one finished, we would go see what else they had and is was a fun filled summer of adult painting. Sharon even went to Florida to see her family and found a different ceramic store that had other version and brought more home. By the end of the summer we looked at each other and went oops…guess we had too much fun. We both had well over 50 houses and businesses…and no where to put anything that large. I also dated and numbered mine just to keep track of them.
It was such a fun summer of talking and sharing we did not pay attention to how many we actually did. It was “oh, look at this one and gotta have that one” and so on. I gave away several then realized the ones I gave away were houses and almost all I had left was business, so I quit giving them away and found a way to display them. I currently have 41. Here is a picture of the main village located on the dining room table with the 4.5′ white tree. However, there is the outskirts of town grouping in a different location where the country church, the Red Lion Inn and the new addition this year of a Christmas Tree farm and covered bridge. I will post closeups of the houses/businesses throughout the holidays.
Remember as this is the holiday season of Thanksgiving to be thankful for all your blessings. And as I remind myself, always be kind. An act of kindness can bring ease not only to your hurting soul but to the receiver of that kindness as well.
Gallery of Christmas Village
8 thoughts on “Its Beginning to Look…, #1 Liner Wed”
I’ve never seen a Christmas village before. Yours looks so lovely. 🙂
I’ve inherited my dad’s Christmas village but haven’t unpacked it yet. Several boxes wait in the attic for me to make a space. Planning to sell it, but you have inspired me to enjoy setting it up. Who knows, maybe I’ll keep a few pieces….
Oh I would. Especially since they were your dads. Gives it a more special love.
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I just have to find the space.
How fun! Now I’m going to go drag out my Christmas tree!
Wow! So beautiful! Your Christmas display is amazing. You could charge admission! 🙂
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LOL. It is fun to play and that’s just one section. I do the Griswald’s Christmas just inside.
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