...well, you know how the song goes! We got a nice blanket of snow this week, so it's looking like Christmas outside, and we finally got to some of the decorating indoors too. We put up the tree, and, for the first time, we put up this miniature Christmas village. I inherited all these lovely houses and accessories from my parents. It came complete with the snowy blanket, houses, lights, mirrored ice skating pond, and little figurines, so it was fun and easy to put together. Here are a few close-ups:
The "downtown" area, with some stores, a central park, and gazebo...
...the skating pond with a bridge,
...and beyond the bridge, some victorian homes near the church on the hill.
Here is another shot of some of the stores and the gazebo. I actually remember buying several of the buildings (the toy store & other shops here as well as some of the victorian homes) unpainted at a local craft store and painting them myself a long time ago, I think before I was married. They don't look too shabby, even next to the store-bought models.
Hope it's looking like Christmas by you too!