Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The opening of the Christmas Village!!!




On Thanksgiving, I open the doors to the Christmas Village,I started this 13 years ago on the mantel with 6 houses and some lights and trees, it graduated to a large 7 by7 foot rustic cabinet my husband made and every year we would bring up the boxes and I would slend about 40 hours constructing all the parts of the village. The grandkids were a big part of that and loved to help with it and even made parts of it. About 4 years ago my son had an idea to cut it into the wall so it could remain year round with a quilt wall hanging over it. We then added the doors a couple of years ago.It has been a source of beauty and part of our holiday decorations for quite a long time. It was published in our local paper once. the schools and businesses have the names of the actual schools the kids have went to and the busineses they work at. Business cards for our family members that own their own businesses are used as billboards on the streets of "Miller Town, USA" I hope you enjoy a peek with me into this traditional part of our Holiday. Hope you have a wonderful Thankgiving!!!

7 comments:

paperqueen said...

Oh Betty, it is soooo gorgeous! It must bring you and your family so much joy. And it's great that you don't have to lug it up and assemble it every year. Clever son you have!
Eileen

Angie Hall Haviland said...

BREATHTAKING, Betty!! I so wish I could see it in person...just BEAUTIFUL!!

Faye said...

Betty, this is so amazing! What a gorgeous village that is! One of my neighbors has a Christmas village that she puts out every year. This is such a beautiful way to celebrate Christmas.

C'est Magnifique said...

It's beautiful Betty and how luck you are that you can just leave it up all year!

Tania

Deborah said...

This is stunning Betty. Closer views would be welcomed though. Even better would be an invite to your house to have an even closer look. Great job!

Socrates said...

What a great display! Fantastic. Yes, I'd love closer pictures too.. ;-))

bloubell said...

I will take some closer pictures this week. Thanks for loving it. The little kids really love it, even tho they can't touch it.