Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Village Up Close

Season's Greetings and Welcome to ChristmasVille.


ChristmasVille Toy Store, by DG Hudson

Remember Geppeto's Toy Shoppe? It was the inspiration for the toy store shown in the image.

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And for the little ones. . .



Christmas Village Carousel, by DG Hudson


In the centre of the Village is a Carousel, an ornament recycled into the village. The two figures are from model RR supplies.

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Decorated trees, an old style church, and an old retro library. . .


Library and Church behind Carousel, by DG Hudson


A little deeper in the village at the back of the town square, sits the church and library.

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At the Christmas Shop. . . carollers bring the sound of music



Carollers At the Christmas Shop, by DG Hudson

We recreate the Village each year for the family. Each piece is individually wrapped when stored. That's the mini-tour, thank you for coming!

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 Happy Holidays!

Thanks to all those who drop by this blog during the year. I enjoy hearing your comments and visiting your blogs.

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Do you have a particular decoration or a social event that makes the holidays for you? Please share in the comments. Enjoy your holidays, however you choose to celebrate it.

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34 comments:

  1. We had a village we used to set up under our tree when I was growing up. Later when it grew in pieces, my mother used a table to set it upon. Your post brought up some good memories for me.

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    1. Thanks Susan, I wanted to make a Christmas Village after I saw one which had been purchased. Glad I could revive childhood memories. Have a great Christmas season.

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  2. Did you make those? I love them! My parents had a great Putz village they got in the late 60s but it was stolen out of the shed where all the decorations were kept, some time in the 1990s. I was able to purchase the set last year off ebay. My parents also gave me a rather large Dept 56 Dickens Christmas Carol set for my 40th birthday, but I have no room for it at all unfortunately. I used it the first year, kinda crammed onto a small table top but it's been in plastic storage bins since then.

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    1. We purchased the precast white plaster buildings and painted and decorated them. (teaching art and creating a tradition with kids).

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  3. So adorable! We have something similar in my house but we never put lights in the village buildings for some reason. This year we must after seeing these pics.

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    1. The lights make it a tiny bit more realistic. We just put one or two of the little tiny lights inside each building. I place the buildings on the lights first. Good luck!

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  4. Fun! I have some village pieces and other collectibles I enjoy, but I hardly got anything out this year. Just the tree and a few stockings. Decided to keep things simple this year.

    Have a great holiday, DG!

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    1. I've had years like that, LG. I've simplified in other ways, too. I'd like to get back to gifts that aren't so commercial.

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  5. I don't think I've ever seen something so positively delightful! And I'd imagine little kids and big kids alike would absolutely love it. So precious!

    And may you and your family have a wonderful Christmas too, DG. All the best for 2014 :)

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    1. Great, it was fun to create. I'm pleased you like it!

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  6. That's really cool. I've always wanted to have something like this in my house, if it weren't for one very nosy and destructive cat. A gigantic Christmas Tree is about all we can pull off.

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    1. Cats do like to think the world was designed for them. I keep our village on a buffet. . .glad you like it.

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  7. Love these pix! Thanks for visiting my blog, and seeing my wintery pix as well.

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    1. I enjoyed the view at your place! People can act funny in the snow, when they really wish they were kids again.

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  8. I've coveted a lovely little village I could add to each year, but have avoided it since I tend to be a collector and already collect too many thing. There's a great shop in a little mountain town I love (Estes Park) that has Christmas and Halloween towns. I have to stop in and look at them each time we're in the area. Thank you for sharing your little town with us.

    The Warrior Muse

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    1. My pleasure, Shannon, and I love seeing those types of towns, too. Our old Woodwards Dept. Store used to have the best animated Christmas scene, but alas, the store is no more.

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  9. This is a gorgeous tradition D.G. Looks so beautiful. Happy Christmas to you !

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    1. Thank you, Denise. Enjoy your Christmas on the go!

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  10. I enjoy the miniature Christmas village displays. We have a few things scattered around our house that would do nicely for a display. They stay out all year even though they are Christmas related. Someday maybe we'll set up our own little village display. Have to make a space for it first.

    Merry Christmas!

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. Yes, space is needed. I had to clean off my buffet top first.

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  11. This sent Chrismassy cheer through me. Thank you, DG. I hadn't been feeling it yet.

    Have a wonderful holiday season.

    xoRobyn

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    1. I enjoy deciding the layout of the village each year.Happy Holidays, Robyn!

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  12. There's nothing I love better than Christmas decorations, and yours are fabulous! I especially loved the carouse -- so sweet! It makes me wish I really lived in this adorable little town. Merry Christmas to you and your family! :-D

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  13. Every year I pick up a new piece for my Christmas village. It may not be meant to be part of the village, per traditional customs, but if it makes me smile to look at it, it gets included. Sadly I have not set a village up for a few years, but I continue to dream about visiting it again.
    Until then I enjoy visiting other villages. Thank you for sharing.
    I did share one thing I do for holidays on my blog, if you care to visit.

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    1. I will visit your blog. I used to look for the plaster houses that had the most detail. I'm a painter at heart. Hope you share your village in the future!

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  14. That is an adorable village! I set up something similar, but not quite as extensive.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. It's not that. . .extensive, and eventually it may be split among kids. Have a happy holiday, Sherry!

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  15. What a cool village! I thought about beginning one this year and time got away from me. Maybe after Christmas I'll find some pieces on sale. Merry Christmas!

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    1. I was thinking of checking after Christmas to see if we needed anything else. . .got them at the local crafts shops. Happy Holidays!

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  16. These are really cool! Nice post.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Gina, they were fun to make. Thanks for visiting!

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  17. This brings back some good memories of my Grandmother; she used to set up her Christmas village every year. Not nearly as cool as yours, though.

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    1. Thanks, Milo. I was inspired by a friend who showed me her sister's village, a bought set. I wanted to personalize my own little town, so we started our own as a family project.

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