Thursday, December 03, 2009

It takes a (Christmas) village

A couple weeks ago I blogged a bit about the Christmas Village that my Mom and I set up every year in San Diego at my parents' house.

This year's village is all set up and it looks great!


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Here is a look at some of the areas of our village...

(Note: our entire village is Department 56 Dickens Village Series)

The "homes" area...


The "churches" area...


The "commercial" area (shops and restaurants)...


The "seaport"...


Every year we buy a new house or shop for the village. This year we bought an art shop and gallery. It's so cute with the little paintings in the window!


And just for fun, here is how it looks while we're setting it up. You can see how we totally transform that table!




If you have any pictures of your Christmas Village, post the pictures and put the link in the comments! I'd love to see how you set yours up!

20 comments:

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I LOVE it! It looks great! I've always loved the little villages:) and the new art shop and gallery is a perfect addition! Great job!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I LOVE it! It looks great! I've always loved the little villages:) and the new art shop and gallery is a perfect addition! Great job!

Pink Lace and Cupcakes said...

So pretty:) My mom has one but its not nearly as elaborate! Hope you are having a great week girl!

Ams said...

Aw, the village is beautiful!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I love it! These are the houses we collect, too. I can;t wait til my mom has her village finished!!

Risley and Dylan said...

how fun! what a great display!

ingrid said...

love it! the seaport is my favorite part.

my MIL also does a village, I will have to take a picture for you.

The First-Year Wife said...

That looks great! My mom collects the same village and I always loved helping her set it up! I can't wait to have a house so I can start collecting one myself. :)

Pamibelle said...

So cute. I started a village this year and I can tell I am going to become addicted!

Lil' Woman said...

So cute...me and Big Man want to start a village but were going to have to start small and then move on up! : )

Mrs. Happily-ever-after said...

The Christmas Village looks great! My mom always has one, too. I've been getting one house/shop/etc since getting married so I can have one of my own some day. Will you continue the tradition in your house?

Meagan said...

So cute!! I totally want one!!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is really lovely. I've been wanting to start a village.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I just bought some of Dept 56's Snow village set! I saw the Dickens but really love the snow village ones. Your's look great though!

Sweet Simplicity said...

What a fun tradition!

Shoshanah said...

I love how the seaport part out town is set up with an actual sea

Megan said...

That is so neat!! It looks great!

B.E.A said...

This looks so nice! I love decorating with my Mom too!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

your village just put my village to shame!! i so need to do some adding on to my four buildings!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Super cute!!

I was shocked when my mom took our Christmas village to a thrift store. She said she was sick of putting it out every year. Yup, she did!

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