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Friday, November 25, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Are you running around Christmas shopping today?  I'm trying to avoid the crowds!
Every year I put up my Dept. 56 snow village... it is a big job and I always say I'm going to skip it, but it's a tradition!  They have a cute website you can check out here... http://www.department56.com/content.aspx?cid=VLSV&ms=PRD&msi=59005
When I put it up I always start with cake plates to give the houses different heights.

I didn't have room for all of them so I put one inside the china hutch with my fireking dishes.

Next I start adding snow to the village.

I add some trees too...

and some cars and people...

I got this church as a wedding present 21 years ago!  It started such a nice tradition.


  1. Cake plates! That is so genius! My Mom and I collected a Victorian Holiday town and Downtown Disney use to have a Dept 56 and we loved it! Thanks so much for linking up to the 4th Friday Finale!

    Lisa from Over the Big Moon

  2. The cake plate is brilliant! Love the flyer too! :)