Ok, I know. I’m a bad blogger. I haven’t posted in, well, um, a *cough* month *cough*. I have a good excuse, really! Which I will share with all of you a little later.
Mike and I have been super busy around the casa with a few projects, some that will have to wait until next year to finish (stupid winter). Some you will hear about soon!
Winter isn’t all that stupid I ‘spose. It does mean CHRISTMAS. My favorite time of the year. The crafts, the smells, the lights, the baking, the family, the tree, the music, everything!
I’ve never been one to decorate with any sort of color scheme. I totally appreciate those who do but I love collecting different decorations/ornaments and enjoy unpacking them every year. When hubby and I go on trips or vacations we buy one special ornament as a reminder of our memories and then reminisce when we decorate the tree each year. The same goes for our home decorations. I know where every snowman, santa and reindeer came from and each holds a special memory for Mike and I.
Growing up, my Grandmother had a beautiful, elaborate, Christmas village that my sister and I would admire for hours. I knew I would have one just like hers when I got a place of my own. Before getting our first place I started collecting little pieces for my village- trees, people, village ‘accessories’. I was a little sad to find out how much money it was going to cost me to collect my own village, we’re talking minimum $30.00/house.
So I decided to ‘make’ my own.
Years ago I found some cheap ceramic houses at walmart that I could paint myself. All it required was time, paint and a steady hand. Two years later I have my little village started.
I still have a few unpainted houses to finish which will complete my little collection that I hope to share with my family for a long time!