Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Village,...and More!

It's early Christmas Eve morning, a snowplow is making yet one more trip down the road outside. We're expecting a rather messy day for weather, but here in my livingroom things are cozy.

The houses and shops in my village are cheery with welcoming light shining from their windows. The "residential" area...

And the waterfront area, with the boat houses, charts and maps shop and the ice house.

A close-up of the dock with a fresh catch of lobster! That's a blue plastic bag under a pane of glass to make the water.
Over in the woods is the beaver pond,... deer are drinking and a beaver is swimming with a stick to patch his dam.
On the hill above the village is the sugar house. With a wood pile like that they will be able to boil down the sap and make lots of maple syrup!

Children are skating on the pond,...

Just beyond the skating pond this deer stands in the forest,... (made by one of my kids many years ago, I believe it was a craft project in 4-H)
Far away across the room this large polar bear is roaming around under my tree,... I guess Santa's sleigh was full this year and the polar bear needed to carry some extra gifts!

On the entertainment center are some precious memories. Many years ago when my kids were quite small they made these. Simple tuna fish cans with material scraps and little deer or elves and snowmen. Those "little" chilren are in their 40s now and I still put these out every year....
A favorite of my seven year old grandson is this animated Santa. He is very busy painting some toys that the elves have just built. The little kerosene lamp glows and his arm with the paint brush moves back and forth as it plays music.

So that is the "walking tour" of this Christmas village, and more! I hope that all of you out there have a wonderful Christmas! I'll be taking a couple days to spend with my family and also a friend who will be visiting. I'll see you again in a few days.


Laurie and Chris said...

Thank you for the village tour. I love villages they seem to add so much at Christmas time.
Thank you for all of your nice comments. Enjoy your time off and Merry Christmas.

Shelley said...

Your christmas village is fantastic! I love the lake and pond in there w/ the animals especially! merry christmas and a happy new year!

NCmountainwoman said...

I love the decorations. Have a wonderful visit with your family and Merry Christmas to all of you.

Anonymous said...

What a great village! Lots of wonderful memories!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Cedar, I love your village and decorations. How Creative!!!! Love your blue water and dock... Too Cute!!!! Love the Santa also --and that gorgeous polar bear. I'm sure Santa needs alot of help!!!!

Hope your bad weather slows down for awhile. It's very windy and rainy here today. Yuk!!!

Merry Christmas!

Michele said...

Oh wow... the village is beautiful!! How neat this is. I found this absolutely delightful.

Merry Christmas and thanks so much for being such a special blog friend.
I wish you were close by so I could come by and personally give you a big Christmas hug.
I would love to get your address next year so I may send you a big card with extra sparkles all over it to show you how special I think you are... you have offered me so much support .... it is wonderful. I look up to you, and I wanted you to know that.
Happy Christmas!

diana said...

Happy Christmas Cedar! Looking forward to your wonderful posts from the "woods" next year!

Unknown said...

Cedar, thank you so much for your tour, it was absolutely lovely! I especially loved the decorations made from the tuna cans, so sweet! Enjoy your time with your family and friends - hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Arija said...

How wonderful! Thank you for the tour. What a precious collection. Obviously your children are artistically gifted like mine.
Yhank you for sharing your little wonders.

NorthCountryGal said...

Cedar: I love this tour. Reminds me so much of how I used to do the holidays. My kids now have all the precious ornaments and they tell their kids about them each year. Thanks for Memory Lane. Judyhentum

Denise said...

Thank you for the tour. I love your village and all of the detail that was put into it. Down to the tiniest detail. How cute!