Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Let it Snow~

Each Christmas I enjoy displaying this tiny snow village. In fact, I like it better then the larger village I have displayed for years and spent more to own. This one has sweet little cottages that measure about 3-5 inches tall.  Most are collectibles from the thrift shops, dollar stores and garage sales. I repaint them, adding snow and glitter, giving them a little face lift.

This season I decided to place this darling little town in the vintage cabinet that I have in our library family room. It is fun to set up and the lighted cabinet shows it well.
This cabinet has 3 shelves and I fill all with these darling buildings, trees, snow and a few tiny people which I am always on the outlook for to find them this small and scale for the cottages. I cover books with cotton batting to create little hills of snow.

I would love to live in a village like this, and just for the season, I imagine being there walking the snowy little lanes and building snowmen in the front yards. This all reminds me of childhood memories living in the north. Gathering at the little church and grocery shopping at the town grocer.  The school is located next to a barn where the children learn about farm animals and explore the outdoors.  This village even has an art shop where I would spend a lot of my time.  Come join me and visit this dear little town. We can stop at the Tea shoppe for tea and then browse the bookstore or gaze at the pretty gems in the jewelers window. Santa's Work Shop is located in this town and we may even see him ready to go down the chimney on one little cottage.

When we stopped in the book store, Santa was reading a story to a little girl.
We passed some children making a snowman and their sweet dog was waiting patiently to add the broom.
We went to this little church for a Christmas service and outside carolers were singing beautifully.
Thank you for visiting my little village. Hope you enjoyed strolling with me across town and welcome back soon. Merry Christmas Hugs, Celestina Marie

17 comments:

Dorthe said...

How wonderfully cosy, and lovely, dear Celestina Marie.
Yes everything looks so much from the "good" old dayes, and so tiny and beautiful. I would love to spend christmas with you, in this dear little town!
Hugs,Dorthe

Sandi said...

I did so enjoy strolling through your little town and sharing tea with you today.
Hope you are enjoying a creative week.
Hugs,
Sandi

Shirley said...

Hi Celestina, Your town reminds me of my hubby's train layout that he would do at Christmas with his N size train and all of his little buildings, lamps, and people. I would like to take part of them and make him a scene at the nursing home, but he doesn't want to lose them. I agree with that. He even has a little mirror that looks like a pond and skaters with the bench. I enjoyed my visit to your town. Have a great day. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a charming village, Celeste! I wanted to do our village houses on top of the kitchen cabinets this year, but I didn't catch my husband in time {before I became a retail widow}. They light up and I thought it would look so pretty. Oh well, I'll have to make sure I get him to do some wood up there for me during the year so I'll be ready next year.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
You have collected quite a lot for creating your little Christmas village. I only know those little things from the German Sanctuary town where we bought all our wooden hand carved angels and crosses. There you can really marvel at the variety of such wooden villages. You would love to visit that place. Or else, going straight to its cradle, Tyrol, in northern Italy...
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Eggs In My Pocket said...

It is so charming and draws me back to the sweet and more gentle times! Have a wonderful week!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What an adorable little village! I used to have some of those little houses and sold them at a garage sale years ago. Now I wish I had them.

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

Morning Dearest Celeste,
I have been missing in action.So I had to do some catch up.My eyes are filled with wonder.I love Christmas and your decor is glorious !!! And I know you have more coming.I can't wait.
I have been missing in action and I left our Sherry holding the blog up,I have wonderful friends.I am BLESSED !
Merry Christmas Hon,
XXOO Marie Antionette

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

How beautiful Celeste...but then everything you do is beautiful.

Merry Christmas!

Jan

tina said...

So pretty decorations

Donna said...

What a magical village! I love all of the frosty glittery touches you've added. Yes, it sure would be fun to live in such a village!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I think little villages are so charming! I get lost in that world just like a little kid. Yours is so sweet! (I hope you make it back to SD! --WoW to 40 years!)

DeeDee said...

I would love to see some snow like this village.. I would snuggle up and craft the night away... :D

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love villages!! Yours is so sweet!I have one under my tree but I did not display my second one in the Dining Room like I usually do..

Hugs,
Deb

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

What a darling village Celeste! There's just something about little villages isn't there? You've done a lovely job of displaying it. But I knew you would!!

Love & hugs, Sherry

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful little village, lovely houses and I do recognize some of those beautiful trees from my childhood at my Grandmothers house. Such sweet memories, it all looks beautiful.

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

What a lovely tour through your mesmerizing little dream village. I somewhere have a Victoria magazine in which they were having an article about exact a village you are dreaming off. It was a village or town in Canada somewhere. I have to go through my pile of magazines and see if I can find it. The feelings you describe brought me immediately to those pictures in that article and you have to see it. Like you I dream of living like that too. It is the Dickens atmosphere I think. Dream dream dream LOL...... I recently visited the Christmas dept. in a local garden center and there they had those houses too, but this time they displayed typical Dutch houses and canals! They had windmills too, and people dancing on clogs and bridges from Amsterdam and all. So detailed and pretty! All those cute little houses and shops etc etc are like a dream. It brings the child in you at the surface. Thank God for fantasy! Enjoy the season dear friend!
xox
Ingeborg

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..