Friday, December 11, 2015

Visiting A Little Snow Village

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
 in our library family room.
 It is fun to set up and the lighted cabinet shows it well.
This cabinet has 3 shelves
 I fill all with these darling buildings, trees, snow
 and  tiny people which I am always on the look out for.

I would love to live in a village like this,
 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 the roof of one little cottage.
Even the skaters will be enjoying an evening at the ice rink.

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
 outside carolers were singing beautifully.

It is the beauty of the season in this Little Snow Village.
Thank you for visiting.
 Hope you enjoyed strolling with me across town.

Thank you to all who visited all the
Home Tours this week
Christmas from Texas Bloggers
on the first blog hop
hosted by Stacey from 
Poofing the Pillows.
December 7th-11th

 Merry Christmas
 Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Your quaint little village looks lovely and brings to mind memories from a simpler time. I wish you a very nice weekend.

The Bear's Blog said...

So beautiful. I too get lost in daydreaming in front of our village and remember doing that since I was a little girl. I loved watching the train travel around the Christmas tree.

Merry Friday.

Cynthia said...

Good morning and very pretty and thank you for taking on your trip with us through your Christmas town. The kids building the snowman. Have a super weekend


Anonymous said...

Celeste, your snow village is such a charming reminder of a time gone by! You have accented it beautifully! I love the glittery touches! The glowing church is a favorite of mine. What a sweet reminder of the reason for the season! Merry Christmas, sweet friend!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

All the village pieces are just precious! My favorite is the dog with the broom. Your cabinet shows the village so well. Have a Fabulous Friday!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I want to live there, too, Celeste! I think we are kindred souls in the nostalgia department. Your little village is displayed so sweetly in your pretty hutch and reminds us of simpler, sweet times.
Happy weekend, sweet friend, to you and your hubby! xo

craftyles said...

It is the sweetest little village. What imagination and creativety you have used to put this all together. So much to look at, Celeste. It is perfect in your beautiful cabinet. Happy weekend, dear!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi Celeste~
Just a side note, but I love how you've decorated even the Top of your cabinet soo lovely! The village is enchanting and so fascinating. Yes I could surely love to 'jump into' the scene: )Thanks for sharing ~Karen O

Kim said...

How completely charming! When I was a girl, I had a paper doll set of an old Dicken's style village. I loved it so and played with it until it literally fell apart. Your village takes me back to those sweet days.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, your little village is just so charming! I kinda got lost in there! :) Thank you for sharing your Christmasing.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandi said...

A simpler time...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Ciao Celestina! What a beautiful little village you created. I love looking at these little Christmas villages because they are so joyful and peaceful. Have a lovely weekend :-)

Debbie Harris said...

This is ever so beautiful, Celestina.
All the little details that you have put together make it as if it were quite real. As I walked through the village with you I could hear the laughter of the children, the pitter patter of the hoofs on the horse as he strolled down the cobble stone road, Santa Claus reading his story and the sweet chatter of the villagers busy about their affairs. Even the postman was busy looking after business with parcels to deliver.
I loved the picket fence around the ice skating rink, just lovely.

Thank you for the tour, it was a blessing this morning.
Love and Blessings~~Debbie

Valerie-Jael said...

So beautiful! What a treasure, hugs, Valerie

Junkchiccottage said...

So sweet Celeste. Happy Friday and have a wonderful week end.

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Hi Celestina! Your village is beautiful, dreamy and festive. It also brings back wonderful memories of my parents putting together their Christmas village. Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

Alessandra said...

Ohhh... Absolutely charming! I'd like to live in your awesome village! You displayed every single house, shop and character in a such beautiful way. The cabinet looks fairy.

Hootin Anni said...

Oh how I love this. When it comes to Christmas, I'm just a little kid with eyes of wonder and the awe of it all. This lighted cabinet is the most PERFECT place to have them...a new tradition?

decorayadora said...

Hi Celestina !! que pueblito mas encantador.Espero que tenga un bendecido fin de semana

20 North Ora said...

Your Snow Village is just beautiful and so serene and peaceful looking Love the way you have it displayed. Thanks for sharing.


Donna said...

What a sweet village, Celestina! Your vintage cabinet is the perfect place to display it. I love that you've added your own touches with paint and glitter! The artists studio looks like it was made just for you!! Thank you for sharing:)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh thank you so much for this beautiful post. Love love love your village. It looks so good in your hutch.
Have a great weekend.

Sandi Magle said...

Very Cute post Celestina....I just finished vacumning the goobers out of my set up village...but alas none of the townspeople have arrived until Sunday, as I left those to be placed by the kidlets on Cookie Sunday. I'm sure 6 or more hours of cookie baking will wear I thought I would let them argue over where to put the people.

Grins, I hope I can do my village justice, like you did...totally enjoyed your post. Sandi

Sarah said...

Celeste, your village is full of charm as is your text. I don't have a snow village, but as a child one of my fondest memories was visiting the family home of three elderly German women. Each year they created the most amazing village under their huge Christmas tree. My aunt took me to visit it, and I'll never forget the sight nor the magic that it left in my heart.
Thank you for sharing yours.
Merry, Merry!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a delightful and charming little Christmas village, my dear Celeste! So many wonderful details....I love the artist studio and the little mailman! It looks so pretty in your lighted cupboard. Hope your weekend is lovely!
Hugs xo

BeachGypsy said...

Looks so pretty!! Yes!!....lets go look at the sparkly jewelry!

Mrs. W. said...

Good morning,

What a beautiful little village. I can see why this is such a treasure for you, especially since you have put so much of yourself into making it a charming little place.

If you happen to have grandchildren, this would certainly be one of their happy childhood memories.

I love how you arranged the village inside this pretty hutch. Hutches have a way of enhancing everything placed within.

What a pleasant surprise for me, seeing that you are following my blog. You bless my soul.

Thank you,
:) Hope

Anna said...

Lovely little village !!!
Have a great weekend !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And this is why I love small villages, whether in a cabinet, or a few miles from my own home: they do take you back to a time that was much simpler, a time that required people to walk more, engage in conversation, a time when people could own a shoppe and make a living at it, a time of wonder.

Now, I too love to arrange small vignettes times past. I remember always going under the Christmas tree where my mum would put a white sheet, add cotton batting for snow, and place a miniature scene with houses, horse and carriages, and small mirrors to simulate icy ponds. How I loved rearranging those scenes, playing. We never stop "playing" do we dear Celeste?

I so enjoy going to some of our treasured little towns where the old buildings have been lovingly kept up, where they house great antique shops, book stores and restaurants. We need these places to keep history alive and life as it once was. Christmas brings those things back. LOVELY SHARE!

Jan Hermann said...

I think your quaint little village of buildings of all sorts look adorable in the china cabinet. I love all the snowmen!

I'm going to be catching up on "Christmas in Texas" and other posts over the weekend. It's difficult for me this year, visiting Christmas decorations and seeing all the people getting ready for a festive Holiday season. Mine will be so quiet. Don't get me wrong, I'm doing OK, I just haven't been in the mood to visit others' blogs.

Jan ♥

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I feel exactly this way to at Chritmastime. My fancy becomes so vivid. We have a little village too that is a favorite of my husband. We like getting lost in imagination when the light glows from the village windows at night. Love your collection!

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Very creative presentation of the little village.
Almost like I was there walking through the village. Great Christmas display!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina, I enjoyed looking at your pretty Christmas village and people!! Thanks for sharing it with us!
I hope you are having a nice weekend.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your little Christmas village is so delightful, Celestina. I've always wanted to have a village like this. It looks so nice in your cabinet. The girl sitting on Santa's lap touched my heart. That is a beautiful piece all on its own.

love, ~Sheri

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your Christmas village!! I used to have one many years ago.

Conniecrafter said...

that is just wonderful, how fun!!! You have found some great buildings and people to make up your lovely village. I love snowmen and the kids holding hands around the snowman has got to be my favorite of all, but I like your clever skating area too, it is all so sweet!!

Feral Turtle said...

Awe this is just the sweetest! You have the perfect place to display your lovely collection Celestine! Cheers!

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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..