Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Memories

Welcome to Winter Wonderland!
I just had to share this shot.
It is the first thing you see when you enter Blue Leaf in my village.
Oh, my!
Christmas Overload!!!

Christmas Wonderland

On to the memories with some help from Blue Leaf.
A smile came to my face when I saw the Christmas Village.

Christmas Village

I remembered being a little girl and visiting my grandmother for Christmas.
She had the most wonderful Christmas Village around the bottom of her Christmas tree.
All the different buildings were made from cardboard.
The roofs had batting on the top with glitter (of course) to look like snow.

Christmas Village

There were churches and shops and lots of bottle trees all decorated.
She even had some small houses in her Christmas tree.

Sweet memories!

I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.

Wishing YOU well and JOY filled week.


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wow, that is some Christmas festivity, those bottle brush trees and the tiny village reminds me of my childhood Christmas decorations. Where does it go whe the season is not here, that's alot of stuff! xox Corrine

Anonymous said...

Festive and wonderful!! I love the village.

Designs By Pinky said...

Is Blue Leaf your TOWN? I love the villages. My hubby has a train ROOM here in our house which I will be shring and on the train board he has nade a village from Dept. 56 pieces. I know you will like seeing it soon. Thanks so much for stopping by. We are retired too! XO, Pinky

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great set of pictures, Snap, and I also remember back to my childhood days. My parents had a little village which was always below the Christmas tree in our home. I inherited that little village --but somehow, through the years, it disappeared... (Wish I had taken better care of some of the old things I had at one time from my parents' home... Dang!)



Villages are so beautiful and part of Xmas, I never got around to collect enough pieces, than later my daughter took what I had and she's collecting and growing each year for her little ones..oh well. You got some great memories, I love memories of Xmas, like I remember my embroidered tablecloth I made more than 25 yrs. ago when I celebfrated Xmas Day at our former home; with my father, my fil and mil and my beloved grandma Stella...they're all gone now. Thank you for your lovely visit and sweet comment dear lady and have a wonderful Sunday. Love this post.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Batting and glitter! I'm old enough to remember that too.

kitty said...

Oh what fun Christmas pictures!! I remember those cardboard houses. I loved them when I was a child. I wish I had them!! I do have a snow village, but they're ceramic. the grandkids do love them, though! I guess they'll remember them like I remember the cardboard ones!!!

Sherry Smyth said...

It all sparkles and shines Snap! And there is nothing more wonderful than a visual that brings back a well cherished memory!! xo

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Absolutely....I so adored your memory of your G-ma's Christmas village under the tree.

Oh to be a child again, huh? Well, when it comes to Christmas, tho, I AM a child at heart. Even now that both of our kids are gone from home, and two grown grandsons----I still become a wide eyed child, filled with rapture in all the glory of the season.

My Sunday Blog post link is: If a Tree Falls in the Swamp -do you hear it?

Hope you're having a glorious day!!

Birdwoman said...

Wonderful! And a reminder that it is past time for me to get the house ready for the holidays. Can it really be that it is only 21 days until Christmas?

(P.S. I see you've been reading Cadfael. Love that series!)

Pattie T. said...

Oh, this puts me in such a Christmas-y mood. How lovely everything looks.

Janet said...

Beautiful Christmas-y photos, and they bring back lots of memories for me, too. We had a little Christmas village under our tree when I was a kid. I loved to lay on the floor and look at it and dream about who lived there.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your photos are Beautiful love them all. The Winter Wonderland looks like a great place to go see. My sister-in-law has the Christmas Village.
I would like to thank you for your sweet comments on my Tablescape for Christmas. Hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

This must be hard at times, these rememberings. A season where everyone is supposed to be happy can often amplify the absence of another. I hope your heart is keeping warm, your days are keeping filled with friends and that the holidays will find you with family. Much love to you, Snap.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Puts a person right in the Christmas Spirit.

Anonymous said...

Yes that would certainly be a cheery site to be around. Love it. Pat

Anonymous said...

You've given me reason to stop by Blue Leaf which I haven't been in in quite some time. I'm back in Houston and ready for that coffee in the Village.

Sarah said...

Sweet little town! Thanks for sharing the joy. ~ Sarah

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Greetings! Love all the Christmas images & inspiration on your page! :)

Hopping on over from The Tablescaper - thank you so much for visiting my page & leaving a kind comment. :) You have a lovely site. :) Take care and enjoy your new week.


Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

A beautiful holiday scene. Gorgeous photos. :)

Kathleen said...

It looks like a lovely place to visit. Perfect to get us in the holiday spirit!
Here from Seasonal Sunday!

Pondside said...

What a great display! I'd love to visit - like a trip to toyland.

Beth said...

What a beautiful post! I love your very Christmas-y pics.