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I don’t know about you, but the day after Christmas, I’m always ready to pack all the boxes away & get ready for a new year, clutter free & clean. This year, as usual, has been a whirlwind with visiting all the family. We spent Thursday & Friday with my family in Atlanta. Me & mama popped over to my sister’s house to see her decorations before we all got together for a good chili meal that night at my parent’s house. So, before everything is put away again & you are totally out of the Christmas spirit, I thought I’d share my sister’s village with you. I wanted to see her Christmas village all set up one last time. She said this is the last year she’s going to put it up like this, as she is going to give the majority of it to my niece, Lauren, to take with her when she moves out & then use a small portion of them on her foyer table next year.
It’s one of the best Christmas villages I’ve ever seen assembled. My brother-in-law built a huge platform which wraps around the tree in the livingroom and holds all the tiers of mountains & village. On the left side of the tree is country life & then it meanders around to the right side of the tree which is city.
I haven’t counted all the houses she has, but I’d say it’s at least 50 or so. I love all the little people, with the windows all lit up, welcoming you into this small scale town.
There are all sorts of businesses, as well as houses, a skating rink in the middle of town & a large town tree which rotates too.
Isn’t it pretty?
Here’s the tiny skating rink, with actual skaters moving.
And the rotating town Christmas tree with lights aglow & an angel on top.
Here’s the town fountain close up. It actually sprays water, but it wasn’t on this time.
I just love it!
And here’s my sister’s foyer tree, which is always pretty too, in white, gold, & bronze.
The back deck sports a cute outdoor themed tree with birds & old fashioned ornaments.
Frosty lights up the back yard. They have a beautiful backyard, which I posted about here when we were all over there for Mother’s Day last year. It’s gorgeous, with a pond and lots of pretty plants, if you’d like to see what it looks like in the Spring.
They are covered up with babies this year in the pond. You can see the 2 large koi over on the far side of the pond.
Oh – I loved that tour! Thank you. I used to have a Koi pond at our last house and kind of miss it. The Christmas village is enchanting. Do you think she will miss it next year?
Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe says
Happy New Years Rhoda!
I hope y’all have a safe and fun eve.
Happy Happy New Year Rhoda!!
Wonderful village pieces!
I’m catching up, with my blogs, after our little trip. Will start dismantling Christmas tomorrow. Should go quickly, since not as much this year.
Happy New Year!