Do You Still Have Christmas Up????
I must admit that I do. However, most of it is intentional. The Dickens street lamp below was a Christmas gift this year from my sister. It is so cool that I couldn't bear to put it away. So I think it will live right here on my piano all year round.
This next bit of Christmas should have been put away. But when I filled this planter with Christmas greenery this year, I threw away the P.O.O.P.I.E. plants that were in it. So when I take this Christmas greenery out, I do not have anything to replace it. I guess until I can buy some non-P.O.O.P.I.E. greenery and feathers, this will have to remain Christmas-y.
My Christmas village is now my winter village. Because, you know, I can call it anything I want to. It takes so long to set up, I always leave it up until sometime in February (maybe March if I am lazy.)
I added this firehouse to the town the Christmas after 9/11.
This music store is where my daughter (the college sophomore music major) works. (You see, we live in this little Christmas village.)
This is Lord's Chapel (for you Mitford readers) - we go to church here.
This beautiful Victorian house on the edge of town is where my family lives.
This is our backyard - the woods with all the wildlife. The wildlife are all my other daughter's pets (the college senior biology major).
This little cottage with the blue roof is where my mom lives. Inside it is decorated red, white and blue patriotic.
And my sister's family lives in this next house, just down the road from us.
Yes, there are still Christmas decorations in the winter village. But, you know, the village residents just love Christmas soooo much that they leave their decorations up all year round.