Three years ago I participated in my first Virtual Advent Tour. Virtual Advent is put together every December by Marg and Kelly as a way to spread the holiday cheer from around the world. Handfuls of bloggers participate every year and share their holiday traditions, recipes, memories, stories, and more. Definitely make sure you visit the Virtual Advent site for all of the goodness.
The very first year I participated, I showed you my and Scott’s dueling Christmas villages. If you haven’t been following since then the short story is I wanted Scott to share my new hobby and his response was that he would start his own village and make his better. Both are Department 56—his Christmas in the City and mine New England.
After three years I have finally conceded defeat and his Christmas in the City has taken over. The honest truth is that I love some of my pieces dearly (and so I’ve incorporated them into the display), but his are just down right cool. But the best part is that we can find a little bit of ourselves in all of the pieces—from a bookstore, candy shoppe, and bakery for me (and who am I kidding—Radio City Music Hall) to the Harley Davidson and Cadillac dealerships and Coke buildings for Scott.
I'll let the pictures do most of the talking. I couldn't get the entire village in one shot because I used my 50mm prime lens but you get the idea... And yes, it's the same platform as my Halloween Village.
Three on the right are not Christmas in the City...but do you blame me? Adore!
Also part of the New England Series. I'm still trying to figure out how to fit in my lighthouse!
It's a pop-up book!!
My other past advents:
2010 - Annual Bake Day - Goodness Overload
2011 - Christmas Quilt - New Traditions
Life has been busy the past couple of weeks (I do want you to know that I have completed my Christmas shopping...and I've started A Christmas Carol), but if I can get things together it will be like Christmas threw up on the blog. I got lotsa ideas--just need the few minutes to post em. :) Happy Holidays!!!
Do you have any Christmas Decorations that you treasure?