Growing up my mom always decorated our house in full Christmas regalia. She showcased her ceramic brilliance and creative knack at putting together a Christmas display to rival anyone’s.
So after I got married my husband wanted to start a collection of Department 56 Christmas collectibles. We decided on The Original Snow Village because it was full of fun and style. Our first piece was Kris Kringle’s Toy Shop coupled with a Hot Cocoa take-away and our collection grew from there.
Now it has grown into a massive undertaking (to put up and to take down) taking days to assemble in just the right way. In 5 minutes my cats destroy it!
Bailey walks right through knocking down lamp posts and people impeding his path. Peaches enjoys plopping down in the middle of a square and loves to watch the animated dancers in the Starlite Ballroom. This year we have a kitten – that can only lead to disaster – I’ll keep you posted.
Any bets on how long it stays intact?
© 2010 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010. Re-posted December 2011.