Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Memory Lane

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane



Well, try as I might, I'm just not having much success at blogging on a more frequent schedule, but I'm not giving up. I like to start decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, but like my blogging, I'm a little behind this year. I did re-arrange furniture the week before Thanksgiving and set up the Christmas Village before Thanksgiving so maybe that will give me some bonus points. I thought I would share a before and after with you of my Christmas Village.

I LOVE my Christmas Village, it reminds me of my childhood and a much gentler time. There were not cookie cutter malls in my childhood. Each shop had it's own personality, it's own unique smell. I can still smell the delicious scents coming from The Peanut Shop and the dapper Mr. Peanut welcoming everyone in. I love imagining walking on the snow covered streets and going from shop to shop. I can hear the chime of the bell ringer's bells and the tinkle of the coins as happy shoppers drop them in the big red pots. I can hear the cheer in the voices of the people on the streets and in the stores as they wish everyone a "Merry Christmas"! That time and place is only a memory now, but oh how I love to relive them every chance I get. This Christmas Season I hope we can all take a step back in time if just for a moment to remember what this season is all about and enjoy the simple pleasures.


  1. I ♥ your little Christmas village...perfect place to display it, too!

  2. Love your Christmas village...sounds like your hometown is a neat place! Hope you have a great week!


  3. It's okay that you only blog every once in a while. That just makes it more exciting to me when you do post. Your Christmas Village is so beautiful,and the words you shared reminded me to stop and think about what you said. It is true, it was a much simpler time of life.

    Your new blog decor is so pretty.
    Hope it soon slows down a bit for you.

  4. I adore the precious villge Elizabeth!

    Everything looks so festive and gorgeous at your home for the Holidays.

    Enjoy this joyous season!
    ~Warmly, Melissa :)

  5. Just dropping by to wish you and your family many moments of joy and blessings in 2010. Happy New Year! I think of you often.

  6. Oh, how good it was to hear from you this morning. I do miss you and I often think of you. Amazing that you have 30 weddings this year. You must be sooooo good at what you do, and from the pictures you shared I know that to be true. I would love to see pictures from every wedding that you do. Thanks again for commenting today. It made my day!