Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's a White Christmas Miracle on Day 8

It was meant to be! I received the most lovely vintage white and shimmery box from Freda, of
Sew What's New.
The part that's "meant to be" is today is White Wednesday at
Faded Charm and I planned on linking to show my Christmas Village. With that in mind, I sifted through my remaining matchboxes to discover Freda's little white gem intended for Day 8. Okay, maybe not a Christmas miracle, but let's at least call it a sign! So thank you Freda for your beautiful little gift and for the
tie-in to White Wednesday.

I've been collecting these village pieces for many years, and of all the holiday decorating I do, amassing the village (I believe it may have grown to city status) is indeed a labor of love. Just bringing the boxes up from the basement is a job! It's extremely difficult to capture the charm and serenity of this snowy vintage winter wonderland. I hope you enjoy visiting nonetheless.

I'm also linked with All Things Merry & Brite at
All Things Heart & Home.


Barb said...

Luv your Christmas village and the oval photo above your mantle is awesome.
Wonderful blog background too. Ü
Barb in Texas

Robin said...

Oh my goodness!!! Now that's a Christmas village! I adore it! I'd love to get up close and look at every single precious building!
You did a great job and I love where you put your little towne!
Thanks for linking up my friend~
Please come back next week!
All Things Heart and Home

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


I absolutely LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your village or should I say city!!

I adore villages . I have 2 Christmas ones and an Easter one, a Fall one and a Halloween one!

Yours is the best I have seen, hands down!!

A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Mrs A. said...

Wow. Now that really is something. Gorgeous village or should I say town/city. Love how you have displayed it

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi JoAnnne,
what a beautiful Christmas village!
TFS. Have a wonderful rest of the week.
XO Marie

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a wonderful Christmas village collection!


Mina said...

Oh, your village has stolen my heart!

Netty said...

I think its more like a country rather than a It all looks fabulous. Annette x

Heathen said...

Oh my goodness, this is no longer a village! It is now, most definitely, a city! It's beautiful.


Lovely collection of villages, it is very festive. I just wanted to say thanks for your art work, I have your #12 matchbox and simply love it. HUGS MARY

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

I just love your village. I'm not able to put mine up this year as I am fostering too many kitties right now and it's a recipe for disaster. I didn't even put up my big tree, just a tiny one over the mantle. Oh well, it's the trade off for giving these little guys homes until I find their forever home. Have a wonderful holiday season.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love your amazing Christmas village! you have so many wonderful pieces to it and have the set displayed beautifully! We didn't put mine up this year :( but still settling into this place we moved year it will get a special spot!

Roselle said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! That white matchbox is really stunning! Your Christmas village IS a labor of love but so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Donene said...

Your mantel village is beautiful! Thanks for your nice comments!

Piney Rose said...

Oh my goodness, Joanne! My sister-in-law had a collection like this a few years ago, but she eventually let them go and started something else. We were always thrilled to see her display of houses. Lovely.

Rebecca said...

Wow-what a christmas village-it's amazing!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That is a gorgeous village. And the old picture that a family piece? Adorable!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing!!! I LOVE your village--I've never seen one so large in all it's majesty in my life...Wow!
Merry, Merry Christmas!!!