21 December 2007

christmas roundup

We are getting ready to hop in the car and head to VA. Yippee! But before we head out, here's a quick roundup of some of our holiday activities. We made a new gingerbread village; it's becoming a bit of a tradition. See our village from last year. This time we wanted a whole town, with a town square. Some of our buildings were more successful than others, but we definitely had a lot of fun.





Town hall.



Shops. Grocer in the middle, barber shop on the end.



This is obviously some kind of posh shop. Dressmakers, maybe.



Townhouses opposite the shops.

Church in the corner of the square. Ice cream cone steeple was a bit tricky.



Beyond the square, there is a lake and Twin's estate. Mostly red, of course.



Minty little house.


We had a live tree this year. We also inherited some great old decorations from our great-aunt including this little angel:
and these cool glass ornaments:
I made a tree skirt for the little tree out of some crazy thrifted pillowcases. I think the whole effect is pretty cool.
And while I've been sitting here, Twin has gotten the car completely packed and now is tapping her toe. We're off!

Wishing everyone a very very very merry Christmas. Lots of peace and joy and a heck of a lot of candy, cookies, and roast beast.

17 comments:

Claire said...

That Christmas village is amazing!

elegantmusings said...

Oh! I love the Christmas village!! So much fun! :)

Have a safe trip and a lovely Christmas!!

Alicia A. said...

Holy schmoly- that village is incredible!

Merry Christmas, ladies!

Mrs. Fabrice Penot said...

You two are as cute as they come!!!! Can't wait to see how you make the Peep crafts even BETTER than the book! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Mrs. P

arthur's circus said...

Oh my lord, that is fantastic. I've randomly found your blog and how much fun you must have had creating your town. Happy travels and Christmas.

Becky said...

I can't believe it! The gingerbread houses are amazing!! Great Job!

house on hill road said...

merry merry julie! love your village and your wee tree!

abbyjane said...

And lots of yummy roast beast to you!

Nadia said...

I hope you have a great Xmas too!

bin im garten said...

incredibly! a whole village made out of gingerbread! we made just one house, but if i will show your village to my children next year we need a village...
merry christmas, stefanie.

http://blogamop.canalblog.com said...

How charming! I have just discovered this beautiful blog and I promise to come back and explore!

sappmama said...

I would totally live in your village -- until I eat it all up, that is.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Julie. Many happy returns!

sarbear said...

those ornaments you inherited are so wonderful! i love that angel.

wiscjennyann said...

I love the cond steeple and the bubble gum shingles on the roofs. Oh and the peppermint barber pole is inspired! AMAZING!

kristin said...

ok, that village is really sweet. i love the posh dress shop in blue! what a great collaboration. and the inherited ornaments are wonderful as well. merry christmas!

amisha said...

happy holidays julie! hope you had a wonderful christmas... a very happy new year to you + yours :) xo

African Kelli said...

Oh man, it is a good thing I was there for your gingerbread house making. The pretzels and almonds would have been goners. (It is also a good thing for my friends that we built ours with stale candy that wasn't so good, so I kept my paws off!)
I hope you and the twin had a wonderful Christmas! I wish you both a beautiful, peaceful and creative 2008.