Friday, December 7, 2012

Do You Have a Decorating Tradition for Christmas?

We started collecting The Dicken's Village Series by Dept. 56 in the early 1980's. We started with 4 houses and then family and friends realized that they could continue to grow our village each year! My husband used to set it up - he's an engineer and it wasn't very exciting!

I've been setting it up for a long time now and it has grown to a main display of three table butted together and several smaller displays. It changes slightly every year and new things are added, although most new additions are small accessory pieces. It takes me about 20 hours to set it up - I do a little at a time over a period of several days. I've really just started today by covering the main tables, setting up the train track and making sure the train runs.

The top picture shows the main table completed last year. The last one is where I am today - as you can see I have a long way to go!

Do you have any decorating traditions?