Tuesday, December 9, 2008

VINTAGE VIGNETTE #5 FOR CHRISTMAS

For my vintage vignette this week, I wanted to show you the Christmas village with the bottlebrush trees that was always on my Grandmother's mantel at Christmas time.




She always had this little round mirror to simulate a pond for the deer to have a drink. At a young age I was concerned that the deer were much too large for the houses. I was told that they were in front; and things close to you always appear larger. Thus, my first lesson in perspective!!!






Each building as a hole in the back to put a light through. Some of the bottlebrush trees have had a bit too much loving over the years. Grandma always let me play with the village and move things around. I've set this scene up on a low chest, so that my grandchildren have access to it, also.



See the Christmas decorations in the tiny windows.





The deer are made of celluloid.



Lots of fluffy snow this year.




Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed your visit to my Grandmother's house.




Sally



24 comments:

Carrie said...

I love the fluffy snow...it really adds to the festive holiday mood.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

So darling! Are those little Putz houses?

Manuela

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sally these are wonderful. I love the scene you created. Happy memories for you! Lovely.

Rue said...

Hi Sally :)

That set from your grandmother is so sweet. I love that you still have it :)

Your tree look beautiful too!

Have a wonderful day!
rue

PS. Yes, the cookie was very good ;)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I reallly enjoyed the trip to your garndmother's house! How sweet that you allow your grands to play w/ such treasures. Now your memories will become their's!

Shelia said...

Hi Sally. Oh, how sweet this little village is, even with the monstrous sized deer. Just hope no deer hunters are around! lol
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Smilingsal said...

Isn't it fun to decorate for Christmas?

Chari said...

Hi Sally...

I'm so glad to have you stop by today...yes, we did get some snow but I emphasize "SOME"...us Coloradoans call it a skiff of snow! Hehe!!! How about you?

I just love your little Christmas Village...what a treasure and Christmas memory from your Grandma!!! I giggled when you talked about the size of deer and "perspective"...so true...so true!!!

I sure wish you the best on your upcoming tests!

Warmest wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)

Southern Lady said...

Sally, how wonderful to have such a close relationship with your granddaughter through the years. I hope Avery and I are as fortunate.

I love your grandmother's village set ... what a beautiful heirloom.

Best wishes to you and your family for the best Christmas ever!

Sincerely,

Janie

nikkicrumpet said...

Very cool little village...but I sure hope the snow doesn't get that deep here!

Myrna said...

Hi Sally! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments..
How special to have that darling Christmas village of your grandmother's--a treasured heirloom, indeed!!

Lynne said...

Oh... this is priceless... makes me want to pick each piece up..what a treasure you have..along with the many, many memories and now you're passing them on.. hugs ~lynne~

Susie Q said...

This is not only beautiful but such a family treasure as well.
My Mom still has the little village that we set up each year and always added a mirror ofr the *frozen pond*
I love your little deers...so sweet.

Love,
Sue

Sue said...

Wonderful memories of those little houses that we used to have also...along with the white deer..not my grandmother's but the folks always had the little town set up....I hope you do try the candy...it really is simple to make. Let me know if you do make it and how it comes....Sue.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Oh I just loved looking at your little vintage vignette. All those little houses sitting among snow and lights truly does feel magical, doesn't it? I love the little things such as this at Christmas time.....

imjacobsmom said...

I just love the old sweet treasures. When you bring them out and relive the memories....it is priceless! ~ Robyn

lvroftiques said...

Sally how enchanting! I bet your GK's love playing with it as much as you did! My brother actually lives in a house very similar to the double gabled yellow one that you have! Seriously! Vanna

The Muse said...

A treasure of memories :)!
Lovely!

ann said...

your pics are great.either you have a fantastic camera or you are a fabulous photographer...ann

laurie said...

I LOVE the little village! It is just charming and so nice that it is your childhood memory too! Those collections probably have good monetary value now, but the "memory" value is worth so much more. laurie

Tootsie said...

some of the photos will not load! but the ones that did are wonderful! love the snow too!

Chari said...

Hi Sally...

It's always such a pleasure to have you stop by! I felt exactly as you did about the Grand Louvre...I wondered why in the heck they stuck that modern looking glass pyramid there...I'm still not sure that I really like it! Another example of strange architecture in Paris...I noticed that while we were looking out the Eiffel...the city of Paris was so beautiful...it appeared uniformly white...and then, like a sore thumb...a big old black skyscraper towered way above the rest of Paris...hmmm...it nearly ruined it for me...hehe!!!

But I loved Paris!!!
Chari

Carrie said...

Hello Sally,
Please go to the following link for an award nomination for your blog.
Carrie
http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2008/12/angel-giveaway-and-two-awards.html

Lynne said...

You are just tooooo funny!! I'm sure you don't have to close the door to the laundry room..
hugs ~lynne~