The Gator Clan's annual Christmas Village was completed right on schedule. As you know, we begin assembling our collection of Department 56 village pieces on Veteran's Day with the goal of completing the display during the Thanksgiving Weekend each year. Our collection includes structures and accessories from the Victorian Village Series and the Dickens Village Series. It was officially "Lit" for the season on Saturday, Nov. 27th.
Here are some representative pictures of the final display (click the picture for a larger view, then use the back arrow to return here or you'll leave the site):
Let's begin with the foreman of the project sitting in her chair making sure we're putting the pieces in the right places.
As one enters our living room from the dining area, the first to part of the display to be seen is on a section behind one side of our sectional sofa.
Although we like to think the whole Village is rather impressive, the Dickens' portion remains one of our, and most visitors', favorites.
We have two small mountain scenes in the village. One of them is in the front corner of the room behind the curve on the sectional sofa.
I'll change some of these pictures from time to time in the coming weeks so you can see more of the old Gator in Maine Village 2010. The village will be dismantled for another year in January.
We do not include all our pieces each year so that we can vary the village from time to time. All the pieces in our collection including the villages' names, except the skating pond, bonfire, cemetary and base materials, are registered trademarks or copyrighted by Department 56, a division on Enesco, LLC.
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