Thursday, November 28, 2013

Village - 2

As you know, we, i.e. my wife, daughter and I, erect a village display in our living room as our celebration of the Christmas season.  We start work on the project on Nov. 11th, not because it's Veteran's day, but because it is also my wife's and my wedding anniversary.  Our goal is to have the display lighted and ready for enjoying during Thanksgiving Weekend.

We were ahead of schedule this year.  In all fairness, because the 11th was on a Monday, we got our start on the previous Saturday giving us a two day head start.

I have three scenes from the Village to show you today.  The one above depicts Charles Dickens reading his A Christmas Carol to listeners in a park in his section of our display.  Below is another view of the Town Square park.

My problem of the flash washing out parts of pictures has been corrected, thanks to Adobe, and the corrected pictures will appear when I give you a final peek in the next post. 
All of the structures, people, carts, and other similar accessories are collectibles from the Department 56® Victorian and Charles Dickens collections.  About 90% of the trees are from Department 56 as is all of the "New Fallen Snow."  Two major areas are homemade: a cemetery and a skating pond.

In all of these pictures I'll blame the weekend's high winds for the leaning of some of the trees.
The full photo gallery on my personal website will feature all corrected pictures.  The website is scheduled to be completed this weekend.

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