Friday, December 7, 2007


So you must stop over at Kelli's place to learn all about show and tell She is such a wonderful person :)
Today I would like to show you some of my Christmas village houses. Back in 1990 when I lost my girls, I took up the hobby of ceramic painting. That was the in thing then! I bought several of these houses and painted them.

Over the years I have never been able to find anymore of the same type and scale. So a few weeks ago I was in the goodwill store and was so surprised to find a whole shelf of unpainted houses-exactly like mine. And what a wonderful surprise to find a donut shop- Austin's favorite place.

And a taco place- Aaron's favorite place. I also found a chocolate shop-my favorite place.
I still have about 7 more to paint and doubt that I will be done before Christmas. And then I have to clean up this big mess I have created.When I get them all set up I will post more pictures. I have lighted snow that goes under my houses and they look so pretty lit up! Thanks for stopping by.


nannykim said...

Cool, can't wait to see it all when you are finished--really neat how you found more of the same set!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Way, just WAY cool!!! Who cares about the mess ---it's too fun not to even enjoy cleaning up after yourself. Or at least I feel this way.

Penless Thoughts said...

How special. What a blessing that you were able to find all the other houses, just waiting for YOU!

Persuaded said...

Those are precious... and what a wonderful gift to have found more of the same scale. I'll look forward to seeing the rest of them, someday when they are completed!

BTW, I really love how you showed your mess!

Barbara H. said...

They're so cute, and how neat that you found more!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Lana G! said...

Those are great! Love the Dos Tacos! LOL!

Anita said...

Wow, you painted them? Very well done and good luck for the ones that still "nacked". What a nice hobby! If only I had more time, I would love to do some paintings, too!

Best wishes from Germany,

Mary said...

Your houses are very pretty. I used to do ceramics and so did my mother and daughter. Mom made me a house a few years ago. It's lovely to have things that are handmade.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Mammy said...

That is so awesome, to find the unfinished ones just like yours. You've done a great job of painting them. Do you glaze them after they are painted? I'd love to see them with all the lights.
I am so sorry about your girls.

Jane said...

I love your little village of houses! What a wonderful collection.


Cindy said...

Beautiful collection. Thanks for sharing

Sharon said...

Those are so cute! What a neat hobby and what a blessing to find more unfinished so you can paint them!

:0) Sharon

Kimmie said...

Wow, you are a busy girl. Great work!

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted