Speaking of little houses, but of a much more prosaic variety, we took a family trip to Michaels recently and my husband and daughter bonded over their love of the Christmas village. I agree they are fun. But, in my opinion, only in the bank window and not on seasonal display in my house. Wouldn’t it be more fun if we made a village? I asked. No! Apparently, painting the wooden birdhouse cabin and making peg people just didn’t appeal. Sometimes I wish my family shared my conviction that something made is usually better than something bought, but can I force them to make peg people? Probably not. In case the peg people don’t win the day, I need to know: is the Christmas village awfully tacky? I am pretty sure, yes, but sometimes I just can’t tell. If I had to choose, I do like the Dickens collection (right and left).
Meanwhile, I plan to satisfy my holiday crafting needs by making a felt tree skirt. I am very excited!
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The Christmas village is kitsch, but irresistable! Although, I’m with you. I’d want to make my own, of course. Last year, I did buy a miniature Christmas tree & tiny Xmas shiny ornaments at Michael’s for (my) dollhouse. My kids were more enthusiastic about decorating the dollhouse than the big house.
I’ve been scouring the internet for wooden blocks to paint. I think I will persist in making something. (I had a wreath and a Christmas tree for my doll’s house–of course!)
another comment: I look forward to the felt tree skirt!!! May I say I’m not a holiday craft person EXCEPT for Christmas. . .