Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Christmas Village Tree

Yesterday, my hubby and I decided to have some fun decorating one of our smaller Christmas trees.  I had seen this on Pinterest and it looked like something I wanted to try - a Christmas Village on the Christmas tree.  My main Christmas village is set up in a different area but I still had some smaller pieces that I could use.  My hubby secured the buildings for me using fishing line.  It holds and it's practically invisible.  If you want to know how well it held, read about it near the end of this post.

We didn't have enough pieces so we just pushed the tree into the corner and decorated what we could.  If you're wanting to try it yourself, the buildings are often available at thrift stores if you want to do it cheap.  The figures can sometimes be purchased at your local dollar store.  I used cotton batting for the snow (hubby's idea and a good one) and hung some icicle decorations up to brighten things up.  Keep reading...I may need to make a visit to the thrift store and dollar store myself...

Sooo...I put the fishing line to the test today.  As I was cleaning, I "gently" moved the little stool the tree was on when KERSPLAT (is that how you spell it LOL??).  The tree toppled over and landed face down, I was scared to look.  I think it toppled easily due to most of the weight being on one side.  Unfortunately, 3 pieces were slightly broken but it held up much better than I thought.  But do you know what?  As I picked the tree up, the buildings were still hanging on (and I do mean hanging, they require some rearranging).  The fishing line held.  My hubby is out purchasing my Christmas presents right now.  I bet he'll be thrilled to find out I broke something else.  He must really love me.  I hope he doesn't share this with Santa haha!!

On another note, this is a photo from 2 days ago while I was getting ready for work.  It was just starting to get light outside.  Our warm weather lasted a really long time this year but as I live in a snow belt, I knew it was just a matter of time.  We have had lots of snow and have been having snow squall warnings daily for possibly a couple of weeks or so.  There is no wind today though.

The sun was starting to come up.  I know, the icicles aren't a good thing but I thought they looked pretty.

I love the blue sky but in the winter it means it's probably cold.  And it was.  This was yesterday.

Looking out the livingroom door towards the pond.

We forgot to bring the table in off the deck, it looks like it will be a little hard to get to now.

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and thank you so much for dropping by.  I'm always thrilled with your visits.

~ Kelly ~