17 thoughts on “My Christmas Village

  1. paulacummings says:

    Ingrid, is there anything you can’t do! Your village is amazing. I have been collecting village pieces off and on for 22 years, and I am just starting to get it right. Curious as to what brand and did you have to add the people and trees etc.
    Those pieces are really amazing with the detail and all. I’ve never seen a village offered with all the various pieces, people etc.
    (Glad the police man wasn’t there to shut down the manger display LOL). Really, Ingrid, well done, Emily will be enchanted by it for years – I know I still am with mine.

  2. Laura Marvin says:

    Ingrid, Thank you for the tour of your beautiful Christmas Village. I would gladly live in a village like that. I’d like to be reading by the fire in one of the log houses, then I would be neighbors with you:) It looks like your Christmas season is off to a good start. All the best.

  3. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    Paula, I am talentless on a number of fronts. Shall I catalog them? LOL. The collection is called St. Nicholas Square and they have all sorts of little pieces and settings. There’s an Alpine village one, a Dickens village that’s all Victorian. I think mine is a sort of mix of pieces. Yes, fortunately, in this village, there’s no ACLU so manger scenes and Christmas carols are A-OK. And the church, I’ll have you know, has no circus church nonsense. Good old-fashioned, straight preaching church with good old hymns of the faith and a little loft for an organ and trumpet… 🙂

  4. christina says:

    How beautiful! I with I could live in a village like that and even dress the way they do too. Things look so much simpler there. I love the way the church looks. It would be nice if all churches could look like that.

    I have always wanted a Christmas village, maybe someday I will. For now, I am too afraid to put decorations on the tree in fear of my cats and Naomi being a little too curious! Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    I know what you mean about babies. Emily came in grinning with two pine trees from the village in her hands a couple hours ago, ha! Um, no honey.

  6. Jean Selden says:

    That is beautiful set. I have never seen one like it. Where did you get it?
    Mine is more generic. Enjoy your Christmas time.
    In Christ,

  7. Dean says:

    Very nice Ingrid.The lights are a very nice touch, But now where will you and the family eat dinner?

  8. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    Dean, we have a table in the kitchen where we eat most of the time now that our family has shrunk! Jean, the set is from a company called St. Nicholas Square and you can buy them numerous places in department stores and online. I love the detailing also which sometimes isn’t there on these sets.

  9. Trixie says:

    Wow — how beautiful!! I’ve never seen one of these villages all set up like this before. What a great thing to have out for Christmas.

  10. Lisa K says:

    Absolutely adorable! My first thought is how brave you are to put this on display with a one year old in the house. But from your description of Emmy she is a calm for a toddler. I can imagine her grinning with the pine trees – priceless!

  11. Roxanne says:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful Christmas village. I love it! All the details are amazing. It reminds me of a Thomas Kinkade painting. Emily must be very well-behaved for a 1 year old. I can imagine my one year old figuring out how to climb onto the table, sitting in the village square and inspecting each piece by putting it in his mouth.

  12. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    Emily is an interesting personality. Of all my babies, she is the least aggressive. At this age, she is always in eyesight and I have the gate up in the family room where she plays a lot. Next year might be more challenging, although by then, the word “no” should be firmly understood and obeyed. Already, Emily is starting to obey with “no”, and she seems to be a rather mellow personality, so maybe that will help. Will was a strong-willed guy, and so was Charlie. Sam was pretty mellow also. None of them were really very difficult with discipline. Or maybe my memories have faded, ha ha.

  13. Kris says:

    Love your village. What a great time in our history.
    Wouldn’t that be fun to live there…Kris

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