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Friday, December 07, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

Welcome into my Home! This is my first time participating in Show and Tell Friday over at Kelli's Blog, There Is No Place Like Home. I really like the idea of this carnival because it makes me look around my home for things that I find to be extra special. When I was thinking about participating I was looking around my home and things kept jumping out at me. I thought, "Wow! I really do have some special things here. What a wonderful home I have!"


For this first week I would like you to see my little Dicken's Village I set up for the first time this Christmas. A couple years ago I got my first Dicken's house. It is the Ebenezer Scrooge Counting House that is to the right of the lovely church. That was the only one I had for awhile and it often had a cozy place under the tree.

This year my little exploded into three more buildings and the trees. You see, my Mom loved collecting these houses each year and she always created a lovely display at Christmas. My Mom went to see Jesus in 2001 and the houses stayed at my Dad's house until this year. My Stepmom often displayed them with love but this year she told us kids (my sister, brother, and me) to please divide them up and take them to our own homes. So, we met around the table with all the boxes displayed and we talked, traded, and negotiated until we all got what we wanted.

I LOVE having this little village displayed right by the tree. Every night when we are going to bed we say goodnight to our little villagers as we turn out their lights and every morning Caleb and I say good morning as it is brought back to life. Not only is it pretty but it is also a little bit of my Mom and her love in our home.

7 Readers Shared Their Love:

Hootin' Anni said...

This is just way too super. I love Dickens, I love the story the Christmas Carol, and this is just way too enchanting. Welcome to S n T.

Have a great weekend.

Penless Thoughts said...

So glad you joined in the Show & Tell fun!!

I agree with this statement you made: I really like the idea of this carnival because it makes me look around my home for things that I find to be extra special.

This village growth is really special because they belonged to your mother. How special that you all shared!!!
Susan

Barbara H. said...

They're lovely, but how special that they were part of your mom's collection!

Welcome to S&T!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Lana G! said...

Sarah! Welcome to Show & Tell Friday!

What a wonderful story to go with your Show and Tell. A great memory for all of you.

Have a great weekend!

nannykim said...

Really very cute and I love the church. ET HEM--I notice your DOG had my DAUGHTER's name==EOWYN---did you find the name in the Trilogy by CS LEWIS or what??? When you go to my blog you will see Eowyn is expecting her second child ;-) . She has only met one other person with her name and now I will have to inform her of THE DOG!!! lol

Mammy said...

glad you joined the show and tell today. I love Dickens, and the times represented by your little buildings. Thanks for sharing them.
Nancy

Jane said...

Welcome to S&T! I like your houses. What a special story.

Thanks for sharing,
~Jane