Monday, December 7, 2015

"Village Churches" Mini Makeover

I think many of us collected the various "Village" Houses and Churches back in the late 90's. I know that I concentrated on finding just the white churches, without giving in to the obsession of collecting a whole village of people, shops, churches, houses, and figurines. Last thing I needed was one more "collection" of anything...

So, the lighted churches won out.
But, I would look at the boxes packed away each year
 when it came time to decorate for Christmas.
They took up a lot of space so I only used them a few times.

Do I put them in a garage sale, 
or do I try to make them work with my decor.

Here are the "befores" of 2 that I decided needed a mini makeover.

As I started going lighter in my decor,
 the darker color of the rooftops that were so predominate
didn't appeal to me.

Nothing that a little coat of white paint couldn't fix.

...and here they are "after".

Here they are on the mantel, with my Holly Topiaries,
some faux greenery, and a Hurricane Globe with Candle and Poinsettias.

 I'm glad I made the effort to be able to use them again.

and here they are lit up at night.

I like them so much better, now that they blend in with the white and snowy theme.

YAY, My "O Come, All Ye Faithful" Merry Christmas Mantel!

I love imagining them with a cozy group inside on Christmas Eve,
singing carols and lighting candles.

Are you still using your "villages" or have you "retired" them by now?

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