So, because I have started this blog in the new year, most of my photos are from the recent holiday festivities. Apologies for the lag in seasons! I spent most of December stuck in my apartment, applying to graduate school, so I didn’t get to show off any of my Christmas decor until January 3rd! That’s what happens when one is a self imposed hermit, I guess.
However, for my first decorating post, I’m actually cheating. I won’t be showing you and of my decor, but rather that of my parents’ house, where I spent a wonderful week this Christmas. Since I can remember, my dad has set up a display of our collection of Department 56 Dickens’ Village houses. Over the years it grew until it got to the point where we couldn’t add anymore items because we had run out of display space!
I’ve always loved our Dickens’ Village figurines in particular because they tell a story, that of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. You can see in the photo below Tiny Tim on his father Bob Cratchit’s shoulders, being carried down the street. Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and Ebenezer Scrooge actually make a few appearances in the display.
In this photo, Scrooge has finally made it to the end of his journey with the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come and is in front of his grave. If you look closely on the right, you can see the ghost of Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s old business partner, standing in front of his house, wrapped in chains.
But, Scrooge eventually sees the error of his ways, and Christmas day brings us to the Cratchit’s door, where Scrooge greets the family after having sent them an anonymous turkey for their Christmas meal.
The tablescape is filled with other scenes of Christmastime around the village. There are carolers and ice skaters and all other sorts of quaint scenes. I wish I had taken better pictures, but alas I only remembered to photograph the village at a party I was hosting, and these were all the results of a couple of glasses of wine!
I’m also posting as part of Susan’s Tablescape Thursday, for the first time ever!