So, I present The Little Dutch Village.
Every bit as festive, and definitely classy.
I collect delft, my heritage being mostly dutch, and have quite the little collection. (Nothing compared to my mom or my aunts, but we’re working on it. :)) People have given me delft when they see I collect it, so my collection has sentimental value, as well.
I have tea pots and cups, vases and plates, and of course, an ash tray. But my favorite are the little houses and windmills. So I chose to set them up on my bookshelf for a holiday centerpiece this year in place of a manger scene.
All of the pieces are gifts, except the two large houses in the center. They were both thrift store finds that, as you can imagine, made my day. 🙂 The one on the left’s roof lifts off as a lid.
I love that my village has people. 🙂 This is a unique piece – the lid to a little heart-shaped container that was a wedding gift.
Oh, and the scrumptious pine cones were brought North for me by my sis and mother-in-law when they went to Florida last year. Knowing my love for pine cones, they brought me a whole suitcase full!
I love pine cones. 🙂