The Little Dutch Village

Call me anti-Christmas and non-traditional, but I don’t have a manger scene up this year. This is because I was spoiled by my mother’s beautiful, ceramic manger scene she made 25 years ago. Nothing I have found or seen is as nice as hers; I refuse to put up a plastic set with moss glued all over the manger. Willow Tree’s set comes close to meeting my expectations of what a manger scene should be, but have you seen the prices??!!!

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ The one on the left’s roof lifts off as a lid.

I love that my village has people. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚
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4 responses to “The Little Dutch Village”

  1. Duck Avatar

    I love your Dutch theme Trina. And hope to see you soon.zo

  2. Trina Avatar

    It's all a mater of perspective, will. The people are closer to you than the houses are. seriously. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Will Avatar

    Trina I really like your "Little Dutch Village" ๐Ÿ˜€ It looks calm and peaceful, though I think the size of the people is slightly unrealistic, there is no way they can fit in those houses :p

  4. livy joy Avatar
    livy joy

    Everything is beautiful!!
    You have to come to our house soon! We decorated yesterday!

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