We started it the year we moved to Linderhof.
Husband Jim had always admired miniature villages
And wanted one of his own.
At a favorite mark down shop,
we scored four of these ceramic lighted villages
We put them up on the living room mantle and lighted them.
We loved the twinkling little lights!
And over the next ten years, we acquired more and more of these lighted little houses.
They outgrew the mantle . . .
And the folding dining room table I bought to put behind the couch.
The only place we could fit the village was in the guest room/daughter Sarah's room
By that time she had left for college and the village could be set up on the bookshelves in her room.
And this we did for a number of years.
But they were not "user" friendly.
Guests had to tromp upstairs to see our magical lighted village.
Our home was on our town's Homes Tour in 2005
And we set the village up that year.
And then put it in bins, took it up to the attic and there it stayed
until this year!
We now also have a breakfast room
Perfect for the village we named "Scott City"
(after our beloved town of "Fort Scott")
So with the breakfast room table extended as far as it can
And with a church size folding table
Scott City has a home downstairs!
There's a downtown with merchant buildings, a trolley and a courthouse,
And a residential area
On a "hill" overlooking the downtown!
The courthouse reminds us of the one in Nevada (where we used to live)
And every town needs a tourist attraction -- what better than a big ball of twine!
And if you have a tourist attraction like a big ball of twine,
you need a Tourist Information Center so that the tourists can be told how to find said big ball of twine!
And stores so that the village inhabitants can buy neccisities
And Christmas trees -- every town needs a Christmas tree lot!
The villagers children go to school
Jefferson School was one of the schools in Nevada
And, of course, there are the homes
and like the homes in Fort Scott, each house is different
Nestled in the residential area, is one of the four churches
of Scott City
And at night, it turns from Scott City into the Magical City of Scott!
Why, after all these years did we put up our village once again?
For Grandgirl Lucy, of course!
And she did find it magical!
Some day, all of that real estate will be hers!
We had to sacrifice meals in the breakfast room this December
Once again, the dining room became the place where we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner!
But it was a small price to pay for the enchantment of the lighted city.
|The Magical City of Scott|
It's Monday and I'm joining Judith at A Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday