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Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Magical City of Scott

Many years ago, we bought a few lighted houses
a line called "Snow Village" by Department 56.

Husband Jim had always wanted a lighted village.

And like Topsy, it grew and grew

Until it filled all these bins!

In December, last year and this,
we've given up our breakfast room

For it becomes Scott City
(as we call our lighted village)

And like any town, it has a residential area
with churches

And a downtown and Courthouse square

And a small area with a train station
And a school

Like our beloved Fort Scott, the houses in the neighborhoods for the most part
are not "cookie cutter" but rather individual houses.

And the downtown buildings of two or three stories which house various businesses.

We also have a Tourist Information Center
(for many many years I was Vice President of the Chamber in charge of Tourism
and Daughter Sarah worked there the summer after high school graduation)

And any place that has tourism, has to have a "Big Ball of Twine"!

And putting up the village involves not only giving up our breakfast room
But also many man hours of work to get it "just so"!

We do it for one reason and one reason only

The look on Grand girl Lucy's face as she takes in the wee magical village.

She was mesmerized!

I'm sharing the Magical City of Scott with Bernideen for her BTTCG Blog Party


Thickethouse.wordpress said...

This is so magical! I am not surprised that Lucy is mesmerized. I would be too.
She will have so many memories to ground her and give her happiness all her life.

Duchess said...

Absolutely sensational! When you first began, perhaps it was all about the collecting and building your town, but now it has become a true labour of love for your grandchildren. A magical tradition.

linda said...

Beautiful pictures of your village and Lucy's little face in awe of the magic!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Deanna said...

So very lovely and a treat to get to see.

Bernideen said...

Yeaaaaa! So glad you shared that sharing village and your "girls" are going to grow up enjoying the sparkle and magic of that special display! I love it!

Beth in NEPA said...

Your village is indeed magical. I have a few of the cottages and houses but NOTHING like your collection. What a treat. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!!

Cindy Lou said...

Enchanting village display! Great job, love t!

Martha's Favorites said...

It is magical! I would love to have the room to create a Village. Love the look on the granddaughter's face. Have a great New Year! Martha

Angela McRae said...

I would pay to take a tour of this lovely village, but thank you for offering it for free right here!

Beth said...

Your village is so beautiful, Martha! I can see that Lucy loves it too! :)
Hope your new year is filled with joy, peace, prosperity and good health.

Snap said...

Oh, my! There is nothing like the look on a little person's face as they discover the Magic of the season. What a treat! Scott Village is a beauty to behold! Happy New Year!

Bernideen said...

Dear Martha:
Just letting you know that this post was one of those featured from my blog party this week! Happy New Year!