Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

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.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Magical City of Scott 2016

The Magical City of Scott

the miniature light village
that Husband Jim brings to life each December

We start with the bins that we store 11 months of the year

And the "bones" of Scott City
It's all done with mirrors,
well with mirrors and plywood and . . . 
toilet paper!

 And the houses go from bins
to the dining room table
All the better to see what you have!

 And then he works to put every building just so!

Until it is perfect . . . 
Then he adds the little people, cars, snow and trees

Every town needs a Tourist Information Center

And our only restaurant
A McDonald's
(Because eons ago, Husband Jim was the Operation Supervisor for the area McDonalds)

Of course, we have a residential area
with brick streets!

And like the city we live in, there are no cookie cutter houses!
This is one of my favorites
If it was a real house, I could live there!

Or here -- for I love old  center hall houses

And this is for my friend Shirley Ann
who loves plantation houses

The Grands enjoy Scott City and do children of friends
And we welcome visitors these December days

Not only do they get to enjoy our village
But we always have cookies and cocoa


Ginene Nagel said...

Oh my gosh, please tell Scott that I am in awe of his village. It is phenomenal. It is monumental. I wish I could see it at night in person. (Don't worry, I'm not coming over!) It is Disneyland of the imagination. Absolutely magical.

Cindy Lou said...

Wow!oh Wow! What a labor of Christmas Love !! ABSOLUTLY fabulous !!! Love it! Great job !

Francie Newcomb said...

Fantastic, Martha and Jim! I loved seeing and reading how you put it all together, and the close-ups. The children must be fascinated and the grown-ups too. This is so Christmassy.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I love the smile your husband has as he is beginning to create the magical City of Scott 2016! How magic and wonderful it really is! A work of art! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. I enjoy your blog so much.