I recently discovered, much to my surprise, that my husband actually didn’t hate the idea of a Christmas village – especially if it incorporated a train! In general we are not inclined to have ornamental things around the house – we are very “functional” people and there isn’t that much in our house that does not have a practical purpose, but this is Christmas and the general rules do not apply in December!

Once the idea had struck, DH started doing his research on the various styles, scales, materials, layouts etc, even looking into construction methods for making our own buildings. It was a huge stroke of luck when we found an ad on Kijiji for a village set with a train – for $45. We went to have a look at it this morning and this is what we came home with:

Christmas village

There is even another cathedral out of shot, as well as the train set. Needless to say, we are pretty excited about our good fortune. Now we just need to figure out where we can put it….

You may know that my husband has a collection of antique radios, ranging from the early 1930’s to the early 70’s. Until today we had no space dedicated to displaying these beautiful pieces. Kijiji to the rescue again! We found a pair of mahogany bookcases that turned out to be absolutely perfect for this.

Radio collection on new shelves

There is enough restoration work on these shelves to keep Brian going for some time! If you are inclined to know more about any of the radios, I am sure he would be delighted to answer any questions.


~ by Pip 'n' Milly Creations on December 12, 2009.

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