The photo above shows my pretty glistening village on top of the TV thingy.
The spun cotton tree and the feather tree hang out together on the dining room table. I didn't hang anything too breakable, just because of the curious kittens. Knock on wood, they've been good so far!
Vintage gnomes and Santa's hang from the branches, many of which hadn't seen the light of day for a while because I wasn't decorating with red the last few years. Now that I haven't had it for a while, I really need it! Red accents in a light airy room are just perfect!
A log cabin church doubles as a smoke house, high on the snowy Alps (aka, overturned milkglass).
I didn't even see this neat mushroom globe ornament until I unpacked it. I bought the whole box and just put it away without really looking through it. I love surprises like that! Thank you me! :)
As do the dresden and glass ornaments. Look at the fine glass bird cage...can you believe it's survived all these years?! I saw it in a guidebook and it's quite rare apparently! Not bad for a $1 box of ornaments!
My main tree isn't quite what it was last year.... Bins and bins of glass ornaments were never even opened. It was for their own protection. The kitties have been fairly good so far, but they have climbed the tree several times already. Another year of training and I shouldn't have to worry too much. The glass will be out again next year!
I had a lot of fun with my dining room cubby nook this year. In addition to my usual putz village, I also added a vignette of Santa's, gnomes, bottle brush wreaths and trees and a few glass ornaments. One of the pieces in this photo is the first little gift Ben ever bought me. I found it at a yard sale when we were in college for 50 cents and he gave me the two quarters to buy it. Can you guess which piece it is? A hint: It's a little different from the rest!