My dear readers.
I may need an intervention.
A few days ago, I told you about my cutting back a bit on Christmas trees and decor.
You know, only putting up one Christmas tree instead of nine.
And I quite possibly… may have just changed out one addiction for another.
But I couldn’t help it.
I think the easiest way to explain it is to tell you about a conversation that went something like the old Dragnet detective show.
You know where Jack Webb always had a deadpan look and serious short questions and answers?
It started earlier this Fall when the Captain brought in a box that had arrived from FedEx.
Let me share with you that conversation as I was unpacking styrafoam peanuts from a previous box that had arrived.
The Captain: Another box arrived for you.
The Captain: Yes, and it is about the same size as the 3 you received yesterday.
Me: The three Dickens Village houses.
The Captain: More Dickens Village houses?
The Captain: What then?
Me: They are houses, but not Dickens Village houses.
The Captain: Oh.
Me: They are Victorian houses.
The Captain: Like the Dickens Village houses?
Me: Well, sorta.
The Captain: Sorta?
Me: Well, they are for a Victorian Village tablescape. I have a few more houses coming.
The Captain: A few more?
Me: Thirteen to be exact.
The Captain: 13 more houses?
Me: And figurines of children.
The Captain: children figurines?
Me: And a horse and sleigh.
The Captain: hmmmmm…so more to come?
The Captain: More Victorian?
Me: No, A house from A Christmas Story.
The Captain: The movie?
Me: Mid century house, among others.
The Captain: And more mid century?
Me: No, the house and RV from the movie “Christmas Vacation, they are not mid century, they are baby boomers”
The Captain: Oh I see.
Me: Plus the figurines of Eddie and Clark and Santa and Ralphie and the leg lamp.
The Captain: Merry Christmas!!
I think at this point, I should just show you the pictures.
They speak for themselves.
You may recognize a School, a Bed & Breakfast, a Doctor’s Office, an Inn and a historical mansion.
Chelsea Mansion to be exact, which is a replica of the house where Clement C. Moore wrote the poem “Twas the night before Christmas” in 1822 for his children.
The original title was “A Visit From St. Nicholas”!
Among the houses are a Federal House, Queen Anne Victorian, GlenHaven House, Beacon Hill Victorian, Carpenter Bed & Breakfast, Hartford House, Southern Colonial, and Christmas Lake High School!
Ralphie, his house, Clark, his house and Eddie, his RV will come later.
The dinnerware is from Wal-Mart BH&G Twelve Days of Christmas this year.
The Flatware is from Bed Bath & Beyond several years ago.
Red napkins with green embroidery are from Home Goods several years ago.
Ho Ho Ho glasses are from dollar store this year.
Red stemmed glasses are from Pioneer Woman collection last year.
And now you know, the rest of the story about the Dept 56 houses and Ebay this year.
Have a great and Blessed Day!
Thank you to Chloe Crabtree for hosting the Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop. You are an inspiration to me.
Enjoy visiting all of the tablescapes through the links below: