Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht

We've been having so much fun these days, dolling-up our space with beloved decorations both new and old. One of our favorite decorations is our paper Christmas town. It's a replica of an historic town in Germany, complete with a cathedral, several churches, at least 20 town homes, a town hall, a tower and Christmas market stands. About four years ago, I sat down and studiously cut out and pasted together the entire village which originally came as flat pages in a book. We added the tiny bottle brush trees and vintage mica snow.

The silver tinsel tree was a new find this year. I added hand-folded paper ornaments (purchased from a wonderful local retailer, Lucca Great Finds: and tiny, gold star ornaments.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.