One of my favorite holiday decorations is this little village by Department 56 featuring buildings and accessories from the Dickens’ Village Series®. There is something about a little illuminated Christmas village that enchants me. I want to peer into the windows to see what is happening inside each little house. I try to imagine what life would have been like in Dickens’ day, and listen to the sounds of the hustle and bustle as people carrying packages pass on the streets. My collection of houses is starting to outgrow my space, so I’ll have to find a new location for it next year. One of my goals is to eventually figure out how to use it as the centerpiece of my holiday table. The only problem is doing so without causing people to trip over the electrical lines, or worse, have them duct-taped to the floor with that two-inch wide silver duct tape that is always so charming. If anyone has done this or has any ideas for me, please let me know. Meanwhile, enjoy your visit to Dickens’ London.
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