Anyone else put up Dickens Villages at Christmas?
So sitting here watching A Child's Christmas in Wales (and a glass of Amaretto is helping create the spirit! :D:lol: ) and are starting to think about decorating.
I have my DSO's parents' former round dining table, about 4 feet across as my base, and if I need to, an antique blanket chest as a lower village. I probably have about a dozen buildings...a church, bookstore, barn and John Deere tractor, train station, mansion with lighted greenhouse, etc.
Where I am looking for ideas is for accessories or setup tips...I've hoarded some rigid styrofoam packing that might make some of a base, and a bit as a riser.
I'd love to hear any tricks or tips for lighting, decor, setup, how to get the snow batten to look good! I have to be silly and admit that one of my cats went Catzilla on it and a couple of the people ended up decapitated - so I set the head on the pond and the body headfirst in a snowdrift. Hey, silliness is allowable, no?
ETA - Here is a pic of one of the Catzillas :) the others are in following pics http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater