Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Mt. Tom's Enchanted Village - Year 2.


If you've been hanging around this blog for a while, you might remember a post around this time last year about the holiday window display I started. It humbly consisted of two little buildings and an ice cream truck with headlights that lit up.

Well, three or four after-Christmas clearances and one pre-Christmas sale later, the Mt. Tom's enchanted village has expanded signficantly. I didn't really have a master plan or a smart growth strategy in my head as I accumulated all the new buildings and figures. I just went to stores like Michael's and A.C. Moore, looked at their displays, and said 'Sure, a taco stand would be great in my little holiday town!' Or 'Every mini-town needs a mobile cotton candy wagon.' Throw in a little artificial snow, pop in a few batteries and Voila!...


You should be able to click on the images for a closer look...

If you look to the sky, you might even see a mini Santa and his reindeer crew...
Next time you're bored in traffic on Cottage Street, maybe you can glance over and take a look. Better yet, you're welcome to stop in for a visit anytime.

Or at least twelve to eight, Tuesday thru Sunday.

Don't forget about the holiday stroll and Christmas Tree lighting festivities. Friday, December 5th, 7pm. Starts at Maple School.

And it's also Open Studios weekend. Check out all the amazing artists and artisans in town. Friday 12-5, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5. Most of the studios in the 1 Cottage Street Mill (home of Riverside Industries) are only open 2 weekends all year. This is their biggest event all year. Not to be missed.

1 comment:

ValleyWriter said...

Looks great! I can't wait to stop by and see it in person (and maybe have a little snack.... I can't get enough of your ice cream!!)

And BTW, I have to agree that every mini town *does* need a cotton candy wagon. That's just a given! ;-)