I put my Dept 56 Christmas Village on the baby grand piano this afternoon! Hubby helped and was the electrician for the project. There is Santa's Workshop, the Elves Bunkhouse, the Reindeer Barn, and a couple other buildings. In the center is a skating pond and the skaters actually skate around!! To complete the scene is Santa's sleigh and the reindeer - and the Christmas tree I decorated. I need to practice playing my carols on the piano.
We're trying to get the house ready for two Christmas luncheons to be held here next week. Fun fun!!Above is the soaring tree at Multnomah Falls in the dining room. We always have lunch there before we volunteer in the Visitor's Center. We had the lunch special yesterday and OH MY... it was a grilled chicken breast on a toasted ciabata bun with pineapple salsa with Swiss cheese melted over it. YUMMM!! Now I want to try making that at home.
This is a better photo of Santa on the train trip last Sunday. He's holding our youngest grandchild, Caleb, and our youngest son's wife Kristi is on the right. Day after tomorrow we'll be taking the whole family to another Christmas party for the kids at our boating club and Santa will be arriving on a little red tug boat! :-)
Tomorrow I'll be drawing a name for my Give-Away for my hand crocheted Scandinavian Heart ornament. Be sure and leave a comment so you'll be eligible to win!!
Thanks for dropping in to visit and I hope you're having a wonderful holiday time!!