Friday, December 17, 2010

The Village Is Growing

houses 004 I just thought I was finished.  Lucy's Chocolate Shop arrived in the mail the other day and has joined the other lighted houses in my tiny Christmas village.  As you may have read in THIS POST, I only buy pieces that "speak" to me.  This piece definitely spoke to me, since Lucy is the name of my 10-month-old granddaughter.

The Chocolate Shop fits in perfectly with Walker's Department Store, Claire's Card Shop, Newport School, the Camden General Store and the Beaumont Inn.

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Here's a view from another angle.

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houses 011 I thought the Chocolate Shop would be the only addition to my village this year, but shortly after I uploaded my previous post I received an email from my friend Becky.  It contained a link to a website with the instructions to check it out.  And there I found what no self-respecting Arkansas Razorback fan could possibly be without—The Hog Penny Pub.  Of course, I just had to have it.

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So the next time you're in the area, stop by Lucy's Chocolate Shop for a free sample, and then head over to the Hog Penny Pub for a Hog Burger and beer.  It's conveniently located next door to the Beaumont Inn.

FAVORITETHINGSBUTTON You might also want to visit Laurie, who's sharing more of her wonderful Christmas collections.  It's a sight to behold.

11 comments:

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

How cute!! LOVE the Chocolate Shoppe and the name is PERFECT!

I am going to the Hog Penny Pub now...

Merry Christmas!

Lou Cinda

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh those two village pieces are wonderful! I am in love with that Chocolate shop.

However - - - I refuse to even LOOK at any more ideas of houses for my own village - - - I can barely fit them all in now!!!

I did a village post on my blog today too! Great minds truly do think alike!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your village is wonderful and you rnew pieces are just gorgeous. Love them. Isn't it such fun to set them up and look at the wonder of yesterday. Hugs, Marty

lvroftiques said...

I can sure see why it spoke to you. It's adorable! And all this talk of chocolate is making me hungry! *winks* Vanna

Malvie said...

Mother made me a beautiful porcelain Christmas Village. I couldn't bring myself to get it out this year (we will be sitting at Brennan's on the 1st anniversary of her death--which will be fitting, if there was a party, she'd find it!--and it's a little fresh. Maybe next year....

Yours is beautiful.

nanny said...

I love your village...complete with Hog Penny Pub!!!!
Are you going to the Sugar Bowl?

texasdaisey said...

What a nice village. They are so fun to decorate with.
Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Kathy, what perfect pieces you found! Yep! You had to have The Hog Pub! Now, you'll just have to talk one of the village makers into pieces with other family member's names on them! This is such a clever way to limit your collection of village pieces and only have pieces that mean something to you. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. Be careful in your travels. laurie

xinex said...

Oh I just love those Christmas Village houses, Kathy. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!...Christine

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are great additions to you set. I just love Christmas Villages.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

Lady Jane said...

Oh it makes me want to go out and buy a new house for my village but there is no place left to go lol... I will just have to enjoy yours.