Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our Village in the Eagle this week!

Thanks to Warren Harbeck, our Willowrose Christmas Village was featured in the Cochrane Eagle this week.

Check it out here: http://www.cochraneeagle.com/2010/11/model-christmas-village-in-spirit-of-cochrane-light-up/

Thanks Warren for a lovely article and the beautiful photos!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Photo Gallery 2010

I've just uploaded the Photo Gallery for 2010 to give you some idea of what to expect from the Christmas Village this year.

I hope you enjoy letting your imagination go along with me as we take a tour of the village.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Our Seventh Year

Just a bit of history about the village.

Seven years ago we had the opportunity to drive to California in early December. On our way back we stopped to check out what we were told was a lovely Victorian village by the sea in northern California.

Ferndale turned out to be far better than we had expected. Beautiful old buildings decorated for Christmas. Lots of interesting shops to explore. At the end of main street one of the hugest decorated Christmas trees I've ever seen - and what's more it was a live tree, not one that had been cut and brought there.

After we got back home, we stopped in at Costco to pick up some things and came across a lovely set of three Christmas Village buildings with accessories. It reminded us so much of Ferndale that we bought it. Very shortly after that I found another set of seven Christmas houses - paper ones that had to be put together.

Well, that was just too much fun. After that I started collecting Christmas houses. And here we are seven years later with over 100 of them to enjoy.

They've been the centrepiece of our personal annual Christmas Open House, but this year we wanted to share it with others too. So do book your visit (403-932-6329) to come and see the Christmas Village on Saturday, November 27.

Our first Christmas Story

I've just posted the first Christmas story - click on the "My Christmas Story" link.

This story is from my friend and writing buddy, Elaine. I'm sure you will enjoy her story!