Traditional Christmas

Miniature Paper Cottage Village

Miniature Paper Cottage Village

The decorating for Christmas 2014 is almost complete.  My tiny paper village is happy on a bed of faux’ batting snow sparkling with mica flakes on the sunroom mantle.  A trio of feather fir trees and vintage deer make the scene come alive.

Sunroom Table Top Tree

Sunroom Table Top Tree

The table top tree in the sunroom is filled with a collection of vintage ornaments.  Tiny German angels, embossed balls with “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells” scenes are joined by paper scrap ornaments and small candles.  Vintage boxed Christmas card collections look like old-fashion presents under the tree.

1940's Paper Nativity

1940’s Paper Nativity

My grandmother’s paper nativity sits on the library table at the base of the staircase.  A strand of tiny LED lights adds touches of starlight to the scene. A trio of candles adds more seasonal glow.  This nativity has been re-released by B. Shakman and Co.  It may be available on-line for those wishing to celebrate childhood memories.



P.S.  The perfect spiritual gift for the Christmas season?  Spiritual Prepping for the Rapture by Sharon L. Clemens.  Christ took on human flesh over 2000 years ago and was born in the small village of Bethlehem.  What does the Bible say about His return?  Learn about the Rapture or the Day of Christ when He will catch out His remnant in the Church.  We are living in exciting times!  Available in soft cover at for $8.00 or in e-book format for Kindle or Kindle app on your PC and/or smart phone for $2.99.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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