Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Christmas Village in a Bookshelf - Deck The Halls Blog Hop


Welcome! 

I've been pretty obsessed with all these little houses I've been seeing EVERYWHERE for Christmas so I knew that this year I was going to create a little village somewhere in my home. 

 

There was a LOT of little houses to choose from! Kind of overwhelming.




I ended up going with some cardboard ornaments because they were 1: readily available, and 2: affordable. Also, I really liked that the houses had cutout windows for the lights to shine through.



I wanted my Christmas village to look a bit modern so I decided to paint them black with green accents since that is my color scheme this holiday. 


Yes, I have a color scheme for my holiday decor and you should too! Tying your holiday decor in with color makes things look thoughtful and less chaotic.

Anyway, back to the village...

After the paint dried, it was time to build my little Christmas village and I thought a great place to do that would be in my lawyer's bookcase. I love that thing.  My mother -in- law gave it to me and I bet you she regrets it now.


 That bookcase usually houses my collection of sea shells and coral, but those got carefully put away for this season. Oh God, I hope they don't break...

Setting up the village is pretty straightforward. You create little hills with books and boxes, spread battery operated lights then lay the fake snow over it.


Make sure you leave the light switch in a place where it can be easily accessed.





  
 I loooove how it came out but actually this little village was a pain in the ass to make. I just kept messing with it over and over and over and over... the snow mounds had to be just RIGHT damn it. Thank God my mom was here to help. She arranged the middle shelf. (The best one).




It took me two nights to get it right. There was fake snow everywhere. 

dollar store train painted black! 




Don't get discouraged though if you want to make your own little Christmas village. My problem is that I am SUPER impatient and I rush through things sometimes because I'm excited to see the end result! If I would have been more careful I could have finished my village in one evening. Your'e probably more patient with things like this, right?  


My lawyer's bookcase is right by the stairs so obviously I'm going to dress the stairs up for you too 


 All it took was some cheap plastic garland and some big ass bows. Don't I make things sound so...luxurious?? 

But seriously, I L♡VE how the boxwood garland looks on the stairs with the elegant black satin bows. Actually, I think the garland looks real!




 Look, I love real garland and I know it's relatively inexpensive, but it dries in two days and the mess is horrible. Especially in high-traffic areas like the stairs. This boxwood garland actually looks very realistic and I love the fact that I can use it for other seasons because it's not "Christmas Garland", you know??


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Thanks for hanging out! I hope maybe you'll be inspired to create your own little Christmas Village somewhere in your home. Now that you've visited me, it's time that you visit the homes of the other talented bloggers participating in this awesome blog hop! Scroll down to check them out!

-Oscar





18 comments:

  1. I love everything you've done. Just learned that black for Christmas is a great option!!
    Warm wishes from Dominican Republic (Caribbean)
    :)

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    1. Thank you,Marlene! Yes, black can go straight from Halloween to Christmas with just a few changes lol πŸ˜‰

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  2. excellent, as always! love that this isn't the typical red and green xmas decor. your hard work has paid off, and mom did a terrific job too! :)

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    1. I will my mom know you said that πŸ˜€ she will love it! Thanks so much!

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  3. So clever to paint your village black to match your decor. I love that idea, Oscar! The garland draped down the stairs is gorgeous too! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks Brandi! I like how the houses came out ! It was either black or white and I'm happy I chose black 😊

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  4. Oh Oscar!! This looks amazing!! I am loving this idea - pinning for sure and going to try this myself one day! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

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    1. Thank you, Jen! It was tedious but I love it !

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  5. Hi Oscar! Msjazzie here! I Absolutely Love it!! I knew it was going to be amazing!!

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    1. Hi Ms Jazzie! Thanks so much! SO happy you were able to see it :) happy holidays!

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  6. Oh this is beautiful Oscar! I love the village you created and I totally agree about the color scheme!

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    1. thanks! green is my favorite color and paired with black I think it looks so chic!

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  7. Oscar, this may be my most favorite idea out of the tour! What a wonderful way to bring holiday ambiance to your home! Thanks for asking me to be a part of this tour. I've been wowed by everyone's posts, and am so honored to be amongst such a talented group!

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    1. we really are a good group! I loved everyone's simple and beautiful ideas! Thank you so much Iris!

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  8. Beautiful and completely out of the box creation! It doesn't always have to have red and green to be Christmas decor right? Its all about the lights :)

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    1. I agree! Although Im thinking red next year lol

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  9. Loooove it Oscar! I love you painted it black, especially the train! That village is beautiful, something I would stare into and wish I was walking through every bit of it! Thank you for sharing! You’re so creative and original, I love it!

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    1. so funny you say that. I was just telling my wife that if I was a kid, I would be sitting in front of it letting my imagination run wild. But not my kids, lol. Thanks so much for inviting me,Lea!

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