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December 14, 2017

Fun Decorating at Christmas

Santa's Jingle Bell Village

This frosty snowman is ready to greet you!

A backside view.  I framed the village with snowflake ornaments that I used previously on the fireplace mantel.  

This was all created one morning while having my coffee and I was staring at a handful of items I hadn't decided what to do with.  I started with styrofoam in the bottom so I could support the branch and elevate everything.  I taped the foam together so the scene wouldn't shift and used tape to secure some of the pieces on it.

Imagine a child's delight to wander into Santa's village and find the mailbox where he or she could put their wish list!

Jingle bells to add to the merriment!  
Adding snow is a must!

A friendly village greeter!

There's even a sleigh!

Santa's are found all around!
The framed picture of  Santa came from Kirkland's a few years back. 

On to the kitchen window...
My kitchen window got a new look this year.  I've used this three piece arched window frame set for 3 years now.  See the previous displays here 2016  and here 2015  I found the frames at Kohl's. They were individual pieces to be hung on a wall or door but Dan added hinges to them so I could have this as a background for displays.

The car ornament was another end of season find last Christmas.  The little trees were found a while back at a little store in one of our northern communities called Bellaire.

This General Store metal village piece came from Wendell August and I bought it in September when we visited their store and factory area in Pennsylvania.  It has a little street below the car that you can't see and Swarovski crystals on it too.  There were three village pieces that could be paired with it but they are pricey so I had to pick one.

Dressing up the sides with antlers and plenty of snow!

I've explained before with previous displays at Christmas that I always loved the windows at the big department store holiday displays and my thoughts go in that direction when I'm creating my vignettes.

I'd love for you to check out my previous displays with the following links from Christmas's past:



  1. What fun, Liz! I know you really enjoyed putting your Christmas d├ęcor together! It looks so lovely! Have a great Christmas with family and friends!

  2. You decor is so lovely this year. I love that window what a fun window to decorate. Have a wonderful Christmas in your cozy Christmas home.

  3. Liz, you always amaze me with your creativity! I love what you have done. You have a winter wonderland in your home for Christmas. The window frames that are hinged are beautifully decorated. ♥

  4. Yes, there was certainly a lot of fun decorating going on in your house!!! Love that window Liz! I love seeing the beautiful window decorations too! Have a Very Merry Weekend!

  5. Love your kitchen window all decorated for Christmas! I love the snowman! He's so cute!

  6. LOVE the kitchen window. You did a great job


  7. Hi Liz, your Christmas decor this year is as lovely as ever. You never disappoint and I take in so many great ideas. Love the window display and the way your hubby hedged the framed window pieces together. Your home is a winter wonderland of beautiful. Thank you for sharing and also for stopping by my once a month post. I so appreciate you taking the time to visit. Wishing you and your family a beautiful and very Merry Christmas. xo

  8. Fantastic! You so clever to put the jingle bell village together! I love how it turned out. I also love your Santa picture. Our Kirklands is gone now & I miss it so much. Your kitchen window vignette looks wonderful! The window frames are another clever idea.

  9. The kitchen window looks so pretty, especially the view outside. The Jungle Bell village is so cute. Winter Wonderland to behold. Love the Santa picture, what a great find to tie in with everything. Thank you again Liz for your kindness and sympathies regarding my dad. xo

  10. Liz, I love the windows! The snowman vignette with the jingle bells is super sweet too. I didn't get my snowmen out for Christmas, so thinking I'll bring them out for January. Thanks for sharing with SYC. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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