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Old Fashioned 1940s Christmas Village by SummerJade

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The Yuletide tour at Winterthur includes this tiny village, a Christmas decoration popular in the 1940s. Winterthur, an American country estate, is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont. The home opened as a museum in 1951. It is located in Delaware, USA.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Edited in Paint Shop Pro.
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The decorations and the old scuffed wood bring to mind the Christmas song…
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Let your heart be light,
From now on our troubles will be out of sight.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yuletide gay,
From now on our troubles will be far away.
Once again as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore,
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow.
Until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow,
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

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  • lianne
    lianneabout 5 years ago

    Oh I love these villages – we have a display here at the house too that I so enjoy. But I remember Winterthur at Christmas – and they used to have a charity ball there during the Christmas season that was a highlight of my “single” life many years ago. Such a beautiful place, Jade and you’ve done it proud!

  • This was my first visit to Winterthur, but I hope it won’t be my last. It was a dreary day and rain sprinkled while I was in the gardens. The rooms were dim with “candlelight” and I’m not happy with my flash photos. My non-flash blury shots still make great memories for me, though! ☺ Thanks for sharing your memories!!

    – SummerJade

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    OH HOW DARLING!!!! I used to make one of these in a shelf at my parent’s house every year!!!! Oh my goodness … does this ever bring back memories!!!!!!!!!! Jade … thank you!!!

  • So happy that you remember the pre-Thomas Kinkade villages of yesteryear! ☺ Thanks so much for your comment!!

    – SummerJade

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyabout 5 years ago

    It is lovely Jade, I wish you a beautiful holiday season with much love and every happiness :)))

  • Merry Christmas and happy holidays back to you, Sharon, and thanks so much! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    ♥ So beautiful Jade !!! Wonderful capture !!! :D ♥

  • I’m so happy you like it, Evita!

    – SummerJade

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 5 years ago

  • Whoopie!! This is GREAT!! Thanks so much!! ♥☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • Detlef Becher
    Detlef Becherabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful Christmas card Jade, the village looks much like made in Germany ;))

  • Thank you!! The modern ones are ceramic and much more colorful.

    – SummerJade

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • Wonderful!! Thank you so much! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 4 years ago

  • ♥☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago
  • What a fabulous idea, Christmas card gallery!! I’m honored and delighted to be included!! ♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

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