Christmas Thimble World 2013

2013 has been a downer of a year.  That being said, I almost didn't put up Christmas Thimble World.  However, I decided instead to make some new thimbles, make some changes, and make myself a little happier.  Although the set up did not change, even though I hoped it would, I did some things I've been wanting to do for the past few years.

In the center this year I went full-on Christmas.  Instead of the waterfront village and boats surrounding the main tree, I made many Christmas house thimbles from printables I found online and used those.

Santa's North Pole took over the waterfront! In the photos below, there is a workshop, Santa's house, a reindeer stable, and much, much more!  If you look closely, you will see Santa's sleigh and reindeer at the ready by the clock tower.
The elves have cottages all their own as well.

Earth got its moon AND a shuttle this year.
 The Plantation got a full setup, complete with fence and driveway.

 New layouts in the "mountains."
 Hidden farm behind the mountain.
Oh, the beautiful countryside!
Farm stretchin' out far and wide.
Forget the city, gimme the countryside!

Ok, ok. I can't forget the city.  In fact, most of the city buildings were only fronts, so I painted them this year so they would have full roofs and sides.
Well, that's it for 2013.  I hope I can come up with something more exciting for next year.  Planning starts....NOW!