Christmas 2015 in Thimble World

For a couple years, I have wanted to do something different with the Christmas Thimble World.  I thought I had a great plan for this year. My idea was to go UP by integrating another "mountain." I purchased another mountain fountain to use. Well, as it turns out, my upward plan ended up being needed more than I could have imagined.

I got a puppy. His name is Ricky. And, he likes to chew things. So, hubby and I decided to NOT put up our expensive artificial tree because if Ricky decided to snack on it, he could easily destroy the tree due to the integrated lights. So, I went small on things and this left Thimble World seriously downsized. Going upward and cutting back were my only options. I definitely got change!

My usual table stayed in its year-round place by the main window. I couldn't add the tables to the sides. This left Thimble World greatly reduced.

The tree that is always in the center is still there, but it is atop a "mountain." Santa's office complex is below that with Santa's shops and the train station on the ground level. The Santa train is at the station this year.

To the right is the new "mountain" that contains the Christmas Village on its levels. An old, ceramic, light-up tree adorns the top.

An igloo thimble secretly sits behind the Christmas Village tree.

A smaller city lies between the Christmas Village mountain and the center Santa mountain.

To the left is the countryside. 

The original mountain sports many of my handmade thimbles.

At the top is my Observatory. With the downsizing, I couldn't display the planets that my daughter made, so I bought an ornament that had them all--except Pluto.  :(

Although a bit smaller, the countryside still has all the essentials...and a few surprises!

Small farm with lots of tiny accessories.

The pewter farm lies nestled behind the Santa mountain. The country school sits waiting for kids.

My big surprise this year is the new addition to "our house." We had a big shop built this year, so I needed to include it with my thimble replica of our home and property.

I used only the top of the artificial tree this year. Ricky can't reach it on the table. And, around the tree are the white houses with blue lights that I adore. But, never fear! There be thimbles here!

Thimble ornament in the tree.

The snowmen are thimbles!

On the sill behind the white houses, everything but the house is a thimble. Santa sleigh set is thimbles.

Lincoln snowman on the other side.

Santa and Mrs. Claus upgraded to a big, lighted house. No log cabin this year!

Thimbles are everywhere!

The top of the boot contains Santa taking some aliens' Christmas list. The house is the thimble.

Thimbles everywhere you look! The gifts and train are thimbles. I made the gifts.

Lots of cuteness! 

I put this together, using the tree candle holder as a place for the Santa thimble.

My Christmas thimble rack. I don't think I've ever posted this. I take down my kitchen thimble rack and put this up.

Santa delivering gifts...

Two gifts are new thimbles--the rocking horse and the dollhouse.

So, for this year, even with downsizing, Thimble World lives on!
Merry Christmas, everyone!

November in Thimbles

There's not a lot different this year for thimbles in my November decorating, but I did add a couple new ones. After Halloween (and before Christmas), the November displays are rather simple and pretty.

The Pilgrims and Indians Village. 

I've been searching for a teepee thimble since I started decorating with thimbles. In my frustration, I made my own. Well, this year I found the long sought after thimble.

Pilgrims and animals thimbles around a small house.

New thimble here with fall items on it.

Leaves adorn the back and top.

The big display spread. Lots of thimbles here.

On the left side of the big display are the pilgrims. Roosters, chicken, peacock and spilled milk are all thimbles.

In the center is a tree with many woodland friends around it. All those woodsy critters are thimbles.

And, on the right are the Indians. The turkeys are thimbles along with the totem pole, which is a set of thimbles. Believe it or not, I had to order the totem from England.

Small cornucopia with a scarecrow. The acorn out front is a thimble.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Warm holiday wishes to all!

Halloween Happenings 2015

Ready for some Halloween? I'm finally ready to share my decorating!

Just a peek at the kitchen window.

The table is set.

The cat and evil pumpkin stand guard.

The living room window display.

On the left, the ghosts watch over the tombstone with lighted eyes. A thimble skull rises from the grave.

The center has a lot of things. Owls and a bat with a skull (all thimbles) sit in the tree. A thimble tombstone crowns the New Orleans casket while a cat in a pumpkin thimble take in the view. A skull thimble peeks out from beneath the tree.

On the right is a collection of Halloween horrors.

Behind it all are the Halloween thimbles. When the lights are off, the word Halloween glows on the blind behind.

Several thimble scenes here!

Haunted Thimble Houses Village. So much to see! So many houses have moved in!

Of Mothman legend, here is my Silver Bridge replica (complete with mothmen). I've added a tunnel and boat (also thimble) coming from under the bridge.

New this year is my handmade Necronomicon Skin House thimble. Above it is the new Ghost Train.

Also new this year is the Lake Monster scene. You can think of it as Loch Nessie if you like. The castle is my own making of a castle-shaped thimble.

New inclusions for the Evil Dead House scene....note the tree with a face in the back.

Also new is this little "mini scene" I made with leftover pictures I had. It is mounted on the base for a thimble display. So, it counts, right? Behind that, tucked around the corner is a mine entrance (thimble). Mines are always creepy and spooky, even to think of, much less enter.

The "Devil Underground" thimble I made. I like how the hole in the tree piece makes it appear more underground than just the thimble sitting somewhere.

I know the War of the Worlds scene was out in June, but I like it so much, I brought back out for Halloween. Besides, aliens are a part of the holiday, right?

No Halloween is complete without Linus in the pumpkin patch.

The Tree Library scene with a new Easter Island monolith. The books are all thimbles, the wizard is a thimble, and the crystal ball sits on a thimble table. Note that to the left of the sorceress on top of the monolith are those pesky aliens (thimble) again. 

The big display!!

This is my show-stopper!

This year, I made the haunted house just that...haunted!! There are 3 ghosts inside and many outside. This house speaks of "boo!"

Behind the haunted house is the Pumpkin Patch--complete with Linus waiting. Yes, there are two.

The witch I once put in the house had to go somewhere with her cauldron, so she gained a new the graveyard no less!

Another new addition for this year are my zombies. Who can NOT have The Walking Dead, right?  The crypt is the thimble. The two zombies with tombstones are separate pieces.

Although I have witches with cauldrons (especially the three under the tree which reperesent the Fates), I could not pass up this thimble purchase. The arms move on the witches! It was a definite "have-to-have."

Although not a thimble, this was another must-have purchase. No graveyard should be without this cool figure of Death.

And still yet another purchase that I just had to make. I love this ghost. She is hauntingly beautiful!

Another new scene, but some of the figures are repeats. However, in this display, the only thimble is the dragon on the right. Sorry folks. 

I even changed the light in the Necronomicon gazebo from the light blue to bold red. I just can't stop changing things!

Of course, the mummy is still around....

Until next year, everyone have a safe and happy Halloween!!!!