town meeting place {353/365}

I’m still hanging out with the Muses and the prompt for today is ‘village’.

My daughter has had this little animated ice skating rink since she was around three years old, given to her by a much loved neighbour, years ago. It’s always been her job, every Christmas, to get it out of the box and set up all of the tiny trees, benches and lights. It sits under our Christmas tree, and when she was younger, she’d turn it on every chance she got and watch the little, old-fashioned skating people of the Village, go around and around.

This year, there’s a bridge gone missing, the skaters are no longer skating, and I set it up myself, but it’s still under our tree.

I took a few different shots, but kept coming back to this one, with the bokeh people :)


Film grain added in Lightroom, to give it more of a vintage feel. Those bokeh people make me grin.

Tomorrow’s Holiday Prompt is ‘sweets’. Can’t wait to see what everybody comes up with for that! It’s going to be a fun one :)


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  • lucy
    Posted at 21:42h, 19 December Reply

    love the view of your liitle village — thanks for celebrating the holidays with the Mortal Muses!

  • juanita
    Posted at 22:42h, 19 December Reply

    Aww The new page is nice…When is that coffee book commin?

    • janice
      Posted at 07:46h, 20 December Reply

      ha! When I have time to put one together? ;)

  • blue elephant photography
    Posted at 22:49h, 19 December Reply

    this sounds like a nice neat little village =)

    • janice
      Posted at 07:46h, 20 December Reply

      It’s a tradition :)

  • Sue
    Posted at 05:49h, 20 December Reply

    I love it! I also like the bokeh people! Beautiful shot, Jan – just beautiful!

    • janice
      Posted at 07:47h, 20 December Reply

      thanks Sue!

  • Geneil
    Posted at 08:34h, 20 December Reply

    it’s cute. I’ve always wanted a little Christmas village, but somehow never have gotten around to getting one. i love the bokeh people too.

  • June B.
    Posted at 18:58h, 20 December Reply

    Too bad we weren’t in the same area. Sweets !?! I have a kiosk full of chocolate santas, frosty the snowmen, victorian santas, candy canes, lolli pops, merry christmas cards, etc. etc. Lots of material here! Quick before it’s all sold!!!

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