My second Christmas decor post is about my village, I collect and love the Department 56 North Pole Series. My obsession with this started because of my husband (then boyfriend), for our first Christmas together (in '98) he bought me my first piece and ever since then I've been hooked! I have over 40 of the houses/buildings and too many accessories to count, and until our basement is finished and I can decorate down there I don't have room for them all. I display them under our tree, and in our foyer and great room mostly, but have a few random pieces that I prefer to showcase alone as you will see in the pictures. As I was editing this post I realized I didn't take any pictures of the houses under the tree and honestly I am too lazy to start over!