In honor of our first measurable snowfall this winter, I decided to put together a miniature winter scene in my dining room.
I started with this little thrifted barn.
Then I pulled out my small herd of secondhand livestock. I'm not sure if any of them are truly the right scale for the barn, but I thought the second and third cows from the left looked like the best fit.
To give the scene a Christmassy look, I bought a set of miniature lights.
I strung the lights all the way around the roofline and snaked the excess inside through the back door.
The battery pack is hidden inside the barn.
Once I had the light situation squared away, I dug all of my miniature wreaths out of storage.
I decided to put one of the medium-sized ones on the front door.
And I put one of the tiny wreaths on the front bumper of my white Chevy pickup (another thrift-store find -- it's not old; I'm pretty sure it ended up at the thrift store because it's missing a headlight.)
I tossed a miniature tree in the bed of the truck.
I stole one of the copper stars from my star collection for the end of the barn.
And I hung a couple of brass bells from the roof on the other side.
I added a couple of deer and some faux snow and trees outside.
And I put a battery-operated votive candle inside the barn so it would be lit from the inside at night.
Here it is lit up at night.
And here's the barn during the day.
I love the chippy paint on the roof.