A Christmas Story Village, (With a Bit of Junk)

December 29th, 2010 in member junk     
KMcG73 KMcG73, member
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Ralphie: I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!  Santa:  Youll shoot your eye out, kid. 
But my girls got a 70th Anniversary One this year! (They can each hit a target at 50 feet with it, that is, when its not on display in the village!)
 

Ralphie as an Adult: [chuckling] Ho, ho, but no matter. Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved. 
My absolute most prized piece in the village is an actual piece of siding from the house used in the movie. So, so very special - when we watch the movie, we all point at their house and say we have that!!!
You can also see Ralphie at the mailbox, theres a Little Orphan Annie decoder pin, with an Annie pin on it beside him.

Ralphie as an Adult: [narrating] The snap of a few sparks, a quick whiff of ozone, and the lamp blazed forth in unparalleled glory.
This is my 20 version of the leg lamp (my surprise present of the 53 was just too big for the display). Beside it is my 1941 Firestone Air Chief Radio that I refinished (thatll be a separate post one day), and a Santa sleigh that my mom gave me from my own childhood (who am I kidding, Im still a kid at Christmastime!!)

Mr. Parker: So what else happened today?  Mother:  Oh, nothing much. Ralphie had a fight?  Mr. Parker: A fight? What kind of a fight?  [Looks at Ralphie]  Mother:  Oh, you know how boys are. I gave him a talking to...
I used vintage school books and a replica of Ralphies glasses for this figurine. Behind it is my Royal typewriter box thats displaying the school.

Ralphie as an Adult: [narrating] Some men are Baptists, others Catholics; my father was an Oldsmobile man.
The family drove a 1936 Olds in the movie, (I know, Im obsessed) which means one thing, I HAD to get a hubcap! 
I was glad to have the star on the tree which was my grandmothers. I admit, I added the tree in the display specifically to use it!
 
Ralphie: I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!  Santa:  Youll shoot your eye out, kid. 
But my girls got a 70th Anniversary One this year! (They can each hit a target at 50 feet with it, that is, when its not on display in the village!)
 

Ralphie: I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle! 
Santa:  You'll shoot your eye out, kid. 

But my girls got a 70th Anniversary One this year! (They can each hit a target at 50 feet with it, that is, when it's not on display in the village!)

 


"Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian." - Mr. Parker in A Christmas Story

No Christmas is our house has ever gone by without watching over and over A Christmas Story. My Wonderful Hubby Phil (MWHP) started my A Christmas Story village collection a few years ago. I'm not sure which part of the village I enjoy most, adding new buildings or figurines, or finding antiques/junk to use in with the display! 

PS - my big present this year from him was the full sized 53" leg lamp!!! (I'm keeping it up year round!) 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, living room, 40s

Comments (3)

Lionessak writes: Love the glasses on op of the books~I'm an optician! 8)
And the little light post is adorable! I have a thing for light posts, clocks, ships, boxes , trunks or hard luggage & bottles! Posted: 12:57 pm on April 17th
junkermidge writes: What a great tribute to a funny and classic movie! Love Ralphie's glasses setting atop the old books. And how cool that you have siding from the house. Fun, fun, fun. Worthy of a major award.
Midge Posted: 7:49 pm on January 2nd
LuAnn writes: Thanks for sharing. This is great. The display sure brings back memories of the movie which we've watched over and over and over again. One of my favorites. You quoted it just fine! My new son-in-law rec'd a pellet gun this year (to help with the critters out back). After opening it up we all said "You'll shoot your eye out". Of course we were just kidding. Thanks again.

LuAnn Posted: 3:04 pm on December 29th
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