2017-12-07 / Happenings

Miniature Christmas in the Village

Text and photos by Krista Tacey-Cater


TINY VILLAGE On display Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Memory Lane Scrapbooking is a tiny village made from chip­board and paper. (From left) Shop owner Nancy Hodges and paper crafter Lynda Wise show off two of the houses they made as well as the other 22 that make up the miniature village. TINY VILLAGE On display Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Memory Lane Scrapbooking is a tiny village made from chip­board and paper. (From left) Shop owner Nancy Hodges and paper crafter Lynda Wise show off two of the houses they made as well as the other 22 that make up the miniature village. The

Village of Roscommon was not the only place decked out in Christmas cheer for Christmas in the Village Dec. 2, as a tiny town had been constructed at Memory Lane Scrapbooking.

Memory Lane Scrapbooking Owner Nancy Hodges said that the 24 chipboard and paper houses were from the imagination of retired Roscommon Elementary School teacher Lynda Wise. Hodges said Wise made the first house and then pitched the idea of having those who frequent the shop make their own house to place in the miniature vil­lage.

Wise estimates that each finely detailed home took about four to five hours to create. The tiny homes lo­cated on the snowy “Memory Lane” feature miniature trees, snowmen, light poles, fences, wreaths and even a few Santa Clauses.


FIRST OF 24 Lynda Wise created the first of the 24 homes in the Memory Lane Scrapbooking Christmas in the Village tiny village display. The home, made of chipboard and pa­per, features a roof made from pa­per made to look like stamps. FIRST OF 24 Lynda Wise created the first of the 24 homes in the Memory Lane Scrapbooking Christmas in the Village tiny village display. The home, made of chipboard and pa­per, features a roof made from pa­per made to look like stamps. “It’s amazing what you can do with paper,” Hodges said. She said her shop is much more than “just putting pictures in books” as those who frequent the store are also ex­ploring paper crafting, card making, as well as scrapbooking.

The tiny village is on display at Memory Lane Scrapbooking, locat­ed at 821 Lake St., Roscommon. The store is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



MEMORY LANE (Right) The tiny homes located on the snowy “Memory Lane” fea­ture miniature trees, snowmen, light poles, fences, wreaths and even a few Santa Clauses. MEMORY LANE (Right) The tiny homes located on the snowy “Memory Lane” fea­ture miniature trees, snowmen, light poles, fences, wreaths and even a few Santa Clauses.

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