I had a little Friendly Village table top inspiration
in December while shopping at T.J. Maxx~
These little houses and churches with their stone exteriors and snowy rooftops, were two aisles over from Johnson Brothers Friendly Village School House plates~
I’ve always been drawn to the pattern’s English engravings of the snow-covered village and old school-house. The pastoral scenes are framed with a leaf-and-branch pattern around the ironstone rims.
Sensing T.J. Maxx would frown upon a disruption in the bustling Christmas shopping going on around me, my ‘inner merchandiser’ resisted the urge to rearrange four shelves to move the little stone houses two aisles over, and next to the dishes to become a complete snowy village~