I have Department 56 Dickens Christmas Village buildings and accessories. Not everything...just enough!
My grandmother used to set up a little village on top of her buffet in the dining room. When I was a child, I used to love to look at it during the Holidays. My grandma made a ceramic Christmas tree which she painted, fired and completed with little, multi-colored bulbs that shine the light through so that it looks like a "real" tree. I have her tree as the heart of my display. I loved it then. I love it now.
I think...no, I know that I love my village because I so loved her village from so long ago...60+ years ago.