Thanks for the links @tamamahm. I've added them to my ever growing cart! Although the food stands are pretty small, I'm thinking I could merge them, along with some of the small vendor stands from last year's Advent calendar and make a larger stand of some sort.
I'm hoping to be able to create some stickers for mailboxes that would match the Post Office logo. That way every resident/business in my village has matching mailboxes.
^ I love that photo! There is a small Bavarian "themed" town about 2 hours from me up in the mountains that has a carousel as well. Downtown Seattle also has a carousel going for holiday shoppers during the winter months.
@tamamahm, I've thus far resisted the urge to buy the Friends ski resort sets this year...but I don't know how much longer I'll be able to hold out. I like the look of most the sets, but would likely MOD the brighter colors out to blend more easily into my other sets. I'm just glad there are other options out there to incorporate!
As much as I want to be a completionist with the already released WV sets, it will take the right deal for me to end up with the Post Office and Market sets. I had thought the same about the Cottage and then found the deal mentioned on page 1 of this thread and got the Cottage and Bakery (as well as a couple of other smaller sets) for $150, so crazy things can happen!
My ultimate goal for the Market set is to have a town square with the large tree from the Toy Shop, games, festivities, food vendors, maybe a gazebo of some sort? I think that set would really help fill the town square out.
I've also decided to add some caves (eventually) for my Caveman minifigs I just got with the current promo. It'll likely be a continuation of the same cave system I'll (eventually...) have my train run through.