I bet you didn't know that I have several houses.
Welcome to my homes.
These are some of my Putz houses that I have found at an antique store. Don't you just love them?
Do you see the shelf in the background? It is in the stairwell. Everything on it is vintage except the 3 small Santas on the right.
The picture is a litho from 1878.
Since we had the bookshelf along the stairwell painted this summer I didn't want to put a garland on there that might scratch the paint. I suppose I could have put down a cloth or something to protect it but I knew I wanted to display my Putz houses in a grouping this year and this is a great spot to do it.
I got some blanket snow, tiny battery lights and set a couple of the houses up higher. The white trees are new but the green bottle brush ones are vintage.
I poked the mini lights into the back of the houses where there is a hole for the old fashioned tree lights. Some of the celluloid windows are broken out. I'm surprised these houses didn't catch fire on the Christmas trees if the bulbs overheated.
I remember our neighbours when I was growing up had a whole village around the base of their Christmas tree. There was blanket snow, Putz houses, trees, people etc. and a little white fence kept childlike hands at bay. I was always enthralled with this village.
Now I have my own wee village to enjoy.
I've seen a lot of these jar trees in blog land this season so I
decided to make my own. I used pickling salt for the snow. :)
I found this little cloche Putz house at Winners and had to have
it of course.
This is another house I found at Winners. It is very large at about
9 inches by 9 inches and it has an LED light inside that changes colours. It sits on the china hutch sparkling away in the light.
a close up of the shelf and picture
Well I must get some supper on the table.
I made chicken soup today so we'll have some along with salad.
I hope you're week is going well.
Thanks for visiting!