December 11, 2013

Tiny tweaks...a tour of my Christmas putz village

The living room fireplace mantle almost didn't get decorated this Christmas. 
I misplaced my putz houses.
I have quite the stash, including this amazing red and white one designed by Erica (Golden Egg Vintage).
I searched through every tub of Christmas, but couldn't find them ANYWHERE!
It took Chris taking apart our furnace/storage room and moving a box of Easter to discover these little treasures.
 Most of the houses were estate sale acquisitions that received fresh makeovers with a bit of new paint and lots of glitter.
Such a happy little Christmas village. 

I'm glad you were found!
XOXO
   

33 comments:

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

So pretty! You gave some a make-over? I'd be too afraid to do that to one of those old buildings.

Donna said...

What a cute village, Kim! Sounds like you all tore the house apart looking for it:) Love your new blog header!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW and I LOVE your putz village! You have a great collection.
Nice ice rink that your hubby makes for you guys!
Keep Warm!
Deb :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Give that man an extra hug! They are so precious and really look pretty with the lights and extra glitter. I only have the one new one from Meri and 2 old ones from the thrift store. I sure wish I could find more. Putz house and pixies...that's what's on my thrifting list! heehee! Isn't it FUN? More fun than new...who would have ever thought! Have fun! Sweet hugs!

Jodee said...

Chris rocks! Love your sweet little village! It looks so cute on the mantle!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

So you lost an entire neighborhood huh? High five to Chris for finding the elusive box. Cute! Cute!

donna said...

I am so glad you found your pretties. You mantel looks great.
Merry Christmas
Hugs
donna

Jill said...

You have a lovely array of Putz houses, it's a good thing they turned up!

Sarah said...

I put mine on the mantel this year too since the big tree is in our foyer. But putting the light strand under the snow annoys me, its all lumpy and they wont sit flat. How do you have yours lit?

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your little putz village is wonderful. I love the variety of houses you have. They look great displayed on your mantle. You have such a nice collection.

xo Danielle

Lutka And Co. said...

Glad they were found too - what a cute village!

Nellie said...

Looks like a happy, bustling little village! Cute display! xo Nellie

Lee said...

So glad it was found~it is wonderful!

vivian said...

Im so glad chris found that box! whatever would you have done? lol.. you would have had to go shopping and get really busy in your craft room!
Love your little house collection.. especially the one Erica made you.
sweet dreams!
xoxo
vivian

Liz said...

So glad you found them! What a wonderful collection you have! I have fallen in love with these tiny glitter houses!

HollyC said...

What a wonderful collection! I have a few new Putz houses but only one vintage house that I purchased at an Estate sale this past year. My New Year's resolution is to find more vintage Putzes! Love all your decorations. Have a great night, Holly

Tammy's in Love said...

My husband has put up five Dept 56 Villages (er...subdivisions, suburbs and Ice Castle community) and still can't find four 'sitting elves'...maybe they're in the furnace room behind the Easter bin!!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

So good that you found them...hate when that happens and it is usually way after that I find what I think I have lost. The mantle is magical, so cute.

vintage grey said...

A magical and sweet village!! Your home always makes me feel so happy looking at all your decorations! xo Heather

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oh Boy! I would have been scared that the whole box got thrown away! Thank goodness Chris found it. Just today I was thinking about doing a "Valentine's Putz House Swap", since I wasn't able to do a x-mas one. A bunch of pink and red houses with heart shaped glitter would be darn cute, don't you think? Hmmmm
LOVE your mantel so much. The house you gave me last year is at the top of my putz display. Post coming soon!
Erica :)

Lynne said...

Whew . . . now I am happy too!

Been skating?

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm glad you found them too! Very cute:@)

Perfectly Printed said...

Love this display....so lucky Chris found it! I know I'm missing a tote, I can't find our usual Christmas tree topper...URGGG! Good thing we have a backup!

Renate said...

Love the village and the elves.

craftyles said...

I'm glad you found them. Such a perfect thing to put on your mantle. Sparkly and vintage.

Jboo said...

So cute! Your mantle is gorgeous!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Ooo! So pretty and cute. I'm glad you found them!

I am determined to thoughtfully pack up my Christmas this year AND label the tubs on all 4 sides! ♥

Joanna said...

I'm glad they were found, too! I love your little village, and I especially love the windows with snowflakes above the mantle…very cute!

Corey Moortgat said...

I just love it!! I've never been industrious enough to put lights in my putz houses, but yours look so fabulous! And, I have to tell you, you've inspired my to decorate the inside of one of my dollhouses- yours looked so cute that I decided to go for it! I'll show you once I'm done!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

When I see your photos, I am so envious! I wish we gad the space for a village ! I am so glad you found yours!

Pam Kessler said...

It would have been a shame to not see your putz village this year. I only have two of them and have NEVER put lights in them (even though they have the big old light hole in the back). It's sort of one of those duh moments for me! They look so pretty that way.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

They are just the cutest! & in all my searching I have never even seen one! Either all the east coast crafters have snapped them up, or they're just still alluding me. Fabulous mantle, I could just look and look and look....

GardenOfDaisies said...

I LOVE your little village!