Thursday, December 3, 2009

Little Putz Houses

I recently did a putz house swap and I received the most wonderful and beautiful putz houses! I just love them! I did learn however that they are very time intensive to make, not to mention frustrating and yes, somewhat fun too--after you get the hard parts figured out. The one above, which I shared recently is the one I made--well 2 just like it and there was a lot of learning involved! I learned I would perfer to collect them, but not to make them. LOL!

Here's are the ones that I received in both their day and night views......

This one was made by Zoe H and it is just beautiful with it's aqua glitter. It really shines and the trees are so pretty encrusted with snow and ornies and a cute little snowman to greet you at the front door. I want to live in this little house!

Another beauty made by Kim L of Kim's Prims & Whimsies So much detail! She even made that itty bitty mailbox! Complete with a wreath and door knob on the door, a decorated tree inside the door (I tried to get inside photos, but they just wouldn't turn out right) and snowman wallpaper! Just beautiful!

And this one wasn't in this swap, but I had to include it too. It was made by Linda Prutzman earlier in the year and it too is filled with amazing details and is just gorgeous as well! And as you can see it's a Post Office--cute idea!

And then there is this darling little nativity also made by Kim L. I love the roof and then the city scape of Bethlehem inside, which you can't see in the picture. I love it!

And now for the night time view when these little putzs really come to life and actually glow! I did cut a little hole in the back side of each of them, so I could place a little clear light from the light strand inside them and it makes each one glow so beautifully!

If you look closely you can see the little Christmas tree inside all decorated.

And that is the little putz house neighborhood all ready for Christmas this year!


QueenBe said...

I just love these old houses, and have a collection myself! In fact I just included a photo of one of mine under a glass cloche yesterday! You have a great collection, and yes I would rather just collect than to make them, too. Looks like hard work!

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

They are all so marvelous! Lovely!

Connie said...

Where in the world do people find those little putz houses to decorate, honey?!?! Those are fantastic!

West Side of Straight said...

What a beautiful collection. I remember our family having one when I was a child. Wonder whatever happened to it. So pretty! Our nativity scene as a child was similar to the this one too.

T=ME said...

They are so beautiful! I love that each one is different. The light really makes them cozy. Beautiful! Hugs, Terri

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Oh, my goodness, Cathy! These are beautiful. Where did you ever learn about them? I think they'd be perfect Christmas ideas for NEXT year for me to make! I'd love to learn more from you, my friend.
Thanks for stopping over for my Birthday Giveaway today...and for your kind words. I'm having a ball today!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are all so beautiful! I would love to start collecting little houses! So cute and festive! I have never seen one hand made! I know they are beautiful!

June said...

Hi Cathy,
What an awesome swap. I love evy single one of these little cuties.

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there ~ Oh, they are all so wonderful! I have seen so much on the blogs about these lately that now I'm just so eager to have one (or more!). Love them. Also enjoyed the previous post about the little santa jugs - too cute...

Cynthia K. (Beauty an Blessings)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Precious!!!! And you photographed the sparkle! Not easy to do.


Gayle said...

The lights that you inserted really made the little houses come to life - WAY CUTE!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Your little houses are so beautiful!!! Just love each and every one! Fabulous ideas and colors used! Thanks for sharing...they are GREAT!!! Hugs, Coralie

Carrie said...

I love your houses! They are just too cute!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh Cathy, these houses are all little works of art. Each one is very special.

I've always wanted to try and make one, and I have a few patterns. I think I'm going to try, now that I've seen yours. What a wonderful idea for a swap.

All of your vintage Christmas displays are so pretty Cathy, and I love the angel that you made too.

Thank you for taking time to leave your nice comment for me. I appreciate it.


Joe said...

Hi Cathy,

Love your blog!

I wonder if you could put me in contact with Linda Prutzman? I'd love to purchase some of her Putz houses? I just love that little post office! Thank you! Denice