My Winter Putz Houses!

German verb putzen, which means "to clean" or "to decorate." Mass-produced cardboard Christmas villages became popular in the US during the early and mid-20th century, while porcelain versions became popular in the later part of the century.

These two above, I hand cut and made...a lot of work, but then I won a Silhouette and found them on their site...
Now my machine cuts them out and I get all the fun of glittering them up!
I fell in love with these sweet paper and glitter houses.
 Maybe they bring me back to my childhood...
 The blue house in the upper right corner was a gift that came from TJ Maxx. It lights up too!

They make me smile!

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  1. Adorable. My grandma always said putzen.....like when the grands were playing and not doing what she thought they should do! Nah, putzen avround all vhe time! (add german accent!)

  2. I have some too, and just love them. Out for winter mantel (at least until Valentine's)

  3. Hello, putzen means actually only to clean/cleaning, it does not mean to decorate at all. :) Sorry, couldn't help it. Native speaker here. :)

  4. So very pretty, Terry! Right after Christmas, I was inspired to make a few of these as well. They'll be ready for next year! Hugs, Catherine

  5. I've heard of putzen around? I love your house displays so true to the season. Who cares what it means sounds so cute!

  6. I love your Putz houses! I purchased some from Laura @Decore to Adore's Etsy shop and I may copy your coffee table vignette with them! Very cute!

  7. I had never even heard of putz houses until earlier this year, I am smitten, they are so adorable!

  8. So gorgeous. They look lovely. It helps to the right equipment otherwise lots of patience needed to cut out all the details. ;)


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