No elf on the shelf for me – only a mess on my desk. I am trying to get some Christmas houses done. I am also trying to be more colorful. Halloween houses are a little easier for me because the color palette is pretty limited – gray, black, some purple, a little orange and if your house isn’t straight you can just pretend it’s decrepit and falling down and supposed to be that way.
Here is a little progress note.
Below is the blue “printie” house. It is based on illustrations in a children’s book. Anyway, that is what it is supposed to look like. “Printie” cardboard houses were primarily made in the late 1920s to 1930 in Japan. They are so named because the of the lithographed brick sides or lithographed stone masonry doors and windows. I based these on some houses I found in Pete Oehmen’s book on Putz Christmas House Collector’s Guides. (His guide is actually many guides describing these vintage glitter putz houses from Japan.)
I’m planning a red fence for this house.
I’ll post more photos when I get more done.
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