Inspired by hygge holiday traditions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, this miniature Nordic Christmas village set is just the thing to add festive delight to your tree, windowsill, or any other spot you wish to infuse with Scandi holiday magic. Gather the charming ornaments together into an instant scene, or sprinkle them throughout your home to be discovered one by one.
Handmade from creamy watercolor paper and accented with felted woolen balls, the ornaments range in size from 1.5 to 2.75 inches. Their tiny chimneys and sweet facades are irresistible, and with windows on all four sides, they look fabulous no matter which way they spin.
Have you been wanting to send a hug through the mail? With these cheerful paper ornaments, you can. Give them all to one special person, or gift one to each of your besties. Gift wrap is available, and I can even include a handwritten note.
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I use creamy French watercolor paper, beautifully textured and very strong, as the foundation for each building.
I cut meticulous details with a blade, not a laser -- this means every cut is crisp and beautiful, never "toasted".
Everything is hand-assembled, with some luminaries having as many as nine layers, or close to 80 pieces.
Finally the most delicate bits are reinforced until every house is, literally, ready to shine.
The finished houses are folded flat for shipping and storage.
Your paper lanterns may differ slightly from the photos. As each one is made especially for you, every building is unique.
Your pieces will arrive fully assembled. All you need to do is pop them up and put the tabs through the slots - no glue or tape is required. Tuck in the LED tea lights included with US shipments, and sit back to enjoy the glow.
At the end of the season, simply fold your luminaries back into their small shipping box and slip them into a drawer until next time.
They take up almost no space, because no one needs more bulky stuff to store.
Far thicker than traditional card stock, my 140 pound French watercolor paper is not only beautiful, it is strong.
With this mighty paper for a foundation, my buildings are designed to last for years. And unlike ceramic or wooden Christmas villages, these resilient paper lanterns are more likely to survive an accidental fall from a mantel, or from curious little hands.
Paper naturally absorbs humidity from the air over time, so it's important to stow your houses in a dry location with a constant temperature.
An interior space, such as a closet or a small box under the bed, would be ideal.
Then, when you pull your houses out next winter, they will be fresh and ready to go. Or, to glow!
Here in Northern California, sustainability is a way of life at home as well as in my business. I am proud to say that my studio is largely powered by geothermal energy.
I constantly search out papers from climate-mindful mills sharing my concern for our planet, including papers that are FSC-certified, CO2-neutral, or Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Silver. And because my papers are acid-free and archival, they'll last for decades.
My ornaments are created from the paper offcuts left after cutting larger pieces, allowing me to substantially minimize waste in the studio. And because my luminaries fold flat and ship in a small box, they require significantly less shipping materials (and less transport fuel) as they make their way to you.
Sep 19, 2023
Sep 17, 2023
Fabulous gift for my sister who loves architecture and iconic buildings like Dutch row houses. Just as beautiful as an accent on a shelf as they are on a Christmas tree. I can't believe they are hand cut because of the precision! They were packaged beautifully to prevent damage, and they came with a lovely handwritten note from the artist. I highly recommend!
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