✨✨ WHAT AN HONOR! As seen in 4 of Etsy's 2022 holiday commercials, playing throughout in the US & the UK, my Nordic ornament collection. ✨✨
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This charming miniature Christmas village is just the thing to add festive delight to your tree, windowsill, or any other place you wish to create holiday magic. Gather the houses together into an instant village, or sprinkle them throughout your home to be discovered one by one.
Handmade from creamy watercolor paper and accented with felted woolen balls, these ornaments range in size from 1.5 to 2.75 inches. Their diminutive 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. I wrap and ship daily, and can even include a handwritten note if you wish.
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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 by me, 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!
Germany takes recycling seriously, and I applaud them for it. Their LUCID program ensures that all recycling costs associated with packaging and shipping materials are prepaid by the business where they originate. My little business is too small at this time to register with the LUCID program, so I am not able to ship to Germany.
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 powered by 100% geothermal energy.
I source papers only from climate-neutral mills sharing my concern for our planet, including papers that are FSC-certified, CO2-neutral, and Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Silver. These papers are also acid-free and archival, so 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 tea light houses fold flat and ship in a small box, they require significantly less shipping materials (and less transport space) as they make their way to
Feb 16, 2023
Feb 3, 2023
Anne's artistry is amazing. She has beautifully mastered her craft.
Jan 22, 2023
Love these so very much
Jan 16, 2023
These paper houses are some of the most beautiful creations I have ever seen! Thank you so much!
Jan 13, 2023
Super charming ornaments and very well made. I love them so much I went back for more of the artists work! Will definitely buy more for gifts...the quality is top-notch.