* An ideal gift -- everyone loves putting up new ornaments
* Ready to ship, ships immediately
* Handmade by me from heavyweight watercolor paper
This charming miniature Christmas village collection of snow-capped cabins is the perfect present for the skier, nature lover, or traveler who delights in a spark of holiday magic (and really, don't we all?).
They'll remind you of your favorite mountain village, and they're ideal for a host gift, a gift exchange among friends, or just a treat for yourself.
Made by hand with creamy watercolor paper, topped with charming snowcaps, and accented with felted woolen balls, these modern holiday decorations are 1.5 - 2 inches tall.
Their distinctive snowcaps, inspired by frosty mountain walks, have just enough sparkle to recreate the magic of moonlight on fresh snow, and the black timber roofs look like real wood. And with windows on all four sides, these ornaments look terrific no matter which way they spin.
Ornaments are the ideal gift - year after year, they bring happy memories to life. And no one can ever have too many! I’m happy to ship directly to your recipients and can even include a handwritten note if you wish.
Got questions? Send them my way.
© 2022 Anne Louvau, all rights reserved. Usage, reproduction, or altering of artwork is not permitted without permission. Each piece of artwork is an intellectual property and is protected by copyright law.
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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.
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Dec 2, 2022
Wonderful packaging & quality! Well crafted!
Oct 18, 2022
Absolutely adorable. Perfect hostess gift for the holidays.
Oct 8, 2022
Each new version of these ornaments has me coming back for more!