Etsy's Editors' Pick 2021 & 2022: minimalist Nordic tealight luminary, handmade holiday decor of fine French papers, folds to store

$30.00

Shipping to United States: Free


- The perfect last-minute gift, ready to ship (complete with optional wrapping paper and handwritten message)
- Great for housewarming, new apartment, first married Christmas, or a gift for Mom
- Clean, minimalist lines look wonderful everywhere
- Red or gray timber roofs, so you can choose the one you prefer
- The paper houses fold completely flat to store -- no bulky box to store

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It's official: cozy season is here. Bring a little light into these dark nights with the warm glow of a handcrafted luminary.

If your style is about crisp modern lines, you've found it right here. My very best seller, the modern Nordic paper house luminary is just the thing to add warmth, light and holiday magic to your home.

Tuck one on a shelf for a quiet glow, or gather an illuminated village on your mantel for instant cheer. Either way, modern magic is all about the little things.

If you subscribe to a more-is-better philosophy, the matching village can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/907728584/modern-nordic-christmas-village-holiday?ref=shop_home_active_14&pro=1&frs=1.

SET UP & STORAGE

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.

SUSTAINABILITY

Here in Northern California, sustainability is a way of life. Please see my FAQs or About section for information on my sustainability practices. Thank you.

I ship my luminaries in a thin plastic sleeve to protect from winter moisture. If you prefer a paper sleeve, just mention it during check out, and I will happily make that switch.

GIFTING

In need of a gift for someone special? I can wrap your gift for you, and even include a handwritten note if you wish.

Got questions? Send them my way.

~Use flameless LED lights only. Not for use with a traditional candle.

© 2020 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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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
  • Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How I make my paper houses

    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.

    Set up instructions

    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.

    The surprising durability of folding paper lanterns

    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.

    Storages tips

    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!

    Belgian Paperworks is not able to ship to Germany

    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.

    Sustainability

    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

    Even though these are made of heavy stock quality paper, they are so wonderful and well made! The little tea light that comes them lights them up perfect for my fireplace mantel (I bought two, medium and large). The packaging is decadent and comes with a sweet little house ornament. Recommend!


    I love these little houses - will be back to add to the "village" in future!


    This Nordic Farmhouse came well protected in a nice, little box. The packaging was very neat, cute and professional.


    So beautifully made and packaged. I will be back!


    Amazing detail and quality. I love that this folds flat - so well thought out. Anne is responsive and friendly. She’s so talented! Beautiful creation!


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