Modern Christmas village house luminary, Nordic holiday decor, tea light house, handcrafted from watercolor paper, folds flat to store

$32.00



If your style is about crisp modern lines, you've found it right here. My very best seller, the modern paper house luminary, is just the thing to add warmth, light, and a spark of holiday magic to your home. 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 you do not need more bulky stuff to store.

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.

And because they have been thoughtfully designed to complement almost any decor from traditional to modern minimalist, they make an ideal gift for anyone who loves to be cozy. Don't miss the timber detail embossed right onto the gray timber roofs.

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

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 its companionable glow.

SUSTAINABILITY

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

I ship my luminaries in a thin cello sleeve to protect them from winter moisture. If you prefer a paper sleeve, just mention it during checkout, 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? Please do send them my way.

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

~ Listing is for one luminary house. Holiday village is a suggestion, available in the shop.

© 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.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • 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.

    Questions about your order?

    Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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    Information collected when you purchase from Belgian Paperworks will only be used to process your order.

    All payments are handled through Etsy’s third-party payment processor and/or Paypal. Other than the amount of your order, your financial information is never shared with Belgian Paperworks.

    Personal information, including name, address, email, and other details of your order will be shared with shipping providers as needed to deliver your order to you, and will never be shared with any other third party. For the purposes of maintaining the shop owner’s tax records, your information will be retained for a period not to exceed seven years.

    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, 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!

    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 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.

    Very cute It will be a great decoration for my house warming party.


    My mother in law and sister in laws loved their little houses. Thank you again!


    These made the most wonderful gifts! Thank you!


    I LOVE these little houses! Anne is a creative genius, and I feel so lucky to have discovered her shop. Thank you so much!!!


    These little candle houses are works of art! The detail is amazing but when the candle is turned on pure magic happens. I ordered a set for a friend and I will have to order more.


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