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 Post subject: 2015 FRENCH PUTZ
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:42 am 
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I love doing themed trees and villages...

Normally these houses would be seen with my three foot tall tinsel silver tree--but Paris this year made me a little maudlin--and I couldn't bear to bring out the tree, opting instead for resin trees I found at an after-Christmas sale at Kohl's one year. I'll try to get a shot later with all this lit, including Karl Fey's blue castle--they're making battery operated LEDs now on ultra-thin wire and I was able to discreetly thread them unseen through a lower window. I highly recommend these lights if you have a space without a plug. The lamppost was found at Home Depot for a song and lights as well. By the way, the blue castle by Fey is a repro--albeit in a custom color scheme I wanted--of a very early 30's putz. I've pulled out another pix for you to see from the archives and posted it as well. Regarding the battery operated LED lights on ultra-thin wire viewtopic.php?f=4&t=986


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Maria, thanks for the tip on the new LED's. Can't wait to see the picture of this lit!!


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The display is beautiful. I love the castles and the Marie Antionette ornaments all mixed in with your vintage figures. It's wonderful.


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Very fun Maria. Looks like you have a nice collection of great buildings by Karl and Howard.


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Thank you - I had great fun making those ornaments. And sold dozens too to a shop in New Jersey--which was also an added bonus!


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