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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:03 pm 
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I'm new here, and delighted to be a part of the forum. I've been on Ebay the past week, and there really isn't much available that I can find in terms of vintage houses. Any thoughts as to good times of years vs slower times in this category? In addition, what words do you enter in the search engine on Ebay to yield the most responses?

Looking forward to adding to my small collection, and really hoping to find some treasures.

Jack


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:07 pm 
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Try EBAY Canada--they just seem to have more vintage houses

I use the keyword phrases like

cardboard christmas house
paper mache christmas house
retro christmas house
vintage putz house
vintage putz church
made in Japan putz


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:10 pm 
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now if you are willing to buy new putz houses

www.littleglitterhouses.com

and http://www.dimestoredwellings.com/Dimes ... ouses.html


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:36 pm 
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Certainly not opposed to buying new houses. I have been perusing Howard's site in the last day, and hoping to buy a few of his.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:26 am 
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don't forget to check out karl's offerings--they are very close to the originals whereas Howard has his own style

they're both good--i'm proud to say i have houses from them both in spades.

You should also check out http://www.vermontcountrystore.com

http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/stor ... lage/53616

as well as
New at the Holiday Barn: blue sheep putz http://www.theholidaybarn.com/blue-sheep-cottage.aspx
And Woodland Cottage putz with fox! http://www.theholidaybarn.com/woodland-cottage.aspx
Merry Merry Putz House with Santa http://www.theholidaybarn.com/merry-merry-house.aspx

and large ones and a kit http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/for-ch ... utz-houses


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Hi Jack--Horchow's has a very large putz church
http://tiny.cc/jx1gjw
not cheap but thought you might want to know


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:29 pm 
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--A set of five Halloween glitter houses http://www.chasing-fireflies.com/small- ... n=products

--Love the primitive simplicity of this patriotic putz gazebo http://www.etsy.com/listing/104374218/p ... age-gazebo

--Christmas putz houses and bottle brush trees http://www.enchanteddecor.com/page/428563874

--http://bayberrycove.com/wievehooroff.html

--Radko's Sparkle Town http://www.sissyinseattle.com/shiny_brite_2.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:22 pm 
Jack,
I am new here also but I wanted to post to let you know that I found a treasure chest of houses at HomeGoods a few weeks ago. They are newer but nostalgic looking and use LED lights but some of them have great detailing. They were also relatively cheap, even the large houses were only around $17 (much more affordable than the Bethany Lowe houses I have been oggling!)

TJMax and Marshalls (owned by the same parent company) have also had a few in stock, but not nearly the selection and not as detailed. The houses I found are sold under the name Chestnut Lane (really great detailing using corrugated cardboard) and Sugar Plum Dreams (pastels and lots of glitter but not as detailed or high of quality). I haven't been able to find either brand on sale anywhere online--if someone finds them, please post--I really wish I had gotten a few of the smaller sized ones.

I know the ones I originally saw at HomeGoods were selling fast--probably because they were under $20 a piece. (I only got 4 of them. :() If anyone is interested I can post what I got. I went for the larger ones (O-gage) size since I haven't ever seen them at an affordable price like that and I husband limited me to 3 of them--Mom is buying me another for Christmas.

Jill


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:16 pm 
Maria, These houses are for you. :)


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