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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:14 pm 
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I made this ornament last year using Lynn's pattern, but I'm not overly happy with the coating. I used diamond dust for the stable and silver glitter for the trees. The trees have tarnished to a nice gun metal color but I much prefer the authentic look of the fine glitter. I think I'll try another one with fine glitter. I also used the scrap from Blumchen.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:02 pm 
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Laurie I really like the colors you picked out and how the glitter tarnished. It's lots of fun to see the different variations from one patten.


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Some years ago--in a local drug store no less not known for carrying name-brand anything as far as craft supplies went--suddenly stocked their shelf with little jars of glitter--no labels---only one was silver, I liked the price, brought it home and promptly lost it in the closet that is my theoretical "craft supply" storage--I found it a year later and it had tarnished to a gorgeous gun-metal. I hope to use it in the coming year....

All that said, I love the simplicity of this little house.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:49 am 
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I was wondering if anyone knew what all the figures were found on these ornaments.\

So far I've seen:

  • Santa w/ deer and sleigh.
  • Woman w/ deer
  • Deer
  • Santa w/ sack and walking staff.

Are there any more?

Steve


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:36 am 
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Not that I know of Steve those are the only ones I have ever seen. I have seen a box set and that only had these four. I have seen variations of the different colors of gltter used.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:38 pm 
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So my cupcake topper showed up today.

I placed one on a house I threw together.
The coating does not look vintage at all.
need to work on that.

But the cupcake topper is real close to the original.
Inexpensive too.


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Merry Christmas,

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No snow here in VT. 65 degs and sunny. Not a normal Christmas.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:14 am 
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Love the side-by-side!!!

Merry Christmas!! No snow here in Wisconsin either.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:59 am 
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Nice job the Santa is a great match you couldn't have done better!


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Steve, the old one probably glistened a lot more when it was new, so the brighter finish of your new one doesn't keep it from being a good tribute. I can't believe how close you got on that cake topper. - Paul


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:06 pm 
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I am impressed in how the new toppers match the old ones found on the houses.

Can anyone explain to me what the coating they used is.

It seems to be a sand/glitter mix. But the glitter has tarnished over time.

Also it seems the added color on the edges is a watered down paint.

Can anyone set me straight on this.

I'd like to match my repros as close as I can.

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