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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Hello everyone,
My name is Lee and I have just recently started to be interested in these little houses. I follow a blog at retrorenovation.com that is all about mid century homes and design. Around Christmas the main editor, Kate, posted some patterns for mid-century houses based on traditional putz houses. There were links to other putz resources and I was hooked.
Anyway, I built the three designs and had a great time doing so. I hope to continue building as I keep seeing pictures of other houses and I say "I can make that one!" over and over... I am hooked.
I am posting pictures of the three houses I made.
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Lee


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 Post subject: Re: Hello everyone
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lee...hello!...

another fan of "mid-century modern" i see!...(you should see the pix of my actual home...but that's another story...and possibly a project for me)...i think i saw your houses, or almost identical ones, somewhere on the internet...probably the site you mentioned...

please note...you are hooked...there is no cure...just therapy...building more houses!...

my very best regards...


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Thanks for sharing your photos, Lee. And welcome aboard.
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Cool houses! I like the orange one a lot!!! The wreath is a nice touch on the yellow one. Did you purchase the wreath somewhere or make it?


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Thank you!
The wreath was in a package of 6 I got before Christmas. I think I got them at Hobby Lobby. They have a little gold hanging thread that I cut off to install on the house.


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Thanks for the tip! I'll have to see if we have them around here.


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Brian, you'll have to wait until next fall to find those wreaths at a craft store. :-)


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Brian,
Here is a link to a place you can purchase the miniature wreaths as well as other Christmas miniatures.
http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/c ... ml-5-0-0-0


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Love them Lee


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Thanks for the link Lee! I like some of the others stuff they have too! I'll have to order some. I have one Japan house that has a little wreath on it and always thought it was unique, makes me wonder if someone added it on after it found it's way to the U.S.A. Paul was probably right if I didn't order them, it would probably be lucky find in the bargain bin. :)


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