A Very Vintage Christmas, part 3

Are you familiar with putz houses?  Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia

“A Christmas village (or putz) is a decorative, miniature-scale village often set up during the Christmas season. These villages are rooted in the elaborate Christmas traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Mass-produced cardboard Christmas villages became popular in the United States during the early and mid-20th century, while porcelain versions (especially those created by the company Department 56) became popular in the later part of the century.”

I don’t think I’ve ever heard them called a “Putz” but now that I have – I like them even more.

Here’s a great selection of vintage putz for ya’.

A whole village from Seaside Rose Creations, $48.

Vintage putz, still in the box!  Just $28 from Quite Frankie.

A colorful grouping of putz homes, $22 from Call Me Jasper

Bright blue putz home with Santa on the roof and some adorable blue bottle brush trees in the mix.  $18 from Teresa Tudor.

A really great buy and instant collection, $50 from Vintage Picker 1.

And your putz collection simply would not be complete without a white church.  This one is quite the find, it lights up and plays “Silent Night”.  $35 from Vintage Junk In My Trunk.  

Do you have a shop that sells vintage goodies?  Or do you have a collection you want to share with us?  Feel free to leave a link in the comments section.

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2 thoughts on “A Very Vintage Christmas, part 3

  1. Lovely, informative post. I was never sure of where that word “putz” came form. Thank you so much for including my pastel village!
    Jennifer (aka call me jasper)

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