Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dining Room Decor, part deux!

The other thing I'm keeping in my dining room (because it's easy and accessible) is my display of little putz houses.

These are houses (and a church) made of cardboard and painted in fun colors. Some of mine are vintage, while others are new.

(Why yes, that is a queen plate. The reason we sold our last house was because we had this queen plate, which apparently some realtors feel is a very good sign.)

Every year I tell myself that I will attempt to make my own putz houses, and they will be to scale, which the ones I've collected are not. I try to arrange them so that the smaller ones are in the back so that they look far away, but...

Anywho, I have a few in the corner cupboard (which I will tell the story of, someday) and on the very cool old tea table (which also has a story, both of which involve DL and his quest to take over the furniture world, sort of) and they look really nice there.

I like to throw in as many bottle brush trees as I can, because they are so 1955. I'll bet Agatha Christie had bottle brush trees at Greenway.


Kathleen George said...

Hello, The Putz houses and trees are very pretty. I would love to hear about how you aquired your furniture. God Bless the Queen:).
Kathleen in Az

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I love all your little houses- each one is adorable. And I love your hanging teacup behind the church. :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

love your houses! they are adorable! and i am with you 100000000% on the bottle brush trees.

Marie Blackburn said...

I love your little putz houses and white bottle brush trees! For a few years, I keep telling myself this will be the year I finally make some putz houses - here we are again and I haven't made any. They are so adorable.

Junkchiccottage said...

Love your sweet houses. All adorable. Love bottle brush trees too.
Happy Friday.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I finally got some bottle brush trees myself... they are cute! And so are your little houses. Have a good weekend Kirby!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

i love the houses with the bottle brush nostalgic and beautiful Kirby!!!!

Bliss said...

Now I know my dining room is a flop, not one bottle brush tree anywhere in my house. I think I saw some in a bin too, why didn't I take them out? I don't have any of those kind of houses and I love yours. I've got some of those ceramic ones. Those are not out either!

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