Friday, November 9, 2012

Putz Houses I "made" & Thanksgiving Mantle

 My simple Thanksgiving mantle! I am very Thankful for all that God has graciously given to me. I just wanted it to be very easy and simple this year. BUT, lookout for my Christmas Mantle!!!
I joined Erica's Putz House Swap. It was a challenge to find the houses. My partner, Shirley, just received hers today. The one she made will arrive anytime...I'll post about the swap soon...

BUT, here are the houses I made. My partner received the one in the middle! The blue one I am keeping for myself and the other one may go to my Mom...The roof tops come off. I should have taken more pics...I made them simple like the vintage ones.

So...not sure about Thanksgiving...hubby mentioned going out to a restaurant that day! HMM...I mentioned working at a shelter serving meals...he said no...we don't always agree!

Looks like we are going to a couple estate sales in the morning! One is another "PACKED & Digger sale" and it sure looks like it in the photos. I spied a wood organizer that would hold  card stock. I'm hoping to score that!

Next week will fly by...Monday my Mom and I are going to the Bachman Idea house and out for lunch! FUN!! Tuesday is my duty day at Auntie M's. Wednesday is my " paid work" day job. Thursday is BSF,  Grandgirl after school, plus haircut and color. I WAS going to let my hair go grey...guess not!! Friday is my monthly "work" paid job at the Vintage Cottage. Saturday I'm helping out at Auntie M's because it's the store wide sale, which starts on Friday! I also must bring LOTS of stuff to the booth before Friday! LOL, I'm tired already!

I also want to make some Thanksgiving cards....maybe I can do those this weekend...guess I better get going!



Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Your mantel looks great! The putz house are fabulous! What a great exchange! Sure have missed you!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just love these little houses. I would enjoy making them, I think. Wish you lived next door! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Penny Phillips said...

Your putz houses are so sweet! I made some last much fun! Can't wait to see your Christmas mantle. Hugs, Penny ps. I am now following you on GF

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love your putz houses!

Debby said...

I like your houses. I made two. One to keep and one to swap. Mine actually look alot like yours. Even a little fencing. I wanted to keep mine simple as well.
Love that wreath.
Good luck with that busy schedule.

Kim K. said...

I'm having turkey envy with your mantle. Your platters are so pretty too. Your houses are darling. Enjoy your busy week ahead. Good luck tomorrow at the estate sale.

vintage grey said...

Such a beautiful mantle ad sweet Putz houses!! xo Heather

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Girlfriend you are wearing me out!! I love your little house...Don't let your hair go grey ...Don't go out to dinner on Thanksgiving, I will be, but it is because the wedding festivities start the next day, no way was I doing thanksgiving dinner. i hope you get the rack for cards at the Estate sale!


NanaDiana said...

You sure have a busy week lined up. I love those little houses- xo Diana

Perfectly Printed said...

Love your mantel, can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve for Christmas!!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Deb I think your mantel looks great! I will fly home tomorrow and try to get some simple Thanksgiving decorations out this year. It will take me awhile to get caught up at home...35 days is a long time to be gone. Hugs, Linda

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Your mantel looks great! And so do your houses. I like that you kept them simple and old fashioned! I sent my house for Kim off today. And I received mine from her today as well. It's darling of course!
I can't wait to see everyones.
I'll be at Auntie M's probably on Friday of the sale. Gotta get the good stuff!
Erica :)

vivian said...

busy busy you!! lol my hubby and I never agree! well, thats not true.. but we arent agreeing about christmas this year. I want to just stay home and skip going all the way to the city to his mothers. There are too many of us and its getting too hard. He said I could stay home then and he would go to his mothers... eiy yie yie! thanksgiving.. we stay home, I cook.. and whoever comes comes! then for dessert our best friends (two other families) get together down the street and eat lots of pies! anyways.. have a great weekend!

vivian said...

so many exclamations marks above...

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Pretty! I love seeing everyone's Putz houses this time of year! ♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have a busy week ahead of you, Deb! It all sounds good though. Love your putz houses. I think simple looks best. I love how you did the roofs on them.

craftyles said...

Love your mantle. The Putz houses are so pretty-I love that you kept them simple. Sounds like a fun and busy week. Hang in there and enjoy!

My Vintage Mending said...

YOur house is gorgeous...I hope to get mine started this rest for the weary...smiles...Renee

Vintage Gal said...

Love your mantel ~ simple but beautiful ;-)

rosechicfriends said...

Hi sweetie!
So sorry its taken me so long to get back with you. Love your mantle! I also love those houses...did you make them from a pattern. How is your new room working for you now that its all set up?

I have been keeping so busy with keep my etsy shoppe stocked. I have been seeing things fly out, which is such a blessing. Keeps me hopping!

You sound like your are doing well and keeping busy as usual!

Big hugs!

Stephanie said...

Your mantel is stunning! I love the lace - so pretty :) And your houses are super cute. Have a lovely weekend, friend!


Andy's Attic said...

Love your little Putz houses. You have a super busy week coming up!! My goodness, don't wear yourself out! But do have fun!!

Theresa said...

Oh DEB, LOVE the mantel AND those sweet little houses:) I will not be letting my hair go grey, too young for that! You too:) Have a blessed weekend dear friend, HUGS!

Faye said...

You putz house are so cute, you did a great job!

Kim Dellow said...

So cute! Kim

Maria Elena said...

Love the houses! So pretty and creative! I would love to learn to make these!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You are sounding busy in a good way! LOVE the houses...looks like such a fun project!

Into Vintage said...

Those little houses are so charming and how cute they would be a little gift boxes.

A 'packed & digger sale' along with a trip to Bachman House sounds like a perfect week to me. Wish I could go to either one! :-)

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Would love to make these for grandson, are there any instructions.?

GardenofDaisies said...

Fun! And I bet you still have glitter everywhere! :-)

Sandy Camarda said...

I love your houses. It's one thing I don't have the patience to make. Do you know of a tutorial on how to make them? Have a great week!

Sandy xox

Lynn Stevens said...

My gosh you are one busy gal Deb!!!
Your Putz houses are so darling. I had fun making that tiny one for my salt shaker. May have to make some larger ones for Christmas this year. Your an inspiration.
hugs Lynn

Melinda Cornish said...

I love your houses Deb. They turned out so cute. I have started thrifting and I so love it. I have found some really good buys and new ways to decorate. Whatever you do I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving....Come visit and catch up. I have to know why it is called a putz house!

Joy said...

What sweet little houses and love the wreath in your banner too. Have a great weekend!!

Anonymous said...

What a pretty mantel and I love your putz houses! I have been wanting to make one of these for several years now and just haven't had the time to sit down and do it. They are so adorable!

Hope you figure out what to do for Thanksgiving! We were going to NM then Monday got a call from some good friends from there whose daughter is getting married the first of Jan and we decided to stay home as 2 trips in that short of time isn't doable. So we are smokin a turkey and having some friends over.

bee blessed

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