Really is it too early in the year? My daughter and mom moved into a new place with their cake shop. They did all their moving in December. The new place is considered "downtown" in our hometown of Benton, Arkansas. It is an older building with a beautiful brickwall on the inside with an arch over the front door. On the outside it has a beautiful awning and two store front windows but because of the moving and everything it was too late in the season to even think about getting any decorations up at their new shop. But my daughter said that I can decorate one for next Christmas.
I found a beautiful idea on a blog called "A Field Journal". She has links to where she found her patterns and there are some links you can find to free templates by just doing a search for Putz or Glitter Houses. So now you can see why I can't wait to get next year's Christmas season started.
Putz or Glitter houses are an old style christmas decorating idea from about the 1910s to 1960s. Putz meaning to fuss or putz about is used to refer to these houses because of all the fussing you would do to get your village to just the way you want it.
I've already downloaded all the patterns. I went to Target and found my Christmas ornaments all 60% off and got them for $1.50 a box. I found my trees on e-bay. And I'm looking into handmaking my papers to cover them. I'll have to experiment to try to get the soft teals I want from the die.
I will be going with a pretty teal color instead of the pink. But I can see it with about half a dozen cakes on crystal dishes all around and beautiful glitter snow covering the floor and cake pedestals around it. I think it will be very pretty when I finish. Hey maybe, if I am lucky, I'll make a window dresser.
Here is what I will be starting with...
The trees will be bleached and died a pretty soft teal to go with the other colors. The larger Christmas decorations may be hung from the cealing with some glitter snowflakes I think. I mean with getting this early a start I should be able to do all of that, right?
My daughter is wanting one window dressed seasonally and another dressed for weddings. So I am thinking about starting with a Glitter House Church that she may be able to use with a wedding theme.