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The Christmas Putz Village

From my earliest memories I have always been fascinated by the miniature world. The scale models and dioramas of museum displays would catch my attention and inspire my creativity. It's only natural that I would channel that creative spark into my love for Christmas displays.

The putz or Christmas village has a long history as a integral part of many holiday celebrations. Maybe it is a small collection of vintage Japanese cardboard houses or perhaps a room-filling display of the modern ceramic buildings so widely available in today's marketplace. We find enjoyment in creating our own little world in which to store our precious memories of these celebrations.

Kringleton Valley
Kringleton Valley
Kringleton Valley
The original three buildings in Kringleton Valley
ca. 2005

The collection I call Kringleton Valley was started with my first buildings in 2005. Here you will find creations reminiscent of the vintage originals so cherished by collectors today.  

In keeping with the vintage manufacturing traditions, Kringleton Valley is crafted almost entirely of  30pt chipboard with natural loofah accents for trees and bushes. Each original design is individually cut out, painted, decorated, assembled, and landscaped completely by hand. I design doors, windows on my computer and print on paper or use clear red reproduction "cellophane" window designs. The pieces can be illuminated by placing a small LED or other low temperature light through the access hole in the back of each structure. But care must be taken as each piece is made of primarily of chipboard and paper. 

 The Valley 

Blue house with three arches
Blue house with three arches

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Blue house with three arches
Blue house with three arches

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Blue house with three arches
Blue house with three arches

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Blue house with three arches
Blue house with three arches

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The blue house with three arches - original three

Completed: circa 2005

Dimensions (inches): width:7.0  depth:4.5  height:5.25

Blue house with three arches
Blue house with three arches
Blue house with three arches
Blue house with three arches
Pink house with three gables
Pink house with three gables

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Pink house with three gables
Pink house with three gables

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Pink house with three gables
Pink house with three gables

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Pink house with three gables
Pink house with three gables

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The pink house with three gables - original three

Completed: circa 2005

Dimensions (inches): width:6.5  depth:4.0  height:5.75

Pink house with three gables
Pink house with three gables
Pink house with three gables
Pink house with three gables
Large white church with tower
Large white church with tower

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Large white church with tower
Large white church with tower

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Large white church with tower
Large white church with tower

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Large white church with tower
Large white church with tower

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The large white church with tower - original three

Completed: circa 2005

Dimensions (inches): width:6.5  depth:4.5  height:9.5

Large white church with tower
Large white church with tower
Large white church with tower
Large white church with tower
Blue cottage with widow's walk
Blue cottage with widow's walk

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Blue cottage with widow's walk
Blue cottage with widow's walk

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Blue cottage with widow's walk
Blue cottage with widow's walk

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Blue cottage with widow's walk
Blue cottage with widow's walk

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Welcome Home

Completed: circa 2010

Dimensions (inches): width:6.0  depth:5.0  height:4.75

Blue cottage with widow's walk
Blue cottage with widow's walk
Blue cottage with widow's walk
Blue cottage with widow's walk
Mary's Church
Mary's Church

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Mary's Church
Mary's Church

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Mary's Church
Mary's Church

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Mary's Church
Mary's Church

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Mary's Church

Completed: February 19, 2019

Dimensions (inches): width:5.0  depth:3.0  height:7.0

Mary's Church
Mary's Church
Mary's Church
Mary's Church
Chandler's House
Chandler's House

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Chandler's House
Chandler's House

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Chandler's House
Chandler's House

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Chandler's House
Chandler's House

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Chandler's House

Completed: March 15, 2019

Dimensions (inches): width:5.0  depth:3.5  height:4.25

Chandler's House
Chandler's House
Chandler's House
Chandler's House
Mason Family Home
Mason Family Home

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Mason Family Home
Mason Family Home

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Mason Family Home
Mason Family Home

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Mason Family Home
Mason Family Home

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Mason Family Home

Completed: March 18, 2019

Dimensions (inches): width:9.0  depth:6.0  height:7.0

Mason Family Home
Mason Family Home
Mason Family Home
Mason Family Home
St. Mark's Church
St. Mark's Church

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St. Mark's Church
St. Mark's Church

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St. Mark's Church
St. Mark's Church

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St. Mark's Church
St. Mark's Church

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St. Mark's Church (variation from original three)

Completed: March 23, 2019

Dimensions (inches): width:6.5  depth:4.5  height:9.5

St. Mark's Church
St. Mark's Church
St. Mark's Church
St. Mark's Church
Luella's Home
Luella's Home

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Luella's Home
Luella's Home

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Luella's Home
Luella's Home

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Luella's Home
Luella's Home

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Luella's Home

Completed: April 7, 2019

Dimensions (inches): width:5.5  depth:4.0  height:4.5

Luella's Home
Luella's Home
Luella's Home
Luella's Home
Orains Kirk
Orains Kirk

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Orains Kirk
Orains Kirk

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Orains Kirk
Orains Kirk

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Orains Kirk
Orains Kirk

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Orains Kirk

Completed: April 27, 2019

Dimensions (inches): width:5.5  depth:3.75  height:4.75

Orains Kirk
Orains Kirk
Orains Kirk
Orains Kirk
Horace Hall
Horace Hall

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Horace Hall
Horace Hall

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Horace Hall
Horace Hall

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Horace Hall
Horace Hall

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Horace Hall

Completed: May 12, 2019

Dimensions (inches): width:6.0  depth:4.0  height:5.5

Horace Hall
Horace Hall
Horace Hall
Horace Hall
Raghnall Academy
Raghnall Academy

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Raghnall Academy
Raghnall Academy

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Raghnall Academy
Raghnall Academy

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Raghnall Academy
Raghnall Academy

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Raghnall Academy

Completed: May 19, 2019

Dimensions (inches): width:6.0  depth:4.0  height:5.75

Raghnall Academy
Raghnall Academy
Raghnall Academy
Raghnall Academy
Clinton's House
Clinton's House

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Clinton's House
Clinton's House

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Clinton's House
Clinton's House

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Clinton's House
Clinton's House

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Clinton's House

Completed: December 31, 2020

Dimensions (inches): width:6.5  depth:4.0  height:4.5

Clinton's House
Clinton's House
Clinton's House
Clinton's House
Villa Rosaverde
Villa Rosaverde

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Villa Rosaverde
Villa Rosaverde

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Villa Rosaverde
Villa Rosaverde

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Villa Rosaverde
Villa Rosaverde

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Villa Rosaverde

Completed: January 26, 2021

Dimensions (inches): width:5.5  depth:3.0  height:4.25

Villa Rosaverde
Villa Rosaverde
Villa Rosaverde
Villa Rosaverde
Haydon's Home
Haydon's Home

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Haydon's Home
Haydon's Home

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Haydon's Home
Haydon's Home

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Haydon's Home
Haydon's Home

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Haydon's Home

Completed: February 18, 2021

Dimensions (inches): width:6.0  depth:4.0  height:4.25

Haydon's Home
Haydon's Home
Haydon's Home
Haydon's Home
Naomi's Home
Naomi's Home

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Naomi's Home
Naomi's Home

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Naomi's Home
Naomi's Home

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Naomi's Home
Naomi's Home

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Naomi's Home

Completed: February 22, 2021

Dimensions (inches): width:6.0  depth:4.0  height:4.5

Naomi's Home
Naomi's Home
Naomi's Home
Naomi's Home