Yes...it's true...we love creating Christmas village under the tree--or in this case--on the fireplace mantle...because it's that time of year for author Antoinette Stockenberg's annual vintage made in Japan Christmas mantle--with story of course!
And Antoinette says: Change has come
to my mantel village of antique cardboard houses and tiny tin figures.
At long last, the village has a working harbor (CLICK ON THE PHOTO). As a result, many new
faces can be seen milling about. Travelers, tourists, seamen,
tradesmen—the village is downright bustling! It's all possible because
this summer I was able to devote long hours to painting many new tin
figures to add to my original collection of antique Zinnfiguren.
Miniaturization is an art, and I'm clearly not an artist who is up to
it, but (despite a stiff neck and a newly acquired and possibly
permanent squint) I had a lot of fun creating the new characters. I
hope you enjoy the result. SEE THE 2018 MANTLE AT http://www.antoinettestockenberg.com/Putz2018.htm
READ MORE ABOUT ANTOINETTE STOCKENERG, USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR AT http://www.antoinettestockenberg.com/
SEE ALL OF ANTOINETTE'S PAST CHRISTMAS MANTLES AT http://www.antoinettestockenberg.com/xmas.htm
Where can you get these unfinished and what kind of paints do you use?ReplyDelete
Hi there, Antoinette says: I got the unpainted flats on eBay a few years ago; I use acrylic paint, mostly because I don't have the patience to wait for oils to dry!ReplyDelete