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Issue 102 · True North · December 12, 2013

5 Favorites: A Moment for Tiny Houses

Issue 102 · True North · December 12, 2013

I'll admit it: I have a secret obsession with miniature decorative Scandinavian houses, and there's no better time to put them on display than during the holiday season. Here are some of our favorite vignettes and the best sources for creating your own tiny winter village.

Tiny tin house from my 2nd hand life

Above: A tea light-lit tin house from My Second Hand Life.

A tiny Alpine village made from unglazed porcelain

Above: Made from unglazed porcelain, the Little Alpine Village is $44.99 for a set of 15 from Alpen Art Studio on Etsy.

Miniature tin houses at a Georgian rectory in Sussex

Above: Tin houses in an Updated Georgian Rectory in Sussex, England. Houses sourced from I Gigi General Store in London.

Concrete Houses; Kerzenhalter Set | Remodelista

Above: The Candle Holder Set, a pair of gray cement houses with metal chimneys for candles, is €29.95 from German company Impressionen. 

Delft blue Dutch houses in a row

Above: KLM Delft Blue Dutch Houses photographed by Sebasnl on Flickr; collected in the Netherlands in a cultish fashion, the houses (which are given out by KLM airlines) are available at KLM Dutch Houses.

A Christmas village of houses made of tin

Above: A tin Christmas village via La Boom.

For more of our Nordic holiday decorating ideas, see DIY Video: A Scandi-Inspired Holiday Wreath, 10 Favorites: Scandi Christmas Decorations, and Steal This Look: Scandinavian Holiday Decor Ideas.

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