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Antoinette's Christmas Mantel: Season One - Antoinette Stockenberg
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Antoinette's Christmas Mantel: Season One
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Note: This pictorial ebook contains large images and is designed to be viewed on an actual tablet, such as a Kindle or an Android or iPad with the Kindle App installed. Viewing it on a tablet will allow the images to be enlarged and explored. It can also be viewed on a PC with Kindle for PC or... show more
Note: This pictorial ebook contains large images and is designed to be viewed on an actual tablet, such as a Kindle or an Android or iPad with the Kindle App installed. Viewing it on a tablet will allow the images to be enlarged and explored. It can also be viewed on a PC with Kindle for PC or Kindle Previewer but with less ability to explore the images.I began arranging Christmas villages on our mantel a few years ago, mostly because villages are harder to set up under a tree, and also to keep our Godzilla cats from stomping them. The fragile cardboard houses are from around 1930 pre-war Japan, and the tiny figures (tin Zinnfiguren) are mostly pre-war Germany. As satisfying as this ephemeral holiday art is to create, I found that it needed a story. I began my Christmas tale with this mantel tableau and have added characters and their stories to it every year for a decade since then.Each Christmas when I begin to assemble my antique village, I run into the same old problem: the mantel can only fit a dozen or so houses, and over time I have collected more than that. So every year I have to leave well-loved houses and tin figures in their storage boxes, even though Christmas should be their season to come alive. For this mantel, I've assembled fourteen of my very favorite Japanese cardboard houses, along with the cast of tin characters that people them. No Hawthorne, Lemax, or Dept. 56 houses in this village -- just an assortment of sweet, dusty, slightly tattered cardboard structures that have somehow managed to survive three quarters of a century without getting crushed and tossed. Read and enjoy!
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Format: Kindle Edition
ASIN: B01N4GSD3P
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0 She must have an awesome collection
The pictures are beautiful and the collection that the author has must be something else. They story was meh. As an adult, I would have preferred more background about the pieces. Maybe if I was younger, I would have enjoyed the story more.
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