I love collecting vintage stuff, but have nothing against throwing a few modern reproductions into the mix. We found these reproduction putz houses made by Shiny Brite at a Christmas store in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The Christmas village is called Sparkle Town. The store had the miniature cardboard village on clearance and the deal was too good to pass up. We got 3 houses, a church, and 2 green bottlebrush trees that have real glass ornaments attached to them.
We've mixed in some non-Shiny Brite decorations. The white trees are from Michael's, except for the tallest one, which is from Target's Be Merry collection.
The elves are vintage. They must have been my grandmother's, because I don't remember buying them.
This little Davy Jones of an elf rocks the maracas.
The small white house to the far right is the only vintage house we have in our Christmas village. The vintage house looks pretty shabby next to the new Shiny Bright houses.
The house with the skinny Santa standing on the porch is my favorite.
The vintage snowman on the left is one of 2 that we bought in an antique mall in Muskogee, Oklahoma.