Oh the joy of timy things and Christmas. Beginning in 1926, dimestores and catalogs sold small cardboard Christmas houses. In 1928, the houses were then decored with "snow" of mica, translucent windows, and lights. There are various types pf Putz houses from the US, Japan, Germany, Italy and other countries. An excellent history is found on Papa Ted's Place http://www.papatedsplace.com/earlyperiod.html His site also has lots and lots of photos of vintahe Putz as well as cleaning and repair information. Below are some styles of vintage and modern reproduction Putz.
and two scaled patterns on graph paper Download PaperHsepattern.pdf Download PaperHse2pattern.pdf
You can also purchase a cardboard house from Art Chix Studio. Mica glitter can be found at Silver Crow Creations, though regular glitter will work, too. Don't forget Bottle Brush Trees (they have them at Michaels or Katies Collections. Finish with more fake snow and your favorite figurines. There is a set you could cutomize at Vermont Coumtry Store. Have fun "putzing" around :-)