There were only 4 different pieces included in this 1983 Series. It was Faline’s first Christmas series, The Williamsburg Christmas series.
This series did include the trademark Casper the Black Cat, and they were still made with the early production methods that used, real wood, hand-painting, and individually stamped piece info and signature.
The pieces were:
- Federal House
- Georgian House
- Garrison House (a repeat from Series I)
- Christmas Church
Just like her first series, there are several features of this early series that demonstrate the infancy of the company, but you can see a definate improvement from her first series:
- The painted appearance of the pieces definitely show they are hand-painted designs.
- The cut-out shapes of the pieces did show some more creativity as you can see in her Christmas Church.
As you can see, Faline was becoming better at refining her manufacturing process as the CMV pieces were becoming more professional looking, and the series were expanding.
Note: As told in “The history of CMV”, this first series came about due to the prompting of the two gift shop owners that helped Faline Jones launch the Cat’s Meow Village Collections. You can see the full history story from the tab at the top of this page.
Be sure to check back for more posts of the early years series.