This ¾” thick August Imgard House is hand screen printed on the front and back. It is part of a four-piece series of buildings called Hometown Christmas Series, created by Cat’s Meow founder, Faline Jones, in her tenth year of business. This series was introduced in 1992 and retired on December 31, 1992.
In 1847, August Imgard moved from Germany to Wooster to live with his brother. He missed the Christmas traditions from his homeland, so he headed to the woods and cut down a spruce tree. He brought the tree home, deocrated it and put it in his front window, thus beginning a tradition that would spread all throughout the United States.
Look for our trademark black cat, Casper, on every Cat’s Meow. Handcrafted in our Wooster, Ohio workshop.
There are a limited number of this piece available, which is reflected in the price. With your purchase of this building, Faline will donate 10% to Amani Ya Juu, a fair-trade sewing and training program for marginalized women throughout Africa. Visit their website: www.amaniafrica.org (no wholesale orders)