In a wood chip box and on a wood base the flower child leads the Deer through the countryside.
4" tall by 5-3/4" wide.
The deer has a bell around his neck and carries two packsacks of flowers.
Created in the Erzgebirge, Germany.
Each box is numbered. And we are fortunate to have ones that are in the teens and 20s.
Little Red Riding Hood is on her way to her Grandmother's house, bringing her a lovely basket of cake, something special to drink, and some beautiful flowers.
Yes, she is a truly favorite fairy tale known to all of us - yet, at the same time bringing good cheer, she makes a delightful addition to any special occasion.
She is new in 2019, stands 2" tall, and comes with a Wendt and Kühn Presentation / Gift Box.
Grete Wendt loved the world of fairy tales and used her fascination for them to create a whole series of delightful figurines. One of them is Little Red Riding Hood and a companion piece of the Big Bad Wolf.
Other names for the story are: "Little Red Riding hood," "Little Red Cap," or simply "Red Riding Hood."
"Little Red Riding Hood is a European fairy tale whose origins can be traced back to the 10th century to several European folk tales. One of the best known versions was written by the Brothers Grimm.
Little Red Riding Hood is named after her red hooded cape/cloak. She walks through the woods to deliver food to her sickly grandmother (wine and cake depending on the translation). In the Grimms' version, her mother had ordered her to stay strictly on the path.
The Big Bad Wolf wants to eat her and the food in the basket. He secretly stalks her behind trees, bushes, shrubs, and patches of little and tall grass. He approaches Little Red Riding Hood, who naively tells him where she is going. He suggests that the girl pick some flowers as a present for her grandmother, which she does. In the meantime, he goes to the grandmother's house and gains entry by pretending to be the girl. He swallows the grandmother whole (in some stories, he locks her in the closet) and waits for the girl, disguised as the grandma.
In the Grimm's German version a hunter comes to the rescue with an axe, and cuts open the sleeping wolf. Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother emerge unharmed. They fill the wolf's body with heavy stones. The wolf awakens and attempts to flee, but the stones cause him to collapse and die." - Wikipedia
Beginning in 2017 and over the next few years Wendt and Kühn will release a new fairy tale figurine every fall to add to the joy. Cinderella is the first in the series, Star Magic - the Sterntaler Girl - is the second, and Red Riding Hood is the third.
SALE - Carbonel Santons Stable with Trees / Size #2 - Elite / SAVE 30%
Classic Stable with Trees - Étable No. 2 bis avec arbres.
The stables we have are with either blue or green doors
Stable measures 16" wide, 11-1/2" deep, and 8" high
Size #2 / Elite (the 2-3/4 inch - 7 cm size)
This is the perfect time to wrap your Santons collection in a home!
Brück and Sohn (Printers in Meissen, Germany 1793-2018) celebrate European cities and culture with their exquisite Advent Calendars. After honoring their 225th anniversary in October 2018, the 7th generation, Annette and Helmut Brück, retired, closing their doors. An era has come to an end.
My Growing Traditions has scavenged where we could and replenished our inventory in hopes of being able to make them available to you as long as possible. We do have limited supplies available.
Here we present a few customer favorites -
The Brücks continue to memorialize the history of their company and offer a small museum and postcard archive which are preserved in Meissen and which are open to the public by appointment.
Given our limited supplies we recommend you secure yours now. You can click on the photos and titles above, or click here: to find the entire collection
Every year Wendt and Kühn delights us with a new Flower Child (Blossom Kinder). As always, they have given us a most delightful child.
The Girl with Christmas Rose is 5-1/4" tall and comes with a Wendt and Kühn Presentation / Gift Box
The Christmas Rose (Helleborus niger) is an evergreen plant with dark leathery pedate leaves carried on stems 9–12 in (23–30 cm) tall. The large flat flowers, borne on short stems from midwinter to early spring, are generally white. The plant is a traditional cottage garden favorite because it flowers in the depths of winter.
Helleborus niger is commonly called the Christmas rose, due to an old legend that it sprouted in the snow from the tears of a young girl who had no gift to give the Christ child in Bethlehem.
She along with many other new Wendt and Kühn figures for 2019 is ever so special. We invite you to enjoy this year's additions by clicking here: 2019 Wendt and Kühn collection.
Wendt and Kühn is creating a new annual special edition series, meant to be a small, perfect, yet precious gift for Advent or Saint Nicholas Day (December 6).
For 2019 they give us a charming Angel on a Star at 2" tall. The Angel is similar to the legendary Angel 28 designed by Grete Wendt even before Wendt and Kühn was founded. The Angel has a special label on the underside of its base with the words "Zum Weihnachtsfest 2019" (For Christmas 2019) and comes in the Green and Gold Wendt and Kuehn presentation box.