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Girl with a Christmas Rose / New 2019

Posted on November 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

A new annual Special Edition Series from Wendt and Kühn to Celebrate Advent and Saint Nicholas Day

Posted on October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

Angel on a Star 
A truly extraordinary gift! 

 

 

Posted in Advent, Angels, Christmas Traditions, German Christmas, German Folk Art, German Traditions, Wendt and Kühn

Marcel Carbonel's new Santon for 2019 / Size #2 - The Hat Maker

Posted on October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

New this year, from the Carbonel Santons workshop in Marseille, is the Size #2 Milliner / Hat Maker / la Chapelière.

This delightful figure commemorates the traditional folkloric straw hats worn by Carbonel's Provençal Santons.  

The Hatmaker

There exist several modern hatmakers where one can find these wonderful Provençal straw hats, including Tracelet 

and Mouret

One can also find at Mouret the traditional black felt hat worn by many of Carbonel's male figures

Felt Frederic Mistral ( Capeu di Frederi Mistral ):
Of French manufacture, exclusive creation, the black hat, with broad edges, of Frédéric Mistral and felibres is the typical hat of Provençal. Can be worn on horseback as in the city everyday.

Add the Milliner / Hat Maker / la Chapelière in Size #2 to your collection and celebrate the 18th / 19th century dress of the Santons world.

 

 

Posted in Carbonel Santons, French Christmas, Nativities

Now Available from Wendt and Kühn, Gold Edition No. 12 /The Companion with a 24-karat Gold-plated Pocket Watch

Posted on July 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

New for 2019 - Wendt and Kühn Gold Edition No. 12. Grünhainichen Angel / The Companion - with a 24-karat Gold-plated Pocket Watch and chain.

Holding his costly gold pocket watch firmly in his hand he is able to slow down time, just a little. Calmly, he accompanies us through many a hectic day and reminds us to make time for the really important things - a guide to escort us through time, and to guard those treasured moments.

Since 2009, Wendt and Kühn has crafted a series of figurines with accessories that are 24 karat gold-plated. 

This Wendt and Kühn Grünhainichen Angel comes with the hair color of your choice - Blonde or Brunette - and in a Wendt and Kühn Presentation / Gift Box

The Companion is also available in a Limited Edition (of 22,222 pieces) with a 24-karat Gold-plated pocket watch and base in a Splinter Box.

Special editions to your Wendt and Kühn collection.

Posted in Angels, German Folk Art, Wendt and Kühn

Wendt and Kuehn's New for 2019 Angels with Crown Ooze Charm

Posted on May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

We have just received Wendt and Kuehn's new offering - three Angels with a Crown - and we find ourselves oohing and aahing.  They are simply delightful.

with Small Trumpet

                              

                        with Star and Fruit                        with Gift and Star

Their wings are blue with a flower on each wing. One can envision them leading a birthday parade or adding a simple, albeit colorful, touch to any celebration.

My Growing Traditions is Moving to Michigan

Posted on April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

My Growing Traditions is having a spring adventure. We are moving from Maine to Ann Arbor, Michigan. We will be back online on 6 May. Anything ordered during this moving period will ship on 6 May.

We thank you for your patience!

 

 

Inge-Glas German Christmas Ornament Sale - Save 50%

Posted on January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

You are going to want to take advantage of our Inge-Glas Christmas ornament Sale to add to your collection and save 50%. Inge-Glas of Germany is the oldest glass Christmas ornament company in the world (since 1596). Their ornaments are mouth-blown and hand-painted and they are simply exquisite!

Find the Sale here - Inge-Glas Christmas Ornament Sale - Save 50%.

Don't miss out!  

Posted in Angels, Birds, Christmas Legends, Christmas Traditions, Fairy Tales, German Christmas, German Folk Art, German Traditions, Gnomes and Pixies, Inge-Glas, Sale, Santa

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