Wendt and Kühn 2014 Eleven Dot Post

Posted on October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once a year Wendt and Kühn publishes their Eleven Dot Post - the magazine from their Workshops in Grunhainichen, Germany.

We thought you would enjoy reading this special publication celebrating the classic Wendt and Kühn Angels. 


Click on the image above for a copy of the 2014 edition.
You can also find a copy of it posted on our website.


Among other things, this years edition has wonderful photographs of the intricate construction of their Angels, both on the cover and inside.

Drawings and Construction of Wendt and Kuhn Angels

My Growing Traditions carries an extensive selection of Wendt and Kühn figures. Enjoy!



Posted in Angels, Erzgebirge, German Christmas, German Folk Art, Wendt and Kühn

Celebrate Easter with Wendt and Kühn

Posted on March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

We now have in stock five charming, colorful, and impeccably painted German Wendt and Kühn figures to add to your Easter traditions. They add a wonderful touch to your Easter table.

The Girl with a Basket filled with Eggs and carrying a bunny


is delightfully paired with the Boy with an Easter Egg

Each is 2-1/2 inches tall. 

The Easter Rabbit - Bunny - 3/4" tall - is available separately


and with two other special Wendt and Kühn figures:

a Marguerite Angel with Bunny Rabbit and Carrots


and a member of the Spring Flower Children (Blossom Kinder), The Girl with a Snowdrop and Bunny


All your Wendt and Kuehn purchases from My Growing Traditions will now come in a Wendt and Kuhn gift (presentation box), just to add that special touch to these special German works of art.

Visit our Pinterest board on Wendt and Kuhn angels for our collection of photos All things Wendt and Kuehn.

Posted in Angels, Erzgebirge, German Folk Art, Wendt and Kühn

Emil Helbig Exhibit at the Seiffen Toy Museum - and yes, we carry their wonderful folk art

Posted on November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

If, by any chance, you plan to travel to Germany before the 4th of May 2014, make a side-trip to Seiffen and their Toy Museum.  From 16 November 2013 and 4 May 2014, the Toy Museum is holding a special exhibit of the work of the Emil Helbig Workshop in Grunhainichen. Founded 80 years ago, the Helbig Workshop is one of the oldest existing wood working workshops (Schnitzwerkstatten) in the Erzgebirge and considered one of its finest.

A graduate of the Dresden Arts and Crafts School in 1919, Helbig worked at the Meissen porcelain factory where he was discovered by Professor Alwin Seifert, the director of the "State Toy School." Helbig founded his own very special workshop in Grunhainichen in 1933. The exhibit at the Toy Museum includes many pieces that have never before been seen by the public.

We proudly carry their nativity, from the Mary, Joseph, and Jesus (shown here) to a full set of other nativity figures

and many of their Christmas ornaments, this angel being only one of them. Visit here to see more delightful Helbig Christmas ornaments.


We look forward to carrying more and more Helbig folk art over the years.  Let us know if there are specific pieces you are interested in.

Posted in Angels, Emil Helbig, Erzgebirge, German Christmas, German Folk Art, Nativities

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