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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

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

Travel with your Globetrotter

Posted on January 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wendt & Kühn is offering a drawing for a prize of one of ten of the 2019 next Gold Edition Angel. Read the details below...

Globetrotter on tour

ONCE AROUND THE WHOLE WORLD …

Travel stands for a spirit of adventure and discovery, it opens our eyes and teaches us tolerance. Whether you are travelling near or far, to exotic lands or to find yourself. The new Gold Edition from Wendt & Kühn, the Globetrotter, aims to discover the world – accompanied by you! Simply photograph your Globetrotter in well-known locations or in front of tourist attractions around the globe and upload your picture directly to our website by 01 August 2019.

As a thank-you we will enter all participants into a prize draw to win one of ten examples of the next Gold Edition. Want to know more? You will find all the details here and see all the wonderful places the Globetrotter has discovered.

Find your Globetrotter here - Gold Edition No. 11. Grünhainichen Angel / The Globetrotter - with a 24-karat Gold-plated Suitcase.  

or the Globetrotter in a Splinter Box with a Gold-Plated Base.   

Good luck and Happy Travels!

Posted in Angels, German Folk Art, Wendt and Kühn

Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

My Growing Traditions sends you wishes for the Happiest of New Years!

Posted in German Folk Art, Wendt and Kühn

From Wendt and Kühn - Small Grünhainichen Angel in Celebration of the Erzgebirge

Posted on December 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

New for 2018, Wendt and Kühn brings us this Small Grünhainichen Angel in Toy Village. Two-inches high the Grünhainichen angel brings to life the toy-making tradition of the Erzgebirge.     The Angel holds a traditional splinter box on its lap filled with treasures. In it are stored the Angel's favorite toys: a house with a red roof, a little green tree, and a small wooden horse with even smaller ears. All are reminders of the wonderful, world-famous toys that are created in Wendt and Kühn's home, Germany's Toy Villages, in the Erzgebirge that bring happiness to children all around the world.

A very special piece for all of us who love the Erzgebirge's wonderful folk art.

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

Wendt and Kühn's Sterntaler Girl / Star Magic / Star Money - New for 2018 - A Symbol of Humanity

Posted on October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

New for 2018, Wendt and Kühn brings us their latest fairytale figure, the Sterntaler Girl / Star Magic - a symbol of humanity.

       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 the Sterntaler Girl - Star Money / Star Magic. Sitting in a moonlit glade, the Sterntaler Girl spreads out her apron. When stars fall from the heavens and turn into coins it is fairy tale time at Wendt and Kühn. 

A Grimm's Fairy Tale, the Star Talers, "An unnamed, orphaned girl is poor and homeless; she has only her clothing and a loaf of bread that a kindhearted soul has given her. She is a goodhearted person, however, and so she goes out into the countryside to see what might happen. She gives a hungry man her bread, and to three cold children she gives her cap, her jacket, and her dress. After wandering into a  forest, she sees a naked child begging for a shift, and since it is dark and she cannot be seen, she gives her own shift away. As she stands there with nothing left at all, suddenly stars fall to earth before her, becoming talers [brightly shining coins], and she finds herself wearing a new shift of the finest linen. The story ends with her being rich." - Wikipedia

      

Illustration by Heinrich Voegeler

"This fairy tale was particularly popular before the first World War as it symbolized the compassionate man who helps others even when he apparently has nothing himself.  Grete Wendt first designed the Sterntaler Girl in 1930.

Now nearly a century later she still stands for compassion, modesty, and care for others. Those values are today more important than ever. The Sterntaler Girl is a symbol for humanity, one of the reasons Wendt and Kühn chose this particular fairy tale to continue the fairy tale collection in 2018" - Wendt and Kühn

She is also available in a 24-piece jigsaw puzzle - find it here.

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 and the Sterntaler Girl is the second.

You will definitely want to add this very special piece to your collection.

Posted in Fairy Tales, German Christmas, German Folk Art, German Traditions, Wendt and Kühn

Celebrate a Special Person in Your Life with Wendt and Kühn's Angel with a Cake and a Heart

Posted on January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Winter is in full swing. We all need a little spark in our lives. Wendt and 

Kühn's Angel with a Cake and a Heart brings just that.  

She is perfect for Valentine's Day, a birthday, an anniversary, or just to let someone know that you are thinking of them. Enjoy! 

Posted in Angels, German Folk Art, Valentine's Day, Wendt and Kühn

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