Posted on March 17, 2022 | 0 Comments
The Girl with Iris, the Flower Child for 2022 is now available.
Almost in awe, she holds the large flower in her small hands. She seems to know just how sophisticated Mother Nature was when she fashioned it. And it requires just as much mastery from the craftsmen and women at Wendt & Kuhn as they recreate this delicate bloom in wood - with loving attention to detail and perfect craftmanship.
Iris pseudacorus, the yellow flag, yellow iris, or water flag, is a species of flowering plant in the family iridaceae. It is native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa. Its specific epithet pseudacorus means "false acorus", referring to the similarity of its leaves to those of Acorus calamus (sweet flag), as they have a prominently veined mid-rib and sword-like shape. However, the two plants are not closely related. The flower is commonly attributed with the fleur-de-lis. - Wikipedia
She is most exquisite.
Posted on March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
New for 2017 is Wendt and Kühn's Girl Finding Easter Eggs. She joyfully discovers two red eggs and one blue tucked in beneath a flower.
Seeing her for the first time, left us wondering about the origin of the Easter Egg Hunt.
One of the earliest references is to Scotland, where "it used to be the custom on Easter Sunday for the young people to go out early in the morning to search for the eggs of various wild fowls for breakfast, it being thought most lucky to find them."
The egg has been a symbol of life dating back at least 2,500 years. Long associated with the circle of life (rebirth and renewal), for plants and animals alike, the egg was first seen as a symbol of the beginning of spring and later adopted as a Christian symbol.
King Edward I of England is renown for popularizing the custom of dyeing eggs for Easter in 1307, when he had 450 eggs boiled and decorated for the royal household.
Wendt and Kühn's Girl Finding Easter Eggs is the latest in their wonderful Easter collection. Cherish her alone or add her to other fine Wendt and Kühn Easter children - which you can find here.
Enjoy My Growing Tradition's Pinterest board on Easter.
Posted on March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
New for 2016, Wendt and Kühn's Boy with an Easter Egg on a Pole is simply said - wonderful...
A delightful addition to your Spring Parade.
You will want to discover Wendt and Kühn's new for 2016 collection - some are here, some are coming. All are fabulous!
Posted on March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Wendt and Kühn has given us a delightful new Flower Child (Blossom Kinder) just in time for the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festivals. The Girl with the Cherry Blossom provides a breath of fresh spring air, standing proud, holding her flower.
Add her to your Easter or spring celebrations as a part of your tablescapes, include her in your Wendt and Kühn Flower Parade, or enjoy her alone as the wonderful piece of folk art that she is.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, an annual commemoration of the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the people of Japan, celebrates not only the enduring relationship between the United States and Japan, but also the coming of spring. This year, the festival, on the banks of the Tidal Basin in Washiongton, D.C., is from March 20th to April 12th. In fact, in honor of Japan's gift, the Prunus serrulata, or Japanese Cherry, is commonly celebrated in spring cherry blossom festivals and displays around the country.
Wendt and Kühn's Girl with the Cherry Blossom is even more special as she is the new Flower Child introduced in the year of Wendt and Kuhn's 100th anniversary.
Enjoy our Wendt and Kuhn Pinterest Board.