(I am delighted that Gisela Mangus offered to share one of her memories with us. Does anyone else collect Angels and Erzgebirge Flower Children? My mom has a set of the flower children in her bedroom. I always loved going in to touch them… carefully of course… They were so sweet, and had such ENORMOUS flowers. How could you not love them? )
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This is Gisela’s Story…
I fell in love with the little Angels and Erzgebirge Flower Children in the 1940’s. Mom would sew for a well to do family in Viernheim, they had 3 children and the mother was bedridden. My mom would go 1-2 times a year and take me along with her.
The family lived in a villa and in the upstairs hall stood a big cabinet with glass doors where the Wendt and Kuhn Angels, Erzgebirge Flower Children and those wonderful books with those pretty pictures were kept. They were just the right size for my little hands, and a life long love was born. I could not read yet , I was only 3 or 4 years old at the time and the love that began then is alive and well now 70 years later.
I do not have to add that I have accumulated quite a collection now. I have the Angels, the flower children and several of the little books. The only one that I ever got as a child “Haenschen im Blaubeerwald” is still here with me. I love it as much today as I did when I got it all those years ago.
It is still possible to find the Erzgebirge Flower Children that Gisela loved so much… and “Haenschen im Blaubeerwald” has been reprinted for a new generation!
There are so many Erzgebirge Flower Children!
Wendt & Kuhn Flower Children
Wendt & Kuhn make my favorite figurines…the faces are so sweet.
Hubrig Volkskunst Flower Children
… there is a difference in the faces and the painting.
Small Figures & Ornaments Flower girl with Flax – 11cm / 4,3inch – Hubrig VolkskunstSmall Figures & Ornaments Flower girl with Columbine – 11cm / 4,3inch – Hubrig VolkskunstSmall Figures & Ornaments Flower girl with Abutilon – 11cm / 4,3inch – Hubrig VolkskunstSmall Figures & Ornaments Flower girl with Daisy – 11cm / 4,3inch – Hubrig VolkskunstSmall Figures & Ornaments Flower girl with Pansy – 11cm / 4,3inch – Hubrig VolkskunstSmall Figures & Ornaments Flower girl with Snowdrops – 11cm / 4,3inch – Hubrig VolkskunstSmall Figures & Ornaments Flower girl with Daffodil – 11cm / 4,3inch – Hubrig VolkskunstSmall Figures & Ornaments Flower child girl with Columbine – 17cm / 7inch – Hubrig VolkskunstSmall Figures & Ornaments Flower child boy with Orchis – 11cm / 4,3inch – Hubrig Volkskunst
These are the Flower Ladies my Mother collected
Dregano Country Flower Girls Figurine Johnswort Made in GermanyDregano Country Girls Flowers Figurine Yellow CinquefoilDregano Country Flower Girl Figurine Daffodil Made in GermanyDregano Country Girls Flowers Figurine Columbine Made in GermanyDregano Country Girls Flowers Figurine Periwinkle Made in GermanyDregano Corn Flower Girl Figurine Made in GermanyDregano Country Girls Flowers Figurine Sweet WilliamDregano Country Flower Girls Figurine Purple Flower
Find Vintage Erzgebirge Flower Children
These Flower Children all have some wear, but they have been around for years. They just need a new home.
Age old Erzgebirge flower children of WEHA ART Seiffen (Germany). 3 flower girls with (partly stronger) traces. VINTAGEFlower children mixed lot: 5 ancient flower children and 1 stork. Enchanting small wooden figures from the Erzgebirge. With DEFECTS! VINTAGEWendt and Kuehn wooden figure / flower child “Boy with Snowflake” from the series “flower children and friends”. W&K collectible. VINTAGEFlower girl. OLD wooden figure “flower girl” (formerly: Girl with cornflower). Collectible. With DEFECT! VINTAGE
Ebay has a large selection of Erzgebirge Flower Children
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