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Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

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We are headed into German Festival Season… Maifests, Germanfests… and the king of all German Festivals … OKTOBERFEST! Whether or not you wear a Dirndl, it’s always fun to wear Dirndl Jewelry. Necklaces, chokers,  bracelets or earrings can help you express your personal style… and show off your love for Germany! There are simple styles, […]

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Symbolism of Maiglöckchen, Lily of the Valley, in Germany

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On May the first, or Maitag, and throughout the month, everywhere you look, you will see Maiglöckchen or Lily of the Valley. Flower shops sell bouquets and small posies, you will see image on cards, and people love to give them as a special sweet smelling token of happiness, joy and love. What made these […]

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Celebrate Maifest in America and Canada… Find Events HERE

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Hummel Figurine – May Dance Millenium Maifest 2000 Maifest is a celebration of the arrival of spring. This old tradition has deep roots in Germany, and became an official German Holiday in 1934. To learn more about Maifest, click here–> What is Maifest? Today, like many other traditions, Maifest came to America with German immigrants […]

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German Kinder Eggs- The Delicious Chocolate Eggs with a Toy Inside

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  Seldom has a candy caused so much joy, and so much frustration at the same time. German Kinder Eggs were such a HUGE part of my childhood. We loved getting those fabulous eggs made from smooth and sweet Kinder Chocolate… and added bonus! there was a capsule inside containing a cute little toy that […]

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Hefezopf Recipe- An Easy and Delicious Braided German Sweet Bread

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My mother loves any Sweet Bread made with yeast dough. Especially at Easter. This year (after watching far too many episodes of the British Baking Challenge) I decided that I would try something fancy. A Hefezopf.  This Hefezopf Recipe is an adaptation of Luisa Weiss’s “Rosinenzopf ” recipe from her fantastic cookbook Classic German Baking. Don’t […]

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What are Sorbian Easter Eggs? How are they made & Who are the Sorbs?

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Some of the most beautifully decorated Easter Eggs that I’ve ever seen are Sorbian Easter Eggs. My mother introduced us to them when we were children, and she remembered them from her childhood. You see, my Opa, her father, is from Weißwasser… a town in eastern Saxony, Germany..,a town that once belonged to Upper Lusatia […]

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

Playmobil for Easter- Fill the Easter Basket with Bunnies & Eggs that Last!

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Playmobil 4450 Bunny Spring Workshop When filling Easter Baskets for kids, it’s nice to include something that they can enjoy playing with for a long time. Why not add a set from Playmobil for Easter? I’ve written before about my love for the high quality Playmobil toys that encourage children to use their imagination–>Playmobil Toys. Not only […]

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

Steinbach Company in Germany- Still Making Erzgebirge Magic for the World

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“We want to bring the Erzgebirge magic into peoples homes all over the world.” While scrolling through Facebook recently, I came across an interesting comment on the Steinbach Nutcracker fan page… it said that the Steinbach Company in Germany had been purchased, and the factory was up and running again. WHAT! I did some digging, […]

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What is a Zuckerhase? Learn More about these Nostalgic Easter Treats!

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Every Easter, someone asks me if I remember the Rote Zuckerhase (red Sugar Rabbit). My response….What is a Zuckerhase? Honestly, I’ve never seen one. I’m a child of chocolate bunnies. And I never saw them when I visited Germany at Easter. Since so many people have fond memories of them, I decided to do some […]

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The Maschkera… The Story Behind the German Fasching Masks

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The Rhineland may be known for it’s Karneval / Fasching parades and celebrations, but go further south, to Alpine area of Baden Wurtemburg, and you will find a different sort of Fasching Reveler. The Maschkera hide behind heavy carved wooden German Fasching Masks and parade through towns making noise to frighten away the demons of […]

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!