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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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Where to Get a Personalized Beer Boot- And What to DO With it!

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I remember the first time I saw a Beer Boot… I was 18 years old in Heidelberg, and a group of friends and I were in a Gasthaus where a Beer Boot competition was happening. I’m happy  to report that my Texan friend  won hands down (several times…) His prize? a Beer Boot to take […]

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German Wooden Easter Bunnies from the Erzgebirge

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Easter Rabbits bringing Eggs are a very German tradition. The Erzebirge Mountains in Germany are famous for their beautiful seasonal Wood Carvings, so Easter Time, the carvings are of der Osterhase… the Easter Bunny!. The Hand Carved German Wooden Easter Bunnies are made into ornaments, smokers, figurines, candles and pyramids. You can even find beautiful and collectible […]

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German Charm Bracelet – My Collection of Shield Charms and More!

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/center> Some people collect spoons, other collect patches or post cards; still other people collect beer steins. I don’t know when it began, but somewhere in my childhood I started collecting Shield Charms for a German Charm bracelet. These special little charms are all painted with a place name, and then enameled. I fasten mine on […]

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