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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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History of Hummel Figurines -How to Value Old Hummel Figurines

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  Many people associate Germany with Hummel Figurines, and presumed that we would have loads of them in our home. Actually, while I was growing up, my mother always had just one Hummel Figurine displayed in her Living Room Schrank… a little girl walking with a basket. She told me her aunt gave it to […]

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German Fairy Tale Wall Art -Wandfiguren from Mertens Kunst

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  See what I found while clearing out the closet? Like many German kids in the 1970s, my room was decorated with colorful wooden Fairy Tail wall art, Wandfigur, that depicted some of my favorite Fairy Tales. Made by companies like Mertens Kunst and Ravi Kunst, these bright and cheery wall hangings have become collectible […]

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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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A Memory of Erzgebirge Flower Children – from Gisela Mangus

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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 […]

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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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