Dec 8, 2009

WW - German Decorations

Happy Wordful Wednesday!

Like the proverbial Halloween Costume shots in October, I now give you the proverbial Christmas decorations shots for December.

During my moms many trips to Europe she brought us back wooden decorations from the Chriskindlesmarkt in Germany.

Here are a few of my favorites.


This Santa is a incense smoker. It kind of feels wrong watching Santa smoke, but it is so neat seeing the stream of smoke trail out of his cookie hole.

I'd show you, but I ran out of incense cones.


These adorable carolers have a candle on either end. I never used to burn the candles because I was worried I wouldn't be able to find new ones. Last year I found some similar candles at Cost Plus so now I can burn baby burn.


This cutie is sitting on what is called a pyramid.


You light the candles and the heat causes the windmill to spin the center people and make them really dizzy.

The two pyramids we have are actually for my girls. Would it be wrong of me not to remind them of that fact when they move out on their own?

I hope you enjoyed viewing a few of my favorite German decorations.

Now head over to Angies to see what everyone else is showing off!


30 comments:

Muthering Heights said...

Very nice!

Amd I like your new site! :)

Annie said...

Those are wonderful! They look so delicate, they wouldn't survive one Christmas in this rowdy house!

I love the Santa most of all!
Happy WW!

Jenny said...

I love the decorations! Thanks for the explanation of each one...I'm just fascinated by that kind of stuff.

Love, love, love your new layout and header! Great job.

Alicia said...

Those are so cute! I love them!

By the way, what kind of camera do you use?

Buckeroomama said...

I love all these wooden items from Germany. They are so well-made. :)

blueviolet said...

Those have so much charm and character to them!

Marcy said...

Your decorations are lovely - I love knowing about each of them. It's so much fun that they "do" something!

Jen said...

Those are really cool ornaments.

Elaine A. said...

These are wonderful. I especially love the Santa since I collect them. Now I wanna see him smoke! HA!

Jacki said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh.....I LOVE this post!
I was an "army brat" and spent 7 years in Germany. The Christmas markets were the best!

I also have several ornaments from ther. My favorites are the "prune men" they make as different characters. I actually lost mine on the trip home. 30 years later, my sil was stationed over there and sent me new ones!
Merry Christmas!

Whimsical Creations said...

Those are fantastic!!

LOL...your girls will remember and take them. ;)

jayaycee said...

Isn't it so wonderful to have these special ornaments from your travels? We have ornaments on our tree from every vacation we've ever taken, starting with a little sombrero and serape from Cancun on our honeymoon 24-1/2 years ago. The kids just cringe when I start talking about where each one came from. :-)

RhondaLue said...

I love them! I bet you won't see those on anyone else's tree!

K said...

fun! and the lights in the background were pretty, besides... :-)

angie said...

These German goodies are fantastic. They look like they will last, too.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love the German decorations - they're very similar to the Swedish ones I have! :)

Love that incense smoking Santa! :)

Jingle said...

Oh, I LOVE these! And your photos of them are gorgeous!

Mammatalk said...

Simply delightful!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You have wonderful decorations/ It must be such a pleasure to decorate the tree every year.

You're asking ME if it would be wrong to not remind your daughters about the pyramids?

Your friend,
Lucifer

Casey's trio said...

So cool to have such unique decorations!!

4thelove! said...

such great shots!

lisaschaos said...

They're adorable! I love wooden ornaments! And I love the windmill, what a fun idea!

Jenners said...

Smoke ... movement ... what is not to like!?

BK said...

These decorations look very good indeed. My favorite is Santa too. :)

Lindsay said...

The German decorations are so beautiful and retro! I love them!

Honey Mommy said...

I love those pyramids! I think wooden decorations are the best! Germans know how to do it right, don't they?

michelle allen said...

ohhh, i just LOVE those! i got a snowman skier a few years back from a specialty shop. i cherish it! you have a wonderful collection.

Brenda said...

Wow, those are beautiful, thanks for sharing with us. I like the carolers the best :)

bzmomma said...

Love them! That spinning one is awesome!

girlytwins said...

I have one of those candle windmill decorations. I used to love it when I was little.

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