Inge Glas
Inge Glas

Inge Glas from Germany is family run, and has produced glass decorations for over 450 years. Some of our favorite ornaments are the beautiful, mouth- blown glass birds. Colors are as varied as nature: bright pinks, deep purples and violets, soothing blues and greens and many different naturalized shades. Some tails are the traditional fiber-glass; others are made of delicate feathers. The old tradition says that birds in cages kept the glass blowers company through long wither nights after Weinacht has passed, reminding them of warmer summer days to come. Other tradition says that the birds brought special messages from God and that these little glass cardinals, delicate bluebirds, and soft copper wood thrushes were a reminder of these joyful messages from Heaven.

Advent Calendars
Advent Calendars

A tradition for many families for generations, paper advent calendars from Germany are, for some, unexpected find in our shop. We’ve heard from many people how difficult it is to find them and they’re happily surprised when the see them here. We do our best to keep them year-round, but of course we have many more to choose from as Advent approaches, beginning in September.

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Carl Jaeger Incense
Incense

We regularly carry Knox, Carl Jaeger and Huss incense, all from Germany, in sizes to suit our smokers, large and small. Fragrances will vary with the seasons, but we do have some Christmas scents in the shop year-round for gifting!

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Woodcraft Ornaments from the Erzgebirge

These include painted items from Hubrig and Ulbricht, as well as some unusual glass and wood combinations from a new company named Titze which feature hand-painted Thuringwald glass with fine wood cuts.  You’ll also find “reiffendrei” (hoop turned) birds and animals represented in wood ornaments as well as table top miniature sets.  This is a special wood turning skill that only about 9 people in the Erzgebirge have and is a particularly cool bit of crafting.

Ino Schaller
Ino Schaller

Founded in the 19th Century, the Schaller factory is one of the few family factories still in operation as such in the Coburg area of Bavaria, just on the edge of the Thuringen forest region. Known best now for the reproduction candy container Santa figures, Thomas and his sister are continuing also to produce antique style flocked ornaments and Easter decorations just like their father and grandfather made. We’re happy to visit Thomas once a year to see his small production factory and hand-select the finishes we’ll carry for the year. It’s always a joyous experience of discovery to see what’s been created new each year and we enjoy sharing that with our collectors. Call us any time to hear the expected arrival date of this years’ selections!