Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Reprise -- Christmas Ornaments

A post from December 2008 when these little ornaments came home to Linderhof. I am still refraining from buying new ornaments and except for the yearly silver bell, I've been really good! These wooden German ornaments are the very last ones I've bought!

It's Sunday and so time for Sunday favorites with Chari at Happy to Design as well as Seasonal Sundays with The Tablescaper

With our tree being on ornament overload, I restrain myself from buying Christmas ornaments with the exception of a dated silver Reed and Barton bell.

Until I found these Steinbach (the people who make the real German nutcrackers) ornaments at T J Maxx in the south city Saturday. A steal of a deal at $5.50 each, I carefully chose only six (out of about 20 different ones). I didn't buy them in Germany but they will remind me of our German trip for they are clever wooden ornaments with a bit of whimsey.

Obviously, it was a hard choice to chose six out of 20 and I did go through each box, selecting about 10 and then finally narrowing the choice down to my designated number of six.
Since husband Jim once owned a wine and spirits shop -- one holding Kirchwasser and one holding a six pack of beer.
How can you have German ornaments without Santa Claus being represented?
A baker for me and more beer for husband Jim!

They're on our tree and I must admit that it was hard to find a branch to hang them from. But special ornaments such as these deserve a place on Linderhof's tree.


Maggie said...

What sweet little ornaments, they remind me of ones that I used to see years ago, at the Christkindlmarkt in Munich.

Lynn said...

I love your ornaments! I've spent a lot of time looking at them but haven't picked any up yet... might rethink that! They are so cute-enjoy:@)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

So cute, Martha! Thanks for sharing this will us again~

Erica (Irene) said...

Martha......your ornaments are so adorable. I wish I was near by so I could come for a visit to see your 'festive' home.
This year I still have a few more boxes to open up but I'm tired so maybe I'll skip this year with those ornaments.
.........have a great day!

The Tablescaper said...

Such adorable ornaments and the perfect addition to your tree. I too have way too many ornaments and restrain from buying new. My exception is when they are tea pot, tea cup or plate related. Then I can't resist. I have a little tree just for tea related items. I also pick up little ornaments with the year on them so I can put a photo of each of my children in it from that year.
Thanks for shareing your new ornaments with Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Martha, they are darling! NO ONE does the wooden Christmas ornaments as well as the ones made in Germany.

I don't blame you for breaking your vow of "no new."

I need to make that vow one of these days. Ssshhh, don't tell Howard that I admitted that!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Such a lovely collection you have. I have a particular fondness for those German ornaments.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, they're so whimsical and cute! Don't know how you managed to narrow it down.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

So happy to see you for the Sunday Favorites party today, my friend! I just giggled...we must have been thinking along the same lines...sharing Christmas ornaments that reminded us of time we spent in Europe! Love your little German made, wooden ornaments...they're adorable! were sooo just buy six! Hehe! Thanks for sharing them with us today!

Have a wonderful day, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Those wooden German ornaments are precious...and you chose perfect ones that tie in German symbols with the holiday season. Great find!

Marlis said...

Love your wooden ornaments they are quite cute! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.