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November 27, 2017

Made of embossed or flat paper between 1880 and 1920 in Dresden, Germany, these ornaments are now some of the most expensive Christmas decorations collected!

The earliest Dresdens were the shaped animals, musical instruments and churches. Sometimes they were coated with silver or gold paper, decorated with a couple of bright colours, usually red and green. Each ornament was made of two pieces of embossed paper glued together with a hanging string between. The embossing gave the ornament a three-dimensional look.

Make-your-own sets with instructi...

November 14, 2017

A half-forgotten ornament type that started Christmas gift giving tradition as we know it today!

October 23, 2017

2017 marks 100 years anniversary of Russian Revolutions. Christmas Ornaments Fair collection of vintage ornaments specializes on the most important USSR decorations. 1917 Revolutions redesigned social classes hierarchy. It was indeed only the bourgeois tradition to decorate a tree, but was foreign for the new ruling class. In 1929 the anti-religious propaganda became...

September 28, 2017

What is spun cotton Christmas decorations? How are they made and what is the history behind the technique.

September 2, 2017

Tips on how to decorate your home for Christmas if you have curious pets. Recommendations from collectors how to display precious ornaments to keep them safe.

January 14, 2017

What is the original meaning of Birds as home and Christmas decorations? Handmade Birds Ornaments Sale now on until Valentine's Day.

December 13, 2016

Last Saturday my guests have experienced a Christmas party like it was one hundred years ago. They saw a magnificent real Christmas tree decorated with those days original ornaments and candle holder clips as well as imitating old designs handmade spun cotton decorations. 

The participants learned that most of the families were making their own decorations and we made golden paper chains and cones ornaments. We played fun games of those days and got to know our traditions much better.

Finally, like it was very in common in the end of 18th...

December 1, 2016

Read about the history of Christmas ornaments and how some made a significant story in people's lives.

November 30, 2016

Experience and learn about the Christmas Tree one hundred years ago. Windsor.

November 30, 2016

Lecture at The Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor. The History and Tradition of Christmas Ornaments.

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November 14, 2017