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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...

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...