While walking along the endless mazes of the Christmas Markets, we stopped at one booth and watched as a craftsman made beautiful hand blown glass ornaments. These sparkling ornaments now adorn our tree. If you want to see how they are made, this post has more information.
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22 thoughts on “Sparkling Glass from Germany”
These are just beautiful! They wouldn’t last two minutes in our house, though… the dogs drink from the water for the tree, or sleep under the tree, and each time they get in our out from underneath they bump the tree and some lovely figurines ‘rain’ down.
LOL! We actually put up a small live tree on a table in our breakfast area. We decorated the small tree with only the glass ornaments so that they would stand out. We also get to smell the fresh pine while we eat.
Thanks! We love them.
These are gorgeous – I have seen them but not yet bought one. I do have a tea-light holder made this way and it is one of my favourite items.
It was amazing to see how they are made. The craftsman blew into a straw and the glass just expanded.
Ooh they are special aren’t they. I watched the video. Just amazing talent.
He makes it look so easy!
Quite lovely. I have a pink one that I watched being made many years ago. It is one of my most treasured ornaments. It is lovely to think of you and yours with such incredible beauty and grace adorning your tree. enjoy and thanks for sharing.
Pink on a Christmas ornament sounds wonderful! Handmade is very special.
Those are beautiful! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Thanks and to you as well.
very pretty, Have a wonderful Christmas
Thanks. You too!
Very pretty ornaments, love the glassy glow. Have a lovely Christmas 🙂
Thank you, you too!
They are so beautiful! I wish I could have some on my tree…but I’m still having trouble just keeping the candy canes on there, lol. Currently losing them at about a rate of about three per day…Apparently, that Girl Child loves those things. But these are just breathtaking. I’d probably keep them in my Christmas box and just oooh and aaah over them every year, lol.
Well I was tempted to put them in a crystal bowl. Thought they would look pretty but my husband got this cute little Charlie Brown tree and they were a perfect fit. Have a wonderful holiday!
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I love them. They did a great job of wrapping them and they all made it through in one piece.