Not only in private homes, but also in public places like shops and restaurants, smoking figures conjure a festive mood while blowing out their sweet smoke untroubled. Looking at those likeable smoking guys puts us immediately in a swinging Christmas mood. Since the early 19th century, smokers of all sizes, shapes and colours have been traditionally used as decoration. Presenting mostly regional people like mineworkers , smokers are either standing properly to attention or remain quietly seated on an windowsill.
Since medieval times, people used to put candles and other light objects during the cold and dark wintertime in their houses trying to escape the gloominess and grey monotony outside. Memories of Christmas days and joyful family circles return as soon as we light the candles. Decorating your home with a Christmas pyramid truly brings the Christmas spirit alive and is a fascinating piece of wooden art for everyone.
Christmas is, compared to other festivities throughout the year, the leading festival bringing us back the most vibrant memories.Children are gazing mesmerized at all the nutcrackers, smoking figures, Christmas arches and cookies and adults keep smiling while passing shopping windows with overloaded decoration. No matter what type of Christmas arch you choose- your desire for warm and comtemplative illumination in the cold winter days will always be fulfilled.
Among all Christmas decoration, nutcrackers are certainly the most purchased items. The original design presents a sinister-looking soldier or king standing properly to attention and proudly showing off his snow-white teeth. It was on purpose to give nutcrackers a frightful appearance, as they were often caricaturing important leaders of politics and society.Traditionally used during Christmas time, nutcrackers are still popular to be handed on as gift from one generation to another.
In our assortment you can find natural and colored figures, who invite you with their diversity to browse around. Below you will also find a large selection of miniatures in a variety of colors and themes. Become a collector yourself and invite, among other things, sweet angels, globular snowmen and adorable flower children to your home!
In this section we show you small handcrafted works of art, which, with many details and bright colors, not only make a good figure on your Christmas fir. A potpourrie of Christmas motives and cheeky snowmen give themselves a rendezvous here, and entchant you, in addition to the choice of themes, also with all kinds of different shapes. From star to bell, there sure is something for everyone!
In the following category you will see a variety of Christmas candle holders and festive chandeliers, which are traditional as well as modern in their design. Choose between natural or colourful objects and be amazed by shining angels, little carolers and Santa Clause figures, for example. You will also find special editions and decorative LED-illuminated objects.
In this assortment, you will find all kinds of natural and coloured accessories for your Christmas decoration. The repertoire ranges from trees to scenery and incense houses to curiosities, that can decorate your home even outside of the festive season.
Several times a month our employees have the opportunity to exclusively present you one of their personal favorites in this section. Whether rustic smokers, sporty snowmen, eager little angels, ornate pyramids or incense candles that send your senses on a voyage: Our staff can choose from the entire product range. Take a look and discover something new, maybe even outside of your usual "hunting grounds".
In this category we have tracked down items for you that are no longer produced by the manufacturer. The last of their kind, so to speak. If, during the production period, one of the coveted collector's items has slipped through your fingers, it's definitely worth taking a peek inside here. Who knows, maybe you will find the missing specimen to complete your passionately collected collection?
It is Dirk and Romy Hobler, who carry on in third generation with the family tradition and design their jolly "figures with a heart". At the beginning of the 20th century, it was their grandfather Willi Tennstedt, whose talented hands produced wonderful wooden toys. Today, his grandchildren continuously show a probably inherited, funny and dynamic charakter within their production series. Out of the numerous figures, it is especially the couple of angels called "Hans" and "Frieda", who has won the hearts of many clients. Moreover, there is the cheerful snowman- duo of "Fritz and Otto", for which the Hobler company won a design award.