These wooden cut out ornaments are very popular in Germany, they are everywhere. I always regret not buying more of these types of things, to keep for myself and for gifts.
These heavy glass ornaments are so beautiful! These are hand painted by sticking the brush inside the hole at the top! How anyone can do this simply amazes me, and I guess there are very few who can do it. These are beautiful heirloom pieces.
The following ornaments were bought at a garden center, not German made. I loved the silver star made of wire wrapped completely with string then spray painted silver, and sprinkled glitter large and small, I thought it was beautiful and I bought three, they are quite large so they really show up on the tree.
Then I bought some candle clips and candles to put on the tree, I burned the wicks to make it look like they have been lit, but of course they are just for looks.
My niece gave us these beautiful eggs that she got from the Czech Republic. Hand made somehow by making holes in the egg shells without breaking them then intricately painting around them. She have us three, two white and one cream, and believe it or not they made it all the way home in my purse without getting broke! I love them.
We bought each family an heirloom quality German Christmas ornament, the painted one you see above. All things sold at the Christmas marts are genuinely made in Germany or surrounding areas. And of course we brought a bunch of German chocolate for the grand kids.