Christmas is a time of secrets. "Behind the back" of our loved ones gifts are selected with care, lovingly wrapped and hidden until Christmas Eve or Christmas morning (hopefully undetected). But as the time of love and peace draws nearer, many of us will feel that the task of finding a suitable gift is almost overwhelming. After all it should bring joy to the recipient, put a smile on their face and always remind them of this particular Christmas. So, to help you, we have put together eleven tips for finding the perfect gift.
Epe is a small town and municipality in the Netherlands. What, you might ask is so special about this particular place in the land of tulips and cheese? Well, husband and wife Judith and Rob van der Waals live there and for the past fifteen years they have been collecting figurines from our traditional workshops. Now the local history museum in Vaasen, Museum Vaasen Historie, will be exhibiting their extensive private collection. From
23 November 2019 to 06 January 2020 you can go there and admire their collection of angel musicians, Dutch children and numerous other figurines and music boxes.
We hope you greatly enjoy what you find there!
Autumn and winter are the time for fairy tales. In 1929 Grete Wendt also felt inspired to create another fairy tale design. This group of figurines depicts the scene in which Red Riding Hood approaches grandmother’s bed. Take a close look at how beautifully the wolf in grandmother’s clothing is portrayed. And the intricately painted decoration on the bed is also astonishing.
We have put together a detailed series of photos showing how our Wolf in Four-Poster Bed is made using the finest craftsmanship. Prepare to be amazed!
…means there are stories to tell. After a whole year of globetrotting, our angel has much to report: from hot sand dunes, to windy coastlines and snow-capped peaks. Our Globetrotter has lived up to its name and visited more than 300 destinations on 6 continents. This has completely exceeded our expectations when we launched our appeal last summer. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who took part. (The winners of the prize draw have already been notified.)
As it would be too bad if all your submissions just disappeared into a photo album, we have decided to keep the picture gallery up and running and we look forward to receiving more of your Globetrotter holiday photos.
It was often everyday things that gave Grete Wendt the inspiration to create new figurines. Native meadow flowers or school children in front of the half-timbered house on Chemnitzer Straße. But she was also approached with numerous requests from outside. Companies, institutions and the state approached Grete Wendt to have the designer realize their ideas.
Since April 13, 2019 at Wendt & Kühn World in Grünhainichen, our new special exhibition “Commission accepted! Special edition figurines for companies, institutions and specialist retailers” have on display selected commissions. Join us every day from 10am to 5pm to follow our fascinating research.
It’s certainly no secret that the musical talents of our Grünhainichen Angels® are known around the world. But even offstage, they still sing to our hearts – as our Angel with Letter and Flowers. As an ambassador of the heart, this cherub makes a gift sure to delight any special loved one. And not just on birthdays or Christmas. Especially as a lovely little surprise in good as well as hard times, from a heartfelt apology to a sincere thank you. A figurine to let all those special people know: “I’m so glad you’re in my life!”
In May 2018 a masterly trio of owls joined our collection. They are a reissue of figurines that first appeared in the company catalog for 1930. No other group of figurines from Wendt & Kühn combines perfection of form and color as impressively as these owls. The way they are painted is quite unique and makes them true masterpieces of figurative craftsmanship. An exclusive video shows the painstaking work that goes into their production and how the unique paint effects are achieved. You will be amazed!
Are you planning a day trip with friends, family or just for the two of you? How does a fun-filled day exploring a unique atmosphere and making lovely new discoveries sound to you? Then please come visit us at the Wendt & Kühn World of Figures. Wander through our magical world of Blossom Kinder and eleven dot angels and delight in the melodies ringing out from our many music boxes. We’re open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.