Monday, December 1, 2008

My Seiffen Germany Christmas Scene Display

Today is December 1st 2008 and I have finished most of my Christmas decorations. I love this time of year when I can bring out all my lovely Christmas Decoration I bought when I lived in Germany.

The frosted Christmas Tree in the above photo is called a "Doppel Schwibbogon" which I bought in the lovely village of Seiffen, Germany. Seiffen is the official Christmas village in Germany. Seiffen is located in Eastern Germany in the "Erzgebirge Mountains" near the border of the Czech Republic. To me Seiffen is a "Magical Winter Wonderland" that I will remember forever through all the lovely Christmas decorations I have to admire when I bring them out every Christmas. Also you will see a Santa, Snowman and Christmas Tree Smokers which give off lovely smells from the scented cones.

The Christmas village of Seiffen in the winter time. In the far background you will see the Octagon "Mountain Church of Seiffen" which I have a replica of in the first photo above.

A bit of history about Seiffen. The toy village of Seiffen owes its name to mining. It is from the winning and washing out of tin that its name "Seiffen" ( mining of tin) originates. In 1324 the name was mentioned in a document for the first time. When mining became more and more unprofitable and miners got into serious difficulties, the number of wood tuners increased from year to year. Seiffen has a link to a lovely video that shows many of the wonderful toys they create. I only wished I would of brought home with me some lovely Christmas music from Seiffen.
The "Mountain Church of Seiffen" in the Spring time.
Above is a photo of the "Kurrende" singers. Historically "Kurrende" was a poor schoolboys choir singing before houses for alms. They are also included in the top photo of "My Seiffen Christmas Scene Display"!! I hope you all enjoyed the wee trip to Seiffen Germany. I have several more lovely Christmas places to take you in Germany in the weeks to come. Hugs Judy

7 comments:

Genie said...

Hi Judy
Love the decorations, and your grandchildren are adorable,
i am going to see my grandaughter in a couple of weeks time,
Have a Happy Xmas if i dont get chance to speak before xmas.
Hugs Jean

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jean, Thanks for visiting and leaving your lovely comment about my sweet grandchildren. Merry Christmas to you too. Hugs Judy

piney cq said...

How wonderful to have those treasures from across the world! AND how lucky you are to have such a beautiful family! Have a fabulous holiday season filled with the love and colors of Christmas! Hugs...Leslie

Maureen said...

Lovely pictures Judy, I really like the singers!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Leslie and Maureen, Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments about my Christmas decorations and grandchildren. Hugs Judy

Rengin Yazitas said...

Hi Judy,
I loved your Christmas decoration, thanks for sharing all those wonderful things. We don't have snow here yet, I envy your white blanket:)
I love to spend Christmas in Germany. I love their "weihnachtsplatz" (christmas bazaar)to buy beautiful ornaments.
Season's greetings,
Rengin

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Judy! How lovely to see all your Christmas treasures - thank you so much for sharing them!
Hugs,
Kerry

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