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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wax Ornaments


Wax ornaments made from German molds are incredibly durable. 
Beautiful too.
 They feel like an expensive candle.
  I have had mine for over twenty five years. 


I bought them from a German couple who used antique molds. 
They had the most charming shop in Highlands, North Carolina.


The shop is long since closed but you can search for 
wax ornaments on Etsy and easily find some wonderful ones.


I have larger pieces I bought from that couple at our old house. 
I loved them then and I love them now.


I am off to trim shrubs because my darling Joe
 should not be doing that alone. 
I will be back to visit with all of you tonight.

joy and peace
Olive


38 comments:

  1. Hi Olive! Oh, these ornies are so sweet! Hope you don't place your tree by the fireplace - these would melt! :)
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. These ornaments are wonderful!

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  3. They are beautiful, Olive. I remember some wax ornaments on our family tree - they had been passed down through the family from the German side of Dad's family. Those are real treasures.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  4. I used to encounter a couple who cast wax ornaments while at shows. I don't rembember where they were from. I never bought or traded for any, and now I regret it. Thanks for showing yours.

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  5. I don't think I've ever seen wax ornaments. They show an incredible amount of detail! I'll be keeping my eye out for them now at yard sales and auctions. ~ Maureen

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  6. I have never seen / heard of these..how interesting! And beautiful : )

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  7. How lovely! I didn't know about wax ornaments. Thank you for teaching us about something new! Or should I say old :)
    xo, Andrea

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  8. Olive, I have never heard of wax ornaments before. They look like treasures though.:):) Enjoy your weekend. xo, Susie

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  9. I don't think I've ever seen was ornaments before. They are lovely. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  10. They're just darling... never heard of wax ornaments before!

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  11. These are beautiful, Olive. I think I still have a few and must remember to look for them this year. Thanks for sharing!
    Nancy

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  12. Those are so beautiful. I love the old time feel of them.

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  13. Your ornaments are beautiful and different! I love them-enjoy:@)

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  14. Those are very pretty! I don't think I've ever seen a wax ornament before. Hope you enjoyed trimming the bushes. It's too cold here to do much of anything right now, so I'm staying in and trying to clean the house and decorate a little.

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  15. Oh gosh, your ornaments are so lovely. I bought some about 30 or 35 years ago and they are my favorite ornaments - I think possibly because my mother had a wax set when I was little. Mine are all round with angels, etc on them.

    Enjoy your treasures!

    Happy holiday weekend!

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  16. Thanks for showing me something new, Olive. Didn't know about wax ornaments and they are pretty.

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  17. These are beautiful, Olive. I have never seen these wax pieces before. Maybe I have , but didn't know about them! Thanks!

    Karen

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  18. Those are so pretty Olive!... I especially love the little red cottage... xoxo Julie Marie

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  19. Those are just beautiful. I can't believe they last that long! Those are a very special treasure.

    Judy

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  20. Virtual Christmas party at my blog.
    What are your favorite Christmas memories?

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  21. Wonderful ornaments. I've never seen these before, but I have seen beautiful carved candles years ago.We used to have candle parties in those days.
    balisha

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  22. These are lovely Olive and so special. Hope you had a perfect Thanksgiving. I've been eating since Thursday and it all stops tomorrow! Enjoy your Sunday ~ Ann

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  23. Olive,
    You have a lovely collection of was ornaments!! We lived in Heidelberg, Germany in the 80s and brought back a Nurenburg Angel that has a wax face and hands with red velvet dress. Love all of their decorations - the smokers, nutcrackers, wooden ornaments, sooo many lovely Christmas decorations!! Thanks so much for visiting and reminding me of Germany's wax ornaments.

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  24. Isn't it fun to pull out ornaments that you have had for years? They are like old friends returning for a visit. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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  25. I had never heard of these before. They are beautiful. Think I may have to visit Etsy!! xx

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  26. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-turkey.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  27. These are gorgeous! I've never seen one before.

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  28. I've never seen wax ornaments before, they're beautiful!!

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  29. That's what so great about "A Favorite Thing" -- learning about things you've never seen before! Wax ornaments? Beautiful!

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  30. Good Evening Olive, Your wax ornaments are so beautiful and to have such special memories attached to them. Each time you use them, I bet you think of the German couple who sold them to you. That is what I love about owning things for a long time....the wonderful memories always come flooding back. Have a lovely day today. Best Wishes Daphne

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  31. I have never seen these before but I love how timeless they are!

    Thank you for visiting me,

    Carolyn

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  32. What adorable images. Love the sentiment attached to them.

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  33. You have such unique things! Always learning from you.

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  34. It's amazing how long those have lasted! I was going to ask if you made them. ;-) Thank you so much for the kind words about my story telling. That was so sweet of you!

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  35. Olive I've never seen these before...They're very charming! I'll be keeping my eyes open now *winks* Vanna

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  36. Love those sweet wax ornaments~ I'm amazed at how long they have lasted!

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  37. I've never heard of them - lovely.

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive