Old Stock from the mid-1990's
an East German 'Glasbläserei'
In the early '90s on a buying trip to Germany,
we visited a quaint glass ornaments shop on
our way to touring the Lauscha Glasmuseum.
The glass blower took us on a private tour of
his 'Glasbläserei', and was happy to make us
samples of his glass ornaments.
blown by hand over a flame in his one-man
workshop, it was such a thrill to choose any
mould from his collection, then watch as the
glass figural was brought to life.
All of the ornaments were blown in antique
molds that were passed down from his father and
Very unique designs that
we have never seen anywhere else in our
more than 35 years of collecting ornaments,
do note that this glassblower is no longer
making ornaments. We're sad to say this is
our final selection of these ornaments.
These glass figurals are a nifty resource for
crafters, because they are a great
point to inspire you when creating old-style
holiday ornaments of your own!
How to Strip a Lacquered Ornament:
All you need to strip an ornament of its
original paint is acetone, paper towelling,
and cotton swabs. Dip the paper towel
into fresh acetone, then wipe away the
lacquer. Use the cotton swab to clean
any nooks or crannies in the design.