The Espresso Coffee Lover Gifts The History of Blown Glass.
are 3 inches tall, including the inge gold star crown and 2 inches across at the widest points. The Drink and Food Ornaments are painted porcelain white so they look like a regular porcelain coffee cup and are decorated with medium dark orange that comes up from the bottom of the Espresso Coffee Lover Gifts and fades into the white porcelain. The edges of these Unique Christmas Ornaments are lined with red. The word “Espresso” is printed in black letters covered with iridescent black glitter. There is frothy white foam around the edge of the cup with iridescent gold glitter on top of the Coffee. Select to see a complete listing of our Christmas Decorations Ideas.
In the 1500’s in Germany, the glass blower family Muller worked diligently to produce mouth blown glassware of the highest quality for their countrymen and later for others all over the world to enjoy. For nearly as many years, a second family, the Eichhorn’s produced fine quality glassware to be cherished, as well. Select this link to view our Glass Ornaments.
Beginning in he 1860’s, the glass blowing techniques of both families were specifically customized for creating Christmas ornaments. As the generations passed, each generation would take great care to share the expertise with the generation to follow.
In the 1960’s, young Klaus Muller Blech, 14th generation descendant and Birgit Eichhorn Jeremias Sohn spent countless hours in the glass workshops of their grandparents and parents in Neustadt Germany, learning various aspects of the profession. Both grew to love this vocation and realized it was undeniably ingrained in their spirit. The two glassblowing enthusiasts continued to work in the profession of their forefathers into adulthood.
In 1992 a convention of antique Christmas ornament collectors was held in Reading, Pennsylvania. Separately Klaus and Birgit made arrangements to attend the convention in order to search for the ornaments of their families’ past. Through their activities there, they went home with more than the antique treasures they expected. Imagine two Germans traveled over 3,000 miles from the small town of Neustadt finally to meet each other for the first time in the United States. Select this link to view our Ornament Storage Boxes.
The rest of the story continues in the style of history’s great romances. The two fell in love and were married. The families joined forces and combined their tradition and skills at the inge glas workshops in Germany. Together their collection includes more than 6,000 antique glass blower moulds dating from the 1850’s. In addition, new designs are created each year to represent the Christmas traditions of today. Select this link to view our Miscellaneous Holiday Ornaments.
Inge’s Christmas Heirlooms, named for Klaus Muller Blech’s late mother, represents much more than a collection of ornaments. Inge glas is still a family operated business with fourteen generations of effort, heart and soul invested. For generations, inge glas ornaments have been handcrafted with the skill of their forefathers to make heirloom quality ornaments for others to enjoy.
Adorned with the authentic star crown, inge glass trademark, these ornaments are easily recognizable.
Just like the ornaments many families in the United States already own, which were passed down by their parents and grandparents, Inge’s Christmas Heirlooms are for Christmas lovers of all ages and background’s to collect and treasure today and for generations to come. The collection is a link between Christmas Past and Christmas Future. Select to see a complete listing of our Christmas Decorations Ideas.
The History of Blown Glass.