Sunday, January 9, 2011

Crafty Woman's Hummel Treasures

Last week, I showed one of the cabinets that Rob built into the living room wall to show his treasures.  I thought I'd show the other cabinet, which holds my Hummels. 
 
Some of these belonged to my grandmother.  A few of them were bought for me by Handy Man.  Here are a few close-ups:   
The Christmas angel Hummel is a bit of a mystery.  We haven't been able to find any reference to it in any books or web sites about Hummels.  It has one of the little Hummel symbols on the bottom.  Does anyone know something about it?
Does anyone else collect Hummels?

36 comments:

Jenny Harris said...

Wow, love the display shelves. Looks great! Don't know much about Hummel figures, except that I enjoyed getting a peek at yours. Thanks for sharing!

Sharlotte said...

I do collect them, and LOVE them. They are so sweet and innocent, aren't they? You have a great set! Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

PS Here's a post I wrote about my mother's collection. She loves them too!
http://sharlottesreflections.com/?p=197

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Sharlotte, looked at your mother's Hummels, very nice! I think I've read that the umbrella boy is one of the Hummels that are worth the most; esp. the larger ones. They are all just so sweet.

Boogieboard Cottage said...

I don't collect Hummel's but, only because I already collect too many other things! I love Hummel's and your collection is awesome! Thank you for joining my link party. Also, I'm in love with the picture of your antique dresser and blue wall in your header! Thanks for commenting, Mary :O)

Designing Domesticity said...

I'm not much of a collector, but I do love a little custom storage! Well done. And thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. liz

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

What a lovely collection. They deserve custom storage.

Linda Q said...

Great job on the in wall cabinet, it show cases your collection well!
Don't collect Hummels, actually have some that were my Great Aunt's to sell , that my Mom now has and doesn't want them.
Linda

Angela McInnis said...

I do collect Hummels. My first was Apple Tree boy! Such sweet faces! Thanks for sharing. Hope you will drop by my blog sometime1
Angela

http://amcinnisartworks.blogspot.com

Clean and Happy said...

We have a collection of Hummel's from my husbands grandmother. I think that they are so beautiful. The live in a cabnit in out bedroom since I fear that my little ones will get too close!

Primitive Seasons said...

I have a fair size collection (about 30). Some are very old ( have the "full bee" mark and some were purchased during our 43 years of marriage. None of my children are interested and I'd like to sell some of mine if anyone is interested, you can contact me. Your shelving for the display is lovely, really shows them off well.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Designs By Pinky said...

We dop collect Hummels. We have several pieces that were given to us by my in l;aws. WE also collected the entire Hummel nativity. It is on my blog if you'd like to see it! Love all of yours!!!! I have never seen that Christmas angel! I love it! It looks like it could have been part of a nativity but I don't know. Thanks for sharing your collection!!!! XO, Pinky

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Thank you for likng to Masterpiece Monday! I think my favorite Hummel figure in your collection is the Christmas angel and Jesus. Mary :O)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Pinky, I looked at your Hummel nativity; very pretty!

Rob - Figurines.biz said...

Stumbled across this post and love your collection. The display shelves look great! But what are you going to do when you add more Hummels to your collection ???

I'll keep my eye out for information about the christmas angel.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Rob, I'm not sure what I'd do if I ever bought any more. I don't think they'd look too good if I crowded them on the shelves. I've been trying to NOT collect any more stuff in general (except Fiesta!); but I find myself eyeing Hummels when we are in antique stores, lol.

Handy Man is talking about building some more display cases into the wall in the other room, so we'll see!

LV said...

I used to buy them. I have a fairly large collection. It became too expensive so I have not bought any in several years. I will feature some of mine in a later post. I have one or two very vintage ones.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

My husband's family {from Germany} had many of these!

Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday...

Pam said...

I have two Hummels that were my MIL's. I don't have them on display right now, but I have in the past. Love your display area for them!

Honey at 2805 said...

What a swwet collection and the shelves are great!

Postcardy said...

Your collection is nice the way it is. I think you are smart not to add any more.

Wendy@project-create.blogspot.com said...

I was so excited when I saw your post on Blue Cricket. I have one of those Hummels. The little boy on the fence with the bird. It came from my husbands grandmother. I believe she bought it in Germany. Can you tell me anything about it?

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I adore how you have your figurines displayed. How wonderful to have the room to really show them off. Mine are all crowded into my curio cabinet. I just have a couple of Hummel figurines and I think three plates and a bell, oh and a font, that I inherited from my mother. I have a charming Hummel illustrated book from Germany that a German friend gave my mother too. They remind me of my mom and bring back lots of sweet memories.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I used to collect Hummels when they were affordable. I have several that you have in your collection. I think they are so sweet and precious.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

lvroftiques said...

Your new cabinet is perfect for diaplaying your Hummels! I do have a few of them too (12) They are an homage to my mom who's an avid collector. She has hundreds of them. Vanna

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I like it!! The built in cabinet, that is. Is that a light fixture on the inside top? Awesome!!!

Your figurines are outstanding.

Come on over to my show n tell [link]

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/01/think-of-methink-of-me-fondly.html

Happy Weekend!!

Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty said...

OMG, both my mother and Grandpa are Hummel collectors. For a time, they even had their own collectible store in Florida and SOLD Hummels...Needless to say they haunt my dreams :) We had the very rare ones, the large ones, went to Germany in Epcot to buy limited edition ones...HUNDRED OF HUMMELS! I will say that they are sweet and I hope to have a couple to hand down to my girls, but I don't think I am ready to showcase them in my house just yet. I love that custom storage for them though (we had special curio cabinets from Hummel themselves to display them...actually I think my mom still has them!)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! what a collection! love how your display them! they are really beautiful figurines! love each one of them! Precious!

Mare said...

OMG what a lovely collection:)))....love your display:))....
kisses from croatia:))...
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Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I have 1 Hummel that is an angel. I bought it in Germany back in 2003. I thought it would be fun to by things from their country of origin. I also bought a Steiff bear while in Germany. But I love my Hummel angel.

jenn said...

What a nice collection, the shelves are great too! I've never heard of Hummel's before but they are too adorable!

https://jennoreilly.wordpress.com/

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Nice collection and what a perfect little shelve! Thanks for being a part of "Amaze Me Monday".

~Dittle Dattle

House Revivals said...

These are so sweet! Such precious little faces.
~Amanda

abeachcottage said...

What a cute collection! and the display shelves show them off nicely. Thanks for sharing them.

corner curio cabinet said...

What a lovely collection. They deserve custom storage.

sbcabk said...

What is the name of the first figurine (first box, left) of the two children bringing flowers to the road shrine? And in what year was it made? I just bought this figurine this afternoon and can't find any references to it. Thank you in advance.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

sbcabk, the children at the roadside shrine is called "Adoration," according to my Hummel book. The book also says the old name for it is Ave Maria.

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