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Christmas Ornaments: Blown-glass Made in Poland

Updated on April 25, 2015

Modern Edward Bar Blown-glass Christmas Ornaments

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Pre-world war II Polish Christmas Ornament

Pre-1939 Polish Christmas Tree Ornament
Pre-1939 Polish Christmas Tree Ornament | Source

Vintage Traditional Polish Pinecone Ornament

Vintage Pinecone Ornament
Vintage Pinecone Ornament | Source

The Tradition of Polish Blown-glass Christmas Tree Ornaments

Polish craftsmen have made glass articles since the 10th century, archaeological and written records show. However, blown-glass Christmas ornaments are a relatively recent creation. Initially, Polish glass makers produced practical goods and stained-glass windows. German glass ornaments began to appear in affluent Polish homes in the mid-1800s.

The Polish glass industry surged from the late 19th century until the 1930s with blown-glass ornaments manufactured. It managed to continue throughout partitions of Poland by neighboring states, but was devastated by two world wars. Changing heads of state and Communism led to modified traditions as well as fluctuating supplies of not only luxury items, but those necessary for daily living.

Resurgence of the Polish Glass Industry

After WWII, some glass workshops began producing as early as 1945, but were subject to Communist economic regulations along with religious restrictions. These controlled numbers of workers, imports and exports, and celebrations of religious holidays meant few or no Christmas ornaments.

The Revolutions of 1989 and the end of Polish Communism began a resurgence of a free-market economy and growth of workshops that struggled throughout the previous five decades. This free-market economy also generated establishment of more small workshops.

Workshops Today

Very old Polish glass ornaments, if one can find them outside of museums, have a tradition and reputation for quality, design, artistic imagination, and craftsmanship. Some are hand-strung using rods and spheres leading to ornaments geometric and symmetrical in appearance. The glass-molded or mouth-blown and hand-decorated ones are very delicate art treasures. Modern Polish workshops uphold these traditions. Without government restrictions and sanctions they bring their craft to an avid and sophisticated world market.

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Polish Blown-glass Christmas Ornaments

New Beginnings for Polish Crafts

Polish blown-glass ornaments are usually made in small family-owned workshops or in larger American-commissioned manufacturing workshops like Christopher Radko and Kurt S. Adler's Polonaise line by Komozja. The small shops as well as as the larger ones are labor-intensive because of the handwork involved. Finished products are usually elegant products that shine with jewel-like radiance. Retail prices represent design effort along with manual handwork.


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Where are Polish Blown-glass Ornament Workshops?

Polish blown-glass Christmas ornaments are generally manufactured in the southern part of the country. These modern workshops and manufacturers are localized found in the Czestochowa and Krakow regions.

According to The Poland Import Export Chamber Of Commerce Online, blown-glass Christmas ornaments from Poland are second in the world market for number sold and in first position for quality. Families and collectors value the ornaments for high quality, traditional artwork and unique decorations.

The Sukiennice building - Cloth Hall - in the Krakow Old Town Market Place is one of the best places to buy glass-blown ornaments. Unfortunately, the buyer must also carry them home.


Krakow Christmas Market - 2012 - Christmas in Poland

Christmas Market in Krakow's Main Square:  2012.  (By Silar , via Wikimedia Commons)
Christmas Market in Krakow's Main Square: 2012. (By Silar , via Wikimedia Commons)

How To Make a Polish Blown-glass Christmas Ornament - These are simple steps. Every manufacturer varies. These photos were made in the workshop of Edward Bar .

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Work Station with Propane Torch, Mold Vise, Various Molds, and Drying RackFirst Step: Fabricator Swirling Molten Glass within Mold Held at Constant Temperature by Propane TorchSecond Step:  Silver or Colored Dye Solutions Poured into Bombka  - "a little bomb" - Glass Forms Dry under Industrial HoodsSecond Step:  Silver or Colored Dye Solutions Poured into Elaborate Glass Forms Dry under Industrial HoodsThird Step:  Hand Painting; Each Painter Has a Slightly Different StyleFourth Step:  Painted Ornaments on Drying Rack Placed on a Wide Window LedgeFourth Step:  Very Elaborate Painted Ornaments on Drying Racks under Industrial HoodFifth Step:  Grinding Off Jagged Edges on Stem Where Ornament Cap is placedSixth Step:  Finished Ornaments Wait for Ornament Caps with LoopsFinished Ornament Hanging in Sales Room; the Always Popular Our Lady of Czestochowa - the Black Madonna of Jasna Gora
Work Station with Propane Torch, Mold Vise, Various Molds, and Drying Rack
Work Station with Propane Torch, Mold Vise, Various Molds, and Drying Rack
First Step: Fabricator Swirling Molten Glass within Mold Held at Constant Temperature by Propane Torch
First Step: Fabricator Swirling Molten Glass within Mold Held at Constant Temperature by Propane Torch
Second Step:  Silver or Colored Dye Solutions Poured into Bombka  - "a little bomb" - Glass Forms Dry under Industrial Hoods
Second Step: Silver or Colored Dye Solutions Poured into Bombka - "a little bomb" - Glass Forms Dry under Industrial Hoods
Second Step:  Silver or Colored Dye Solutions Poured into Elaborate Glass Forms Dry under Industrial Hoods
Second Step: Silver or Colored Dye Solutions Poured into Elaborate Glass Forms Dry under Industrial Hoods
Third Step:  Hand Painting; Each Painter Has a Slightly Different Style
Third Step: Hand Painting; Each Painter Has a Slightly Different Style
Fourth Step:  Painted Ornaments on Drying Rack Placed on a Wide Window Ledge
Fourth Step: Painted Ornaments on Drying Rack Placed on a Wide Window Ledge
Fourth Step:  Very Elaborate Painted Ornaments on Drying Racks under Industrial Hood
Fourth Step: Very Elaborate Painted Ornaments on Drying Racks under Industrial Hood
Fifth Step:  Grinding Off Jagged Edges on Stem Where Ornament Cap is placed
Fifth Step: Grinding Off Jagged Edges on Stem Where Ornament Cap is placed
Sixth Step:  Finished Ornaments Wait for Ornament Caps with Loops
Sixth Step: Finished Ornaments Wait for Ornament Caps with Loops
Finished Ornament Hanging in Sales Room; the Always Popular Our Lady of Czestochowa - the Black Madonna of Jasna Gora
Finished Ornament Hanging in Sales Room; the Always Popular Our Lady of Czestochowa - the Black Madonna of Jasna Gora

Edward Bar Blown-glass Ornaments Made in Poland

Here are internet sites where Edward Bar's traditional Polish ornaments may be bought. Please, readers if you find more shops that sell Bar ornaments, let me know.

Polish Blown-glass Ornaments Illustrating Customs, Traditions and Folklore

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Polish Representations of the Virgin Mary with Christ ChildOur Lady of Chestohova - Black MadonnaRepresentations of Polish Santa and Krakovian MythsLajkonik - from a Krakovian Tale -  Tartar Rider and His HorseSanta with Typical Krakorvian Folk Costume Head GearSmok Wawelski - The Wawel Dragon - from the Krakovian Tale of Krakow's SettlementHistoric Sites of Krakow:  Saint Adalbert Roamnesque Church, St. Mary's Chruch, and Town Hall Tower - In Krakow Old Town SquarePolish Representations on Egg-style Ornaments of the Virgin Mary with Christ ChildOur Lady of Czestochowa - Polish Black MadonnaOur Lady of Perpetual Help - Russian Style
Polish Representations of the Virgin Mary with Christ Child
Polish Representations of the Virgin Mary with Christ Child
Our Lady of Chestohova - Black Madonna
Our Lady of Chestohova - Black Madonna
Representations of Polish Santa and Krakovian Myths
Representations of Polish Santa and Krakovian Myths
Lajkonik - from a Krakovian Tale -  Tartar Rider and His Horse
Lajkonik - from a Krakovian Tale - Tartar Rider and His Horse
Santa with Typical Krakorvian Folk Costume Head Gear
Santa with Typical Krakorvian Folk Costume Head Gear
Smok Wawelski - The Wawel Dragon - from the Krakovian Tale of Krakow's Settlement
Smok Wawelski - The Wawel Dragon - from the Krakovian Tale of Krakow's Settlement
Historic Sites of Krakow:  Saint Adalbert Roamnesque Church, St. Mary's Chruch, and Town Hall Tower - In Krakow Old Town Square
Historic Sites of Krakow: Saint Adalbert Roamnesque Church, St. Mary's Chruch, and Town Hall Tower - In Krakow Old Town Square
Polish Representations on Egg-style Ornaments of the Virgin Mary with Christ Child
Polish Representations on Egg-style Ornaments of the Virgin Mary with Christ Child
Our Lady of Czestochowa - Polish Black Madonna
Our Lady of Czestochowa - Polish Black Madonna
Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Russian Style
Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Russian Style

Polish Blown-glass Ornaments: Internet Sites for Manufacture, Wholesale and Retail Distribution

It pays to check for the attribution "Made in Poland" if you are serious about collecting Polish glass-blown ornaments. There are ornaments for sale that are marked as "European-style Glass Ornaments," "Traditional Glass Ornaments," and "Old World Quality Ornaments - to cite just a few descriptions - that are made in other European countries as well as Hong Kong and China.

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Ornaments for Sale in Poland

Christmas ornament store in Sanok, Poland (southeast Poland)
Christmas ornament store in Sanok, Poland (southeast Poland) | Source

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Sphere Featuring Our Lady of Czestochowa

Madonna of Chestohowa Polish Glass Christmas Ornament
Madonna of Chestohowa Polish Glass Christmas Ornament

By Polish Glass Christmas Ornaments. This is a good rendition of Our Lady of Czestochowa

 

Vintage Christmas Ornaments

Shiny-Brite Vintage Christmas Ornaments
Shiny-Brite Vintage Christmas Ornaments | Source

Categories of Mouth-blown Glass ornaments

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Pine Cone Glass Christmas Ornament - Vintage?

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Grand main square (Rynek Glowny) and cloth hall (Sukiennice) in Krakow, Poland

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Rynek Główny, 30-062 Krakow, Poland
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The grand main square (Rynek Glowny) and cloth hall (Sukiennice) Krakow are the site of yearly Christmas Markets selling handcrafted ornaments.

Christmas Market in Krakow, Poland

Christmas Market in Krakow: A wide variety of Christmas ornaments
Christmas Market in Krakow: A wide variety of Christmas ornaments | Source

Glass Christmas Ornaments

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 3 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @Gayle Dowell: Hi, Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Yes, these are beautiful ornaments...great for collectors with cash. However, wouldn't your handmade ornaments that span the years qualify as a collection?

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      Gayle Dowell 3 years ago from Kansas

      Beautiful ornaments. I do not collect Christmas ornaments, but I do like to make a new ornament for the tree every year.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 3 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @AnonymousC831: Hi! Thanks for visiting this lens. I am happy to hear that you also collect Christmas ornaments. I have made an effort to collect primitive / early American feeling ornaments for Easter and decorate "fake" feather trees. Real feather trees are too expensive for me.

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      I collect primitive Christmas Ornaments and anything country feeling.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 3 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @mel-kav: Thank you for stopping by this lens...I appreciate it and the comment you left.I also find glass-blowing intriguing :-) Maybe that's why I took those pix!

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      mel-kav 3 years ago

      Glass blowing has always intrigued me. These are beautiful ornaments.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 3 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @KathyZ1: And thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      KathyZ1 3 years ago

      Cool, thanks for your sharing.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 3 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @anonymous: Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I agree (!) the ornaments that are made by hand are really beautiful and exquisite.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Absolutely gorgeous craftspeople! I have seen a couple of TV specials about glass blowing there, really interesting.

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      Robz007 4 years ago

      I love these ornaments, nice to see Polish ornaments presented in this way

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      Robz007 4 years ago

      I love these ornaments, nice to see Polish ornaments presented in this way

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      ThisGirlWrites 4 years ago

      Wow! Those are more than ornaments - they're works of art. What a wonderful skill to have.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @ThisGirlWrites: Thanks so much for visiting and for your appreciation of these ornaments! Blessed christmas to you and yours!

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      The modern unbreakable ornaments are very cheap and convenient, but I treasure the few blown-glass ornaments handed down by my mother. You show some beautiful ones on this lens.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @Gayle Dowell: Hi! Thank you for visiting my Polish glass ornaments lens! It is getting closer and closer to Christmas :+]

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @Zach Spangler: Thank you so much for visiting this art-craft lens. I'm glad that you enjoyed it and especially appreciate your comments about my informative writing! Christmas cheer to you!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @anonymous: Hi Dave! Many thanks for stopping by this Polish Christmas Eve lens. I am glad, as a former teacher, that I can bring understanding of a little-known art form to those who appreciate learning about it.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @anonymous: Thanks for visiting my lense and leaving a comment. I appreciate yor approval.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      how good this lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi, Cercis. Thanks for educating me about Polish hand-blown Christmas ornaments. I was not familiar with them until my visit here today. I enjoyed reading the history of this art form. Merry Christmas!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @aesta1: How wonderful to hear that... they are so beautiful!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have one of these eggs from Poland and really treasure it.

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      entetrix 4 years ago

      These are so beautiful!

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      Zach Spangler 4 years ago

      This is a great lens, I love finding lenses so well written and so informative. This is probably one of the best ones I've seen, and the squid blessing thing is very cool! I haven't seen a thing like that yet.. :)

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @Kaellyn: Thank you so much for visiting and leaving this inspiring comment. I'm glad we have the same taste in ornaments, and that you found these stunning! I do too :+) wish I had the space for a collection!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @gr3gaquino: Thank you so much for your visit as well as this comment. Both are much appreciated.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @aquarian_insight: Thank you so much for your blessing as well as your insightful comments. They are a joy to me to read.

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      aquarian_insight 4 years ago

      Some of these ornaments reminded me of some gorgeous pieces my mum had when we were kids. I love that old style. Thank you for sharing the background info about Polish blown glass Christmas ornaments - it was a joy to read and I loved the pics.

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      Yvette Munro 4 years ago

      What a beautiful and informative lens.

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      gr3gaquino 4 years ago

      Cool lens.

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      Kaellyn 4 years ago

      I love blown glass ornaments. These are stunning!

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      Beautiful ornaments! It almost that time of year to start thinking of Christmas!

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      Thamisgith 4 years ago

      Great lens. These decorations look amazing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thumbs up!

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      Madonaa 4 years ago

      Beautiful art gallery you have made.

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      These are gorgeous! No I do not collect ornaments.

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      DurgaLakshmi07 4 years ago

      Colorful lens...love it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Interesting. As a kid in the fifties almost all of the tree ornaments were a flimsy type of blown glass. They shattered at the blink of an eye. They are beautiful but modern ones last longer.

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      octopen 4 years ago

      Great lens, I have a new idea for decorations this Christmas now!

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      I used to collect ornaments... but I no longer celebrate Christmas at all :) BUT.. these are the most beautiful christmas ornaments that I have seen! Blessed!

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      so beautiful.

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      psiloveyou1 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens! These are gorgeous and very interesting. Sending an angel Blessing your way :)

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      olmpal 4 years ago

      These Polish blown-glass Christmas tree ornaments are outstanding!

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Thank you for publishing this wonderful lens on these beautiful works of art.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @Torrs13: Thank you so much for visiting, squidliking and commenting on this lens...all are much appreciated.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @Lorri123: Hi Lorri, Thanks for stopping by and for such lyrical comment. The fellow highlighted in the article is really an artist, and he seems to be doing very well in continuing his craft.

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      Lorri123 4 years ago

      Beautiful ! This lense is an art gallery.

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      Torrs13 4 years ago

      Gorgeous lens!

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      What a lovely and delicate design

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Those are very pretty ornaments. They will liven up any home.

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      Moe Wood 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Yes, thank you. Polish glass eggs are beautiful. I don't collected Christmas ornaments but I am always fascinated to see other collections.

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      nathanpoole 4 years ago

      Wow its really amazing lens and stuff . I like your stuff especially Blown-glass Christmas Ornaments.

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      Judith Nazarewicz 4 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      These are so beautiful! This is a wonderful lens!

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      Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

      They are very pretty and such a very interesting lens on the subject. Would not work in my house since I have cats that bat ornaments around.

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      dahlia369 4 years ago

      Blown glass ornaments are definitely my favorite!! :)

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      flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      I love blown glass Christmas ornaments of any origin, and these Polish ones are spectacular.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed this informative lens. I have ancestors from Poland, but don't know much about the country per se ... so this article was a wonderful introduction to their craft niche. Thanks!

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      whats4dinner 4 years ago

      we've never have ornaments such as this. maybe we could try doing this one this holiday. thanks for inspiring me :)

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @anonymous: Thanks so much for visiting this lens and leaving a comment.It sounds as if you appreciate these ornaments as much as I do!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These Polish blown glass Christmas ornaments are very beautiful. They look so delicate and yet they are decorated with such detail, in pretty colors. Lovely!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @LiteraryMind: Hi! Thanks for visiting and finding my information interesting and the photos of ornaments beautiful. Your visit and participating are both much appreciated.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @CamelliaPenny: So happy that you stopped by my lens and left a comment. I love feedback from my readers. And I think your preferred colors are lovely. Your visit was much appreciated.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @TopDigitalMarke: Thanks so much for visiting my lens about Polish blown-glass ornaments. It is delightful to me to know that this lens made you feel happy :+) It is so nice to have ornaments on the Christmas tree which mean something more than just something pretty-to-look-at. Yes, Polish Independence Day was yesterday 11-11; a big day for a small country! There is a Facebook page devoted to the Independence Day March in Warsaw!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @getmoreinfo: Hi! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my lens. I'm glad that you found these traditionally made Polish ornaments pretty.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @anne mohanraj: Anne, Thanks so much for visiting my Polish ornament lens. I love to share information - I guess that's why most of us are here at Squidoo - and am glad you found this lens informative.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @AnnaleeBlysse: Anna Lee...yes the ornaments are pretty and do make a delightful collection. Thanks for visiting my lens!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @sweetstickyrainbo: Hi! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment...I'm glad you thought the ornaments were gorgeous!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @writerkath: Kathy, Hi! Thanks for visiting my lens and leaving your comment. The small Polish blown-glass ornaments made extra special gifts - not very expensive either. Many, however, are marked "old-world style" and made in China under completely different circumstances.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @Alessandro Zambon: Thank you so much for visiting this lens and leaving your comments. I am very happy that I could help you to see an item like Christmas decorations in a new light!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @Gypzeerose: Rose, Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by this lens, comment upon it and then bless it...triple goodness. Yes they are beautiful, and so much care is taken with them when they are made in the traditional way.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @LisaMarieGabriel: Yes, they are very traditional, although the subject matter is becoming more and more traditional. Thanks for taking the time to stop by this lens and comment upon it. Much appreciated.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @Tiggered: Thanks for saying the lens is interesting - that and pointing up how these beautiful ornaments are made was the thrust of the lens. Yes, I realize that the current version of the Sukiennice is for tourists, but it is also an easy place for those not familiar with Poland to focus upon; I do mention the Cepelia Shops, which I personally much prefer, in another lens. I can not find any place which prints the singular of Sukiennice...can you help?

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @anonymous: Many, Many thanks!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @Mami Design: Thanks so much for visiting and for the blessing! Both are so very appreciated!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @siskiyoucowgirl: Thank you so much for sharing your comments and for visiting this lens which is a favorite of mine. And an early Merry Christmas to you, also!

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      siskiyoucowgirl 4 years ago

      Interesting lens and beautiful Christmas ornaments! Thanks for sharing it.

      Merry Christmas!

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      Mami Design 4 years ago

      Great Lens - blessed!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I was here in January and wish I could bless this beauty again but will have to wait on that but its my pleasure to return to congratulate you on home page honors!

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      Tiggered 4 years ago

      I wouldn't say Sukiennice is the best place to buy ornaments - unless you like paying through the nose for your shopping. Sukiennice is (or are - the word is actually plural) geared up for tourists, with prices adjusted accordingly. I'd suggest trying any of the Cepelia shops (Polish chain of handicraft shops) or allegro website (Polish equivalent of ebay - but you need some knowledge of Polish to navigate it).

      Otherwise - a very interesting lens :)

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      These Polish ornaments are gorgeous. I had never seen them before. They look perfect for a traditional Christmas!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens - so gorgeous. I had no idea the Polish Christmas ornaments were so beautiful. I really appreciated learning how the ornaments are made. Pinned to my Christmas board and blessed.

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      Alessandro Zamboni 4 years ago from Italy

      Yes, because this 5 Stars lens shown me how that ornaments are made, and how many fatigue and precision is required to create just one piece.

      From now on I will consider fine Christmas ornaments in a different way!

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      These are absolutely gorgeous! My mother-in-law organizes a "secret Santa" ornament pool every year - She pulls a name out of a hat, and "assigns' us one of John's 7 brothers or sisters. It's fun!

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      sweetstickyrainbo 4 years ago

      gorgeous

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      AnnaleeBlysse 4 years ago

      Pretty collection shown!

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      Lovely Christmas ornaments! Thank you for sharing this informative article.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      These Polish Blown-glass Christmas Ornaments are really pretty.

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      TopDigitalMarke 4 years ago

      This lens makes me so happy! I love the Polish ornaments, they're gorgeous and they always have a special meaning, whether they're religious or patriotic! Thanks for sharing! Dzikuj! (p.s. Happy Polish Independence Day, wito Niepodlegoci!)

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      Perrin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Beautuful ornaments in this lens! I love glass Christmas ornaments. I collect mostly light blue and lavender, but I collect any that strike my fancy!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      This was very interesting to read. The ornaments are beautiful.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @LynetteBell: Thank you for taking time to stop by and let then let me know what you think of this lens!

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Great lens. Thanks:)

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @vegan3k: Thanks so much for stopping by and taking time to tell me how you liked this lens...it's one of my favorites!

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      vegan3k 4 years ago

      Great Lens, Lovely read thanks

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @bwet: I think most of us are better off buying blown-glass Xmas ornaments rather than trying to do our own. Thanks for commenting.

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      bwet 5 years ago

      Although making your own Christmas Polish Blown-glass ornaments sounds cool, I think I would rather buy one from a glass blower myself. Very nice Christmas ornaments though :)

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      @anooptu: Hi and thanks for your comment. Why not consider writing a memoir-type of lens about your small collection?

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      anooptu 5 years ago

      i have a samll collection of this kind of crafts; i think your lens can give more ideas for my collections....