Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Himmeli

Himmeli is made of rye straw for Christmas. It is a traditional Scandinavian ornament, and the name comes from the Swedish and German word Himmel meaning heaven or sky.


I have seen them made of plastic straws in bright colours but for me the original material is the only right one.

8 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. I will have to put mine up again in the upper hallway. They do look so pretty in proper straw.

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  2. Love your LA quilt on your earlier post. Yes, "himmel" is a Norwegian word as well! The red painted Christmas china set is great. Hope you are fine after the op :-)

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  3. They look complicated to make. Smaller ones would most definitely stand out hanging on a tree.

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  4. Beautiful and delicate. Straw seems perfect.

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  5. The ladies society at church made some for the Christmas bazaar one year. Mine lasted 25 years - with gentle handling. A beautiful thing.
    Hugs

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  6. Original is best. I love these!
    Cheers!

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