Friday, June 5, 2009

What came from Deutschland (favorites)??

Even as I'm writing this, I'm thinking "that sounds a little wacko" because I was about to write that I really do not collect things, other than nativity sets and here I am going to show you things I have collected...

Here is a beautiful Hummel Madonna that both my mom and I bought when we were in Germany (she came for a one month visit). Wish I could remember what happened to hers??!!

Now here is a beautiful Wedgwood piece (which is a British, not a German item but it was bought in Germany). It is a beautiful plate of Pope John II that I couldn't resist. Amazingly I got a farewell gift of a Wedgwood egg that matches!

Now here is that Hummel I told you about yesterday, with the little sister teaching the even littler brother, to pray.

Had to take two pictures, so you could get the full benefit of this cute piece.

One of the things we found that were very popular and easy to find were the many plates that are made depicting the German towns. This is one of the 'Rathaus' in Bamberg, where we lived. It is the courthouse and it did look like this, water and all.

This is a plate from Berchtesgaden ( in Bavaria which is southern Germany). This is such a gorgeous area of looks like a story book come to life, a lot like Wanda's incredible Blog site. In the little town and the shops that wee there, you could see 'real live' Germans in lederhosen!!

Here's some cute quotes I found on the Internet:

If an article is attractive, or useful, or inexpensive, they'll stop making it tomorrow; if it's all three, they stopped making it yesterday. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure. ~Murphy's Law

If there is something you must do and you cannot do it, you cannot do anything else. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

How is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person? ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one. ~Erma Bombeck

I tell you this, and I tell you plain: What you have done, you will do again; You will bite your tongue, careful or not, Upon the already-bitten spot.~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold. ~Author Unknown

A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist. ~Franklin P. Jones

It's always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped. ~Author Unknown

An unwatched pot boils immediately. ~H.F. Ellis

If you wonder where your child left his roller skates, try walking around the house in the dark. ~Leopold Fechtner

Now for a couple of "German" jokes:

The German girl knelt in the confessional and said, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.""What is it, child?"

The girl said, "Father, I have committed the sin of vanity. Twice a day I gaze at myself in the mirror and tell myself how beautiful I am."

The priest turned, took a good look at the girl, and said, "My dear, I have good news. That isn't a sin - it's only a mistake."


Three men are traveling in the Amazon, a German, an American, and a Mexican, and they get captured by some Amazons. The head of the tribe says to the German, "What do you want on your back for your whipping?"

The German responds, "I will take oil!" So they put oil on his back, and a large Amazon whips him ten times. When he is finished the German has these huge welts on his back, and he can hardly move.

The Amazons haul the German away, and say to the Mexican, "What do you want on your back?" "I will take nothing!" says the Mexican, and he stands there straight and takes his ten lashings without a single flinch.

"What will you take on your back?" the Amazons ask the American. He responds, "I'll take the Mexican."

~~~For the blessings of all the little trinkets we collect that bring us fond memories, I thank You , Lord.


  1. Glad to see you are still among us!
    Thanks for visiting and posting in between all your running around! You are too good to us!

    I love all the things you posted! My sister and also my sister-in-law have that same Madonna Hummel, so beautiful.
    'Really love the sweet children praying hummel too!
    And the German plates, and your stories, so interesting! You have to start blogging more about your life in faraway lands, and all your travels! A rich, amazing life, Marcy!

    I loved the 'facts' and find them all so true!
    And I loved the jokes!
    That's what I needed, my Marcy Fun Fix!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. You share so many interesting stories and nuggets of information. I find it relaxing to visit your blog each time. I love the little sister teaching her brother to pray. What a precious Hummel. Actually you have quite a fascinating collection. Thank you for sharing it, and for all the kind and caring comments you leave on my blog.

  3. What gorgeous memories you have from Germany! Another place I've always wanted to visit. My husband and I are both part German! Speaking of husbands, mine LOL'd at your jokes Marcy! I loved your favorites!

  4. Hi Marcy...The sister and brother Hummel piece is sweet and I loved your plates from Germany...You are so lucky to have lived there...all the photos of towns and homes in Europe have such a beautiful old world feel to them...makes one realize just how young our country is...I've never been out of the United States...

    Your first quote is so true...just when I discover the best of something...they either change it or stop making it!

    Thank you Marcy for visiting and always finding something so nice to say...

    Smile and take care...Wanda

  5. What beautiful keepsakes you have. I enjoyed seeing them so much. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  6. I love reading about all your wonderful memories of Germany and the beautiful pics! Thanks for your visits! Our computer problems are intermittant, but we are working on it!


  7. Hi Marcy,
    You have the most unusual and unique things. I especially liked the Hummel of the sister teaching her little brother to pray. Do you have a little brother? I bet if you did that would be you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and blessings to you.

  8. Another beautiful Marcy. I, too love visiting your blog. Today's pictures and stories of Germany were so lovely and as usual your jokes always make me smile. I loved all of your favorite things, big sister/little brother praying was my favorite. Have a great weekend my frined......:-) Hugs

  9. A dose of Marcy is the ideal way to start the day. I too would love to hear more about you travels in the world. Have a great weekend

    love Angie xx

  10. Good afternoon Marcy, Your collection is just beautiful. I would love to go to Germany some day. I love to hear about your travels.In regards to my Hopeful Friday post I just wanted to let you know I didn't write the story about Lola. I got it from my meditation book. I sited the book at the end of my post but I have corrected my post by adding it in the begining too. I'm glad you liked the story. I thought it was inspirational. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


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