Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

December 24, 2010

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

In English:

It was in 2009 when we visited in Glass museum in Riihimäki at Christmas time. There were exhibited Christmas decorations which people use in their Christmas trees. We never thought so profoundly that many decorations are made from glass. Well, in glass museum they are from glass-naturally. My wife was also interested to take a look at bead decorations in Christmas trees.

In addition to that we could see some normally decorated real, not made from plastic, Christmas trees. Enjoy this exhibition thru my photos.

En español:

Fue en 2009 en tiempo de Navidad cuando visitamos en el museo de vidrio en Riihimäki. Allí exhibieron las decoraciones de Navidad con cuales la gente decora sus árboles de Navidad. Nunca pensamos así profundamente que muchas decoraciones se hacen de vidrio. Bueno, en el museo de vidrio está claro que son de cristal naturalmente. Mi esposa también estaba interesada para echar un vistazo a las decoraciones de abalorios en los árboles de Navidad.

Además de todas estas pudimos ver algunos árboles de Navidad normalmente decorados y reales , no en plástico. Disfrute de esta exposición a través de mis fotos.

En français:

Il était en 2009 au fêtes de Noël lorsque nous avons visité au musée de verre à Riihimäki. Il y avait une exposé d’ornements de Noël que les gens utilisent dans leurs arbres de Noël. Nous n’avons jamais pensé si profondément que autant de nombreuses décorations sont faites de verre. Eh bien, dans le musée de verre, elles sont naturellement faites. Ma femme a également été intéressés à jeter un oeil aux ornements de bijoux en perles dans les arbres de Noël.

En plus de cela nous avons pu voir quelques normalement décorés arbres de Noël, pas en plastique. Jouissez de cette exposition à travers mes photos.

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

Christmas in Museum of Glass/ Navidad en el Museo del Vidrio y Cristal / Noël en Musée du Verre et Vitrail

100 years Riihimäki glass / 100 años de cristal en Riihimäki / 100 années de verre á Riihimäki

Glass museum / Museo de cristal / Musée de verre

44 Comments »

  1. How COOL are these!!! WOW what amazing things can be produced in glass! I love the shape of the snowflake (under the fish, above the pine-cones) that I might try and include parts of the design shape into my next experiment for a felt Christmas tree ornament. That first photo with the elephant and pink tutu brought a big smile to my face!
    Our (late) elderly neighbour gifted us with some beautiful and OLD Christmas decorations and yes quite a few of them are glass, I love them to bits and will treasure them always not only because they are so different from the mass produced decorations of today but also because I can think of her extra fondly each time I look at them.
    I do embroidery and stitch one ornament per year for my two children, by the time they leave home, they will each have what is hopefully a very special “starter pack” of heirloom ornaments to hang on their very first tree of their own. Wishing you a VERY Happy Christmas and much joy with those you love!

    Comment by kiwidutch — December 24, 2010 @ 09:34 | Reply

    • Hello kiwidutch.

      I am glad that after reading Your comment, I had success with this Christmas post which I wanted to save just for today. Last year we bought from the museum beautiful glass birds which I presented one year ago. Thank You for Your visit and nice comment.

      Merry Christmas to You and Your family!

      Comment by sartenada — December 24, 2010 @ 14:32 | Reply

  2. Wow! The decorations are really pretty! Love the angel with a music sheet. It looks so tender. And the dog sleeping in the ball is so cute.
    The post fits in today🙂
    Have wonderful Holidays! Best wished to you and your family.

    Comment by Nadezhda Konovalova — December 24, 2010 @ 13:32 | Reply

    • Hi Nadezhda.

      Thank You. I am wondering how beautiful things can be created, they are really cute. Our Glass Museum’s personnel seem to have good flavor when selecting thing to its exhibitions.

      Merry Christmas to You and to Your family.

      Comment by sartenada — December 24, 2010 @ 14:45 | Reply

  3. Wow…. This is really a wonderful series !!! What a great idea you had to visit that glass museum… Thank you so much for sharing these fantastic images with us.
    I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas… All the best🙂

    Comment by Tamara — December 24, 2010 @ 14:38 | Reply

    • Hi Tamara.

      Thank You so much. I am glad that these pleased to You.

      I wish also a Merry Christmas to You and Your family.

      Comment by sartenada — December 24, 2010 @ 16:12 | Reply

  4. Toute la magie de Noël dans ces images.
    Je te souhaite de passer de très bonnes fêtes en famille, Matti.
    Bon Noël !
    Bises

    Comment by Marion B. — December 24, 2010 @ 15:23 | Reply

    • Salut Marion.

      Merci baucoup de ton visit et le commentaire. Je te souhaite aussi Bon Noël á toi et á ta famille. Jusquá Saint-Sylvestre.

      Comment by sartenada — December 24, 2010 @ 16:01 | Reply

  5. What beautiful Christmas decorations each of these are! A work of art! The Christmas tree are lovely. Merry Christmas to you and yours!🙂

    Comment by Anna — December 24, 2010 @ 22:28 | Reply

    • Hi Anna.

      I think that it is really interesting to see different Christmas trees. Although these trees are in a museum, ours is very different from these with it decorations. There must be millions of variations in the world to decorate Christmas trees. Thank You.

      Comment by sartenada — December 25, 2010 @ 09:58 | Reply

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Those glass decorations are truly beautiful. It would be wonderful to see them and spend enough time to learn their history! I’m sure there are some great stories there!

    Comment by montucky — December 25, 2010 @ 03:28 | Reply

    • Hello Montucky.

      I guess that that You are so right. Beautiful decorations and background stories. In our world there is so much to explore and to enjoy the beauty. Thank You.

      Comment by sartenada — December 25, 2010 @ 09:55 | Reply

  7. I would love to visit this museum at Christmas time. So many pretty ornaments. I think I like the pine cone ornaments in picture 19 the best.

    Comment by kateri — December 25, 2010 @ 06:14 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      Cones are really beautiful and they are reminding us the “original” ornaments which firs have. Thank You.

      Comment by sartenada — December 25, 2010 @ 10:01 | Reply

  8. Also–Merry Christmas!!!

    Comment by kateri — December 25, 2010 @ 06:15 | Reply

  9. Matti, these decorations are SO amazing, I would never have believed, that they were made of glass!!! They are very beautiful and really impressive. You made a great post here, thanks for that. And Merry Christmas – and Happy New year!!

    Comment by truels — December 25, 2010 @ 16:18 | Reply

    • Hello Truels.

      Thank You so much. I am so glad that my Christmas post pleased You. When seeing them, one must wonder how skillful people really are when making them.

      Comment by sartenada — December 25, 2010 @ 17:12 | Reply

  10. I enjoyed to see all these old glass ornaments, and be reminded of how the Christmas tree was decorated back then. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Comment by Giiid — December 25, 2010 @ 21:03 | Reply

    • Hi Giiid.

      So nice to hear Giid Your words. Thank You for visiting and leaving nice comment.

      Merry Christmas to You and Your family also.

      Comment by sartenada — December 26, 2010 @ 11:05 | Reply

  11. Hello, Matti! Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures. The glass decors are so fragile and beautiful! I hope you and your family had a really warm and joyful Christmas!

    Comment by Maria Elena — December 26, 2010 @ 08:51 | Reply

    • Hello Maria.

      You are so right when saying that glass decors are fragile. I remember when in my childhood some of them were broken when I was not enough careful, but I run to and fro too near our Christmas tree and then some fell down onto the floor. My parents were not so happy at all when they broke.🙂 Thank You for Your visit and nice comment.

      I wish to You and Your family Merry Christmas.

      Comment by sartenada — December 26, 2010 @ 11:01 | Reply

  12. A glass museum – what a treat! I especially like the cupcake ornaments. This was a very festive post.

    Comment by Tammy McLeod — December 27, 2010 @ 17:16 | Reply

    • Hi Tammy.

      How glad I am, that You visited here and left nice comment. Yes, I saved this post just until Christmas intentionally. Your choice was great.

      Comment by sartenada — December 27, 2010 @ 17:40 | Reply

  13. Good evening Matti,
    Each piece has its own way, very interesting and beautiful. The elephant in the first picture, looks very original. In particular, the angels, I like very much. The star sparkles and shines in Figure 18, that it is a pleasure to look at him. A smoking man, as in Figure 36, should not miss Christmas. I own my Smoker for 32 years. There is a blacksmith with an anvil. The pine cones look very noble and can not miss the Christmas tree too. The white moose decorations for Christmas trees and interesting. In Cologne, near the cathedral, is a business, with a similar Christmas tree ornaments, as I admired it in your images. Everything is made of glass and beautiful. I thank you for allowing me to watch this series and look forward to the next. We wish you and Anja, all the best and health on your common everyday ways, and for the new year 2011. Thank you for all your kind comments in recent days. E-mail follows, this week. Dear greetings Christel and Detlev

    Comment by Christel — December 27, 2010 @ 23:48 | Reply

  14. Hello Christel.

    Thank You. The smoking man in 36 is something that I have not seen here, not in my home or in my friends. So interesting to read that You knew it. I guess that You know the last ball, because it is from Lauscha which is birthplace of the glass Christmas tree decorations. Lauscha is in Thuringian Forest.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Comment by sartenada — December 28, 2010 @ 07:27 | Reply

  15. Quel art magnifique ! Je connaissais les objets en verre de Finlande, très appréciés mais pas toutes ces décorations de Noël. J’aime beaucoup les étoiles, toutes différentes et si jolies. Aussi, la sculpture en bois de l’artisan qui créée une boule de Noël🙂 Très original. Merci pour cette belle exposition et meilleurs voeux pour une Bonne et Heureuse Nouvelle Année !

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — December 28, 2010 @ 12:33 | Reply

    • Salut Isa.

      Quelle joie de lire que tu as aimée mon post de Noël. Le musée du verre est tout à fait à proximité de ma maison et que je vais visiter là-bas peut-être une fois par an.

      Bonne Nouvelle Année à toi et aux tiens!

      Comment by sartenada — December 28, 2010 @ 12:47 | Reply

  16. Hello! I’m back again.
    I hope you had a great Christmas.
    Mine was fantastic.
    I went to the Cotswolds, it’s so magical because everything was covered in snow.

    Comment by London Caller — December 29, 2010 @ 19:05 | Reply

    • Hi London Caller.

      I am happy that Yours passed well. So mine too, thank You. First we were only with my wife, but on Sunday with family.

      Comment by sartenada — December 30, 2010 @ 07:11 | Reply

  17. Such a beautiful Xmas !

    Very soon on my new photoblog and also my new community.

    Comment by Joseph — December 30, 2010 @ 13:30 | Reply

    • Hi Joseph.

      So interesting to hear. I’ll check it.

      I wish to You all the best in 2011. Happy New Year!

      Comment by sartenada — December 31, 2010 @ 08:45 | Reply

  18. I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year…. all the best🙂

    Comment by Tamara — December 30, 2010 @ 13:39 | Reply

    • Hello Tamara.

      I wish to You all the best in 2011. Happy New Year!

      Comment by sartenada — December 31, 2010 @ 08:45 | Reply

  19. I too was interested to read about the smoking man. It seems to be a German tradition. That’s another thing I’ve learnt from your post. The decorations are all works of art. The fir cones in number 19 look as if they have just been painted, what detail. I think the children would love the cup cakes and the figures. A lovely set of Christmas photos.

    Comment by jackiequeen — January 7, 2011 @ 15:34 | Reply

    • Hello Jackie.

      So nice that You liked it. This post was important to me, because I personally love it.

      Comment by sartenada — January 7, 2011 @ 17:34 | Reply

  20. Wonderfull photos!!this is very interesting glass museum and the decorations are fantastic. In Italy we have the glass museum of Murano, island near Venice,(http://www.venetian-glass.info/demonstration.php) but I think Christmas decorations are not created and exposed.

    Comment by agapanto.67 — March 19, 2011 @ 22:00 | Reply

  21. Adorable photos! Really nice to have museum exhibition like this. Thank you so much for sharing the photos…I feel the spirit already but oh well, no snows yet in the Netherlands😀

    Comment by Indah Susanti — November 19, 2014 @ 17:42 | Reply

  22. I like these real glass Christmas baubles. But plastic are cheaper and cannot be broken that easily. However, these are stunning!

    Comment by Tanja — November 16, 2015 @ 15:37 | Reply

    • How nice, that You found my old post, Tanja. This Glass Museum has nice exhibitions from time to time. Thank You.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 16, 2015 @ 15:39 | Reply

      • I looked at your categories and saw that you have Christmas posts so I wanted to check it out cause I love the festive spirit:)

        Comment by Tanja — November 16, 2015 @ 15:40 | Reply

        • You are WISE, because all are not looking them. I have nice collection of vintage Christmas cards.🙂

          Comment by Sartenada — November 16, 2015 @ 15:43 | Reply


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