Christmas Decorations

These cute and appealing Christmas figures are called nisses.  A nisse or tomte is a magical creature from Scandinavian folklore.  They are associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season.  A nisse is usually described as having a long, white beard and wearing a conical cap in red or another bright colour.  Nisses are seen as the protectors of farms and the farm animals.  They like a gift of porridge and butter at Christmas as a reward for all their hard work.

We saw these nisses on our travels in the Baltic region and knew we had to have them.  With the help of a very kind German lady, who translated my emails into German, we achieved it.  Our own nisses have a special place at Christmas and I always leave out a bowl of porridge for them.

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Handmade Nisse - Girl with Green Dress

A beautiful, handmade Christmas decoration from Germany which is designed to sit on a shelf.  N..

£8.95

Handmade Nisse - Girl with Red Dress

A beautiful, handmade Christmas decoration from Germany which is designed to sit on a shelf.  N..

£8.95

Handmade Nisse - Green Tunic with Red Heart

A beautiful, handmade Christmas decoration from Germany which is designed to sit on a shelf.  N..

£8.95

Handmade Nisse - Man with Christmas Branch

A beautiful, handmade Christmas decoration from Germany.  Nisses, tomtes or tonttus are magical..

£8.95

Handmade Nisse - Man with Lantern (12 cm)

A handmade Christmas decoration from Germany which has been beautifully crafted.  Nisses, tomte..

£10.95

Handmade Nisse - Man with Mushroom

A beautiful, handmade Christmas decoration from Germany which is designed to sit on a shelf.  N..

£8.95

Handmade Nisse - Man with Mushroom (12 cm)

A handmade Christmas decoration from Germany which has been beautifully crafted.  Nisses, tomte..

£10.95

Handmade Nisse - Man with Pink Tunic and Red Heart

A beautiful, handmade Christmas decoration from Germany.  Nisses, tomtes or tonttus are magical..

£8.95

Handmade Nisse - Pink Tunic with Red Heart

A beautiful, handmade Christmas decoration from Germany which is designed to sit on a shelf.  N..

£9.95