For 120 years the Müller family of Seiffen, Germany has been making only the finest handcrafted products. Roger Lund, the owner of The Christmas Haus, is honored to have been able to collaborate with the current generation owner, Ringo Müller, to create something exclusive to his store.
Over the years, Lund has designed items that were always done in a series of 3. It began in 2007 when he worked with the First Family of the Nutcracker, the Fütchner family of Seiffen, Germany, to create an exclusive set of nutcrackers over a 3 year period. That series has long been sold out. From 2010 to 2012 a series of Smokers were made working with various woodcarvers. Following this, Lund worked with Thomas Schaller of the Ino Schaller family in Neustadt bei Coburg, to create an exclusive series of Papier Mache Candy containers. From 2016-2018, the owner of The Christmas Haus worked with Nostalgie-Christbaumschmuck of Weimar, Germany to create 3 Fantasy Pieces from 2016-2018. These were patterned after Victorian Fantasy pieces popular in the late 1800s.
But this partnership with Ringo Müller is something entirely new. Together they created an idea that Müller had never conceived of before: a Centerpiece for a table, buffet or fireplace.
The Centerpiece consists of 3 pieces. The pieces are designed to be stand-alone, in a Round grouping or to be displayed Serpentine style. They depict the Christmas season of Seiffen, Germany in all its glory.
The first piece is a town scene with people milling around a vendor under the unique street sign Seiffen is famous for. The second piece is more fantasy-like as angels cavort around Santa Claus and a beautifully decorated tree. These 2 pieces are semi-circular. The third piece sits between them on a raised platform. It is the iconic Church of Seiffen with lamplights that glow using LED lighting. This set is a magical addition to anyone’s collection of German heirlooms.
For the first time ever, all 3 pieces will be available for purchase as a set for a limited time in 2019. Ringo Müller himself will be in Gettysburg for the first time ever to not only sign but also to “sign and customize” each set sold from June 28-30.
Müller will be demonstrating how to make wooden trees, during this 3-day special event. For people who purchase all 3 pieces one of those days, he will make a special tree and add it to your Centerpiece. Only sets sold these 3 days will have this special addition.
The Christmas Haus owner Roger Lund and woodworker Ringo Müller will both be signing pieces these 3 days ONLY. Only 100 of these Centerpieces will be available and each is numbered. Each hand-made set of 3 pieces retails for $640 (A $50 saving from purchasing separately.). If you are unable to attend this event, but would like a set and wish for it to be customized and signed, you may preorder the pieces online.
Ringo Müller and Roger Lund will be at the Gettysburg store (13 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg) on Friday from 4 PM to 9 PM, Saturday from 10 AM-2 PM and 4 PM to 9 PM and Sunday from 11 AM-5 PM. The store will be open normal hours of 10 AM-9 PM Friday and Saturday and 10 AM-5 PM on Sunday. Visit the event's Facebook page.
After this event, pieces will be available and sold separately. We will not be able to guarantee the number of the item (62/100, for instance) is consistent if you wait 3 years to purchase the set. Only if you buy all 3 pieces together will you guaranteed to have a consistently numbered set.