Sorry Michelle, I said Hummels, not Hummers. 😉 Hummels are porcelain figurines designed from artwork by Maria Innocentia Hummel and produced by W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik GmbH & Co.
These were passed down to me from my Mom. There is an interesting story connected to these particular Hummels. While stationed in Germany during the early to mid 60s, my Dad was assigned to border patrol. Yes, that would be the East/West German border. Not all border patrol was intense and secretive as the movies would have us believe. Dad made friends with some of the German guards and traded Hummels for American cigarettes! The Apple Tree Boy and Girl are some of the most popular Hummels ever and have been in production for decades.
Helping me to carry on the family tradition of Hummels, my husband gifted me with these two special Hummel figurines. The Hummel on the right was a Christmas gift when we were expecting Son #1. I boohooed like a baby….or a pregnant lady, whichever is worse! The Hummel on the left was my Christmas gift after Son #2 arrived on the scene. There is much sentimental attachment to these two.
We haven’t bought any Hummels for years, although I do receive one as a gift every now and then. It is my understanding that Goebel has or is stopping Hummel production. Don’t worry, Heather, I will not get rid of my Hummels. Each one is a treasure.