We enjoyed our Avalon River Cruise in September, where we combined our fall vacation with some antiquing. We purposely chose to head to the heart of Europe because of the tradition and workmanship by the European crafts people who produced intricate boxes and figures. Because of the artistic value of the European carvings, we always seek out these pieces for our store.
From Oberammergau in Bavarian Germany to the end of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) in France and Switzerland, the handicrafts vary in subject, but not in quality. We found and purchased several hand-carved items while we cruised through six countries. They were hard to find, but we enjoyed the hunt. We want to share some of our favorite carved wood finds with you from this trip. We’ve already sold several pieces! So, take a look and let us know what you think.