Groden

Groden

Nov 24

 

 

Here’s another great Groden sent in by one of the Nutcracker Club members for repairs.

 

This one had the typical feet and base damage with some damage to the hat and face as well.

 

 

 

 

Here’s a picture of the piece with all the new wood added before the carving and blending:

 

 

 

Here’s the piece all done and fully restored:

 

 

 

 

These pieces are very rare and I’ve been very fortunate to have worked on so many.

 

2021 Nutcracker Convention

2021 Nutcracker Convention

Oct 02

 

 

Congratulations to Mike and Linda Pickwick for hosting a great Nutcracker Convention last weekend!

 

As always, it was great to see old friends, meet new ones, and get an opportunity to buy pieces for our collection.

 

The whirlwind of a weekend started off Friday evening with Mike and Linda graciously opening their home to everyone for up close personal tours of their collection andĀ  a nice Italian dinner.

 

The convention was held at the Hampton Inn Danbury on Saturday. There were lots of great pieces available to bid on in the silent auction in the morning:

 

 

 

 

 

A couple people brought their collections to show off as well as sell outside the auction:

 

 

 

After the auction and meeting at the hotel, everyone was invited back to Mike and Linda’s to spend some time before going to dinner.

Here are some pictures of Mike and Linda’s fantastic collection:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We ended the day at Armando’s for dinner. Said our good byes to everyone and headed back home to Ohio Sunday morning.

 

We had a great time and can’t thank Mike and Linda enough for their hospitality and for hosting such a great event!

 

Squirrel Nutcracker

Squirrel Nutcracker

Aug 21

 

 

Here’s a really nice Squirrel Nutcracker carved in a quarter moon configuration.

 

This is a really unique rare piece from the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum.

 

This piece had a large chunk missing from the mouth and a couple smaller chips around the hinge:

 

 

 

 

Here are some pictures of the piece all fixed and ready to be sent back to the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum to be put out on display:

 

 

 

 

I really like this piece and enjoyed restoring it.

 

ANRI Indian

ANRI Indian

Jul 31

 

Here’s a really nice ANRI Indian that was sent in for repairs by The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum.

 

The piece had some damage to the mouth.

 

It also had what appeared to be nail polish spilled on the rear lever.

 

 

 

Here are some pictures of the piece repaired and with the nail polish carefully removed:

 

 

 

 

This piece really came out great and was a lot of fun to restore.

 

King Louis Philippe

King Louis Philippe

Jul 24

 

Here’s a really nicely carved King Louis Philippe nutcracker.

 

It was sent in by the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum forĀ  the damage around the mouth to be repaired.

 

Here are a few pictures of the piece as it came in from the museum:

 

 

 

Here’s a picture of it repaired and ready to be put on display:

 

 

 

 

The piece came out great and the museum was very happy with the repairs.

 

ANRI Rabbit

ANRI Rabbit

Apr 03

 

 

Here’s a nice ANRI Rabbit from quite a while ago.

 

It came into the shop dried out and really dark.

 

 

 

I was able to restore the colors and finish.

 

 

The restoration work really brought this great piece back to life.

 

Happy Easter!!!!