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Friday, January 05, 2007

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Originally uploaded by dino0477.
I got a present

13 comments:

Library Mama said...

How adorable! Did someone from Germany send it to you?

Justmee said...

Okay, I give! What is that? lol Whatever it is, I'm with Mama it's adorable. Scary but adorable. lol

Molecular Turtle said...

That's so nifty. Where did you get it and how can i get one?

Bathroom Hippo said...


HE'LL KILL US ALL!!

Dino aka Katy said...

Mama - yes indeed one of my best friend sent him to me. She knows I miss home especially during the holidays.

Justmee This is a typical Christmas decoration a smoker (Raeuchermaennchen) you place a certain incest cone in it and the smoke comes out through the opening of the mouth giving the illusion of him smoking his pipe. I love these the smell of the incense brings back wonderful memories of holidays when I was young.

Turtle You can get them online but one the once from the Erzgebirge are the original. If you google erzgebirgische raeuchermaennchen you should get a hit for a few sites.

Hippo well if you leave him unattended and the wrong incence then yes he can start a fire and kill you but other whise he is harmless.

jin said...

COOL!
Is that the 'pine' incense I hear about? Is that the traditional scent?

(lol @ hippo!)

AND...how in the WORLD do you remember a name & spelling like:
erzgebirgische raeuchermaennchen
????????
OMG!
You're GOOD! LOL!

Dino aka Katy said...

Jin - Yes it is. Well they have 3 or 4 different types (maybe more now)
As for the spelling thats easy I am from the Erzgebirge (ore mountain range) and Raechermaennchen is what these guys are called so its one of those terms that I heard/read/written all my life.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Its one of those German smokers. My wife calls gegaws like that "dust catchers".

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - yeah for you must be your military backround that you knew this!!!!

Beth said...

Wha? Huh?!!

Dino aka Katy said...

Beth - a smoker, traditional christmas decoration that dispenses incense

The Phosgene Kid said...

He can smoke almost anything...

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos not really it needs to be the right size