This dramatic bloom derives its name from a tale of true love. A shy nymph longed to win a shepherd's heart. On the thirtieth day, he opened his heart to love upon seeing a gift of a crimson flower, the Amaryllis. Today these radiant blossoms are widely enjoyed as lovely holiday decorations.
About Old World Christmas: Each figural glass ornament produced for The Merck Family's Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds available only to the Merck Family's Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.
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