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Old World Christmas Picnic Basket Glass Ornament

The word picnic has a French past. The French people embraced the custom of picnicking in 1789, when the French Revolution opened up private royal parks to the public for the first time. Le piquenique became a popular way to dine outdoors.

  • Size: 3"

    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.