This authentic Russian Hand-Painted Wooden Nesting Christmas Characters Collection Set is hand-painted and crafted in old-world tradition. The Tree holds things that every child and child at heart associates with Christmas: a Santa, Snowman and Penguin, finally revealing a tiny Christmas tree. A delightful addition to your holiday décor to pass on through the generations. Decorative use only.
Nesting wooden Christmas trees, Santa, snowman and penguin Hand-painted with tradition A delightful, decorative addition to your holiday décor Decorative use only
Size Tree is 3"dia. x 10"H
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Comments about Product: I bought these for my daughter for Christmas next year. I had looked at them at full price but didn't want to spend that much, but when they went on clearance, I was glad to buy them. They are very bright and vibrant and nest very well. I like that each one is a different item. My 9 year old daughter will love them and it will be a good heirloom type of present. They seem well made and I've haven't seen anything like that before.
Comments about Product: I got this on sale, not sure I would've paid full price, but we love it. My girls like to play with it and it's pretty. We have several types of Matryoshka Doll Sets, and I like that the pieces on this one fit together well-snug but not too tight!
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!