The mixer was introduced in 1856 by Ralph Collier. In 1908 the electrical mixer was born. Before the mixer, baking was much more laborious and time consuming, slowing production. Now bakers can produce pounds of dough as fast as they can be consumed!
Each figural glass ornament produced by 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 made exclusively for 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.