Warm Up with Hygge Vibes – A Cozy Trend

When temperatures begin to drop and the holiday season rolls in, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up indoors. This is nothing new for the Danes—they’ve been taking part in the practice of hygge for decades. Hygge is the Nordic art of creating a cozy home atmosphere! In fact, it’s defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.”

Artesano Montagne by Villeroy & Boch

From warm lighting to wonderful smells and good conversation, hygge is all about mastering that warm and fuzzy feeling. Picture it: a crackling fire burning in the fire place, snow falling outside your window, a cup of sweet hot cocoa (topped with a toasted marshmallow, of course!), a fuzzy blanket, a good book, the smell of holiday cookies wafting from the kitchen, and the soundtrack from Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” on the record player.

Artesano Montagne Brings That Warm Feeling to Your Table

With the Artesano Montagne collection from Villeroy & Boch, you can easily bring some hygge vibes into your home. Artesano Montagne sets the stage for a cozy, cabin-like feeling. The design of the collection is inspired by traditional Scandinavian knitting patterns—featuring the timeless snowflake and little diamond pattern in warm grey and deep red hues on premium white porcelain. Artesano Montagne is both rustic and modern.

Artesano Montagne | Villeroy & Boch

The collection includes a range of plates, mugs, and bowls that are dishwasher- and microwave-safe—and pair perfectly with the grainy acacia wood and cork products from the Artesano Original collection. Accent your table with gorgeous goblets from our Boston Coloured collection (we recommend Smoke and Red) to complete a chic winter chalet look.

Celebrate Christmas With Villeroy & Boch

Christmas is getting closer and closer! There’s excitement in the air, the malls are bustling with shoppers, homes are outfitted with bright and colorful lights, and everybody is scrambling to get everything ready for their holiday gathering. If you’re hosting this year, bring the excitement of the season to your table. Treat your guests to a nostalgic and festive table setting with help from Villeroy & Boch.

Each year, Villeroy & Boch releases Christmas collections that include dinnerware, serveware, ornaments, and other decor. This year’s collections include Toy’s Delight, the Annual Christmas Edition, Winter Bakery Delight, and the Toy’s Fantasy collection that we highlighted in our previous post.

Villeroy & Boch Toy's Delight collection

Toy’s Delight collection includes dishes, serveware, mugs, bowls, and more—all with a scalloped design. Our Toy’s Delight collection’s motif features a pattern of Christmas toys, Christmas trees, cookies, and other holiday sweets, and is sure to invoke nostalgia for everyone—young and old.

Villeroy & Boch Annual Christmas Edition

This year’s Annual Christmas Edition collection includes limited edition dishes with scalloped edges, mugs, and ornaments made from high-quality porcelain. Our Annual Christmas Edition collection is released each year with a new design–making this collection limited edition collectible keepsakes to share with your loved ones. The motif of this year’s Annual Christmas Edition collection is inspired by the story of the Polar Express, with Santa at the front of the train and his bag of toys at the caboose. The merry motif is accented with holly, berries, snowflakes, rich reds, bright greens, and soft golds—perfect for setting your holiday table.

Villeroy & Boch Winter Bakery Delight Collection

The scent of freshly baked cookies wafting through the air goes hand-in-hand with Christmas. Our Winter Bakery Delight collection celebrates that match made in heaven, and invites you to fill its plates and trays with your own baked confections. Our Winter Bakery Delight collection offers a variety of serveware, from plates and bowls that are perfect for displaying your Christmas treats to mugs that are perfect for enjoying a cup of mulled wine, hot cocoa, tea, and coffee. Our Winter Bakery Delight collection also includes covered bowls and a number of serving dishes and tiered stands featuring festive shapes, like Christmas trees and stars. The designs on our porcelain Winter Bakery Delight collection feature an array of baked goodies intertwined with holly, gifts, Christmas trees, and festive colors—you may even spot Santa and a few of his reindeer!

Villeroy & Boch gingerbread Christmas ornaments

In addition to our festive dinnerware collections, we offer beautiful, high-quality porcelain ornaments, nativity sets, and decor for your home. Trim your tree with Villeroy & Boch Christmas ornaments; choose from porcelain balls and bells featuring Christmastime motifs, or outfit your tree with the adorable gingerbread ornaments from our Winter Bakery Delight collection–featuring snowman, gingerbread, and reindeer shapes.

Villeroy & Boch porcelain nativity set

Are you ready for the holidays?

Share in Time-Old German Traditions With Villeroy & Boch This Christmas

Villeroy & Boch Christmas collections

According to tradition, when the seasonal skies begin to burn red at sundown, it means that the angels above are baking cookies for all the good children. The angels give their baked confections to St. Nicholas to deliver on December 6th.

The Feast of St. Nicholas is a long-kept German tradition that dates back centuries. Children leave a boot and a paper plate (or bunter teller) outside their bedroom doors on the eve of December 5th in hopes that St. Nicholas will stop by.

What’s a bunter teller? Literally translating to “colorful plate,” a bunter teller is the name given to the paper plate that’s part of this enchanted German Christmas tradition.

Villeroy & Boch embraces this magical tradition each year with our Christmas collections—specifically, our Toy’s Fantasy collection. The porcelain plates in our Toy’s Fantasy Christmas collection mimic the bunter tellers of our childhood. Each year, when we release our Toy’s Fantasy, we keep the same “fluted paper plate look” and update them with new themes and designs—making them limited edition collectibles you can share with family and friends!

Villeroy & Boch Toy's Fantasy premium porcelain plate Villeroy & Boch Toy's Fantasy Christmas collection

The large serving dishes and bowls make great gifts for the hostess at the next holiday get together you attend—or your child’s teacher! Fill the bunter teller-shaped keepsakes with cookies, cakes, breads, and other Christmas goodies! Our Toy’s Fantasy collection features high-quality porcelain, dishwasher-safe dinnerware and serveware in a variety of shapes and sizes—all including the whimsical, ruffled bunter teller design accented with deep reds, festive greens, and crisp whites. The collection’s different motifs feature St. Nicholas, Christmas trees, and other holiday staples.

Partake in Age-Old Traditions & Collect Keepsakes That’ll Create Cherished Memories With Your Loved Ones

Villeroy & Boch Toy's Fantasy 2017Villeroy & Boch Toy's Fantasy large plate

Taking part in the Feast of St. Nicholas with your children or grandchildren is a wonderful tradition to uphold or start. Collecting the beautiful porcelain pieces from our Christmas collections each year provides your family with keepsakes and memories to pass down through generations for years to come! They even make great gifts to share with loved ones; load up these beautiful porcelain bunter tellers with holiday favorites, like cookies and cakes! Share in the tradition of the Feast of St. Nicholas with Villeroy & Boch.