Author Archives: Mia Kaplan

The Truth About Santa

We at daPolonia.com really love St Nicholas, we have created many ornaments in his image. We have all grown up to learn about St. Nicholas, better known as Santa Claus a mythical figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins who, … Continue reading

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America America

 Just in time for Memorial Day and  Independence Day, I added a new subcategory to the Site called Americana. For all of you proud American, some of you who put up Patriotic trees to celebrate the holidays, 5 unbashdly patriotic ornament … Continue reading

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The Little Prince

It is with a great pleasure that we are adding the Little Prince series of ornaments to our site. The Little Prince book written in the midst of the Second World War in New York, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The … Continue reading

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Labyrinth

Labyrinths have fascinated  people since ancient times.  Herodotus  describes a labyrinth in ancient Egypt that was uncovered in the nineteenth century, larger than most Pyramids. It was also found in the Galicia area of modern day Spain.  Labyrinth images were … Continue reading

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Renoir’s Dance in Bougival

I'm really excited to add to the collection of dapolonia.com a jewel of an ornament. Renoir's famous Dance in Bougival, from the collection of the MFA Boston. Dance in Bougival will add to our  lineup of art inspired ornaments As they … Continue reading

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Snowmen menagerie

For those of you who have been following us at daPolonia.com  for a while, you know that when it came to snowmen, the picking was small & slim. For a long time we only boated one snowman, a free blown snowman, … Continue reading

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Why is America called America

In my last previous I  wrote about daPolonia.com   world map wooden box that is based on the map gores of Martin Waldseemuller and his 1507 map, that was the first to name the newly discovered lands. in 1507 we have not … Continue reading

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America’s Birth Certificate A history lesson in a wooden world map box

daPolonia has quite a few map boxes in it’s collection.It is well known that inanimate object often time tell stories. Our box bearing the image of Walseemuller’s map gore can be described as a history lesson in a box. The … Continue reading

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Wyspianski, Tetmajer and Young Poland , Art Nouveau in Poland

The Art Nouveau movement sweeping Europe at the turn of the 19th century penetrated every corner of the intellectual world. Poland with its Western orientation, but Austro-Hungarian Empire and Russian subjugation (Poland was under Russian & Austro Hungarian Empire rule … Continue reading

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Tiffany & Art nouveau who came first?

    Tiffany is the most famous Art Nouveau practitioner in the USA, and one of it's most revered artists. His stained windows, lamps and glass work are part of America cultural heritage. There is no other artist whose work … Continue reading

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