Dangerously close to tchochke-dom is my pewter Koenigspudl and a little wooden poodle from Dresden. But every single thing we bought was handmade in the place we bought it, so that's pretty great.
Both beautiful and useful are the Bamberg beer stein and little handmade pewter beer bottle cover from Nurnberg. In the breathtakingly beautiful category are my birthday presents: a Versace bowl and teapot from Rosenthal. Now it sounds like we bought a lot, but not counting birthday presents and curtains, it's really not.