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Posted 2 years ago

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antiquerose
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Some Snow babies I have here, that I bring out at Christmas time. They are cute and whimsical little babies. Some have sparkle on them, some do not.

Thanks for LOOKING / LOVING!

~ Rose ~

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_baby

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/season/4/tampa-fl/appraisals/snow-babies-collection--199901A28

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"""The Snowbabies figurines were first developed and created by artist Kristi Jensen Pierro for the Department 56® Company. She presented six small figurines to Department 56 in 1987, and the result has been sensational. The figurines are adorable and portray small children in little white outfits to keep them warm in the cold. The artist says observing children and their habits, particularly those of her own children, inspired her. This inspiration is what prompted her to design and sculpt the beautiful Snowbaby figurines. All of the sculptures are made of fine bisque porcelain and have lovely intricate detailing. At first, the series represented the children in mostly winter backgrounds but has expanded over the years to include ornaments and special guests. Some of the Snowbabies figurines feature some arctic animals like penguins and polar bears. The children are often shown frolicking and playing among the snow, and many times are portrayed playing games with each other. The artist wanted to express her love for children and their innocence through these beautiful sculptures. Over the years, Snowbaby figures have been highly collectible. Although there are many different collectors’ clubs all over the country, Department 56® also hosts their own Department 56 Snowbabies club for fans. As with most collectible items, some of the Snowbabies figurines have retired, making them limited editions and Snowbaby collectibles. True collectors enjoy buying the new figurines as soon as they come out, so as not to miss out on the new additions. The Snowbabies remind us of times gone by, and show us that fun and merriment can be had, even in the cold winter snow. They make terrific gifts for loved ones, and are a great idea to give to newborns’ parents to start up a collection for their child."""

[ quoted from ]: https://www.bronners.com/category/collectibles/snowbabies.do

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  1. aura, 2 years ago
    i love it
  2. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
    Cute as!

    How's the real snow going?
  3. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Good -- it has been + 5 C here. The snow we had is going -- lol. Don't imagine will last but makes Xmas shopping easy.

    When i looked here on CW for other Snow Babies - I did not find many. I will try it as *one* word, and as *two* words

  4. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 2 years ago
    Rose,
    I see these around and would pick them up for you but.....LOL
    Someone needs a buy sale trade site that is safe. That would be fun. :)
  5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
    Rose, I love your Snow Baby! We have a few that were given to as baby gifts when our boys were born. Still have them wrapped up and put away. We'll pass them to our boys one day when they have families of their own.
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    precious :-) xo
  7. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
    Ahhh Snow Babies... I remember them well... There was a collectible shop we used to frequent back in the day, and every year they would set up a Dept. 56 display with these and other of their items. Great Christmas memories!
  8. manteak, 2 years ago
    Such fun little figs ... I have them out all year round. Also have one of those maple leaf paper weights in your photo .. very nice !
  9. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Welcome ~ manteak~ Enjoy CW....nice to have you here, Eh? You in Kelowna?

    As for the Maple Leaf paperweight in my avatar - do you know the history of it?

    Here is some info on mine:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/146464-air-canada-stylized-maple-leaf--francoi
  10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    Snowbabies!! So cute!! :))

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