Monday, September 1, 2014

Ornament Review: Bewitching Daisy - A Year of Disney Magic #3 - 2014 Hallmark Ornament


Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Daisy in a cute, not scary, costume for Halloween
Cons: Some might complain about non-traditional colors, but I like it.
The Bottom Line:
Daisy casts a spell
The result?  Purple cuteness
October magic




Daisy Will Cast an Enchanting Spell on You

With last year’s year long Peanuts series, there were a few months that were obvious choices.  One of them was Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.  There really aren’t any such characters with Disney, so part of the fun of the current A Year of Disney Magic is seeing who they match up with each month.  For October, we are treated to Bewitching Daisy, and it really is bewitching.

Daisy is getting ready for Halloween.  Under her right arm, she’s holding a pumpkin.  It’s already got a traditional face carved on it, you know, triangles for eyes and nose and a toothy grin.  As you could guess from the title, she’s dressed in a costume, too.  She’s wearing a purple shirt, but the thing that really makes her look like a witch is the black pointy hat.  Even then, she still have her lavender bow on the outside of the hat (and it matches her shoes).  Completing her costume is the broom she’s holding in her left hand.

This isn’t a scary witch, and that is part of the charm.  Instead, Daisy looks quite cute in her costume.  It definitely still feels like Halloween, however, and it makes a great October decoration.  The lavenders and purples aren’t your normal Halloween color, but it works.  The result is actually very pretty.

Speaking of purple, Daisy is standing on a purple oval base.  This allows you to set it out anywhere you want without worrying that she will fall or tip over.  The bottom is also where you’ll find the series marking, a 3 in a Christmas tree.  (I still say Hallmark should have come up with something else for the monthly series markers.)

The ring for hanging the ornament is located on the brim of Daisy’s hat.  The ornament is perfectly balanced because when you do hang the ornament, you’ll find it’s still perfectly straight.  This also applies to hanging the ornament from the optional Mickey Head display stand.  (And it’s so nice to see that this was taken into account this year.)  The point on Daisy’s head does make it a bit tricky to put her on the stand, but you can do it.

I don’t decorate for Halloween, so I would have passed up Bewitching Daisy is she wasn’t part of A Year of Disney Magic.  I’m glad she was because this is a cute ornament, and I will enjoy pulling her out each October.

What could be more magical than the entire Year of Disney Magic?

Original Price: $12.95

2 comments:

  1. You're right, Mark. This ornament is a 10 on the cute-o-meter. I love her side-glancing eyes. It makes her look so flirty :-)

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    1. Daisy? Flirty? That's actually a pretty good description of her at times.

      So many fun little details in this one.

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