Sunday, May 7, 2017

Ornament Review: Cookie Cutter Spring - Cookie Cutter Through the Year #4 - 2017 Hallmark Ornament



Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Gorgeous scene invokes spring
Cons: Maybe a tad on the simple side
The Bottom Line:
Spring flowers blooming
Inside tulip shaped cutter
Spring delight for all




Cookie Cutter Mouse, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Spring universally means flowers.  Whether it is bulbs or new plants in a flower garden or wildflowers.  And Hallmark has captured that well with Cookie Cutter Spring.

This entry in the Cookie Cutter Through the Year series finds our mouse watering his garden.  We can see three flowers, and the mouse with his watering can.  Behind him is a blue sky with just a few clouds and a white fence.  There isn’t much in the way of candy hidden in the scene like in some ornaments, but it does appear that the flowers have a hard candy center.  And the cookie cutter that serves as the frame?  A tulip, of course.

With last month’s I complained that the scene seemed a bit simple.  When you really look at this ornament, it is rather simple as well.  However, it works better for me, I think because the blue sky gives the illusion of a much deeper ornament than we actually get.  It also helps that the flowers aren’t right next to each other and there is the fence behind everything.

Either way, this scene is wonderful at capturing the look and feel of spring.  The colors on the flower centers are fantastic, and it is enough to almost bother my allergies.  Or maybe that is the real pollen in the air.

The rounded base of the tulip is flat enough to allow you to set this ornament out without it immediately tipping over.  However, it isn’t completely steady, so I recommend hanging it.  When you do to do that, you’ll notice that it does tip forward ever so slightly, which makes me wonder why the loop is so far back.  Seems to me they could have fixed this easily by moving the loop forward slightly.

And yes, there is a series marker on the back next to the cookie cutter’s handle.  In this case, it’s a 4 in a Christmas tree.

The promise of spring flowers is always worth celebrating.  With Cookie Cutter Spring, you’ll have a great way to do that with none of the pollen.

Check out the rest of the Cookie Cutter Through the Year ornaments.

Original Price: $15.95

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