Monday, October 23, 2017

Ornament Review: Halls Station - Keepsake Korners #2 - 2017 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Cute scene inside this building
Cons: All cons have left the station
The Bottom Line:
All aboard for this
Train station ornament
Cute lit scene inside

Travel to Town Via Halls Station

With cars and so many other ways to travel these days, it is rare for a city to have a train station any more.  But the buildings in Hallmark’s Keepsake Korners are inspired by the popular Nostalgic Homes and Shops series, so it makes sense one of the buildings would be Halls Station.

Yes, this is essentially a building.  It’s a two story brick building with a green roof.  Nice of them to have Christmas colors, right?  Halls Station is on the sign on the roof.  These ornaments are slightly bigger than the official ornaments in the Nostalgic Homes and Shops series.

What sets these ornaments apart are the windows.  Instead of having an open back with a display inside, these are set up with a scene in the window.  We can see in the foreground a toy train in the window.  That is appropriate, right?  This train is the tie in to another series since it looks like the eighth ornament in the Tin Locomotive series from 1989.  I hadn’t heard of this series since I start collecting years later, but I find those things so much fun.

I love ornaments that light up inside, and this is one of those.  When you stick a light in the back of the ornament, you can better see the painting on the back of the ornament which shows three boys playing with a model train display while an employee looks on from behind a counter.  It’s a really cute scene and a lot of fun.  We can also see the light shining from the upper windows, but there is no scene inside them.

Naturally, this ornament has a nice flat base.  I would hope any building would.  The hook for hanging the ornament is on the roof, and it tips ever so very slightly to one side and the back.  It’s very slight, and you’ll only notice it if you are looking for it.

I was on the fence about the Keepsake Korners ornaments until I saw them in person.  I’m really enjoying the light up pictures inside, and Halls Station is no exception.

Fans of this ornament will enjoy the official Nostalgic Homes and Shops ornaments.

Original Price: $15.95


  1. Love this review and I agree, all cons have left the station :-)