Monday, June 7, 2021

Ornament Review: Birdie P. Nestinghouse - Snowtop Lodge #16 - 2020 Hallmark Release

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Great bird themed entry
Cons: Does tip forward
The Bottom Line:
Bird theme snowwoman
A series variation
A cute ornament



2020’s Snowtop Lodge is a Fine Feathered Ornament

We’ve done so many traditional winter activities in the Snowtop Lodge series, and I always look at the series to see what artist Joanne Eschrich will come up with next.  She found a different approach for 2020’s entry, and Birdie P. Nestinghouse is wonderful as a result.

Yes, as you may have guessed from the name, the theme of the entry is birds.  Birdie the snowwoman is dressed up in a green hat and scarf, and she’s holding a bird house.  There are two cardinals sitting on her, and they look like they are about to move into that bird house.

The bottom of the snowwoman features a village, as many of the ornaments in this series do.  However, instead of showing snowpeople, this one features many more birds.  Yes, there are houses in the village, but we see plenty of bird houses as well.  And there are birds flying in the sky.  It’s a wonderful scene.

This ornament is fun.  It’s a definite break from the rest of the series since it focuses on animals instead of something that people would be doing, but I really like it.  In fact, it stands out a bit more as a result.

Like all good snowpeople, Birdie stands on her own.  You’ll also find the series marker on the bottom of the ornament.  I will issue my standard disclaimer – this series is made from porcelain, so keep that in mind if you go to display the ornament.  Make sure it is in a place where it won’t get broken.

The ornament does tip forward slightly when you go to hang it on your tree.  That makes the scene on the bottom look a little off, but overall, the ornament still looks good to me.  This has actually been a common issue with the series, so if you’ve been collecting it, this won’t be a surprise to you.

I always enjoy seeing the creativity that goes into a long running series.  That makes Birdie P. Nestinghouse a great addition to the Snowtop Lodge series.

And be sure to get the rest of the Snowtop Lodge series.

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