Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ornament Review: Winter Fun with Snoopy #13 - Ice Sculpting - 2010 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Fun scene; coordinates with another series
Cons: Tilt
The Bottom Line:
Snoopy – ice sculptor
Carving image of Woodstock
Definitely fun

Artist Snoopy is Trying His Hand at Ice Sculpting

Even though Hallmark started their Spotlight on Snoopy and Winter Fun with Snoopy series the same year, there really hasn’t been any cross over between the two series.  It makes sense since the two are really dealing with two very different subjects.  The exception to that came in 2010 when both of them featured Snoopy as an artist for the thirteenth entry in the series.

While the Spotlight on Snoopy series featured Snoopy as a painter, for Winter Fun with Snoopy, he’s a sculptor.  Specifically, he’s carving an ice sculpture of his pal Woodstock.  He’s still wearing a red beret and he’s coupled it with a green scarf, and he’s holding tools in his hand to work on his carving.  He’s almost done because the ice looks amazing.  Meanwhile, the real Woodstock is looking pleased as he looks on.  Why wouldn’t he be since the sculpture is larger than Woodstock is.

And once again, I have to marvel as the detail they put into a miniature ornament.  Everything I just described fits into an ornament that is an inch at its largest points.  Seriously, how do they do that?  As you may have figured out, I really do love the connection with the other series as well, but if you just collect one or the other series, you can certainly enjoy them by themselves.

Snoopy, Woodstock, and ice Woodstock are all standing out in the snow, which gives us a nice flat base.  Of course, with the size, you’ll want to make sure there is some place safe to set it if you aren’t hanging it on your tree.  You’ll also find the 13 in a Christmas tree series marker down there.

The hook for hanging the ornament is on the top of Snoopy’s beret.  Since he’s not quite in the center of the ornament, the ornament tips slightly to the right and a bit more to the back.  Unfortunately, there’s really no good place to but the hook for it would hang straight, but it’s not so bad that it is distracting.  You probably won’t notice by the time you get the ornament nestle among branches on your tree.

2010 was the year I started collecting Hallmark ornaments, and I was tempted to buy this Winter Fun with Snoopy because of how it tied in with that year’s Spotlight on Snoopy ornament.  I resisted at the time since I wasn’t collecting miniature ornaments.  Not that I’ve changed my mind on minis, I’m thrilled to have this one in my collection.

Don't miss the rest of the Winter Fun with Snoopy series.

Original Price: $7.95

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