Disclosure: I received a sample of the product for review purposes to include in my Holiday Gift Guide.
I absolutely LOVE music boxes since I was a little girl. I can remember my little ballerina spinning around in my music box as a little girl. You lifted the top and she’d spring up and dance on a spring. The pink velvet lined box would hold all my little rings and earrings and under there’d be a drawer I could pull out to keep my necklaces which I had my secret notes instead. As an adult I still fancy music boxes but now I want them to be nicer quality and pretty. One I found that fits this is the Thomas Kinkade Crystal Music Box. This is lovely and lovely doesn’t even begin to describe it.
I placed my order and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. I know when you order something online it might look a lot different when it arrives at your front door, but not this. I got the Holiday Collection with a tiny little village right under the lid. The tiny New England village, that has recently received their first snowfall….or at least that is what I tell my kids.
They have little two story Victorian homes, frosted evergreens, and everyone is coming out to enjoy the snowfall. You have kids building a snowman, another on a sled and a man in a horse drawn carriage. There are carolers singing, a red car and two people sitting on a park bench watching the ice skaters.
In the center is a tree getting decorated, a bridge with people walking over it and as the music plays, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” skaters go round and round the tree. Every item is detailed just like you’d imagine a Thomas Kinkade painting would be. I love the details and the adorable village.
The entire music box is made of crystal, which makes this little box quite heavy. (3lbs) One tip, it is a bit hard to open because it is magnetized so when it shuts it shuts with a snap. Watch out for your fingers. Other than that little thing this is a beautiful piece to add to your collection.
I keep it on my bookshelf and that is where it will stay, I’m not putting this away when my Christmas decor gets put in storage. I think this would make a great gift for any occasion not just Christmas. HammerSchlemmer has a lifetime guarantee on this so if you ever find something wrong with it they will replace it. This handcrafted music box is available for $99.95.