November 23rd, 2008 by darlkay52
Nativity snow globes really add to your holiday decor. Now I know that it probably didn’t snow in Bethlehem, but this lovely scene looks so serene in the time stopping spell of a snow globe. There are so many styles of Nativity globes to choose from. You can find them in traditional, modern and even adorable Precious Moments snow globes.
Many of these snow globes are musical and play traditional Christmas songs, which make them especially collectible.
A Nativity snow globe would be a wonderful addition to any collection and also would make a really great gift for just about anyone.
Kids love snow globes and a Nativity snow globe would be a great way to remind them of the true meaning of Christmas.
November 7th, 2008 by darlkay52
Disney Snow Globes are probably the most popular snow globes to collect. What makes these snow globes so popular and sought after?
Disney has created scores of characters over they years, beginning with Mickey Mouse and adding more popular friends through the years. Besides the original Disney characters, they have immortalized many fairy tale characters through the movies that have been produced and remain popular from generation to generation.
It would probably be hard to find anyone (especially those who have children) who haven’t heard of Mickey Mouse or most of Mickey’s friends like Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck and others.
Some of the more popular fairy tales that have been brought to life in beautiful animated movies include Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and others. Who doesn’t love those stories?
Collecting snow globes is a great way to capture your favorite characters in a beautiful setting. The fanciful lure of snow globes makes these characters come to life in a never ending fantasy of swirling snow and beauty.
September 17th, 2008 by darlkay52
Those adorable characters from the Peanuts gang are loved by everyone. Collecting Peanuts memorabilia is a great hobby and the Snow Globes made by Hallmark are another great collectible snow globe.
The Peanuts gang were first introduced in 7 newspapers in 1950. Over the years more characters were added, TV Specials were popular and Charlie Brown and Snoopy became icons of our generation.
Probably the most beloved character is Snoopy - that independent, free spirited favorite pet of Charlie Brown. Snoopy is in a category all his own and many people collect Snoopy items exclusively.
If you are a Snoopy fan, be sure and check out all the great Snoopy Snow Globes that are available on Ebay. And don’t forget about Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang. They will all be wonderful keepsakes that will get more precious as the years go by.
September 11th, 2008 by darlkay52
The nearly 200 year old Pfaltzgraff Company grew from a small pottery shop that produced stoneware crocks and flower pots into a well known designer and marketer of dinnerware, glassware, ceramic accessories, giftware and other products.
The Pfaltzgraff family immigrated to York County, Pennsylvania in the early 1800’s and set up a small potter’s wheel and kiln on their homestead to make salt-glazed crocks for storing and preserving food. Their first market area was defined as to be “as far as you can get with a horse and wagon and then back again in a day”. Today you can find Pfaltzgraff products in department, gift and specialty stores from coast to coast.
One of the less known Pfaltzgraff products are their beautiful snow globes. These globes match many of their pattern lines and make great collectibles and gifts for those of us who love Pfaltzgraff. If you’re looking for a unique collectible or gift, check out the selection of Pfaltzgraff Snow Globes.
September 9th, 2008 by darlkay52
Snow Globes aren’t just for Christmas collections. Many types of sports and sports teams have official snow globe collectibles for their fans.
Snow Globes make a great addition to your favorite team memorabilia. There are snow globes for NFL teams, college teams, baseball teams or Nascar drivers. There are snow globes containing replicas of famous sport stadiums. If you are a collector of sports memorabilia, you should look through the great options in snow globes. Even if you don’t collect sports memprabilia, chances are you know someone who is a fan of a Nascar driver or a baseball, basketball or football team. A snow globe featuring their favorite team would make a great gift.
Check out the great selection of sport snow globes at Ebay. There is a special section in our store of sports snow globes available right now on Ebay.
August 25th, 2008 by darlkay52
Some information about the history of snow globes is helpful if you are collecting snow globes. Knowing what types were made when will help you know if your snow globe is a fairly new creation, or one with a bit of history.
In 1889 a snow globe containing a model of the Eiffel Tower was made to commemorate an important date in French history. It became a very popular souvenier.
During the Victorian Era snow globes became very popular in England. They made their way to the United States in the 1920’s and soon became a popular collectible. The first patent for a snow globe in the United States was issued in 1927.
In the 1940’s snow globes started being used as advertising items, and in the 1940’s and 1950’s religious snow globes were often purchased as gifts for Catholic children.
In the 1950’s manufacturers started using plastics to product snow globes.
Today, there are many types of themes and materials used to make snow globes.
August 23rd, 2008 by darlkay52
Snow Globes are like a little window into another world. When we look into a snow globe, the rest of the world recedes and we are drawn into the peaceful quiet scene of winter snow drifting down to blanket the world in white. It’s nearly impossible to watch that drifting snow and not be drawn into the scene. It is probably due to this fascination that many people have made a hobby out of collecting snow globes. Snow Globes range from corny and cheap to ornate and whimsical. Some play music and rotate, and others contain scenes from popular places or familiar characters. it is that huge variety that makes them so fascinating and fun to collect.
Snow Globes have only been around since the mid to late 1800’s. It is thought that the first snow globes were produced in France and were sold to tourists at the Eiffel Tower. A little Eiffel Tower encased a a glass ball of water with snow falling over it proved to be a very popular item. Their popularity soon spread across the world and now snowglobes are made with just about anything imaginable in them.
If you want to start a collection of snow globes, you might want to consider what types of globes you will want to collect. There are many brand names, such as Disney, that feature enough snow globes that a person could just collect that brand and have a huge variety to choose from. Other ideas for collecting snow globes might be to collect globes of famous places or buildings, certain animals or certain types of scenes. You might just opt to collect any snow globes that catch your fancy and add some whimsy to your life.
August 19th, 2008 by darlkay52
Welcome to my Snow Globe site. I hope that you browse through my pages and become as fascinated with snow globes as I am. Enjoy learning more about snow globes and discovering that special snow globe that you just can’t live without!