Your Advent~Calendar – Day 15 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ₯°

Welcome back! Now let’s open this door, and see what Day 15 has in store for us 😎

It’s….Snowglobes 😍

This time of year I have them all over the house. Here I gathered a few for show-and-tell πŸ™‚

I found out some interesting tidbits about the history of these whimsical treasures.

✨The first version of a snow globe was displayed at the ‘Paris Universal Exposition’ in 1878 by a local glass company. It is described as “A paperweight, a hollow ball, filled with water and a white powder, which seems to ‘snow down’ on a man holding an umbrella”.

So how did we get from there to today? That’s described, in detail, in this article from artsy.com* (page will open in a new window).

It’s a very interesting story I hope you enjoy! πŸ€“

Before I go – here’s one more snow globe displayed, no…not in Paris 😁, it’s right here, in my little abode.

It’s my granddaughter’s favorite. When turned on it plays ‘Jingle Bells’ and the snow swirls around 😊 She loves it, the adults endure it πŸ˜… It looks a lot better than it sounds. It plays a rather tinny version of this beautiful song. My daughter compared it to a smoke alarm πŸ˜„

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ll be back for the opening of the remaining doors! πŸŽ…πŸΌ

*I have no affiliation with artsy.com

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yolanda Chavez Sherman
    Dec 19, 2020 @ 14:39:19

    I love snow globes. So festive. πŸŽ„

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