Dear Friends of A World Within,
We hope you had a fantastic Mothers’ Day! We are busy preparing for our next booth, this time its at the Grand Hyatt Hotel’s “The Fair”! Details will be up soon, so do visit us for latest products and promotions! While we were doing that, I have not stopped looking for my favorite snow globes to add into my own personal collection, so here is the little story that I would love to share!
I once went into one of the Precious Thots retail outlets @ Raffles City and saw on display this really colorful and meaningful Precious Moments Figurine! I was really attracted by the color, it was a boy getting some gum balls from a gum ball machine! And the words wrote: Count your many blessings! Sadly, it was not for sale, have been searching for it but to no avail!
But I guess its always a blessing, I found the Snow globe version in the States! Its really a lovely piece, and its A World Within’s mailing list display globe now!
I read through my “The official Precious Moments Collector’s Guide to Figurines Second Edition” by John & Malinda Bomm and here is the story:
“Sam (Butcher) designed this figurine for a collector named Penny who lived in Canada. She gave Sam Canadian pennies and bugged him for years to make a figurine of her. At the 2000 Collector’s Christmas Weekend she was asked to come on stage. As she was helping Sam she picked up a cloth and found her figurine, Count your many blessings.”
Sweet.. A penny for a change of a figurine..
Have a great week ahead!