#261 Pretty as a Picture

Acquired 2001

From Enesco and based on adorable portraits taken by German Photographer Kim Anderson, this set includes 7 pieces and the Stage Velvet Backdrop stable. It took me several months to complete this set in that it is sold as five different items. Finding all five was NOT EASY! But not taking “No” for an answer, I finally found the difficult piece (the lying down shepherd) by calling Enesco and getting a list of stores in the nation that carried this set. Purchased January - March 2001, the figurines are hand-painted porcelain bisque with soft “photograph” coloring. The set includes:“Good Things Come in Lots of Packages” (the Kings), $59.95“I'll Never Leave Your Side” (Mary, Joseph guarding Baby Jesus), $39.95“Forever Watching Over You” (Angel), $24.95“I'll Watch Over You” (Shepherd), $24.95Star-topped Wooden Manger, $24.95