#219 Cherished Teddies Nativity Musical Holiday Waterball Globe

Acquired 1999

My precious niece, my godchild, became Mrs. Katie Aschwanden this year. But even as a newlywed she didn't forget her aunt's nativity collection. Just before my Open House, on December 21, 1999, she brought this lovely Cherished Teddies Waterball Globe Nativity to me. On this piece, the shepherds and wise men surround the base of the ball as depicting their journey to the Christ-Child, while “teddy-bear” Mary, Joseph, and the Baby are encased in the water-based ball of snow sprinkles. As it is shaken, the snow trickles down over the Holy Family.