#71 Sewing Box - No Longer Musical

Acquired 1992

By Enesco, “O Come, All Wee Faithful”. This captivating music box creation with its extraordinary detailing is a hallmark of Karen Hahn's artistic expertise. Simulated old-fashioned sewing basket complete with adorable mice celebrating the birth of the Christ Child. One mouse rocks on the spoon, the drummer boy turns, and Joseph shakes the rattle for Baby Jesus while keeping beat to “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” This music box is crafted in art plastic. Each time I saw it listed in a catalog or store, it listed at $175.00. I found it the day after Christmas, 1992, in Doll's Hallmark, McHenry Village store for $150 and then 50% off. My purchase price, $75.00! (Unfortunately, this music box no longer plays and can't be repaired - even though I tried!)