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Snow Globes

~ Snow Globes Collector's Corner ~

Noah's Ark Musical Snowglobe
This enchanting addition to a baby or child's room plays a tinkling rendition of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." Resin and glass. 7Wx8-1/2H".

Butterfly Serenity Sphere
A private sanctuary for your desktop, this clear glass globe surrounds a miniature world where a butterfly rests among dogwood blossoms. Rather than music, it plays sounds of birds and wind. Inscribed on the base is a quotation by Margaret Boyd: "Those who have hope have everything." 6Hx4" dia.

Serenity Sphere - Winter Stream

 More delicate and fleeting than any snowglobe we've found. Rather than a wind-up melody, it plays the sounds of a winter stream accompanied by loon cries and wind. Inscribed on the base is a haiku from Zen poet Basho: "Winter solitude/In a world of one color/The sound of wind" Available on and in catalog, not available in Marshall Field's stores. 6H" This item was offered at the first price shown more than 12 months ago.


Isabelle De Borchgrave Musical Snow Globe


A gift fit for a princess, designed exclusively for Marshall Field's. Wind the key on the bottom to hear "Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy" from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. 
6 1/4" H x 4 3/4" dia.



snow globes
Snow Globes
Connie Moore,
Harry Rinker
Paperback (1999)

A guide to collecting these popular souvenirs documents their infinite variety with full-color photographs and features a text that traces their history from mid-nineteenth-century France to the present.