High-top Sneakers were developed in the early s as athletic shoes and became the preferred basketball shoe. Later as the shoes were worn by music and movie stars, their popularity soared. Now available in a huge variety of colors and styles, the High-top Sneaker has become an American classic.
Angels are thought to be our link to God and heaven. Symbolizing purity, peace, and love, angels are a comforting presence. Glassblowers often created angel ornaments with the sweet, cherubic faces of their own daughters, depicting their vision of a beautiful angel.
The Horse is a noble animal representing loyalty, courage, grace, and speed. On the evening of December 5th and on the day of December 6th, Saint Nicholas himself rides upon a beautiful white steed travelling throughout parts of northern Europe.
The deer has an excellent sense of hearing. When unsure of a sound, it stays still, or freezes , to blend in with its surroundings. While gentle, the deer is determined to follow its own path. The stag, or male deer, symbolizes life, wisdom, and virility.
Fleurs-de-lis, or flower of the lily, is a symbol of purity and perfection. When Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne as Emperor, he presented him with a blue banner covered with fleur-de-lis. Eventually, the fleur-de-lis became the French royal emblem, associated with French culture and heritage.
Pigs are considered to bring good luck and prosperity. In Germany, the word dickbauch means fat stomach, and it is often heard in December. According to tradition, you should eat well on Christmas Eve to avoid being haunted that night and to insure luck and prosperity in the New Year.
One of the most dearly loved animals is the Teddy Bear, who has provided years of comfort and steadfast companionship to many a young owner.
Christmas Puppeteer Angel, 9.5" by ESC and Company
Santa's Sleigh Ride, 7.5" x 8.5" by ESC and Company
Santa Claus and Baby Comet, 9.75" by ESC and Company
5" Scale Three Kings on Animals ( Set ) by Fontanini
Walnut Ridge also carries more Fontanini products in all the scale sizes (5 inch, 7.5 inch, sets, etc.).