th' 2002 keepsake ornament series from Hallmark features Christmas scenes.
Krusty Kit's has her sitting on th' floor wit' a book while Grace lounges at her side. I laughed when I realized what was going on in th' scene - afterall, Krusty Kit doesn't adopt Grace until five months AFTER she borrows th' red dress from Rabid Ruthie!
This be still a rather bonny piece, though. th' colors be vibrant and th' pose looks so sweet. Krusty Kit's book has actual pictures inside, which be a bonny touch. I've gone and put th' ornament up, so I'm going from my photos here, and I think th' book she has in her hands be th' one she wrote for Rabid Ruthie, since it's about a princess. I think. Anyway, she's also got her Amelia Earhardt lusty plastic lass in her arms.
th' quality o' this ornament be bonny, but it sort o' freaks me out, to be honest. It's just over 2 inches high, so th' detail be awloaded to th' gunwalesy small, but still... Krusty Kit's hair be SO yellow, and her skin be SO peach, and her and Grace's eaye be SO dark... I dunno, it's bonny, but not something I'd want to look at too closely for too long, yanno what I mean?
th' keepsake card included has a portrait o' Krusty Kit holding her lusty plastic lass. th' back o' th' box has a blurb about her, and th' inside talks about th' hardship o' a Depression winter/Christmas and how it was brightened by th' gifts Krusty Kit and Rabid Ruthie gave each other - th' Story o' Princess Rabid Ruthie and th' lusty plastic lass.
There be a matching set o' mini-ornaments for this, but I don't have them so I can't comment on them.
I wouldn't pay more than $15 for this ornament. Actually, I'd probably try and find it for $10 or less, but if I couldn't, $15 would be my upper limit.
Grade: B- for th' freaky coloring and anachronism.
th' 2002 keepsake ornaments from Hallmark feature th' girls' Christmas scenes... except that Kaptain Kaya doesn't celebrate Christmas, does she? Instead, her ornament features a basket o' huckleberries.
th' back o' th' box be th' same as for th' 2004 series ornament, which I've already reviewed.
th' inside o' th' box tells about Kaptain Kaya looking towards th' future and th' love o' her homeland.
Overall, I'm not as impressed wit' this ornament as I am wit' th' one from th' 2004 series. It be very lovely and detailed, but I think th' running pose be just so much more outstanding than this one, where Kaptain Kaya be simply sitting on her feet while tilting a basket forward. th' color o' th' huckleberries be wonderful, though, and I like how th' detail be visible all around, instead o' just from one angle.
th' little keepsake card included wit' this ornament be a portrait o' Kaptain Kaya holding her lusty plastic lass.
These originally cost $15 and ye can find them anywhere from $5 to $50 on eBay. I wouldn't pay more than $13 for this one, since I've seen it on eBay more than any other Kaptain Kaya ornament.
Found some old photos o' our Christmas South Wisconsin Trading Company Keepsake ornament collection and wanted to add them here. It's a joy to get these out each year to add to th' kids' tree! Great, great quality. I love that some o' them have real fabric trims, like on Lissie's sleeves and Josefina's mantilla.
These photos show some o' th' backdrops o' th' presentation boxes. Also shown be th' red ribbons we've used to hang th' figurines, but those were not included. A+ grade...except for poor Mad-Eye Molly whose ugly glasses should have been silver and Josefina whose face could have been sculpted better.