Today for Show and Tell I’m sharing a gift I received from my great-grandmother when I was a baby. It’s a small, round Hummel music box designed to hang on the wall. The picture on the front is entitled “Playtime” and depicts a little boy playing with his two bunny friends.
I remember when I was a little girl how I would pull the string over and over again and listen as “Edelweiss” softly played. I still get goosebumps when I hear the music. Maybe that’s one reason The Sound of Music is one of my favorite movies.
Penless Thoughts says
Oh what a treasure this is and a heirloom to hand down to your children. I love things like this.
We love Edelweiss, too!
My mother used to have a collection of Hummels, but I don’t know what happened to them.
My greatgrandmother used to collect Hummels. I purchased for her a few years before she pasted a christmas ordement that I got back to remember her by. Thank you for sharing your memories.
Such a beautiful piece and one that plays my favourite musical tune!! Just gorgeous!! xo
Is your grandmother German???
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That is so neat. I love that it hangs on the wall and is a music box. Thanks for sharing your treasure.
Barbara H. says
What a sweet treasure! I don’t think I have ever seen a music box that hangs on the wall — how neat! And so special that it is from your grandmother to you when you were a baby. Something to treasure always.
ellen b says
Beautiful music box treasure. Now you know what I’m singing and will be singing for a while…
I love that song
I have never seen anything like that. It is so cool.
Edelweiss is the song I always sang my son to sleep with.
What a wonderful keepsake and heirloom for generations to come. That song is one of my favorites too!
What a wonderful childhood memory!
My grandmother loved Hummels. What a wonderful keepsake you have! Thanks for sharing! Blessings ~
I remember plates like that. I have not seen one for a very long time. What a treasure.
What a treasure! I love that song and the movie too!
I love Sound of Music, too. I live close to a Hummelstown, but don’t own any of the figurines.
I really like that! Very vintage looking for sure…
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Mrs. Darling says
What an heirloom. I would definitely treasure that. I’ve never seen anything like it. I didnt know that Hummel made stuff like that. I guess I just thought the original stuff was all figurines.
Jen in MS says
What a wonderful treasure!
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What a wonderful keepsake from your Grandmother. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) says
Love that song! What a wonderful keepsake you have.
What a precious treasure, Mrs. C!!
what a great treasure for you and your children to enjoy. I recently acquired two of these boxes. I would love to hear any information you know about them. I plan on passing these down to my children and any help you could provide would be greatly apprieciated. thanks and have a blessed day,
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