I love anything to do with mythical creatures, Dragons being my all time favorite. When my son and his wife went on vacation this year they borrowed my car, which they normally do. It has actually travelled to more places with them than with me! During their 2 week stay in the US they took in the splendor and pompetry of Medieval Times. I've only been to one performance but I loved of every second of it as did the rest of the family.
When they arrived home the first thing my daughter in law did was hand me a clump of bubble wrap and announced "Mom, this is a thank you for letting us use your car". I joked and asked her how she knew I loved bubble wrap as I unrolled it to uncover the gorgeous, jeweled and glittered items. I first pulled out the top of the egg which had little blue and clear crystal stones encrusted on it and green and gold glitter inside. Not thinking obviously, I tried to figure out what it was so that I could thank my daughter in law properly. While I pondered the little pewter cup with jagged edges that obviously were meant to fit to something else, she laughed and told me it was only part of the gift. The other part still needed to be unwrapped.
Of course I felt somewhat dumb by this revelation, obviously the thought of being able to pop bubble wrap bubbles had overtaken my normally observant nature. I uncovered the second part of my gift and held it in my hand -- and stared.
The little dragon with red crystal eyes stared back at me. He was adorable! The top of the little egg when layed over the dragon encases him in his own protective pewter "shell". He barely peeks out from his little shell and in total the entire figurine is perhaps all of an inch and a half high at most. It has a very nice weight to it for its size however which tells me that it is all pewter, through and through.
My home is filled with all kinds of items like this little fellow, dragons, Samurai, Geisha's - an odd mix indeed but each and every one that I have holds special meaning. Given as gifts or 'Thank you's' I'm always touched when anyone thinks of me and that they actually seek out things they know I will adore, makes each one I own very special.
This little fellow now has a home on our fireplace mantel in the main floor family room sitting proudly on display at the foot of a hand made Grandfather Clock that my youngest daughter designed and made for me a few years ago.
Anyone who adores Dragon's and the folklore that goes along with them, would love to have this piece beautiful piece to add to their own collection. I don't know what the retail price is for this little fellow as my son and his wife are not very forthcoming about that. If you want one of these fellows, head to a Medieval Times or perhaps a Renaissance Fair or local craft shop that carries pewter items. If you're as enthralled with the power of these mythical creatures as I am, you'll love having this dainty little fellow among your collection.