For over 27 years Department 56 artist, Kristi Jensen Pierro has captured the beauty and splendor of winter. Her personal experiences and interpretations of childhood are artfully designed into each Snowbabies' piece and carefully named to ensure a sentiment of love, friendship or inspiration. The new SnowDream collection is inspired by a winter walk in the woods with icy colors of white, pink, grey and cool taupe. Each piece is sprinkled with glitter creating a magical effect. "As an artist my job is to invent. After a year of sketching and conceptualizing I created this new collection. It's a nostalgic collection of figural giftware and trim full of warmth, whimsy and magic. It combines the simple elegance of bisque porcelain with glitter, shiny mica and tinsel. I love the results and I hope that collectors will, too!.