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Lowe's Exclusive Christmas Pieces

One of the advantages I have as an artist is I’m not bogged down with a lot of formal training. I never went to art school, so I never learned the rules. Consequently I use color in a way that most trained artists would find odd. I’m not afraid to put a pink next to an orange next to a purple next to a green. As long as it works. I guess I get that from my Grandmother. She was a quilter who specialized in something called “crazy quilts”, a kind of abstract quilting color fest! They’re a real treat for the eyes, a combination of color and flow I find exciting to look at. Like grandmother, like grandson I guess.

That’s one of the things I like about these new statuary Christmas pieces for Lowe’s. The colors are terrific, the bright reds and blues on Santa, the combination of purple, pinks and deep green on the holy family, the contrasts on Mickey, even the bright yellow of Woodstock on the Snoopy design. Each one is a color feast for the eyes, and together the collection has an energy I love. Check them out exclusively at Lowe’s and let me know what you think.


by Robin Fincher

Hi Jim:I have been collecting your beautiful pieces for many years and my sister,daughter,both granddaughters,Dad and hubby have also received gifts from me resulting in them starting their own collections.This year my 11 y/o granddaughter ask when “Mimi” was going to start giving JS to her-I gave her Dorothy and Wicked Witch pint size from your Wizard of Oz as a birthday present;she was so excited.She will be receiving Tin Man from me and Glinda Good Witch from from her Aunt for Christmas.I have gotten good deals on your QVC segment this year and found a couple at Lowes also.The colors and detail on your pieces are beautiful and reasonably
priced for cellectibles.Keep up the good work!

by Kim

I have 11 grandchildren. The oldest is 15. I started giving each one of them a Jim Shore ornament every year. By the time they are 18, they will each have enough to start their own Jim Shore ornament tree. Also, my tree is decorated in Jim shore ornaments. I am also a quilter, so love how all your pieces have quilts in them. And so far, I do see the purple color in each one, as a remembrance to your grandmother. I would have liked your grandmother I think. I love every one of your pieces. I own probably 40-50 not counting my ornaments. I love them all. Thank you for giving me so much joy in your talent

by Dee

I have given my first grandchild a different angel every year. Now has nine. Will do this until we reach 10Y/O.
My second grandchild is currently collecting Snowmen. Now has seven.
The third grandchild_____________??? Don’t know what to start with. Any ideals?
Jim Shore is our family tradition for the grandchildren. They can’t wait to see which one they will get each year.

by Debbie Bowles

Hey Jim,
My daughter just gifted me with your Lowe’s Santa. He’s beautiful. He’s in my living room with surrounded with small white lights. I didn’t have the heart to put him outside. Thanks for your artistry.