When Jim Kemme was in 3rd grade, his school held a contest at Christmastime to see which student could make the best ornament. Jim turned and ordinary chicken egg into a festive frog and won first place. Starting at Hallmark right out of collage, Jim has created dozens of fun, fantastic Keepsakes ranging from Peanuts characters to happy hippos to Nature’s Sketchbook ornaments.

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5th in the Marjolein's Garden series.

Features a blue jay, perched atop a weathered snow covered bird bath, with a sled rope in its mouth. Another jay rests on the sled at the base of the bath. Designed by Marjolein Bastin. Inspired by a bird bath on Marjolein Bastin's property in Missouri.

  • Artist: Jim Kemme
  • Released: 2018 (Ornament Premiere)
  • Retail Price: $17.99 USA$23.99 CAN
  • Material(s): plastic
  • Dimensions: 2.5" w. x 2.64" h. x 2.13" d.
  • SKU: QX9473
  • Produced in: China
  • Production Date(s): 

Bathing Blue Jays


Jim Kemme was the perfect person to craft this Bathing Blue Jays ornament.

The fifth in the Marjolein’s Garden series, it’s particularly meaningful because Jim has kindly taken in many animals over the years, even raising blue jays. He once found a stranded baby blue jay after a storm and carried it back to his studio.

“While I worked,” Jim says, “that little bird would play. He’d fly back and forth, pick up a paintbrush and take off with it. “When the bird moved to the outdoors, I’d walk out in the morning to get the paper, and he’d fly over and sit on my shoulder.”

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Description

5th in the Marjolein's Garden series.
Features a blue jay, perched atop a weathered snow covered bird bath, with a sled rope in its mouth. Another jay rests on the sled at the base of the bath. Designed by Marjolein Bastin. Inspired by a bird bath on Marjolein Bastin's property in Missouri.

  • Artist: Jim Kemme
  • Released: 2018 (Ornament Premiere)
  • Retail Price: $17.99 USA$23.99 CAN
  • Material(s): plastic
  • Dimensions: 2.5" w. x 2.64" h. x 2.13" d.
  • SKU: QX9473
  • Produced in: China
  • Production Date(s)

Bathing Blue Jays


Jim Kemme was the perfect person to craft this Bathing Blue Jays ornament.

The fifth in the Marjolein’s Garden series, it’s particularly meaningful because Jim has kindly taken in many animals over the years, even raising blue jays. He once found a stranded baby blue jay after a storm and carried it back to his studio.

“While I worked,” Jim says, “that little bird would play. He’d fly back and forth, pick up a paintbrush and take off with it. “When the bird moved to the outdoors, I’d walk out in the morning to get the paper, and he’d fly over and sit on my shoulder.”

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