Wee Forest Folk

With hundreds of figurines, the Wee Forest Folk collection brings smiles to every collector.

Hundreds of Wee Forest Mice in the Final Touch display case at the Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks, CA. (ClknGo Photo/Howard)

Hundreds of Wee Forest Mice in the Final Touch display case at the Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks, CA. (ClknGo Photo/Howard)

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Something amazing happened back in 1972 where a little idea about mice from Annette Peterson turned into collection miniature figurines called the Wee Forest Folk. Fortunately, my wife Annie didn't discover them for about 30 years otherwise we would have tiny mice all over the house.

I have to admit that out of all of her animal figurines, WFF mouse figurines are my favorite to collect. Perhaps this is because they don't cost an arm and a leg to collect and usually run about $100 each. My perception of being less expensive than her Lladro porcelain figurines may be unfounded now that Annie rapidly checks off items from the Wee Forest Folk Master List with winning bids on eBay.

Even though the Petersen Family continues to release hand crafted each year, Annie loves her pajama party mice especially "Story Time" and "Doggie's Dish." (Even I'm fond of some her mouse sports collection and I often dream I was on the golf course when looking at "Puttering Around.")

One of our future vacation trips is a New England trip in the fall to see autumn leaves. Of course we would like to tour the Carlise factory in Massachusetts, but from what I understand, factory tours are only open during the summer months.

If you collect figurines, I highly recommend the Wee Forest Folk. They are cute and addicting making them fun to collect especially if you can find bargains here.

Our rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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