4 Seasons Snowdome Telephone

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Submitted by victrolala January 10th, 2010

The most fabulous 4 Seasons Snowdome Telephone from the Emily Bindiger collection. And yes, it is sitting on a plush carpet – to get a better view!!

6 Responses to “4 Seasons Snowdome Telephone”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    So I have a few questions about this excellent kitschy item. Why is it called 4 Seasons if there’s only two snow globes? Shouldn’t there be 4? And doesn’t it only snow in winter so wouldn’t that make it two domes of 1 Season? Also, is this a new item as opposed to vintage? Not that that means it’s any less quality Kitsch as that genre befalls items of all ages. And is it a real functioning phone?

    Is there anyway to get close-up photos of the globes? If so, you can e-mail them to me at allee@awmok.com and I’ll add them in.

    Excellent that you photographed it on a “plush” carpet, btw.

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      victrolala

      Allee! So sorry for the delay – still traveling. Yes – It is a working phone. There are 2 snowdomes per season that are interchangeable – just couldn’t get pix of the other seasons (boo). It is not vintage. I have taken some close up photos of the winter globes that are on the phone now. I will upload and send asap.
      Glad you like the plush carpet!
      FYI – I looked underneath the phone and it is actually called Four Seasons Phone.
      Stay tuned for more!!
      V

  2. MeshuggaMel

    MeshuggaMel

    As an engineer, I’ll make the guess that for optimization, each snow globe has a different seasons on either side.

    As a kitsch enthusiast, I think the phone is extra kitschy for being a push button faux rotary design. It’s almost the telephonic equivalent of those 80s Mercury Cougars with the 30s style hood with bubble fenders and a fake continental kit.

    As both an engineer and a kitsch enthusiast, I would have loved this even more if the handset had a snow-globe style handle to represent the jet stream, zephyrs, etc.

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    victrolala

    I love that it’s push button too!! Yes a snow-globe style handle would’ve been awesome. I do, however, still love the phone!!
    More soon.
    V