Well, this is freaking cute. Rookwood Pottery has released this year's iteration of their famed Fiona the hippo ornament and it is adorable.
In this year's version, Fiona is showing off her graceful moves while "frolicking" mid air. Like one of Botticelli's cherubs, this chunky semi-aquatic ungulate will light up your home with her "joyful and persevering spirit," says the Rookwood description.
"The Frolicking Fiona Ornament commemorates the adorable hippo that has captured the world’s heart and her loving fans who have watched her grow along the way. Each ornament is handcrafted in our Cincinnati, Ohio studio by 12 artists including Gary Simon, who captures her playful personality through his intricate hand-carvings."
Pre-orders for the $58 ornament starts at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at rookwood.com. Rookwood says, "Orders will be processed and shipped on a rolling basis as they become available on November 1, 2020."
A portion of proceeds will benefit the Cincinnati Zoo.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the ornaments are made below: