Lazy Creek Country Store Jigsaw Puzzle 

Brand: Springbok

Title: Lazy Creek Country Store

Artist: Dona Gelsinger

Pieces: 1000 (Board  size ALERT)

Size: 24" x 30" or 61cm x 76.2cm 


Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality:    Good

Board Quality: Good

Shape Cut: Random

Image Quality: Good

Hardest Area: Snowy trees

Puzzle Dust? a little

Finish Quality: Smooth

Box Quality: Great

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Springbok sent for review

Recommend Level: High

Time: 15 hours


I did my usual sorting routine.

  1. Sorting to locate all  the outside border pieces, while....
  2. Placing the pieces into the 'general-color' piles. 
  3. Then I carried on with a second round of sorting (similar colors sorted by shades/patterns) while placing the pieces flat out on the poster boards. 

The overall size of this jigsaw puzzle is larger than the many of 1000 pieces so being at 24"x30" I had to take out my larger board.

The pieces are big and thick and interlock quite well. The overall size of the puzzle image is tricky for taking full size photos.

I assembled the tires, the store signs and the snowman first. Next I focused on the building and defined the snowy trees on the left side from the right side. The snow along the bottom is blended with the white in the sky. The upper left bluish sky mixed with tree branches are the last area to complete.

The image captures the falling snow blurred by the yellow Christmas lights around the building. Some areas were more clear-cut while some yellow lights appeared to be captured behind by a falling snow motion. Looking at the image from a distance the trees are excellent however upon a close up view they are more like brush-stroke features.

The above descriptions can been seen clearly in the following photos. I noted that there may be a flock of Canadian Geese in flight as well.  The image certainly appears like a Christmas card scene making it a very inviting image for a Holiday Season jigsaw puzzle.

Dona Gelsinger's artwork is described at 'Heartwarming Art Design'. With over 20 years of painting she has created some of the most beautiful pieces of artwork that I have had the pleasure to appreciate. Take a moment to dash over to her website to see for yourself. 

It's Christmas in July with the Springbok Lazy Creek Country Store jigsaw puzzle. They recently sent it to me for review. Springbok jigsaw puzzles continue to maintain the highest level of quality for hobbyist's entertainment.  I highly recommend this jigsaw puzzle for those who enjoy pieces with random cuts and I am pleased to add it to my collection of other assembled puzzles.

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.