I don't really know where my model came from. It's just one of many miscellaneous minis that I have had for years. At left is a photo of the model before I stripped the factory paint-job and repainted it myself. My treatment mounts the mini to a 25mm round base with white-painted sand. The sand has an undercoat of light blue to give some depth to the white snow. It's always satisfying to refurbish a mini with a crumby paint-job!
There are two lovely children's books about a nisse. They were written by the author of Pipi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren. She is Swedish, so they books are titled the Tomten and The Tomten and the Fox.