One year, the penguin ornament makers conspired against me and introduced several boxed sets. This increased both the total ornament count and the number of duplicates in the collection. The nice thing about duplicates is that they can be spread all around the tree and can be seen from multiple angles. This set came in a box of “12 hand painted baubles,” but only half of them have the penguins in their big red scarves. The other six shiny silver bulbs remain in the box unused.
Set of six painted silver glass bulbs
Acquired: November 5, 2008, Borders book store, Stroudsburg, Pa.
Price: $12.99 for boxed set of 12 ornaments, half plain and half with painted penguins
Size: each about 1.5 inches in diameter.