Saturday, May 29, 2010

Button baby

This ornament has robot-like button “arms” and legs and an mistakenly penguin-like painted face. The body and head seem to be a wooden industrial thimble, which fits in nicely with the sewing theme. It’s a gift from Betsy Wade, a former colleague at the New York Times, who keeps her eyes open for penguins, whether they are ornaments or not.

Button baby penguin
Acquired: 2001, gift from Betsy Wade
Number 0156
Size: 6 inches tall

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