Monday, June 21, 2010

First day of summer . . . or winter

It’s the first day of summer for those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, but south of the equator it’s winter. This penguin is not only wearing earmuffs and a scarf to ward off the cold, but also the remnants of an Antarctic snowstorm. It’s possible that this is not a tree ornament, but it seemed only natural to use that wire earmuff band to insert a Christmas tree hanging hook. I feel lucky to have this ornament in the collection, because it was the last one on the shelf when I bought it.

Ceramic penguin with red earmuffs and scarf
Acquired: December 2001, Hazlet Card Shop, Hazlet, N.J.
Number: 193
Size: 3 inches tall

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