Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Ornament No. 300 is one of my favorites. It looks like a teething ring, except for those tiny dangling parts that would be horrible choking hazards. Too bad, because this ornament could keep a baby busy for hours. The wings are attached with springs and the jingle bells make a racket at even the slightest touch. It makes me happy just to see and touch it. Thanks to ornaments like this one, I go out of my way to stop at Cracker Barrel around Christmas time, even if I don’t get anything to eat.

Jingly penguin that looks like a teething ring
Acquired: September 4, 2006, Cracker Barrel, St. Augustine, Fla.
Number: 300
Size: 4.5 inches tall
Price: $2.99

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