Friday, November 19, 2010


For more than 75 years Annalee felt dolls from Meridith, N.H., have been brightening people’s lives and holidays with their distinctive silkscreened smiling faces. An internal wire frame developed by Chip Thorndike, Annalee’s husband, gives the dolls a lively playfulness. Annalee also makes Christmas tree ornaments, including a number of penguin designs. This is my only Annalee ornament, but I wouldn’t mind having some of their penguins from other years.

Annalee penguin with candy cane North Pole sign
Acquired: November 2, 2008, American Candle Factory, Bartonsville, Pa.
Number: 0548
Size: 4.75 inches tall
Price: $16

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