Monday, January 24, 2011

Penguin Obsessed

When I started My Penguin Tree last January, I estimated that it would take about a year to get all of the ornaments posted online. A year and a few weeks later, I’ve reached that point. All the ornaments that I owned then are now archived here. Last week, my friend SallyAnn asked me what I was going to when I run out of penguins. Well, we don’t have to worry about that just yet, because since last year, I’ve added almost 150 penguin ornaments to the collection (although some of them have already been posted) and there’ll no doubt be more in the months ahead. After that, I’ve got a lot of other Christmas penguins that aren’t ornaments. Plates. Towels. Coasters. Tree skirts. Mugs. A lot of mugs. (What do you think, Becky, At some point this year, I will run out of penguins or at least the flood will be reduced to a trickle. Then we’ll see what happens. Meanwhile, here’s the latest addition to the family, a sweet gift from our friend Ashley over at Decorating Obsessed. She has a penguin tree and a good eye for excellent penguin ornaments, among other things. This penguin seems like it’s made of gingerbread and it looks good enough to eat. You know, it’s hard to believe that after 900 of these, an ornament like this can come along and knocks my socks off. Thanks, Ashley.

Little gingerbread penguin
Acquired: January 22, 2010
Number: 0912 (changed from 0911 on Feb. 23, 2011)
Size: 4 inches tall (added Feb. 23, 2011)


  1. Yay! I'm so glad you like it. I'd never seen a gingerbread penguin before, so I figured there'd be less risk of a duplicate than going with the standard black and white.

    I'm so excited to put this guy on this year's penguin tree. :)