Thursday, March 10, 2011

More Macy’s madness, part 2: Singular sensations

As soon as I arrived at Macy’s Holiday Lane, I grabbed a hand basket and began working the room. The fun part about shopping for ornaments at Macy’s is that there are ornaments on the trees, ornaments on the walls, ornaments stacked on tables and counters, ornaments spilling out of baskets under the trees. Everywhere you look you see nothing but Christmas ornaments. At other Christmas shops, all the penguins are usually in one corner, but at Macy’s, they are spread around. It’s kind of like the way I had a blue tree, a glass tree and a wood tree at home, plus stuffed penguins in the windows. The trees have themes at Macy’s, and penguins can pop up anywhere, sometimes in matching sets or groups, but often as singular standouts like this dressed up dude with some serious stockings.

Stubby penguin with red striped top hat, springy wings and dangling, striped legs
Acquired: November 19, 2011, Macy’s Herald Square, New York
Number: 0853
Size: 4 inches tall
Price: $4.96 (originally $9)

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