Tuesday, February 14, 2012
On a trip last month to Jim Thorpe, Pa., I tried once more to visit a shop that seems to be always closed. Sure enough, it was closed again, but this time, a new gift shop on the floor below was open. The owners had a few discounted Christmas things on display, but no penguins. When I told them what I was looking for they dug this gourd ornament from a storage tub. The store upstairs remains a mystery, but for once, I didn’t come away empty-handed.
Painted penguin by Jessie Geesey from Meadowbrooke Gourds, Carlisle, Pa.
Acquired: January 6, 2012, Jim Thorpe, Pa.
Size: 5.5 inches tall