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RE: pickle ornament


I still have 160 messages to catch up on (are we talkative or what?!!) so
this may have been said already, but Plow & Hearth has a pickle ornament
(also confirms the German heritage of the tradition).

Libby
Maryland zone 6

-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse Bell
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: 12/14/2002 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] pickle ornament

Man...I've seen that pickle ornament in several of my magazines.  I'll
try 
to find it and let you know the number.

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6

>From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@islc.net>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] pickle ornament
>Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 12:16:59 -0500
>
>Cathy-Hallmark usually had the pickle ornament.
>
>Andrea H
>Beaufort, SC
>Zone 8b
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 3:25 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [GRD] Re: OT Christmas tree
>
>
> > I have been looking all over for a pickle ornament! Hope I can find
it
> > short of  Amana Colonies!
> > Cathy
> > On Friday, December 13, 2002, at 03:28 AM, Melody wrote:
> >
> > >  Noreen:  I think the Christmas pickle is a German custom--the
Amana
> > > Colonies here in Iowa are a sect of German immigrants from the
1800's
> > > and it is a custom widely practiced (or at least marketed now that
the
> > > Amana's are largely a tourist industry) there.  We have a little
tiny
> > > glass one (about 1" long) that we hide for the kids on our
tree...they
> > > love the hunt!  And the extra goody they get for being the first
one 
>to
> > > find it!
> > >
> > >
> > > Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> >
> >
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