Made to Order Frog on a Pickle elements y Jacquelyn

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Made to Order Frog on a Pickle elements y Jacquelyn

50.00

My Christmas pickle has a frog on it with a little holly on its hinny!

About 3 inches long hand made glass pickle. All Glass has been properly annealed.

This is a MADE TO ORDER so please allow a few weeks for shipping.

According to some accounts, the tradition of trying to find the little ornament shaped like a pickle which was hidden deep among the green boughs on Christmas Eve, began many years ago in Laschau, Germany.  As the story goes, the lucky one who found the ornament on Christmas morning would receive an extra gift from St. Nicholas.  If a family could not afford an extra gift, the lucky finder of the pickle was rewarded by being the first to open a present.  Production of blown glass Christmas Pickle ornaments began in the 1890s.

This "Old World German" tradition of "The Christmas Pickle" may be in somewhat of a "pickle" itself.  Another account of the origin of this tradition is quite a "dilly".  Thus far it seems to have at least some credibility among a "peck" of other explanations.  In this depiction we are led to the German emigrant, John Lower, by his Great-Great-Granddaughter, Cindy.   Our German tradition hence, is one more of legend than anything.  Just as the legendary "Italian Pizza" is spoken of with a very heavy Chicagoan's drawl, "The Christmas Pickle" seems to have had it's beginning or was "pickled" right here in the deep south of the good old U. S. of A.

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