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In a Pickle by GlassHouse-1 In a Pickle by GlassHouse-1
For those of you who have never heard the German Green pickle ornament tradition, it goes something like this… every year when the Christmas Tree is decorated, the LAST ornament on the tree (hung by mom and dad) is a green glass pickle. On Christmas morning, the first child to find the Pickle Ornament on the Tree would get an extra gift.

I have no idea if this is really a German tradition and would like any of my German friends to comment on this.  Here is another theory:

In the 1890s German Immigrants were flooding into America, bringing with them customs and traditions, including, the Christmas Tree. Woolworths had loads of these new ornaments, and in among the blown glass vegetables were 
pickle ornaments that no one was buying(who wants a pickle ornament on their tree? It would scare the cat!). So, a marketing genius kicked his brain into high gear, and created a story about the Christmas Pickle… and the green glass pickles flew off the shelves. Suddenly, this German Tradition (which had never been heard of in Germany) was all the rage!
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
:iconpickleplz:
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Ha ha
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Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016   General Artist
Cute and naughty at the same time.  :)

I've never seen my current cats climb our tree, but hubby came home the other day to find it had fallen against our love seat.  I wonder who could have done that.... lol. 
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
No need to ask. ha ha  Thanks for the comments. :iconcatmeowplz:
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tsahel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cute !
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Thank you. :heart:
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vafiehya Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful by vafiehya  
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Thank you so much.
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vafiehya Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are Welcome by vafiehya  Pigeon by vafiehya  
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
So cute! Did Cosmo climb up the tree for the photo? Great capture!
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
Oh yes, he climbs up several times a day.  Thanks Penny.
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
When the pickle is missing... :laughing:
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Oh no, how cute! Super capture! :iconxmasbellplz::iconchristmasdiv2plz::iconhapholplz::iconchristmasdiv2plz::iconxmasbellplz:
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
Thanks so much. :iconchristmastreeplz:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Great story :D

Where did you get the cat ornament? :lol:
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
I have a feeling he will be the only ornament left of the tree.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha
you could be right :)
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
SO VERY CUTE!
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Thanks.
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
:) You're very welcome!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Nice History...........I feel you may not have a lovely tree in the morning?
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
I keep putting ornaments back on and the lights are kind of shifting towards the bottom of the tree.  Sigh!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh Ha Ha ha....................my morning laugh!
I had some flowers on the table recently they kept dying too fast.........cats had bent them too much and crippled the stem!!!!!!!!
:D (Big Grin) 
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Yeah, it is a good thing I don't have fresh flowers in the house very often.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ha me neither!
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Awwww........:blowkiss:ssssssssss
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Thanks so much.
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Welcome dear....
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ShlomitMessica Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Merry ChristmasII by JacqChristiaan
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Thank you.
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture!
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Thanks so much Tomi.
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh we have a couple of those too heheh such a cute shot
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Thanks.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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