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Lots more photos than just the 5 Etsy allows can be seen on my Artuit site at:
http://alittlecharacter.com/pickleornament_2012.html

Character Dimensions in Inches: 3.75 x 1.5 x 2

It's not really Christmas until the tree is so heavy with ornaments it creaks and groans under the weight, spooking the family cat.
It's not fully the holidays either until the overhead lights are turned off and the room still glows with the brilliant splashes of colour. Shining from every tiny bulb on the million strands of lights that hang about the room like festive vines with a chokehold on the atmosphere. Turn your back and they multiply, most lovely invasive vine there ever was...
And, for me, it's not the holidays until I catch a faint scent lingering in the air as I pass through the decorated rooms.
A hint of green...but not the tree. A faint salty breath of air as if a briney ocean were lapping at the edges of the room. My mouth waters, cranberries and stuffing and pie be damned, it's not them I crave. Not those flavours I seek out as the holiday crashes down around us with a chaotic storm of wrapping paper, ribbons and bows.
I sniff again, I catch the faint undertones of garlic, the heady aroma of dill, the mouth puckering appeal of....pickles.
Sour dill pickles.
The holidays bring them out, lured by the lights and festivities, the pretty music that drifts through the air night and day. A late summer's harvest, a long salty sleep tucked away in a cool, dark cupboard only to be awakened by the festivities erupting in the world around them.
While the others hunt for presents and stockings and little chocolates set about in shiny bowls...I'm keeping my eye out for a more pungent prize.
A delicious dill. Come out come out where ever you are....

Lots more photos than just the 5 Etsy allows can be seen on my Artuit site at:
http://alittlecharacter.com/pickleornament_2012.html

Character Dimensions in Inches: 3.75 x 1.5 x 2

Pickle Ornament Sculpture, Dill Pickle

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