crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in
the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds before a
hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then
hand-painted in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful
Long ago when parents decorated the Christmas tree, they hung the pickle ornament last, hiding it in the green boughs. When the children were allowed to view the tree, they would begin searching for the pickle ornament because they knew they would receive an extra gift for being the most observant.