These three little hedgehogs are ready for Christmas. This summer, I made the journey to Frankenmuth, MI, and Bronnner’s, the Mecca of Christmas Shops. The enormity of the store is hard to describe, but I’m there for only one reason—hedgehog ornaments. As usual, I was not disappointed. The fellow wearing a scarf and toasting the season is made by 180 Degrees. The tiny white hedgehog donning a green stocking cap is from Department 56. The beautiful Mecki-like blown glass hedgehog was made in Poland by Hanco Glass Factory.
Also new to the hedgehog Christmas tree this year are three more glass ornaments from Bronner’s. It appears that Bronner’s is having ornaments manufactured to sell in the store. The unusual pine cone-shaped hedgehog hangs down from its back toes. The happy hedgehog with the big smile is 5” tall. The glass globe ornament has a picture of an African hedgehog on the front and a story printed on the back. Finally, there is a wooden hedgehog that is carved from a pruning of the Bethlehem Olive Tree according to Carver’s Art LLC. The poor little hedgehog Christmas tree is going to struggle to hold all the ornaments I’ve collected over the years, but I love them all!