My Cart


Now Accepting Sezzle! Pay in 4 each installments.

learn more

Pickle Ornament

Designer: Lois Pearl Boutique

$ 14.99
$ 14.99
Sold Out
Unit Price
- +


The pickle ornament has a few tales behind it.  Place it in your tree for a fun game of find the pickle!

In one tale, a villainous innkeeper trapped two boys in a pickle barrel, and St. Nicholas himself set them free, according to Tampa Bay Magazine. Others say a Civil War soldier (and German immigrant) being held captive in Georgia begged for and was given a pickle, which ended up sustaining him. But a third theory suggests perhaps it was a mere marketing scheme. In the 1840s, German glassblowers made ornaments shaped like fruit and nuts, so pickles might have been a possibility, and by the 1880s, F. W. Woolworth Company (the American five-and-dime store) started importing them to sell, paired with the story.