Wednesday, 28 April 2010

O is for …

…Ornaments. OK I admit, I’m struggling a little this week!

The ornaments in question are hedgehogs, cute little prickly things they may be but it was a relatively cheap option for the boys to buy as presents when they were younger. I just had a thought that a lot of you will never have seen or maybe heard of hedgehogs so I’ve found a link here to Wikipedia which tells you a little more about them.

You may wonder why I chose hedgehogs and not something more, well, cuddly. Simple answer – I don’t know! A friend was collecting pigs so that was out of the question and, at the time, we had a regular visitor to the garden called Harry the Hedgehog.

As the years have passed I have ‘decluttered’ most of the house but the sentimental side of me has resisted clearing out the hedgehogs. They still have pride of place in my cabinet, if I was any sort of class swot I would have taken them out and polished them to make an effort for today’s post in Mrs Matlock’s Alphabe-Thursday class – I dare say that some of the other pupils have made more of an effort, take a look here to be sure!

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16 comments:

  1. I rescued a hedgehog yesterday. My friend took it home later. It was cold, out in the daylight, OK now.
    Good post, but.....?
    Jx

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  2. What a cute & unusual collection!

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  3. Love your collection especially the ones made from glass. Oooh Ahhh.

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  4. I know someone else who collects hedgehogs and I've always wondered if they signified something special or they were just thought of as cute!

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  5. What a collection! We are learning about hedgehogs from a children's show called Wonder Pets.

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  6. i like the glass one best :D

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  7. Funny the things we decide to collect! (yup the Donny post is dearer to my heart!)

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  8. I don't think I've ever seen Hedgehog ornaments...but they are really cute!

    I'm off to visit your other "O"!

    A+ on this post!

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  9. What adorable little hedgehogs! I so understand why you can't part with them. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hedgehogs are cute . I love to watch Otters at the zoo .

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  11. These are too cute! Hedgehogs are really sweet lil creature and I think your collection really captures their charm:) I like your collection:)

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  12. Such a cute collection. I love hedgehogs, they always remind me of Beatrix Potter books! Kathy

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  13. I think hedgehogs are quite dear.... I mean it... really cute.

    You get double stars and extra credit for turning in two great papers. :)

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  14. They're adorable animals, but I don't think we have any here. I'd sure love to see on in person. You have a unique collection!

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  15. I only saw them when we lived in germany and now you can buy miniature ones as pets....
    what a cool collection. I bet they can be hard to find.

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