Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Primitive Christmas Ornament

I have an interesting Christmas ornament that was originally given to my Dad by his father, David Lee Wetmore when he was in the US Marines serving in the Pacific during WWII. This ornament was with my Dad throughout the War and no doubt, served as his connection to home during the many Christmases he was away.

I’m not sure if this was purchased or made by my grandfather. It is made from pipe cleaners and there are similar types that were made during the 1920’s and 1930’s. It has a hand painted face, and the face and head appear to be wood.




  1. This was always my favorite ornament to dig out and put on the tree! Thanks for the nice pictures!

  2. That thing always scared the heck out of me!