Is It Too Early For Wreath Shopping?

Not only do we eschew the rules for when to blog holiday stuff…

Not only do collectors of holiday items collect all year long…

But we must present what we find when we find it — especially when it’s goodies for sale.

Plus, as the back of this vintage photo of Iris Adrian reads, “You can come down our chimney anytime, Iris, and no need to wait for Christmas.”

Iris Adrian posing atop a roof in a festive holiday romper and holding a wreath

you can come down our chimney anytime, Iris, and no need to wait for Christmas.

Not to mention that the wreaths that Ida Lupino is shopping for are so fake, they are neither perishable nor time-sensitive. Don’t you just love the idea of a glamorous movie star wearing a fab hat and a mink coat while shopping for kitsch?

Vintage Ida Lupino Art Deco Christmas Decorations Photograph

Vintage Ida Lupino Art Deco Christmas Decoration Wreath Shopping

My Mom Knows I Have A Thing For Elves

You can all ’em elves, brownies, imps or whatever, but I’m a sucker for them. And my mom knows it.

So why, then, is she selling this vintage plastic elf ornament when it would be such an awesome gift for me?

I can only conclude that she hates me.

Or that she’s got an even better old elf set aside for me. …It will be pretty difficult to top this elf and his amazingly shiny hiney though.