First things first.... This is the DARLING elf that I received in the Elf Swap this year. This little gem was created by Vivian. She is an artiste extraordinaire and you can pop by her blog at
In fact, she is doing a little giveaway for her followers, so there is even MORE incentive to stop by. This time it is a dear little snowperson.
The elf I received is just wonderful. Full of fun little details that make the overall impact of the piece quite impressive.
We just love him and he has found a place of honor on "my" table.
(All of the kitschy and eclectic stuff belongs to me. My hubby is more traditional.)
Moving right along...
This is a unique piece of kitsch that I wanted to share.
My grandmother used to put this on her piano every year at Christmastime.
If you tip it upside down, hundreds of little Styrofoam snowballs go up into the top.
Then, when you wind it up, it turns, plays music and SNOWS!
Yes, I know that some of you will look at it and see a bit 'o' imported plastic junk wrapped in faded velveteen, but to me it embodies the feeling of a childhood Christmas.
It is linked to the times when my grandfather would put on the Santa hat and we would all sit together enjoying the holidays.
It pulls me back to when little things were full of fascination and magic happened all of the time.
These are the characters up close and personal.
Crude, yes, but indicative of the time period in which they were created. I love them, flaws and all.
I'll post more of my Kitschmas items tomorrow.
Lord knows I have enough of them!Until next time, Merry Kitschmas!