snowmanPosted: December 16, 2009
running errands yesterday i managed to squeeze in a quick little jaunt through the local goodwill. i can’t stress this enough – there is A LOT of christmas JUNK there. tons and tons and shelves and shelves and aisles and aisles of awful christmas JUNK. my skilled vintage radar kicked in though and i honed in on a piece of plastic turned on its side on the bottom shelf of the last christmas aisle. victory. a 1966 empire plastic lighted blow mold snowman. $2. SOLD.
he stands just about a foot high and is perfect on the kitchen counter.
got a chance to drive through several neighborhoods last night and i have to tell you – it just warms my belly to see all the lights on all the houses. i’m not a fan of the inflatable lawn ornaments, but give me a house with lights and i light up. especially if they’re mis-matched. the more color the better. and my fave among faves (those of you who know me already know this) – my absolute favoritest thing to see is a house of lights with one – just one – one bush with blinking lights. it’s my goal every season to find that house. i spotted the blinking rail banister yesterday, but no blinking bush. the hunt goes on…