Imagine if you will…
It’s summer – possibly June or July. The weather is warm if not downright hot. The gardens are planted, flowers are blooming, tomatoes are ripening and there’s a song in your heart and a smile on your face because you’re planning to attend an amazing vintage event over the weekend to shop for something specific or perhaps for everything in general (my preferred method).
With that in mind, let me ask you this: How would you feel if you turned a corner at this hypothetical summertime vintage event and came across something like this?
Please do not attempt to adjust your eyeballs. This photo is blurry.
I brake for Shiny Brites.
Would you stop and shop? In July?
Would you need to put your head between your knees and count to 10 to avoid passing out? (No, wait, that’s not you. That’s me).
I’m curious to know if anyone else shops for vintage Christmas year round like I do?
I did mention there would be questions, didn’t I? See, there’s another one.
I know if I came across a vendor in a middle-of-the-summer vintage event (or even during a regular non-holiday-season visit to a vintage mall), who was dedicated solely to vintage Christmas, regardless of what might be on my shopping list, I would stop dead in my tracks.
But maybe that’s just me. Shopping year round for vintage Christmas is one of those things that feels perfectly normal.*
OR… maybe it’s not just me. Maybe it’s you too.
Maybe we’re all in the same secret, sparkly, shiny club and don’t realize it!
And so because I know how I feel about the topic of vintage Christmas year round, I wonder how you might feel about it and would greatly appreciate any
enabling feedback you’d like to provide.
Thank you and Merry Vintage Christmas.
* Disclaimer: I acknowledge that it’s entirely possible I may have lost my grip on “normal” some time ago.
PS I took the Christmas photos shown here in late 2013 when Magpie Ethel and I combined our vintage Christmas hoards at Monticello Antique Marketplace. She wrote a fun post about it and you can CLICK HERE to read it. Lots of eye candy.