So until I manage to go somewhere interesting enough to take pictures (does the bank count?) we'll go the usual route with "What does Suzy want to buy?" This time, I'm choosing some Etsy Christmas picks. I noticed while going through some of the vintage Christmas items on Etsy, they just don't have the same appeal that my parents own Christmas ornaments do. I thought I would fall in love with everything I saw on Etsy, but I just didn't. I think part of the reason I love my parents stuff so much is the nostalgia of having them while growing up, of only being able to take them out once a year during such a fun and special time. The majority of my family's Christmas ornaments were handmade by my Grandma Amlin and many have personal touches like embroidered names or incorporate my grandma's love for quilting. Plus, even if I did fall in love with any items on Etsy, there is no way I'd be purchasing any - many of the vintage ornaments ran about $60-90! Eep! I ended up picking all modern items, but today's modern is tomorrow's vintage!
Clockwise from left
Candy Fascinator - ChatterBlossom - $54
Grumpy Cat Christmas Card - KintysCards - $5
Holiday Holly Hair Clip - thehoneycomb - $55
Jumping Cats Ugly Christmas Sweater - skipnwhistle - $29
Modern Christmas Stockings - yespleasestudio - $65
Victorian Inspired Cat Ornaments - oldworldprimitives - $15
Reindeer Kissing Pillow - panpanhome - $15
What are your holiday favourites? Vintage? Homemade? Something you recently picked out from Michael's or Hallmark? I really love hearing about what Christmas items people just "connect" with! Talk soon!