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Rolf von Hoerschelmann: Krampus

Posted in christmas, illustration, krampus, vintage with tags , , , on December 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Here are some unique Krampus illustrations from Rolf von Hoerschelmann. I’ve never seen Krampus with his offspring before!

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These were originally published in the German political publication Simplicissimus.

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Bonus illustrations:
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Merry Christmas

Posted in christmas, krampus, vintage with tags , , on December 25, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

To those who celebrate it, Merry Christmas!

Krampus Kapture 2014

(Thank you, Casp’al the Christmas Ghost for the photoshop!)

Victorian Cutout Theater: A Forgotten Carol

Posted in animation, christmas, krampus, video with tags , , , on December 24, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I meant to post this web series in my Halloween countdown (but am always swamped with dozen of links I can’t get to that time of year). Luckily, Victorian Cutout Theater has a special episode for the holidays.

Don’t let the voices tell you what to do this Christmas.

See more episodes here.

Plasticland Ornament Roundup

Posted in christmas, decoration, wish list with tags , , on December 22, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Plasticland has so many excellent ornaments this year. Unique, humorous, quirky, esoteric, kitschy-cute…it’s all here!

Twinkling T-Rex
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Sugar Skull Bat
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Good Fortune Palmistry Hand
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Skeletal Unicorn
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Retro Roboto Starman
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Spectacular Santaur
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Glass Octopus
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Three Wise Owls
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Sublime Skull
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Which one is your favorite?

Gorgeous Holiday Cakes

Posted in christmas, craft, food, hanukkah with tags , , , on December 22, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Courtesy of Cake Wrecks, here are some marvelous holiday cakes. I’m such a sucker for good fondant work.

I’ve never seen this adorable image on a cake before!
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Love, love, LOVE this. I miss those old, big light bulbs I had on the tree growing up.
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Brilliant…
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A little postmodern and abstract:
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How does one cut this lovely thing?
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Hanu-cake!
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Baked Ideas: Gingerbread Typewriter

Posted in christmas, food with tags , on December 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My favorite gingerbread piece this year is a fine typewriter by Baked Ideas. Is it wonderful? Almost too beautiful to eat (but I’d manage, don’t worry).

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Bonus treat! I used to have this book as a child, but can’t remember the name of the little worm . Does anyone know?
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Cosmic Tree

Posted in christmas, decoration, space with tags , , on December 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My holiday spirit is admittedly low this year, for the reasons cited in my tree post around this time last year (I’m quite homesick for NY and hadn’t planned on my health turning a two week trip to LA into a two year stay). But I did put up our little table top tree and chose “Cosmic” as a theme.

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Though not as fancy as Blown Glass Solar System Ornaments, even paper planets can look pretty cool.

Previously this little fellow the was Tree of Horrors.

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