Holiday Link Dump

Posted in absurd, art, christmas, craft, decoration, ephemera, film, food, sci-fi, sea, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t choose which link to post…so have a bunch!

What those dead bird holiday cards I posted the other day actually mean.
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“Seasonally Confused” Victorian Cards
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Giant Paper Snowflakes
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Gorgeous Digital Snowflakes
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Gingerbread Iron Throne
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Gingerbread Darth Vader
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Sea Creature That Look Like Whovian Christmas Trees
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Holiday Desktop Goodies

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, candy coated nightmares, christmas, decoration, ephemera, food, humor, kitsch, krampus, meat, skulls and skeletons, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

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Meaty-Christmas

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Most of the pics in this post require no comment…but don’t skip this androgynous, anthropomorphic pothead (see what I did there?). I find its lean, wiry body very disconcerting.
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Norman’s Printery Wrapping Paper

Posted in art, christmas, craft, space with tags , , , on December 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

If you happen to be into the presentation aspect of gift gifting, Norman’s Printery has some stunning wrapping paper.

These…ohhhh, these astronomy themes…just make me swoon.

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Wrapping paper seems like a trivial thing, but it can certainly make an impression. I used to make my own fairly often. And I’ll never forget an occasion when I told a loved one about a dream of mine featuring white spiders…and soon after received a gift wrapped in custom black paper with white spiders on it.

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Norman’s Printery

Happy Sad Songs: Jingle Bells

Posted in christmas, humor, music, music video with tags , , , on December 21, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

A while back I posted about popular songs getting the minor key treatment (which is great for someone like me, who has a bright heart but loves dark things).

The Gregory Brothers have turned Jingle Bells into a somber tune, sure to bring a little melancholy to your holiday.

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Krampus Cross Stitch

Posted in christmas, craft, krampus with tags , , on December 20, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Although I’m featuring a Krampus design, Bombastitch has an array of clever cross stitch patterns.

I’d love this fellow to grace my walls. He’s very classy.

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Krampus Cross Stitch

Bonus Larry David:
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Extremely Bizarre Vintage Holiday Cards

Posted in absurd, christmas, ephemera, humor, vintage with tags , , , , on December 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Can anyone possibly explain this to me?
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At least this somewhat qualifies as “merry.”
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THIS…on the other hand…
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Not sure I really want to hear what anthropomorphic cats sounds like when they’re belting out Christmas carols.
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Totally jolly.
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Um…WHAT?
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Nothing says joy like a dead bird against a stark background. One can feel the Christmas spirit emanating from his withered, dead feet.
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This dog got the official Red Rider BB Gun he wished for.
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Ah, the yuletide avian Frankenstein mob.
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These ornaments have anger issues.
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Image Odyssey: Jellyfish Ornaments

Posted in christmas, decoration, sea with tags , , on December 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve never done a theme tree because I tend to decorate with the handmade ornaments I’ve made every year since nursery school, but a “sea” tree could probably look spectacular.

There are a ton of excellent jellyfish ornaments out there (something about the delicate tentacles really lends itself to gorgeous craftsmanship).

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They range from incredibly intricate handmade creations to less complex mass produced versions, and use a variety of materials (glass, shells, plastic, crochet, beads…) but they’re all rather charming in their own right.
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(Apologies for not citing each image source, but hand pain does not allow. Three cheers for Google image reverse search!)

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