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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.

Holiday Desktop Goodies 12/18

Posted in absurd, advertising, candy coated nightmares, christmas, dolls, ephemera, food, humor, kitsch, monsters, photography, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

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I think a series of all of the Haunted Mansion Grim Grinning Ghosts would make an excellent ornament collection.
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This image is just perfect: happy tan lady with happy man, angry pale lady, pale lady’s partner not-so-inconspicuously eying her sunkissed rival. Don’tyou want a sun lamp now?
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Amazing relationship advice from the folks at Dormeyer: use tears to manipulate your husband into purchasing household items. Maybe if I fake a sense of victimhood I can score a toaster this Christmas.
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A man who knows what he wants (even the big Kewpie is looking at him like “Seriously, dude?”):
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Holy hell…
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How to traumatize birds:
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And by “Merry” I mean “there are bodies in the basement:”
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This drenched, freezing Yeti standing in a flood may be the most depressing card ever.
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The pudding has broken out in fluid filled pustules.
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And now for the piece de resitance (don’t gloss over this one. Take in every detail):
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The 2014 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog

Posted in christmas, humor, products, satire with tags , , , on December 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

My friend Liz shared an amazing shred of satire with me the other day; an article that highlights (with excellent commentary) some of the more useless and/or ludicrous items in the Williams Sonoma catalog this holiday season.

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Head over to The 2014 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog and take a look!

Octopus Ornament Roundup

Posted in christmas, decoration, sea with tags , , on December 15, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I decided to do an image odyssey to discover octopus ornaments, and quickly learned that they exist in all styles, colors and mediums! I apologize for not linking to the source on each of these (please drop the pic in a google image search if you want to trace it!). Have a look at some sweet, festive cephalopods:

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Sometimes I’m tempted to do “theme” trees for the holidays (perhaps it’s worth doing with a table top tree each year). I think a Sea Tree would be fabulous.
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