Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ugly Christmas Sweaters...Again!

We had a talk about this a while ago and agreed that they aren't all ugly.  It seems to be an annual rite for me to shop the Vintage Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Etsy.  

                We begin with this preppy cardigan from DJVBoutique. 


The colors are rich.  The candy cane block catches my eye 'cause I'm a ribbon fan.  I'm having trouble figuring out what the figure on the lower left represents.  Can  you tell?  It is a good looking sweater. 
Moving on...

      Ribbons again.  They get me every time.  If the ribbons don't get you, the kittens       will.  LivingAVntgLife is the name of the shop. 

    I think I'll keep looking.

I'm a sucker for a Scottie although I suppose this is a Westie.  One of my favorite little neighbors is a Scottie.  The shop is OldGenuineThings and they have other Christmas sweaters.

                                                                Still on the search.

As you know, I am a fool for ribbons but a red truck is close to my heart.  This one is a kid's sweater, hand knit.  I wish I had someone to wear it.  From WillowsWear who has other knitted things.  
                                                      Ready to quit?  Let's push on.
Paydirt!  Almost.  If it were my size it would be gone.  The shop is VintageByBeth.  She also has a Pendleton plaid skirt.  Traditionalists arise and shop!

                                                   Just one more.  I'm getting sleepy.
This one slowed me down.  I even imagined the outfit.   Black cords.  The new thin welt ones from the catalogs.  A crisp white shirt and black smoking slippers.  The shop is WolfgangVintageWares.  The more I look at it, the more I think I would wear it.  Not my size.  Pffft. 

        I haven't found my sweater but I got some Christmas socks from a new website I discovered. 
From the Sock Drawer.
PS.  I seldom do links anymore because they are all set up to link in automatically place an ad on the page.  All the sweaters are on Etsy and I've shared the shop names.  The Sock Drawer is easily found on Google. 




We had a surprise 10 - 12 inches of snowfall here in the mountains over the last couple of days.  My friends shared some great photos on Facebook and I thought I would share a few here.

The scrollwork of a garden fence against the blanket of snow. 
High up on Eagle's Nest Mountain. 
                                 A private drive that may not be traveled for a few days. 
Nandina berries.  Great photo!
This snow clung nicely making good photo ops!
Loved this one.  The shrubs look like marching turkeys. 
I am certain there are pixies in the grotto planning Christmas surprises for the woodland creatures. 
And a little whimsy.
Happy Winter to you from me and my friends in The Great Smokies.