It is Christmas in July Time!
My youngest son loves going to thrift stores with me. We have purchased some silly stuff and some useful stuff and some fun stuff at thrift stores. We both love the adventure of looking around and finding something unique. So much of what we see in retail stores is the same. I guess this is why I, like many others, enjoy crocheting. We are making a one of a kind item, something you won’t see at Target or Kohl’s or the outlet mall. Much of my house is decorated with thrift store treasures.
My youngest son also loves the nutcracker decorations that come out during the winter holidays. We have a small collection (some previously purchased at thrift stores!) When he was real little, he would line the nutcrackers up like opposing armies in battle formation or marching. So when we walked into the store and saw a 15″ nutcracker for sale he was really excited. Initially I was hesitant because I try to avoid having too many knick-knacks and such in the house. I’ve been called an “anti-hoarder” before. And my other nutcrackers are more traditional yet this nutcracker was golf themed. But, he made a convincing argument. He said, “Look. It’s wearing a knitted sweater”. Yeah, I couldn’t argue with that. We had to get him. Besides, it’s Christmas in July time!