Tuesday, December 17, 2013

On the Fourth Day of Christmas Sweaters...

On the fourth day of Christmas Sweaters,
Santa gave to me--
A sequin self-portrait:




...a bow and beaded holly

...12 knit poinsettias...
...and a white, sequined icicle frieze!


So, I love this sweater.  Who could resist a sequined Santa tossing sequined snow?  He even has pearlescent sequins for cheeks.  I'll probably reinforce some of the sequins before wearing him again, as he's showing a little bit of wear, but I still put this in the top three most adorable Christmas sweaters I own.  (Stay tuned for the others!)

I do like to think that, were Santa to render himself artistically, it'd be with sequins.


I know it's a little nuts to have so many Christmas sweaters--I got a Pinteresque interrogation at a birthday party about why I'd want so many, how would I store them, isn't it impractical?, etc.--but I think I started collecting them because, as you get older, it gets a little harder to hold onto the Christmas spirit,  particularly if the holidays mean your work load actually increases, as mine does.  As a kid, excitement about the season is a given, and so is that feeling of magic, but with the passing years I've found it gets harder to conjure it.  I listen to Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and *NSync (seriously check out *NSync's Christmas album, it's the best thing about the late 90s), I deck the halls, I shop for gifts.  But for some reason, the thing that really gets me excited is the combination of Holiday + Sequin + Vintage.  Actually, now that I write it out, I shouldn't be remotely surprised!  They're funny, they're self-referential, and they capture the whimsy of the holidays that I miss from childhood.  So.  That's why I'd want so many, I'll store them with lavender, and yes, it's wonderfully, beautifully impractical.

SEQUIN SANTA.


2 comments :

  1. Really, does it get any more fabulously, glamorously festive than a sequence Santa? I rather think not! :)

    ♥ Jessica

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