The Christmas Sweater and Holiday Pins: Always Classic….Always New
EXCLUSIVELY FOR RANDOLPH STREET MARKET BY NENA IVON, nenasnotes
PART ONE: THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER
The trend of the “Ugly” Christmas Sweater started in the 1980’s on television and in movies, and more importantly were worn with pride by all genders and ages especially in the UK…in my opinion they weren’t that ugly as evidenced by those worn by Colin Firth, above, in Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2001…but then what would look ugly on him….Seriously!!!!!
The truly amusing, over the top sweaters have become so trendy, in the States, that parties are thrown, awards given, major competitions held to see who can be more outrageous. Many are now homemade, light up, have themes, I think, in some ways more fun than Halloween costumes. You can pick up your 2018 edition, vintage, of course, at the December Randolph Street Market Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16 from 10 to 5, just in time for all those Holiday parties, you will be the star of the party!! Let’s look at some of my Pinterest finds (photo credits unavailable), they might give you some inspiration….ho, ho, ho!
Of course, A Christmas Story lives on and on…
Rudolph has had too much egg nog, watch that you don’t over indulge when driving your sleigh.
Be your own tree, why not!
More themes and, I must add, they need embellishing without question.
To wear when seeing the new Grinch movie, watching the original at home or reading the original book, another classic.
Perhaps a food theme…pizza anyone!?
More possible theme and interests…start with these and make them your own. All genders and ages. No one left out!!
What could be ugly with Santa on your shoulder.
Even Whoopi has gotten into the act with her own on-line collection, way too much fun…love them, love her!!
How about a couple of rather pretty ones and to serve at the party, cookies, of course…
Love this one worn with red or white skirt or jeans.
Perhaps hightops to finish your outfit.
And, for our furry friends…
PART TWO: CHRISTMAS PINS
You will have absolutely no problem finding a HUGE assortment of Christmas pins at Randolph Street Market…many, many of the knowledge vendors pull out all the stops when it comes to bringing them to the December Market. My friend, Tommy, found quite a few at last year’s Market to add to his growing collection and he plans to get more this month. He has his Collection in a frame…looks like it can hold a couple more but I think a larger frame is in on the horizon.
A few that caught my eye to start my own collection or consider for gifts…could be a fun dinner table place gift, a tree ornament, when not adorning your Holiday outfit or tied to a special package.
Let’s consider a snowflake in diamonds, yes, please!
A snowflake pendant, why not…
Some suggestions on ways to display your collection of pins or collectible jewelry pieces. A great way to use broken or perhaps only one earring, dramatic, personal and most certainly, one of a kind. You will find a couple already done for you at RSM this month. I think they are smashing.
Books for established or beginning collectors, you bet…
You will always find treasures at the monthly Randolph Street Market. I love collecting pieces to add to my Holiday tradition, do you do the same, if not time to start…..have the happiest Holidays ever! See you in the New Year.
by Nena Ivon
All photos from Pinterest photo credits unknown.