Thursday, September 6, 2012

THRIFT STORE ADVENTURES (Pt. X)


Mickey Clause arrived early in Florida this year!
What the heck? Labor Day was just last weekend and down here in Florida, daily temperatures are still scorching – well into the 90s. So I was somewhat taken aback to discover that one of our all-time fave thrifting destinations located at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic, Florida already was celebrating the holidays when my girlfriend Michelle and I ventured out yesterday with our BFF Bambi for our bi-weekly excursion. And despite still feeling every bit of summer outside, we got a kick out of getting a head start  on the  seasonal vibe inside. But Christmas goodies weren't our only holiday finds...
 
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Oh sure, the halls certainly were decked with wall-to-wall Santas and  plenty of yuletide glee, but we do have two other holidays preceding Christmas. And the Holy Name shop offered a host of  festive  Thanksgiving  decorations and an assortment of  spooky-looking Halloween knickknacks.
 
It was a hoot discovering such an array of delightful pre-holiday treasures, but be sure that the official commencement of the Christmas thrifting season doesn't begin until my self-proclaimed Pink Tuesday kick-off celebration on November 27th.
 
 
 
In the spirit of full disclosure, our peeps at Holy Name
got a jump on all of the traditional upcoming holidays.
 
Last year, I spotted a "fishing" Santa at Holy Name.
This year, ol' Kris Kringle seemingly has taken up golf.
 
Holy Name also has holiday ornaments galore!
 
And who doesn't love a festive Christmas village?
 
Regardless of the season, our BFF Bambi always seems to find
a perfect addition to her fabulous fashion-forward wardrobe.
("Twice the Fun" indeed!)
 
Stand by for further 2012 Pink Tuesday details – coming soon!
 
-Chris
 
 
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