|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...
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!
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