Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Danish Advent Doll

This little guy totally stole my heart.

Then when I realized he was an Advent Calendar, I thought he was even more cool.

If I could sew, I would make this.  Actually, if I could sew I'd make a lot of things.  Maybe that's why I haven't picked up that hobby.

The fabrics look vintage, but according to the owner of the shop, this was made from all new material.

Imagine what fun little notes and treats that could be placed into this guys pockets.  There are even little D rings where you could tie things on as well.

Look at those little cuffs - perfectly frayed and those little tubular feet. Ahh!  Love them.

At $125 I think it's a real bargain, seriously.  I think it's a fabulous piece.  But once again, I admired it through the lens and not with the pocketbook.

 If I had kids I could probably have justified the purchase 10 different ways!  He was just grand.

My Christmas was so very nice.  I got some really great gifts, too.  I'll talk about those tomorrow.  I haven't taken any photos of them yet.

I wish you all the best in 2010!


Keetha Broyles said...

Oh Kristin!!! He IS adorable. And just think - - - since you didn't buy him, he MAY have had to spend the entire Christmas season just "hanging" around that shop where you saw him!!!

Go back for the after Christmas sale and see if you can nab him then for a song!

Ruth Ann said...

Very cute! And if you think it's a bargain...I'll do better than that and make you one for $100! lol

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

And I was ready to send you to buy him for me until I saw the price. Wonder if he's half price after Christmas? But still.... We cannot afford another boy in our home after paying collge tuition for the oldest one.
He is so cute though. I can just imagine what fun it would be to find all sorts of surprises in his pants.
Hmmm. That didn't come out right.

Ruth Ann needs to open up shop!

Just Breathe said...

He is adorable. Okay Keetha, I see that you said that too! Kristen, we like your taste. We are 3 of a kind.

Loria said...

Leigh hahahahah .. we made calendars to count down before christmas but they are not nearly as cute as this little guy .. how do you find these little shops?

Kirby3131 said...

Keetha - You all are so funny. I'm not even going to see if he's still in the shop. Not to mention the shop is about a 40 minute drive from where I live, so it's a trek to see him.

Ruth Ann - thanks for the offer, but I'll gladly just keep the photos as my memory of him lol But it might be something for you to make and market!

Leigh - He wasn't thrifty, that's for sure. LOL at finding things in his pants.

Just Breathe - my blogging friends are the best :) I'm glad you all like my photographic finds.

Lori - This shop is down by the beach in the section where there are a few galleries. It's definitely an arty area.

Condo Blues said...

Oh he's so cute! I'm looking for a reusable advent calendar for next year. Well, if I actually remember to buy one for next year.

jennifer said...

I just want you to know that I DREAMED about this guy last night.

Have a wonderful last day of 2009!

jennifer said...

I just read Leigh's comment. LOLOLOLOL!!!

Mrs4444 said...

He's fantastic! I'm sure he's worth the money, but as my mom would say,
"You can't get blood from a turnip!" and my wallet is a turnip.