This week I had the great fortune to be on the receiving end of some truly out-of-site gifts. Believe me when I tell you that they could not have come at a more opportune time; instead of feeling renewed, refreshed, reinvigorated by the change of the calendar year, I was feeling sluggish, bored, and depressed.
|Then came this!|
Knowing how disappointed I was to walk away from an estate sale that was stuffed to the rafters with vintage plush animals (they were just too far gone to salvage), Mary found me this stuffed, pink poodle. Imbued with the spirit of Annette Funicello's star turn in Pajama Party (a film I've mentioned at least one million times), I don't think there could be a more inspired gift for losing the winter blues than a "Stuffed Animal" - especially when it is a pink poodle!
|Pastel Poodle Party!!!|
(Source: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
As evidenced by the above photo of my new poodle, the ribbon around its neck has seen happier days. Seeing how spectacularly-dressed a pink poodle ought to be (thanks for the unattainable diamond collars, Zsa Zsa, dah-ling), I knew that it was my job to find more appropriate adornment than simply a sloppy retying of that bedraggled bow.
It may seem odd for a thirty-something man to make a craft project out of a pink poodle and a roll of ribbon but as the
|This isn't my bed but I couldn't think of a better setting|
than a bright-pink, matelassé bedspread and cherry-
blossom mural (hand painted by Mr. Tiny) to give
the newly-outfitted Pixie her editorial debut.
Do you have any vintage stuffed animals? Did you get any belated Christmas presents that changed your outlook and lifted your spirits? I hope your new year is off to a great start!