Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Because mo' festive is mo' betta

Some things are tacky. Some things are just awful and should never be made, let alone lovingly handcrafted when maybe someone should maybe be working on a research proposal instead. But sometimes, tacky can transcend. Sometimes, sometimes, in the context of a holiday that is full of childhood memories and decades-worth of decorations that have run the gamut from tasteful to grotesque, we find that, given time and perspective, the tasteful is actually grotesque and the grotesque has become fun and kitschy. Or something.

This is all, of course, just ridiculous narrative attempting to elevate my blog entry from, "Look what I made!!" to something with some sort of societal effect. At least on the ever-important home decor front. But I'm failing. So, "Hey! Look what I made!"

Previously, I had been among the ranks of those who would rally against the existence of crocheted tissue box covers. But, because of the fabulous Gingerbread House Tissue Box Cover, I have been rehabilitated! I love this freakin' thing beyond all reason. It makes me happy. It is festive and cute and, really, these can only be good things.

I'm sure there's a way this could bring about world peace.


Gator said...

In the words of Thomas Jefferson, that thing is freaking awesome!

Melissa said...

After great anticipation, the masterpiece has been revealed!!! And was the wait worth it? HELLYA it was! I can't believe that you've spent the time to do anything else since starting this project!!! Do I like it?!!?? LOVE IT!!! Do I think you've gone off the deep end? You might be floating in that ambiguous area where it starts to get real deep; but no fear, you are a great swimmer, and I have faith that all will be well.

Anonymous said...

I freakin love this. *Now* you must make a skunk shaped thing to cover the bathroom spray. Seriously.

Cindy said...

I love it! Well-made homemade holiday decorations are THE BEST. So personal, & so original. It's great!

Thanks for looking at my sunrise pictures.

Stacy said...

Okay - I'm right with you on the tissue cover thing. Normally, I hate them. This one, however, has me grinning from ear to ear. How can that be bad?

'Tis cute.