(published in 1980 and the source of these incredible - but not in a good way, images)
is currently winging its way to someone special for Christmas, but before I let it out of my clutches and braved the queue at Australia Post, I had to scan a few pics to share with you.
The 80's was all about BIG. Big hair, big shoulder pads in even bigger jackets, big earrings, big tops etc. Christmas, it seems, was no exception.
p.s. I'll leave it to you to supply your own descriptions as time is my enemy at the moment.
although, I must remember to buy Anth a pair of Hush Puppies...and I can't resist adding "Cheers, Big Ears!"
One or two things you'll notice in these pics - the kids are all scarily animated,
and creepy looking dolls or "very special friends" under the tree are de rigueur.
Look it's Mary, (the good sister from) Little House on the Prairie!
ours might actually be up!
Creepy doll, creepier Santa, (I prefer Father Christmas but "Beautiful Holiday Ideas" is an American publication) there's nothing creepy about that "big soft sculpture banner" though. Just ditch the holly and it's a winner. I love it. How cool would this look in a 70's split level (or 1920's shop/house)?!
There are many more "beautiful ideas" in the book, but maybe its new owner can show you some of those next year...
Here's her card
it's another stunner, painted with the mouth, by Irene Schricker.