Last week I wrote about the magic of Christmas coming just a little too early.
Yesterday my mailbox was filled with catalogs.
Catalogs for ham or candy and cookies, catalogs for Christmas greenery by mail ( Yes, sure! ship me that 12ft Balsam Fir!) as well as the usual clothing catalogs.
I tossed them all into the recycle pile but as I did I noticed a smiling picture of Santa on the Vermont Country Store catalog. Not only Santa but what appears to be Kermit the Frog singing a Christmas carol ( or doing an Ethel Merman on Broadway impression) . It was impossible not to do a double take.
The Vermont Country Store catalog has always been one of my favorites to page through so even though I’m resisting early Christmas I picked it up.
They carry hard to find “I remember when” things. Who could forget these?
They carry cosmetics I used in high school, Tangee, Max Factor and Tabu.
I didn’t know these were still being manufactured. Maybe they aren’t, maybe this is 45-year-old stock being stored in an underground Vermont Country Store bunker.
There isn’t another catalog that comes to my house where I can buy one of these creepy Kooky Kit-Cat clocks with eyes that follow me everywhere.
Even though I didn’t feel the urge to order anything and added the catalog back to the recycle pile,I might dig it out tonight. I just can’t seem to get one particular item off my mind…..
The description guarantees sweet dreams if I buy the Granny Gown and matching Sleep Cap. I’m sure it’s worth whatever price they are selling it for.
I think the description might need to be updated to read :
Don’t feel like sharing your bed tonight? Our Granny Gown and matching Sleep Cap acts like an invisible force field and guarantees you a good nights sleep. Alone.
Christmas magic? Maybe.