Thursday, December 27, 2012

VINTAGE KNEE HUGGER ELVES


I'd love to know if you had one of these cute knee hugger elves when you were growing up. I still have mine - do you have yours?

And here are some vintage knee hugger elves that I found on eBay a while back. I would love to decorate an entire small tree with knee hugger elves, but am very happy to have the one from my childhood. 


Thank you for stopping by!
xxoo
Debbie

14 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie, where I'm from we didn't have this tradition, I came to know the Elf actually this year for my 4yo boy to have.He loved it We have a vintage tree that belonged to my hubs grandma (my MIL's my mom), and there I found a knee hugging elf that my MIL got when she got married for FIL and used to put it on her mom's tree ever since. They have been married for 55 years now. You can take a look at it at my blog if you like. Great post!

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  2. Your knee hugged elf is so cute, Debbie. No, sadly, I don't have one. Happy New Year to you!!

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  3. Debbie, your little guy is a cutie. I didn't have one of these as a child, but I'm a wee bit older than you. LOL I do have a plastic Santa that was part of our childhood tree. It fit over one of the big lights that we all used on our trees during the 50s. So happy that the mini white lights are now the norm. So much prettier in my mind and certainly safer. You can see my Santa in my latest post. I always put him out for the holidays along with a plaster of Paris Santa that was my husband's when he was a child. Memories!
    Hope you are enjoying your NY visit.........Sarah

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  4. Yes, I had one, my mom would hang it on my bedroom door every year, but I no longer have it :( Now I will want to search Ebay for one, but I think I must resist. xo

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  5. I didn't have any elves but my daughter plays hide the elf with Mack (from Elf on the Shelf). Your little guys are adorable :)

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  6. I also used to have one...not sure where he went to, but will buy an old one some day...lucky you to still have yours! How was your holiday? It is still crazy here...I have a houseful til NY's Day

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  7. I remember them but don't have one. How fun that you have the one you grew up with-enjoy:@)

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  8. Hello Debbie,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you on another friend's blog. You have so many creative ideas. What caught my eye is the red, black, and white color combination on here, which is a favorite of mine. The knee hugger elf is so sweet. Me and my daughters also have a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful ideas. Your blog is very cheerful to me. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  9. Hi Debbie! Yes, I did have an elf like that and I just loved him! Luckily he still lives with my Mom and makes his annual appearance, now climbing the smaller ceramic tree she puts out. What a great thing to collect! Linda

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  10. Hi! I have enjoyed looking at your photos. I did not have an elf, but I am writing an academic paper on the origins of knee-hugger holiday traditions. What was yours, and would you be willing to share it with me? How did it start? Please let me know.

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  11. Hi! I did not have an elf, but I have enjoyed looking at your photos. Would you be willing to share the origins of your tradition with me? I am writing an academic paper. For instance, what did you do with your elf and what was the story? Please let me know.

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  12. Hi! I have enjoyed looking at your photos. I did not have an elf, but I am writing an academic paper on the origins of knee-hugger holiday traditions. What was yours, and would you be willing to share it with me? How did it start? Please let me know.

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    1. Brenda, you didn't leave an email address so I hope you see this message. The elf was a gift to me in the early 70's. Probably before you were born ;o) They are the pixie knee hugger elves. They were made in Japan I believe. I hope this little bit helps. I'd love to read your academic paper once it is finished.

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