For some seasonal cheer, here are some photos of my Christmas decorations, starring Else, a department store mannequin I bought at a going-out-of-business a few years ago. Since then she’s looking out of my front windows and scaring off burglars.
Else’s dress, by the way, is a vintage gown from the late 1970s that I rescued from my parents’ basement. The necklace used to be mine – I bought it in a Dutch department store in the late 1980s. The Santa hat was bought at Claire’s.