Motorcycle Wanderings, General Travel, and a Weird Mix of Other Stuff

Fun with Elves

Quite a few years ago, my friend Carol gave me The Elf on the Shelf. Our youngest was already a teenager, but I suppose she thought it would be fun for the grand kids. Or maybe, MAYBE, she just loved the Christmas Elves of our childhood and thought I should have one.

In the 60s and 70s, every house had an elf amongst the Christmas decorations, right?

We had two, I think. My brother might say there were three. No matter the number, I always loved those elves.

My friend Janet, who owns The Empty Nest, recently acquired a bunch of vintage elves. She said that someone asked how the elves can be vintage when they were made in Japan. Because everyone knows that vintage = antique and all antiques were made in America. Right?

Anyway, today, on my way to dinner, I took a few of those elves off of Janet’s hands.

They’re silly things, really, but they made me smile. And that felt good. Smiles have been a bit rare around here lately.

Once I started smiling, I sorta got carried away. What better way to kill time waiting for food than playing with my new-to-me elves?

And since nearby diners seemed to enjoy my elves’ antics, I thought you might, too.


Menu Help


"I Love Beer!" says the elf.

“I Love Beer!” says the elf.



“Hmmm, isn’t a Cosmo more sophisticated?”



“Tastes more sophisticated.”



This particular Elf thinks beer is better.



He was also very happy with dessert.



VERY happy with dessert.



So happy, he fainted.


A not to be named member of the Warrenton Town Council was a bit perplexed by the elves’ antics.

But I bet even she would agree that The Elf on the Shelf has nothing on these old guys.


  1. Trace's Gravatar Trace
    November 21, 2014    

    How fun.
    I sure love my elf from Carol Mama,
    We hide Buddy every year from granny monsters starting on Thanksgiving.
    I too have a few antique ones.
    I think Carol gave us elf fever.
    Love this post.
    Woolie Hugs

  2. November 21, 2014    

    Definitely made me smile. You are so creative.

  3. November 21, 2014    

    Thanks, ladies. Elves are definitely fun. I especially love the guy with the crazy ears. 🙂

  4. Dar's Gravatar Dar
    November 22, 2014    

    When I was little we had several little elf ornaments, I miss them, unfortunately my dad pitched them in the trash when they were cleaning out old Christmas stuff, I was sad when I found that out 🙁

  5. November 23, 2014    

    Thank you for the smile!

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