Yes . . . my little elf is actually getting wet - because it isn't my little elf. The little Christmas Elf that belonged to my mom means a lot to me. And I was worried with all of my skeleton and elf Shenanigans that he was getting a little worn . . . or that something might happen to him. So I found one just like him on ETSY. I will still be careful with this one . . . but my original little elf now sits safely on a shelf watching the "stunt double" put up with the skeleton.
So this new little knee hugging elf traveled from Florida to our house in California. His hair is a little more red, he is a little thinner than the elf I had . . . but he makes a perfect stand in.
I love these little guys!
I found a couple other vintage elves on ETSY that are making there way across country this week. I think I may have a new collection starting. I believe these were made in the 50's and 60's . . . and were tree ornaments. I have to ask my mom if she remembers what she paid for this little guy 50 years ago . . . much less than I am paying now I'm sure.