I've become interested in acquiring those old ugly Hallmark-type stocking hangers from ebay. My goal is to get six in time for Christmas. They appeal to me--I don't know why. They are plastic or "resin," virtually worthless, and I don't think any stretch of the imagination would classify them as "mid-century modern" (which seems to be the only acceptable reason for visiting ebay these days). But still. They beckon. The first one I bought was Snoopy from the 50s. His scarf is the actual stocking hanger. Today my Snowman and Santa came. (They were a package deal.) I am thinking about bidding on Tweety Bird next. I don't like all of them--some I hate. Like the Eskimo or the Polar Bear. And some are so hideous I want them--like the Elf.
The one I want the most is Kermit. I can't win that Kermit! He comes up all the time. There must be a lot of people with a closetful of Kermits. I understand why they might want to make a buck off of him. It seems a little weird that I keep getting outbid on Kermit though. I really wonder about these people who are winning Kermit. Why are they suddenly so interested in Kermit stocking hangers?