christmas catalogues

in the kitchen at work there are a ton of christmas catalogues from all sorts of retailers. i don’t know who is bringing them in, but it seems like every day when i go to make my tea more have arrived.

the one i flipped through this morning is from frontgate which kind of reminds me of a cross between crate and barrel and skymall. there’s a lot of furniture and a lot of christmas decorations and a lot of hostess gifts that border on the ridiculous. but they also sell clothing and towels and bedding. it’s kind of a grab bag of crap that you can definitely find cheaper just by googling whatever it is you’re looking to buy.

i love the way the christmas decorations look, though. everything is so green and festive and cheery. you can almost smell the decorated trees through the pages. catalogues sell such a heightened reality on their pages. i wonder if anyone spends this much time and effort decorating for the holidays. i wonder if anyone really owns a set of christmas dishes that are literally only used one month a year. i think the fantasy is lovely, and the marketing team is definitely doing its job. these pages make me want to dive right into this world of christmas fancy.

how much do you decorate for the holidays?

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